Press Release: Blue Grouse Vineyards, founded in 1989, and one of the very first estate wineries on Vancouver Island, is excited to announce new family ownership with ambitions to take the winery and its award winning wines to the next level of success.
New owners Paul, Cristina, and daughter Paula Brunner - passionate and well-travelled Canadians who have lived in Chile, South Africa, the western USA and most recently Peru - are eager stewards of this hidden gem and have ambitions to turn it into one of Cowichan's premiere destinations.
After journeying to some of the world's best wine regions, and with family connections on Vancouver Island, the decision to purchase the winery couldn't have been easier.
Possible future plans for Blue Grouse include winery and tasting room renovations, the addition of a boutique inn with a farm-to-table style restaurant, and vineyard updates that would help realize the property's full potential.
Cristina, Paula and Paul Brunner. (Deborah Price Photography)
Blue Grouse Vineyards was built one vine at a time by the Kiltz family, beginning in 1989. The 31-acre estate, situated on the sunniest slope of the Cowichan Valley, is home to Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muller Thurgau, Ortega, and Black Muscat, among other specifically-selected cool climate varietals. The vineyard has been sustainably farmed since first planted, with the grapes hand-picked and the vines hand-pruned. The gorgeously aromatic wines have received great acclaim across the Northwest, and have been featured with pride at some of Vancouver Island's most prestigious restaurants.
For more information, please visit www.bluegrousevineyards.com