Tag: Cowichan Valley

The Latest Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Pinot Gris 2021 and Quill Pinot Noir 2020

Have you tried the Quill series of wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island.  Their Quill series grapes come from vineyards on the Island.  The winery can pick and choose and blend the wines from these grapes to…

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and…

Blue Grouse ‘threepeats’ In April, $1 from Every Bottle Sold Goes to Nourish Cowichan

Nourish Cowichan

Help feed hungry children in the Cowichan Valley by buying a bottle of Blue Grouse or Quill wine in BC.  The press release from Blue Grouse Estate Winery is below. ~~~ [Duncan, BC] For the third year in a row, $1…

BC Wine Makers Harvest 2021 Interview – 2nd COVID Edition

MyWinePal interviews BC Wineries for 2021 Harvest

The 2021 harvest will surely be marked in our minds as COVID continues.  Plus during the summer there were major fires in BC, and now with the heavy rains and flooding, I’m sure the weather has had an impact on…

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…

The Latest Blue Grouse Wines: Pinots and More

Blue Grouse Winery (Credit Derek Ford)

Cool climate wines are where the vibrant acidity and tart fruit flavours. Citrus trending to stone fruits for white wines, and red fruits like strawberries, raspberries and red cherries.  A cool climate region to consider for wines is Vancouver Island.…