Vancouver Island’s historic winery reopens

The Brunner Family: Cristina, Paula and Paul

Blue Grouse Estate Winery invites the public to attend the grand opening of their new tasting room and winery facility at 2182 Lakeside Road in Duncan, British Columbia on Saturday, May 23 from 11am to 5pm.

Nestled in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, Blue Grouse is one of Vancouver Island’s first wineries, working with vines originally planted in 1977. Winemaker Bailey Williamson, will be in attendance to showcase the latest vintages from the historic estate. The winery will also be releasing ‘Paula’, a brand new sparkling wine cuvée, named in honour of the owner’s daughter.

The one-day-only celebration will include complimentary wine tastings, hourly winery tours from owners, cheese and charcuterie from Truffles Catering, crisp and refreshing Ortega on tap, winery-only specials and much more.

Live music featuring The Sweet Lowdown (1-4pm) and a display from Économusée® BC Artisans at Work round out this special day.

What: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Grand Opening
When: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 11am to 5pm
Where: Blue Grouse Estate Winery (2182 Lakeside Road Duncan, BC)

About Blue Grouse: 

Family-owned, sustainably-farmed and award-winning, Blue Grouse Estate Winery is located at 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, BC within the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

The new winery and surrounding vineyards are a sought after destination not only for sampling the winery’s award-winning portfolio of Island wines, but also for picnics and family adventures.

The inspired new winery facility was built with many sustainable elements including locally-sourced construction materials, the use of geothermal energy, onsite water collection and treatment, as well as other features that reduce mechanical heating and cooling.

The new Blue Grouse tasting room is open daily from 11AM to 5PM from June to October. Call 250-743-3834 or email tastingroom@bluegrouse.ca for winter hours, group bookings or just to say hello.

Join the winery’s Fan Club to receive quarterly wine shipments including hand selected wines such as award-winners, pre-releases, limited releases and library verticals as well as reduced prices and complimentary tastings.

For more information, visit bluegrouse.ca, sign up for their informative Newsletter and follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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