Eat, drink and buy local. Quails’ Gate Winery has been family-farmed and operated since 1956. Everyone at Quails’ Gate wants you to have the best wine experience whether it’s a wine tasting, a picnic at their family friendly Allison House picnic area and kid’s playground, or a romantic dinner on the patio at Old Vines Restaurant rest assured it will be a memorable experience.
As one of Canada’s foremost family-owned estate wineries, who have shaped the development of the wine industry for over six decades, focusing on making the Okanagan Valley a true culinary destination.
Quails’ Gate Winery has built its reputation on three pillars: providing consistent high-quality wines, delivering an exceptional visitor experience and ensuring excellence in customer service.
Quails’ Gate produces a variety of excellent wines with varying price points. There is literally something for every budget from my personal favourites the Dry Riesling, Gewürztraminer at $15.99, the Chenin Blanc at $19.99 and the Lucy’s Block Rosé at $24.99 all either available online or available for purchase at the winery; to wines like the excellent Boswell Syrah priced at $54.99. Quails’ Gate also offers a wonderful selection of Reserve and Exclusive wines which range up to $60.00.
I know from first hand experience that Quails’ Gate is a fabulous winery to visit. You can expect to be greeted warmly and you will be made to feel welcome when you stop by for a wine tasting experience.
One of my favourite things to do at Quails’ Gate is their Panoramic Pairings. This is a drop-in wine and food pairing experience that never disappoints. Picture your perfect Okanagan moment – sitting on a patio overlooking beautiful vineyards, mountains and Lake Okanagan, all while enjoying exquisite wine and food pairings – this is the Panoramic Pairing experience at Quails’ Gate. Held every Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Wine Shop patio, enjoy a selection of wine flights each perfectly paired with small bites from our restaurant team.
Price Varies by Menu
Drop-in experience is every Saturday & Sunday between 11 AM and 3 PM
You can read more about my personal Panoramic Pairings experience here.
When visiting the Okanagan, before you go: Do your homework and a bit of research about the wineries you wish to visit. Check the winery website to find out their months, days and hours that their Tasting Room is open. Know if you need to book your tasting in advance of your visit. Many wineries are now so busy there may be times that they are unable to accommodate you. It will be a much better visit if you have a confirmed appointment. Be on time. Expect to pay for your tasting, some, but not all wineries refund all or a portion of the fee if you purchase wine. Plan ahead for a designated driver or use the services of a wine tour company. Limit the number of wineries you visit in a day. A more leisurely timeline will increase your enjoyment. For the best overall experience, I like to limit my daily visits to no more than three, maximum, and if a winery lunch is on the agenda, no more than two winery tastings.