Quails’ Gate winery Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Royal Wood

Join us! 2014 is a special year at Quails’ Gate winery. Our family celebrates our 25th year producing wines in the Okanagan Valley, where we’ve farmed since 1908. To celebrate, we’ve invited special guest Royal Wood for an intimate concert on our ‘Harvest Gathering’ site that overlooks our vineyards and the beautiful Okanagan Lake.

This special evening is the culmination of a weekend of activities we have planned including special tours, tastings and menus in our onsite restaurant, Old Vines Restaurant. Join us Saturday evening September 13th, for a special pre-concert coursed and paired menu in our Old Vines Restaurant, a standing reception in the Stewart Family Room or simply enjoy the concert on its own.

 Tickets for the concert event will be open to the public on May 16th by our ticket provider www.selectyourtickets.com


Up Coming Events with Quails’ Gate

HARVEST CONCERT | September 13, 2014 | 25th Anniversary
To celebrate, we’ve invited special guest Royal Wood for an intimate concert on our ‘Harvest Gathering’ site that overlooks our vineyards and the beautiful Okanagan Lake. Tickets are on sale at selectyourtickets.com

BC PINOT CELEBRATION | August 31 | 1PM | Tantalus  Vineyards | Kelowna
The Second Annual British Columbia Pinot Noir Celebration will be hosted at Tantalus Vineyards on Sunday, August 31st.
The celebration aims to bring together passionate Pinot Noir producers in the province in an interactive and fun atmosphere – giving guests an intimate experience with our winemakers and winery principals whilst building education and excitement about BC Pinot Noir.
16 participating wineries: Tantalus (host location), Meyer Family, CedarCreek, Quail’s Gate, Howling Bluff, Blue Mountain, Liquidity, Black Cloud, Seven Directions, Mission Hill, 50th Parallel, Eau Vivre, Averill Creek, Orofino, Lake Breeze and Carson.
Tickets: $160 available online at Eventbee.com




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
Dinner: 5-9pm

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

Sunday Brunch | 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

After a long week come in and let us spoil you. Home made bread, fresh ingredients and delicious lattes are sure to impress. Enjoy our Dungeness Crab Benedict or our French Brioche with coconut chantilly, preserved local peach compote. Come, relax and enjoy!

We recommend booking a reservation online.

See our full Brunch Menu

Optima snags Best Cheese Wine with Natalie MacLean’s Great Canadian Wine Pairing

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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

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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


COST: $165.00 (all incl)
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

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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
Tasting Notes:
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
Tasting Notes:
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.



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