Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan celebrates BC Wine Month by supporting local charity

Blue Grouse Estate Winery owners, Paul & Cristina Brunner with daughter Paula (L).
Image Credit: FB/ Blue Grouse Estate Winery

April is B.C. Wine Month and Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan is doing something wonderful to celebrate. They are donating one dollar from every bottle of wine sold for the month of April to their local Nourish Cowichan Society. And, in addition to giving $1 per bottle sold, the Brunner family, owners of Blue Grouse Winery, will match every donation dollar for dollar.

Nourish Cowichan  was co-founded by Anita Carroll, Fatima Da Silva and Dina Holbrook, three women that recognized that children in their community were in dire need of food. The organization feeds children in need in the Cowichan Valley school district, the maternity clinic at the Cowichan District Hospital, and three local daycares. Cowichan Valley has the highest rate of child poverty on Vancouver Island. The group was shocked to discover that many of the children in their community were going to school without breakfast until the Nourish Cowichan program was created. With the current Covid-19 school closures in place, these children are without access to that food and are going hungry.

Nourish Cowichan feeds the many children in need in their community.
Nourish Cowichan feeds the many children in need in their community.
Image Credit: FB/Blue Grouse Estate Winery

“While there are many deserving charitable organisations and societies that will require support through the Covid-19 pandemic,” notes Blue Grouse Estate Winery owner Paul Brunner, “Blue Grouse and our family will commit to helping our local community, and those most in need in that community.”

The Nourish Cowichan Society works hard to protect and feed families at risk where parents may have lost their income, and provide emergency hampers with donated non-perishable items, supermarket gift cards, and more. They need your support whether through a wine purchase or otherwise.

“We believe every child should be given the same opportunities to learn and succeed,” notes Brunner. “We hope to help by supporting Nourish Cowichan, so they can combat hunger with nutritious, locally produced food.”

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