The Courtney Room presents a three-part Winemaker Dinner series

Victoria’s The Courtney Room will host three wine dinners, celebrating the best of boutique British Columbia wines, with delicious menus from chefs de cuisine Chris Klassen and Brian Tesolin. 

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Some people are surprised that Vancouver Island has such noteworthy wineries. I tell them they need to get out more! Explore the Island because there is lots to offer. Cowichan Valley is beautiful and a great place to visit.

Bailey on Broadway

The Broadway Wine Shop was the venue for a surprise birthday gathering for Blue Grouse winemaker, Bailey Williamson. Leeann Froese, from Town Hall Brands took care of the arrangements and the AmoVino girls, Jessica Luongo and Marisa Varas kept Bailey busy telling him he had a busy day of wine shop meetings. After a surprising … Read more Bailey on Broadway

Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Curated Journeys showcase the best of spring and summer in Victoria

Discover a different Victoria with adventurous hikes, wine tours and more Spring brings new adventures to Magnolia Hotel & Spa with a collection of Curated Journeys that help guests discover the Victoria beyond the beautiful blooms of downtown’s streets. From whale watching to wine tasting, the carefully curated tours offer guests the chance to experience … Read more Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Curated Journeys showcase the best of spring and summer in Victoria

Blue Grouse Welcomes the World to Vancouver Island

  Historic Cowichan Winery Holds Open House Sunday, May 29 When:  Sunday, May 29 from 12noon to 5pm Where:  Blue Grouse Estate Winery, 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6M3 What:  Blue Grouse Estate Winery’s Annual Public Open House     Details: •Free admission to the public, families are welcome •Meet the winemaker Bailey Williamson •Complimentary … Read more Blue Grouse Welcomes the World to Vancouver Island

Island Winery Shines on the Global Stage 

  Cowichan’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery Captures International Travel Award Blue Grouse Estate Winery announced it won the Service Excellence Award for Duncan in the 2016 Holiday and Tour Specialist Awards from the Luxury Travel Guide. This award helps to solidify Blue Grouse Estate Winery as a leader in the Cowichan Valley, not only for … Read more Island Winery Shines on the Global Stage 

Wine Touring in the Cowichan Valley

My most recent excursion took me to Unsworth Vineyards just minutes away from Mill Bay in the Cobble Hill area. The surrounding countryside is serene and beautiful as is the setting for their Tasting Room, open daily year round. Since my last visit they have changed management and chef at the Restaurant which is open … Read more Wine Touring in the Cowichan Valley