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Recent Press on Muse Winery

From the Schubert Society:  Schubert and the Muse" a magical night to be repeated!  Have a glimpse yourself by following the link


 Dear Friends,

 Our musical evening at Muse Winery was truly a successful one. It was a real joy to listen to a high caliber performance by the ever so talented Michael Drislane. The unique and intimate setting of the winery really gave everyone a rare opportunity to listen to a great artist up close. Michael also treated us with some of his dazzling improvisations. The delightful selection of Muse wines paired with the appetizers and the music definitively made up for a magical night! Thank you to all of you who were able to join us on Friday.

 Rest assured: we are going to plan for more events at this wonderful venue!            





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Look for us on You Tube- just follow the link to this interview with Karen Elgersma of The Daily Show.  The interview was done just as we were making the change to Muse.  Video is courtesy of Shaw TV.



It's been a Medal Year for Muse Winery.  Along with the Gold at the All Canadian Wine Awards earlier this year for the 2008 Pinot Gris, we've just received 2 new medals.  We've got the details below...

Muse Winery wins 2 Bronze Medals at The Wine Access - Canadian Wine Awards    November 2009

The Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards is Canada's leading national wine competition open to all wines that are 100 percent Canadian grown, fermented and bottled. Since its inception in 2001, the Canadian Wine Awards quickly became the most important competition for Canadian wine in the country. A great deal of prestige is involved in capturing any of the major awards, including the coveted Wine Access Canadian Winery of the Year title.

Muse Winery's 2006 Merlot and 2008 Viognier were both awarded the Bronze Medal in this Canada wide competition.


    Muse Winery 2008 Pinot Gris

    brings home the gold at the

    All Canadian Wine Championships



BC Wine Label Award Winner Announced today in Penticton - Oct. 9, 2009

The BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop announced the winners of the 2009 British Columbia Wine Label Awards this afternoon in Penticton at the Wine Medal
Award Winners Reception.  Wayne Wilson, Executive Director of the BC Wine Museum, announced the winners and presented the awards as part of the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival festivities.

This past August and September, wineries from across the province submitted their wine label designs to be judged in three different categories:
Domestic Label, Overall Presentation, and Dessert Wine. Criteria for each category looked at such things as the visual appeal of a label, creativity,
label content, and even the legibility of label text. All entries were also entered into the People's Choice category and put on display at the BC Wine
Museum for public voting.

This year's judges were: John Schreiner, author and wine columnist; Stewart Turcotte, owner of Hambleton Galleries; and Lisa Olson, editor and publisher
of Orchard & Vine Magazine.

The 2009 BC Wine Label Award Winners are:

Domestic Label: GOLD Chandra Estate 2004 Pinot Blanc (Oliver)  SILVER Summerhill Cipes Gabriel (Kelowna)

BRONZE Muse 2006 Cabernet Merlot (North Saanich)

The New Face of Muse Winery

Times Colonist- Sept. 17, 2009

Visitors to Muse Winery will be greeted at 11195 Chalet Road  by a new face…

 The change from Chalet to Muse takes more than just time.  It’s not only a new label, it’s a new image,  new ambiance, all while continuing  the care of the vineyard and attention to all the elements of making handcrafted  award winning wines.  While the highway signs Wine Tour signs are still showing Chalet, the unveiling of the new sign at the winery  took place last week. Muse Winery owners, Peter and Jane Ellmann, commissioned artist David Hunwick after he held a sculpting course at the winery this spring.  They wanted an original piece to replace the old Chalet , that would be unique and represent the likeness of the Muse mermaid designed by Andrew Lewis.  David  created the piece by  sculpting in clay relief on a  plywood board.  The process then required a rubber mould to cover the piece and then a fibreglass mould over that. Two resin casts were made, one for each side and then laminated onto a lightweight board. The piece  was then hand finished, the patina applied and a final clear lacquer was sprayed over both sides.  The Ellmanns are thrilled with the finished piece.  It’s one more step towards completing the changeover to Muse Winery and shows off the talents of local artist David Hunwick.




Muse Winery and Bistro - A bit of heaven on the Saanich Peninsula

By Ron Kirstein-  http://tourismmall.victoria.bc.ca/travelmagazine/2009-july.html

Winery Turns to Muse

Peninsula News Review- May 26, 2020 - "A new muse will draw wine lovers to North Saanich."

Link to Peninsula News Review article

Provence on the Pacific- The area just outside Victoria, B.C., is rich with orchards, artisanal cheeses and wineries

 By Margo Pfeiff, The Ottawa Citizen, June 13, 2020

Excerpt from the article- "I lingered over nibbles on the dining patio alongside the vineyard at Muse Wines, entertained and informed by the dynamic duo of owners Peter (the winemaker and with 30 years in California under his belt) and Jane (the muse) Ellmann. Muse's organic wines run the gamut from Gewurztraminer to Maréchal Foch -- my favourite was the Viognier."

Opening Winery Fulfills Dream

Edmonton Journal- May 13, 2020 - "you'd be forgiven for squinting through the sun looking for a fat man in a red velveteen suit."

Link to Edmonton Journal

Chalet Estate is in Loving Hands

Times Colonist- May 10, 2020 - It's hard to believe if it's the first week of May, or the night before Christmas...

Link to Times Colonist article

For More Information Contact:

Muse Winery
11195 Chalet Road, N. Saanich, BC Canada V8L 5M1
Tel: 250-656-2552
FAX: 250-665-7616
Email: info@musewinery.ca