Chardonnay Du Monde Silver and Bronze Medals
We are thrilled to announce that our Chardonnay won a silver medal and our Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay won bronze at the prestigious Chardonnay Du Monde competition in France this year. The competition this year had 826 wines entered from 41 countries with 300 international expert judges.
New Releases & 25th Anniversary Wines!
We have released our 2012 Merlot, Old Vines Foch and Old Vines Foch Reserve, along with the 2013 Chardonnay and Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay.
This year was also our 25th anniversary and to celebrate we have a box set of four wines sold exclusively at the Wine Shop. The box includes our Richard’s Block Pinot Noir, The Boswell Syrah, The Bench Pinot Gris and Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay.
Guest Chef Dinner with Ned Bell from Yew at the Four Seasons
Ned Bell, Okanagan born and raised, is now Executive Chef of Yew, at the Four Seasons in Vancouver. He will be joining Winery Chef Roger Sleiman in creating a delectable multicourse dinner with a focus on a shared passion – sustainable seafood that is “globally inspired and locally created.”
Cost: $165.00 (all incl)
Date: October 5th, 2014
To Book: Stella Brown 250-769-4451 ext221
Quails’ Gate Winery Restaurant among World’s Best
October 23, 2013 (Vancouver, BC) – Quails’ Gate has become an Okanagan Valley icon because of its premium wines, and now the winery’s restaurant. A panel of international experts has voted Old Vines Restaurant & Wine Bar onto dailymeal.com’s 20 Best Winery Restaurants Around the World list.
The recognition from dailymeal.com, which is devoted to reporting on food and wine culture, is the latest accolade for the winery restaurant. In the past Old Vines has received gold (2011) and silver (2012 and 2013) medals in the Vancouver Magazine’s Best Winery/Vineyard Dining category.
How did the voting take place? The publication compared and evaluated winery restaurants from 67 of the world’s wine-producing countries when preparing its list. One hundred experts, including food and wine writers, wine experts, sommeliers, bloggers, and Daily Meal staff, voted for their favourites in the categories Cuisine, Wine, Winery Experience, and Style/Décor/Service. Much of the other winery restaurants that placed in the Top 20 were from the world’s premier wine-producing regions, such as California’s Napa Valley, Spain’s Rioja, Mendoza, Argentina and Tuscany in Italy. Quails’ Gate Winery was the only Canadian winery to receive recognition in this competition, placing 17th overall.
The Stewart family, who own and operate the restaurant and winery, have shown that the quality of the wine they make is a direct reflection of the terroir of the Okanagan Valley. This same approach in regional authenticity, guides every decision in the kitchen of Old Vines and is transforming and defining Okanagan cuisine as world-class. Chef Roger Sleiman sources ingredients from the restaurant’s own on-site garden as well as local farms and fields – flavours that are a perfect match for Quails’ Gate’s estate-grown wines.
The restaurant is open year-round, allowing guests to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the vineyards, Okanagan Lake and slopes of Mt. Boucherie. Old Vines was one of the first winery restaurants to open in the Okanagan, and is still the gold standard for food and wine lovers.
Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery
Monday – Saturday
Lunch: 11:30 – 2:30pm
Wine bar: 2:30-5pm
Brunch 10:30 – 2:30pm
Wine bar: 2:30 – 5pm
Dinner: 5 – 9pm
RSVP at http://quailsgate.com/restaurant/reservations/ or call us at 250.769.2500
Optima snags Best Cheese Wine with Natalie MacLean’s Great Canadian Wine Pairing
Many thanks to Matt Steves who nominated Quails’ Gate TBA Optima as Canada’s best cheese pairing wine!
Click here to watch Natalie MacLean showcasing the winning wines on Canada AM on CTV which aired June 27th.
Natalie wrote to us letting us know that the competition was tough…
“There were hundreds of people voting right up until midnight in the wine pairing competition. The results were based on the final votes, which came in strong and steadily until the last minute. Your wine did very well and had tremendous support among the 40 wines originally nominated in the cheese pairing category. Matt Steves was a great champion for you.”
We’d like to say thank you to all our wonderful fans who voted and held the torch up for our beloved Sauternes style beauty!
Guest Chef Dinner | Chef Nico Schuermans from Chambar Restaurant
Every Fall Okanagan Wine Festival we are delighted to host a guest chef from an impressive group of talented restaurant partners across Canada. This year is particularly exceptional as we welcome chef Nico Schuermans from Chambar Restaurant, Vancouver. Chef Schuermans is the recipient of the 2011 Chef of the Year from Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, the same publication that awarded Old Vines Restaurant a gold medal for Winery Restaurant of the Year in 2011 and a silver medal in 2012. The collaboration of two great culinary talents with passion for fresh and incredible local ingredients is sure to be a sold out event. Seats are limited, call today at 250-769-2514
DATE: October 5th, 2013 START TIME: 6:30 pm
END TIME: 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Quails’ Gate Estate Winery
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Chardonnay du Monde 2013 Awards
2010 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded a Gold Medal at Chardonnay du Monde 2013, one of the most prestigious Chardonnay competitions in the world.
872 wine samples from 42 countries were tasted, and only 58 gold medals were distributed.
2011 Quails’ Gate Chardonnay has also garnered a silver medal.
New Releases: 2011 Stewart Family Reserves
Our King and Queen, 2011 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir and 2011 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay have been released. Come visit Quails’ Gate Winery and try our new releases!
2011 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir
On first impression, the fragrance of this supple, silken-textured Pinot Noir is dominated by intensely bright, ripe, red fruits. As the wine unfolds, musky floral aromas evoke images of dark, velvety, blood-red roses. Firm but very fine tannins allow the wine to showcase gorgeous primary fruit with subtle layers of spice and truffle. Pair this wine with butter herb crusted chicken, roasted lamb, savory slow cooked game, or side dishes with an earthy or nutty character.
2011 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
The 2011 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay opens with inviting aromas of white peach and orange blossoms mingling with underlying notes of clover honey and brioche. A subtle hint of spicy French oak contributes to the richness and complexity of this elegantly textured, well-balanced wine. Try pairing it with grilled honey orange chicken salad or poached salmon with a caper butter sauce.