Tasting & Tours

Tasting Room

Family-owned, sustainably-farmed and award-winning, Blue Grouse Estate Winery welcomes you.

Our architect found inspiration for the design of our Tasting Room from the shape of our namesake, the Blue Grouse. The lovely curve of the grouse’s head and neck inspired the roofline and inside a curved ceiling reminds visitors of a grouse’s belly. The entrance highlights a beautiful shade of blue from the grouse’s tail feathers. In addition, the use of British Columbia and Vancouver Island products, including the beams and locally quarried stone, a closed loop water system and geothermal energy ensured we were accountable to Mother Nature.

 

Tasting Room Hours

January Closed
February, March & AprilOpen 5 days a week, Wednesday-Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. 

May to September 30thOpen Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm. 

As of June 3, 2020, Blue Grouse Estate Winery will resume public-facing operations. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff we will be implementing a reservation system for tastings. Please schedule your tasting by calling 250 743 3834 ext. tasting room.

October, November & DecemberOpen 5 days a week, Wednesday-Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. 

 

Please call to make off-hour reservations

Tastings

Our knowledgeable tasting room staff will guide you through a tasting of our award-winning wines and talk about the history and story of Blue Grouse.

Cost: $5 per person for a sit-down guided tasting of three wines

OR

$10 per person for a sit-down guided tasting of five wines

 

Booking ahead is required for all parties, no matter the size.

 

**Please scroll down on this page to see fees for larger groups of over 15 people**

 

Tastings & Tours

Enjoy a tasting with a tour of our cellar; learn about the vineyard, winemaking process, and history - please book ahead for this option.
Cost: $10/per person (minimum 10 people or $100).

Executive Tasting and Tour: Looking for even more? Book ahead for an executive tasting and tour with our owner Paul or winemaker Bailey and see behind the scenes at Blue Grouse. Your experience will include barrel samples and library selections. Please allow 1.5-2 hours for your tasting and tour.
Cost: $30/per person. Minimum 5 people or $150.  We ask that you book this with us at least 1 week in advance. 

Picnics

Due to Covid 19 we have temproarily suspended food service at the winery.

We will reveiw late June and post any changes, thank you for your patience.

 

Organize a Picnic

Group Visits

Due to Covid 19 we have temporariliy limited all groups to no more than 10 people at one time. Seating would be at two different tables to provide physical distancing.

 

We look forward to a time when we can accomodate larger groups and will keep everyone posted on changes.

 

Plan a Visit

Group Tastings for 6-10 People

To ensure the best possible experience, we require an advanced booking for your group.

$5/per person for tasting 3 wines or $10/per person for tasting 5 wines.

Group Tastings for 11-50 People

Due to Covid-19, we have suspended Group Tours at this time.
 

 

 

Please contact our dedicated wine shop host for all group booking inquiries: tastingroom@bluegrouse.ca or
250-743-3834 X1

Find Us

The Blue Grouse Estate Winery is located in the southern part of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It is about 8 kilometers south of the town of Duncan; 50 kilometers north of Victoria; or 60 kilometers south of Nanaimo at about 1 kilometer west of the Trans Canada Highway.

Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard
2182 Lakeside Road
Duncan, BC
V9L 6M3