Tag: Duncan

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega and Quill Rosé 2021

Two Summer Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  August 4, 2022

Here are two BC wines for your summer enjoyment. Carpe diem as we are already into August! The two wines are from Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. I tasted their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega 2021 and their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Rosé 2021. The Rosé is made from 100% Gamay Noir grapes. Both…

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

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

 mywinepal  July 12, 2022

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 bring out the best of Vancouver Island.  I received two Quill wines from the winery to review, their Blue Grouse…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Ortega and Q White 2019 wines

Ortega and an Aromatic White Blend from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  October 23, 2020

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 is a very cool climate region and as such many of the wineries produce wines from aromatic white grapes such…

Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Gris 2019 and Pinot Noir 2017

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

 mywinepal  May 20, 2020

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 of the soils at their Estate.  There was also a discussion of the three vineyard areas, the soils, the grapes…

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Blue Grouse Reaches $10,000 Donated to Nourish Cowichan

 mywinepal  May 1, 2020

More good news about BC wineries helping their communities.  This announcement is from Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan on Vancouver Island. ~~~ Blue Grouse Estate Winery Will Donate $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan Thank you very much from Paul, Paula and Christina Brunner.   [Duncan, BC] Results are in: Blue Grouse Estate Winery on Vancouver Island announces a donation of…

Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Noir 2018 label

Quick Review: Blue Grouse Estate Pinot Gris 2018

 mywinepal  February 25, 2020

This week I’m tasting the Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Pinot Gris 2018 from Duncan on Vancouver Island and I would like to say my tasting is a work in progress.  The wine was changing in the glass over my initial 10-15 minutes of tasting, and I didn’t think the final arrangement of aromas and flavours settled down yet.  Fast…

Some of the Blue Grouse Wines we tasted for the seminar

Getting Schooled about Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  August 24, 2019

I keep mentioning about wineries on Vancouver Island as they give you a different profile of wine compared to what we are more familiar with coming from the Okanagan.  You are not going to find a big Cabernet Sauvignon produced on Vancouver Island, at least under the current cool climate.  Aromatic white wines and Pinot Noir are the stars on…

Blue Grouse Paula sparkling wine label

Enjoy Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard Paula Sparkling for Valentine’s Day

 mywinepal  February 8, 2019

Valentine’s Day is near and sparkling wine to share with your significant other is probably in your thoughts.  But which sparkling wine?  Champagne or cremant from France?  Franciacorta or prosecco from Italy? Cava from Spain?  How about sparkling wine from BC? Blue Grouse Estate Winery and Vineyard Paula sparkling wine from Vancouver Island would be a nice choice. It shows…

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Free Blue Grouse Estate Winery Tasting Sept 12

 mywinepal  September 2, 2018

If you have never tasted the wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery, now is your chance.  I have reviewed this winery several times and quite enjoy their wines (my past reviews), in particular their Pinot Noir. This winery is located in the Duncan area of Vancouver Island.  Come and try their wines for free at Marquis Wine Cellars on Sept…

Tasting the base wine for the Taglio Rosso

Vigneti Zanatta Winery – Vancouver Island’s Sparkling Rebel

 mywinepal  November 21, 2016

The first modern winery on Vancouver Island is Vigneti Zanatta which is located 10 minutes by car southwest of downtown Duncan.  I think what sets them apart from the other wineries on Vancouver Island is their specialization on making sparkling wines. The winery was named Vigneti Zanatta after the Italian family who owned the farm since the 1950s, and still do through…