#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | Blue Grouse

“In this series we bring you our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions which we personally recommend”

We are pleased to bring you our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions from the Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard. A Vancouver Island winery set in the picturesque Cowichan Valley. If you haven’t visited yet you really must make it a priority. The fall weather has been ideal for enjoying the Wine Experience “Grape to Glass,” the behind-the-scenes tour and taste found only at Vancouver Island’s Best Island Winery. Available by reservation until December 20th

Enjoy these wines for your holiday gift giving and holiday sipping!

2019 Estate Ortega  

This wine reflects the best that warm Cowichan Valley summers can deliver. Ortega is Vancouver Island’s signature grape and this wine is its perfect ambassador. The delicate floral and orange peel aromas are supported by a medium body, with lively acidity that finishes with buttery caramel notes.

Food Pairing Notes

Pair it with oysters on the half shell or your favourite seafood.

$23.99 available online

2018 Quill Gamay Noir

This wine is fresh and lively, sporting aromas of black currant, cherry, and red plum. On the palate, it is light and juicy with moderate to low tannins. For winter and early spring, we recommend you serve this wine at room temperature with roast chicken or charcuterie. In summer serve it slightly chilled with lighter fare such as grilled fish and vegetables.

Food Pairing Notes
A perfect companion to wild sockeye salmon or hearty pasta dishes.

$26.99 available online

Read more about the “grape to glass” wine experience here.

Blue Grouse is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery established as one of the founding Estate wineries of Vancouver Island. www.bluegrouse.ca

Once the preferred habitat of blue grouse, the 31 acres of Blue Grouse Vineyards is tucked away on the sunniest slope of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley.

At Blue Grouse, wine quality is attained through infinite small steps taken with precision and pride. The vines are hand-pruned, the grapes are hand-harvested, and the true and healthy varietal wines capture the essence of the vineyards’ climate and soil.

Tasting notes and feature image courtesy of the winery. Bottle shots MyVanCity.ca Feature image Kiltz Vineyard, Fall 2020, photo credit JacquelineDowney. I received one bottle of each wine to facilitate this feature. Any opinions are my own.

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