Tag: Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Ortega and an Aromatic White Blend from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Ortega and Q White 2019 wines

Have you ever heard of the Ortega grape? Did you know that Ortega is a cross between Siegerrebe and Müller-Thurgau?  And did you know that you can try Ortega wine from Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan, BC?  Vancouver Island…

A New Wine Producing Region (sub-GI) Recognized on Vancouver Island

Blue Grouse Vineyard (Image Courtesy Blue Grouse Estate Winery)

British Columbia wineries continue to define distinct grape-growing regions, known as a sub-geographical indication (sub-GI).  This week we received this announcement that our next sub-GI has been successfully accepted by the BC government.  It is on Vancouver Island; the Cowichan…

COVID-19 Precautions at BC Winery Tasting Rooms When You Visit

BC wine regions map

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessening of restrictions people will want to meet and move about.  Dr. Henry has asked people in BC to travel within our province.  During the summer many people travel to the Okanagan where there…

Quick Review: Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Gris 2019 and Pinot Noir 2017

Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Gris 2019 and Pinot Noir 2017

This week I participated in a virtual Trade Tasting with various media and Blue Grouse Estate Winery‘s owner Paul Brunner and winemaker Bailey Williamson.  Paul gave us a brief intro to the geological history of Vancouver Island and the specifics…