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 250.760.2500
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.
2012 Quails’ Gate Winery Harvest Video Report
The 2012 vintage in the Okanagan Valley was one of great excitement and surprisingly enduring, beautiful weather. In honor of the fantastic vintage, we are pleased to present a small video presentation on our 2012 Harvest, which was of great note here at Quails’ Gate Winery.
Toss the Menu – A Quails’ Gate Underground Dinner Series
This winter, we’re tossing out the menus. Time to cozy up with friends and explore our creative side.
Imagine good friends coming together for a night of culinary enjoyment; no set menus, no formalities – just good food, good wine and great company.
And maybe a twist or two: guest chefs, blind or unorthodox tastings, featured local producers; nothing is off limits. Each dinner’s theme is published in advance, but the menu will only be revealed when guests arrive on site.
Satisfy your need for scintillating cuisine, esoteric wine selections and a bit of suspense.
Next one is scheduled to be on Thursday January 31st. Stay tuned for more details!
Quails’ Gate Winery presents the first Toss the Menu Dinner Event on November 30th, 2012:
Home to bullfighting, flamenco dancing, Don Quixote and Real Madrid. We’ve long been fascinated by Spain and delighted by her wine and cuisine!
Join us for an evening of Spanish celebration in the Stewart Family Room! Chef Roger and his team are crafting a mouth-watering menu with intriguing wine pairings and other Spanish surprises!
Bring your friends, dust off your conquistador outfit or maybe pull out that Real Madrid uniform you’ve been hiding. We’re going Spanish for the night!
The whole evening of fine Spanish food & wine is offered for $65 (plus tax).
The event has limited seating; so don’t miss this opportunity to get out of your Friday rut and join us for a night under a Latin moon.
Click here to confirm your registration.
Our guest booking department will be in contact to collect your payment for tickets shortly ($65+/person) !
RSVP by November 26th; credit card details required. Refundable up to 72 hours prior to the event. Must be 19 years of age to participate.
We have a special rate for our friends in the hospitality industry – contact us for more information!
Like this event on our Facebook page or tweet about Viva Espana! to win a free set of tickets!
Quails’ Gate Celebrates the 2012 London Olympics
This summer, years of determined preparation culminate in an athletic competition of the very best.
Quails’ Gate appreciates champions. Our wines routinely compete in prestigious international competitions and stand amongst the finest wines in the world.
For the duration of the Games, we have selected medal-winning wines from our library to feature with a delicious 2 course lunch in the Stewart Family Room.
Come in, relax and be awed by ‘our’ champions in London, and in the glass.
STEWART FAMILY ROOM
Wednesday-Sundays 11:30am – 4 pm
JULY 27th – AUGUST 12th