Quails’ Gate in West Kelowna was our first stop on our BC road trip across the Okanagan. It was highly recommended by friends as they have beautiful views, complimentary tastings and their Old Vines Restaurant.
It is located minutes away from Mission Hill Winery, so make sure you add this to your stops if you are ever in Kelowna.
Once you park in the lot, their Wine Shop is the main centrepiece of the public vineyard. It was built in 2007 and looks modern and beautiful. They have a patio on the second floor, so you can see the stunning views of the Okanagan Lake and their vineyards.
How can you not love this beautiful view? So awesome.
Inside the Wine shop, there are tons of things to buy, but most people gravitate to the tasting bar at the back by the windows.
Complimentary tastings are available everyday. They have one white and one red. When I was here, they offered:
- 2014 Chasselas – Pinot Blanc – Pinot Gris
- 2012 Old Vines Foch
2014 Chasselas – Pinot Blanc – Pinot Gris is their most popular white wine. I quite enjoyed it, its fresh and fruity. Great for the summer.
2012 Old Vines Foch has black ripe cherry, milk chocolate with notes of toasty vanilla. I’m not a red wine drinker, but M did enjoy it.
If you want to keep on trying more wines, they have Tasting flights, 3 choices for $5. But, it’s waived if you buy 2 or more bottles of wine.
You can choose from:
- 2014 Dry Riesling
- 2014 Chenin Blanc
- 2014 Gewurztraminer
- 2014 The Bench Pinot Gris
- 2013 Quails’ Gate Chardonnay
- 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
- 2014 Rose
- 2013 Quails’ Gate Pinot Noir
- 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir
- 2013 Quails’ Gate Merlot
- 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Old Vines Foch
All the wines they have for the tastings are available to purchase. I bought 2 bottles and got the tasting fee waived.
They also do private winery tours for at least 10 people. Since it was just M and I. We just wandered around their vineyard and looked around.
Grapes! It was cool to see them on their vines.
There is also have a picnic area if you brought your own lunch. The view is great too.
Overall, it was a great stop along the Winery Trail in Kelowna. There’s lots of vineyards to see, so make sure you pace yourself and not get too drunk.
3303 Boucherie Rd,
Central Okanagan, BC