Imagine sipping a glass of award-winning wine on a panoramic terrace amidst a 65-acre estate winery. You and your travel companions are the only guests. And apart from the owner’s home and a well-stocked tasting room and wine cellar, the property is yours to explore.
This exclusive experience is available at the Blue Grouse Winery Grouse House, where you can taste what it is like to live (very well) on a sun-soaked hillside in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley wine region.
Blue Grouse Winery Grouse House Layout
The Blue Grouse Winery Grouse House has two-bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a central living space – it’s perfect for two couples or a family. Contemporary farmhouse-style design, custom furniture, luxury linens, and high-quality finishing make for a luxurious and cozy retreat.
The well-equipped kitchen overlooks a generous dining table ideal for enjoying the Cowichan Valley’s fabulous food and drink. On a warm day, you can BBQ and eat on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.
The central living space includes books, puzzles, a flat-screen television, and a lounge-worthy sofa.
Blue Grouse Winery Tasting Room
Sip and purchase the award-winning portfolio of Blue Grouse wine, including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Rose in the estate’s stunning Tasting Room constructed using British Columbia timber and locally-quarried stone. Look closely at the building’s design, inspired by the winery’s namesake, the blue grouse. The dusky-blue at the entrance resembles the grouse’s tail feathers, the curved ceiling is reminiscent of a grouse’s belly, and the grouse’s head and neck inspired the building’s roofline (not visible in the picture below).
A ‘bed and bottle’ retreat, Grouse House guests receive one bottle of wine upon check-in. And since it’s only a short stroll through the vineyards back to your Grouse House retreat, you can indulge when you visit the Blue Grouse Winery Tasting Room.
Shop For Artisanal Goods
Before you dive into the wine and immerse yourself in winery living at Grouse House, visit nearby Cowichan Bay. In this colourful seaside village, you can shop for local products like Wild Coast Perfumes and purchase food for your stay at Grouse House. True Grain Bakery, Hilary’s Cheese Co., and Great Greens Farm Market are excellent places to shop for food.
Good to Know – Grouse House at Blue Grouse Winery
- You can reserve the exclusive Blue Grouse Winery Grouse House experience via VRBO. The Blue Grouse Winery and Grouse House are located at 2182 Lakeside Road, Duncan, British Columbia. It’s a gorgeous property and is the winner of the 2017 Victoria Residential Builders Association Gold CARE Award for Best Interior: Residential, 3500-5000 sq ft. (this includes the owner’s home and Grouse House guest suite).
- Click here for the Blue Grouse Winery Tasting Room hours and to make a booking. You can reserve an Executive Tasting and Tour ($25/per person) to go behind the scenes at Blue Grouse and taste wine from cellar barrels.
- Enquire about the Blue Grouse Winery Fan Club – named after the tail feathers of the male Blue Grouse. There are three membership levels: Grouchy, Grouchier, and Grouchiest – these tiers are a playful reference to the past and present owners, affectionately referred to as the Blue Grouches. We joined the Grouchiest – it includes six bottles of Blue Grouse wine delivered (or you can pick it up) four times/year.
- Read about seasonal offerings (November & December 2017) at Blue Grouse Winery here.
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We enjoyed a media rate at Blue Grouse Winery Grouse House. As always, if I don’t love an experience, I won’t recommend it.