Tag: Duncan

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 M√ľller-Thurgau?¬† And did you know that you can try Ortega wine from Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan, BC?¬† Vancouver Island…

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…

Blue Grouse Reaches $10,000 Donated to Nourish Cowichan

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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…

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

Blue Grouse Paula sparkling wine label

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…

Free Blue Grouse Estate Winery Tasting Sept 12

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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…

Vigneti Zanatta Winery – Vancouver Island’s Sparkling Rebel

Tasting the base wine for the Taglio Rosso

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…