Party at the Pavilion
Start the weekend right with our tasting launch event on August 23rd, 6 pm to 8 pm* at Shawnigan Lake School (1975 Renfrew Rd, Shawnigan Lake) featuring all participating wineries, live music and light refreshments. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $35 and include the tasting glass that will be your ticket to access the wineries all weekend.
Winery Tour Weekend
Spend the weekend self-touring 12 of Cowichan’s fabulous wineries. You’ll receive a map and a festival passport. Visit our wineries on August 24th and 25th and collect stamps to fill the passport. Collect all of the stamps and you can enter the draw for our grand prize!
Purchase your glass for $15 at a participating winery for access to all festival venues and free tastings. You can also purchase a ticket online and redeem it at the first winery you visit to receive your glass. Your glass is your ticket!
If you have purchased a ticket to Party at the Pavilion, you do not need to purchase a Winery Tour ticket.
Click on a winery to see its WineFest events
Join us for complimentary wine tastings and a Mexican Fiesta! A Mexican food truck with be parked at the winery all weekend. Enjoy a Mexican party with piñatas, games, prizes and more. A fun family outing!
Experience complimentary wine tastings and the opportunity to upgrade to taste our premium wines. We will be hosting cooking demonstrations twice a day and offering rare, exclusive vineyard tours by the owners. Explore a variety of vendors in the vineyard and live music.
Experience complimentary wine tastings all weekend. On Saturday, enjoy a glass of wine and pizza from our new pizza oven while enjoying live music.
On Sunday we will host an Intimate Long Table Dinner in the winery with winemaker Dan Wright. Farm’s Gate Foods & Catering will be serving a 5-course dinner paired with specially selected Unsworth wines. This will be a very special evening, starting with a tour and tasting before heading into the winery for dinner. Price is $125 and seating is limited! Contact us to reserve your spot.
We will be offering complimentary wine tastings on Saturday and Sunday. Come by to cool off with Cowichan Bay Udder Guys ice cream with fresh berries available on the picnic patio. Fresh picked organic vegetables and herbs will be available for purchase (with some of our favour family recipes) to pair with your wines and delicious balsamic vinegar.
Complimentary wine tastings will be available on Saturday and Sunday and sparker flights featuring all four of our sparkling wines will be available to purchase.
On Sunday, we will be hosting La Famiglia Dinner by Chef Fatima Da Silva of Vinoteca on the vineyard. Contact us to reserve your spot!
Visit Averill Creek for complimentary tasting of 3 wines, a mystery wine release and the option to upgrade to an exclusive reserve wine tasting for $5.
Wine freezies and charcuterie pizza boxes will be available to purchase to enjoy alongside live music on the patio. Enjoy a food truck lunch from Greek on the Street (Saturday) and Mexican Food Mafia (Sunday).
Join us on Saturday for food specials, charcuterie, cheese and wine slushys!
Phil Newns will be playing piano for a fun day of piano bar style music from 1-4pm…bring loonies and your song requests.
We will also have bocce ball and ping pong for fun on the patio. Check our website and facebook page for more details. www.bluegrouse.ca or @bluegrousewines
Indecent Risotto food truck will be joining us all day on Sunday. They will be creating arancini balls made with Blue Grouse wines for a wine festival special! Charcuterie, cheese and wine slushys will be available all day as well.
Ronen Segall will be playing accordion in a French café style while strolling around tasting room.
We will also have bocce ball and ping pong for fun on the patio.Check our website and facebook page for more details. www.bluegrouse.ca or @bluegrousewines
For the ninth consecutive year, we will be serving our complimentary paella and sangria on Saturday, August 24th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday, August 25th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.