Named Best Island Winery two years running, in the heart of Vancouver Island is Blue Grouse Estate Winery, a family-owned Cowichan Valley gem.

Winemaker Bailey Williamson creates the lineup of wines for the Estate label from sustainably-farmed estate-grown vines, as well as for the Quill label, where he sources Island quality fruit from partner grape growers on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan. Varietal wines include Ortega, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, as well as a traditional method sparkling wine, “Paula” named after winery owners Paul and Cristina Brunner’s daughter. The wines are bright, crisp, and well-balanced, showcasing where they are grown.

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

Tasting Price: $5 or $10


Standard Tour
Enjoy a tasting with a tour of the cellar; learn about the vineyard, winemaking process, and winery history.

Executive Tour
Tasting and tour with our owner Paul or winemaker Bailey to see behind the scenes at Blue Grouse. Your experience will include barrel samples and library selections.

Tours must be booked at least one week in advance.

Tour Price: Standard Tour: $10 per person, minimum of 10 or $100 / Executive Tour: $30 per person minimum of 5 people or $150


This winery is known for and popular with consumers for its Great Service and friendly staff.

This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.

This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.

This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.

Grape Varieties

Wine Styles

  • Dry Red Wines
  • Dry White Wines
  • Red Wines
  • White Wines
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