About uncorkbc

A wine and cheese/charcuterie extraordinaire with a passion for BC wine, craft cider and beer, cocktails, food and beyond!

Summer Events at Blue Grouse Winery

If you’re looking for enjoyable events that pair well with a staycation or Vancouver Island visit, Blue Grouse Estate Winery has you covered from sophisticated evenings to family fun.

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Friday Night Flights
June 7 – August 30
  • Winery open until 7pm on Fridays
  • Drop-in
  • Order a flight of 3 wines only, or a food-paired flight from a rotating calendar of chefs
  • Our winemaker Bailey Williamson kicks off cooking on June 7 (also on July 12 and August 2)
  • Farms Gate Foods creates the pairings June 14, July 5 and August 23.
A Jazz Evening with Misha Piatigorsky

New York resident and famed jazz pianist Misha Piatigorsky will be gracing Blue Grouse with a cabaret-style piano concert in our upstairs lounge. You won’t want to miss this intimate show.
  • Saturday June 15, 7-9pm
  • Doors open at 6 pm
  • Tickets are $35 + GST
  • Charcuterie, cheese and vegan boards; wine by the glass or bottle are available to purchase all evening.
2nd Annual Father’s Day Bocce Tournament
Spend the day with dad drinking wine and overlooking the vines, all while supporting the community.
  • Sunday June 16th from 12-3pm
  • Bocce balls provided
  • All registration fees and $5 per bottle of wine will be donated to Nourish Cowichan. Tickets can be purchased online or at the tasting room.
Concert in the Vines with Heartwood 
Heartwood is the new and perfect pairing of award-winning singer-songwriters Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau from our own Cowichan Valley. Jack and Genevieve are outstanding performers in their own right, but when their songwriting talents, charisma and musical chops are combined, the result is roots and folk magic. The duo are joined by a band for this special evening of music.
  • Saturday August 17 from 7:30 to 9:30pm
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Tickets are $20 + GST
  • Wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase all evening.
Cowichan Wine Festival
The Cowichan Valley Wine Festival is a tasting and touring event showcasing the best of Vancouver Island wine from 11 local wineries.
Kick-off Event, August 23rd: Start the weekend off right and join all the wineries for our evening tasting event at Shawnigan Lake School.
Winery Touring, August 24th – 25th: Spend the rest of the weekend self-touring Cowichan’s fabulous wineries with map and passport in hand. Visit the wineries and collect stamps to fill the passport. Collect all the stamps and you can enter the draw for a grand prize!
Tickets will be available for purchase on the Tourism Cowichan website closer to the event date, or simply purchase a festival glass and passport at your first stop and keep it with you. This glass is your ticket and entitles you to 3 free tastings at all 11 participating wineries!
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Mother’s Day at Township 7 in Langley!

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On April 25, our lives changed forever when we welcomed our sweet baby girl, Chloe Marie, to our family. In just one week, I have learned what is most important in life- my new family of three. As a new mother, I am taking it day by day working on finding balance with our newborn. To be honest, I feel like we’ve been blessed with a perfect little angel because she just makes things seem so easy!

With my first Mother’s Day quickly approaching next Sunday, I knew I wanted to celebrate in a very special way. It’s been over 10 months since I’ve tasted at BC wineries, so I decided to plan a trip to our Langley wineries! To be honest, I am not sure how many wineries we will visit- it’ll depend on our how our little babe does on the big outing- but we’ve got one special event on our list.

Township 7 in Langley is hosting a special chocolate and wine pairing event as part of their Mother’s Day celebrations. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with their 2016 Seven Stars Eclipse Sparkling win, followed by a glass of their just released 2018 Rose, paired with three chocolates by local Abbotsford chocolatier, ChocolaTas. Live tunes is by Vancouver folk duo, the Coalmont Band. There are limited seats available at 12 and 2:30pm seatings. Tickets are only $25 and will sell out soon! Be sure to get yours today by calling 604-532-1766 or clicking here. I also hear they are releasing their Rose the same weekend! Be sure to follow along @uncorkBC as I will be sharing event highlights during the day.

Wishing all the mama’s out there a very special Mother’s Day next weekend!