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Gray Monk Winery: Vineyard + Tasting in Lake Country

Diana Chan October 5, 2015 Lake Country, winery

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Gray Monk Winery was established in 1972 by George and Trudy Heiss. Today, they have over fifty acres of lush vineyards overlooking Lake Okanagan, which produce some of the world’s finest wines. They have several award-winning VQA wine.

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Look at all these awards. So many awards.

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They offer Complimentary Winery Tours daily on the hour from 11am to 4pm. It lasts for 45 minutes.

Why wouldn’t you go and explore the breathtaking view. M and I got here at 11:15am and missed the tour.

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We headed right to the Wine Shop for the complimentary tastings.

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They have all their wines available in the shop:

Odyssey Series

  • Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Odyssey Red Meritage
  • Odyssey Merlot
  • Odyssey Pinot Noir
  • Odyssey Rose Brut
  • Odyssey White Brut
  • Odyssey White Meritage
  • Odyssey III Port

Estate Series

  • Cabernet Merlot
  • Chardonnay Unwooded
  • Ehrenfelser
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Kerner
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Auxerrois
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Rotberger
  • Siegerrebe

Latitude 50 Series

  • Latitude 50 Red
  • Latitude 50 Rosé
  • Latitude 50 White

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For the complimentary tasting, you can choose from 4 wines from their Latitude and Estate Series. A majority of these wines are white. I didn’t mind since I love white wines. I liked the Gewurztraminer and Riesling.

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You can also try their Odyssey Tasting, but it costs 3 wines for $5.00 or $2 per sample. It’s good if you are planning to buy some wine from their Odyssey series but want to try it before you purchase.

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The prices are pretty good and very affordable. I would highly recommend Gray Monk for a great tasting wine that won’t break the bank.

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They also have their Grapevine Restaurant and Patio. When you’re done your tasting you can enjoy lunch or dinner at their fine dining restaurant.

 

They are known for the creative and fresh dishes and pairs well with all of Gray Monk’s wines.

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Plus, the view from the patio is incredible. Its on a beautiful slope overlooking Lake Okanagan and their vineyard.

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So beautiful! We were quite lucky with the weather when we arrived since it was all blue skies.

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Overall, one of the most beautiful wineries near Kelowna. It’s worth it!

Address:
1055 Camp Rd, Lake Country, BC

Website:
http://www.graymonk.com/

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.