Quails’ Gate prides itself on being a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship.
With a tradition of low impact viticulture practices, our philosophy has been to do more with less.
We employ a holistic ecosystem management approach to grape-growing to preserve the diversity of our natural surroundings without compromising the quality of fruit. Our commitment to sustainability can be measured by our use of remote vineyard monitoring stations which allow us
- to target chemical applications,
- to utilize drip irrigation to conserve water,
- to operate fewer vehicles in the vineyard.
We are also using organic fertilizers and nutrients supplemented by our composting program.
Our commitment to sustainability applies to all of Quails’ Gate and has lead to a reduction of overall waste by over 50%, certification of Old Vines Restaurant as Green Table, a partnership in the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise Program, and the use of Eco-glass bottles in our winery, which are light-weight and contain high recycled content.
As a part of our commitment to the environment, Quails’ Gate is proud to partner with Nature Conservancy of Canada in the development and protection of important ecological sites throughout the Okanagan Valley.