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 & April


While we have been closely following stringent cleaning protocols to ensure the health and safety of all our patrons and staff, we have made the difficult decision to close our tasting room, effective immediately.

Production and other operations will continue at the winery, but the property will be closed to the public until further notice. 

May to September 30thOpen daily from 11am-5pm

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


Please call to make off-hour reservations


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

Cost: $5/per person for a tasting only


We offer tastings of 5 wines for $5 per person, which is waived (by individual) with a wine purchase if you are a group of 15 or fewer people.


Booking ahead is recommended if there are 5 or more people in your party.


**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. 


At Blue Grouse, we really like to eat! Our winemaker has been active in the farm-to-table movement for 20 years and we do what we can to support the efforts of local food producers.

We offer locally made cheese and charcuterie boards daily or bring your own snacks and gather in our licensed outdoor picnic area with some perfectly matched Blue Grouse wines.

Organize a Picnic

Group Visits

Bring your covey of friends to visit Blue Grouse! We encourage reservations for groups of six or more, so we can ensure that we have a member of our knowledgeable staff dedicated to guiding your party through a tasting of our award-winning wines.

The cost for a tasting is $5 per person for 5 wines, which is individually refunded on the purchase of a bottle of wine if your group is under 15 people.

Plan a Visit

Group Tastings for 16-30 People

To ensure the best possible experience, we require advanced booking for your large group. *Please note that we cannot refund tasting fees against the purchases for such large groups.

Cost: $5/per person for tasting only or $10/per person for a tasting and tour.

Group Tastings for 31-50 People

We can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people (max) at one time. *Please note that we cannot refund tasting fees against the purchases for such large groups.

Cost: $10/per person for tasting only. Interested in a tour as well? Get in touch for a quote.

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