Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard

Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard

Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
One of the oldest Estate Wineries in all of British Columbia, Blue Grouse is truly a magical place! Nestled on a 65 arce piece of unspoiled Cowichan Valley countryside, this winery and vineyard produces some of the most awarded wines on the entire island! From Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Ortega, Bacchus and the very rare Black Muscat, Blue Grouse produces new classic wines from old island vines.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • sidneymom
    North Saanich, Canada242 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit. Nice winery.
    Nice location. Very helpful and attentive staff . We had a five wine taster flight and our server explained in detail each wine. We enjoyed them all although the majority were not good value in our humble opinion. We did enjoy the Quill white and red blend. Sample servings were adequate and there was lots of time to enjoy the wine. Limited menu but typical for a winery.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Harry B
    97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love it.
    All the right ingredients… good staff, pleasant ambience overlooking and adjacent to a vineyard, a wonderful charcuterie plate, wine to our taste, countryside setting, reasonable prices, reservations if you don’t want to take pot luck. aAND, if you have a sunny day - perfect. Who could ask for anything more.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 30, 2023
  • ccriderYVR
    Vancouver, Canada3,610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful property with interesting wines but should change how they do the tasting
    It was a hot day and we wanted to take a nice relaxed wine tasting at Blue Grouse. It's a fairly expansive property and their patio is well known for the view. We didn't have a reservation, so we had to wait a bit for a table. They sat us on the picnic table outside which was nice. The only thing I didn't like is that they pre pour all of the wines before seating you and explain the wines from left to right in order. It's hard to remember everything that is said about the wine and on a hot day, they get warm and I think that takes away from the tasting, especially for the whites. It sounds like it is something that got started during Covid. If so, it should be removed.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
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Pam H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
The only disappointment on our wine tour. Tasting pours were minuscule, minimal information on the three wines they had given us, all three tasting were poured at once with a very short description and no hand out to help explain all the wines that were available. The view and building was impressive but it was the only winery we visited that we did not make a purchase.
Written September 3, 2021
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Beachblonde556
SeaTac, WA78 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Totally unimpressed. Would have been nice to have been given more of a choice of wines, not just their driest wines. I know that's the 'thing' now, but honestly, not everyone is a fan of dry wines. They could maybe think of asking people if they wanted to sample the dry wines or a mixture. And honestly, offering water for the table with paper cups is a little on the tacky side. The views here are outstanding but it felt too commercial, and yes I know they're there to make money, but the whole experience was disappointing.
Written August 7, 2023
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Smoltman
Courtenay, Canada9,085 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We dropped in on our way to Victoria and we were able to book a 3 wine tasting each. My wife tried 3 whites and I tried 3 reds. All were delightful on the nose and palette. We liked all six. Our wine steward was Alexandra and she did a fine job explaining the various wines and the history of the winery.
Written September 30, 2020
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NEERAJ W
Iselin, NJ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Winery is situated at beautiful place. Lush Green Mountains. This is must visit place one should have at least 1-2hrs to spend there if you’re Wine lover & even if you’re not one still you can click best pics of your life.
Written September 30, 2021
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Deborah P
Nanaimo, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A visit to Blue Grouse is an opportunity to drink in a magnificent Valley setting, an architectural delight and taste delicious wines which showcase the Cowichan Valley's cool climate approach. We drank Rosé, an off-dry white, Bacchus and Ortega. The staff is attentive, well-trained and responsive to our needs as we picnicked outside beside spring time vines. This is a must-see winery in the Valley.
Written June 19, 2022
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Harry B
97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
All the right ingredients… good staff, pleasant ambience overlooking and adjacent to a vineyard, a wonderful charcuterie plate, wine to our taste, countryside setting, reasonable prices, reservations if you don’t want to take pot luck. aAND, if you have a sunny day - perfect. Who could ask for anything more.
Written July 1, 2023
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sidneymom
North Saanich, Canada242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Nice location. Very helpful and attentive staff . We had a five wine taster flight and our server explained in detail each wine. We enjoyed them all although the majority were not good value in our humble opinion. We did enjoy the Quill white and red blend. Sample servings were adequate and there was lots of time to enjoy the wine. Limited menu but typical for a winery.
Written June 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ccriderYVR
Vancouver, Canada3,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
It was a hot day and we wanted to take a nice relaxed wine tasting at Blue Grouse. It's a fairly expansive property and their patio is well known for the view.

We didn't have a reservation, so we had to wait a bit for a table.

They sat us on the picnic table outside which was nice.

The only thing I didn't like is that they pre pour all of the wines before seating you and explain the wines from left to right in order. It's hard to remember everything that is said about the wine and on a hot day, they get warm and I think that takes away from the tasting, especially for the whites.

It sounds like it is something that got started during Covid. If so, it should be removed.
Written August 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Margaret L
Wellesley, MA53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were there on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, sat outside. The wine was excellent and the service was also really good, from the person who greeted us at the door to the woman who took our order. I'll definitely return!
Written August 16, 2022
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EKS
Florida10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We clearly stated what we didn't care for ....the lady saw visibly we didn't care for any of the ones we tasted and in fact we didn't even try the last one. Didn't even say you know we are glad you stopped by its no charge. She was happy to charge us the 5.00 ......and we left
Customer service horrible. Or should I say listening skills at their worse
Written September 24, 2015
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I apologize for your poor experience at our winery, we always appreciate the feedback. I have talked to the tasting room staff about this situation and we will take this example as a good training lesson. Thank you for taking the time to write.
Written October 6, 2015
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