It’s one of the joys of wine country… not only do you get to enjoy the wine but you also enjoy the experience.  A winery that knows well how to create a wonderful experience is Quails’ Gate Winery, and they are setting up a full calendar for the season.

Spring is the time to release the new white wines, and to honour that, Quails’ Gate is offering Spring Release lunches and dinner programs at The Old Vines Restaurant May 3 – 12. These menus showcase the flavours of the Okanagan in signature dishes from the Old Vines kitchen, eloquently paired with Quails’ Gate wines. There is a 3-course menu for lunch ($40 plus taxes and gratuities) and 4-course for dinner ($75 plus taxes and gratuities). 

Grant Stanley, Quails’ Gate’s Winemaker, is hosting a special social event for Okanagan Spring Wine Festival: Dinner in the Barrel Room on Saturday, May 4. He will lead guests for a barrel tasting and tour and then host a multi-course dinner of locally sourced ingredients, prepared by Winery Chef Roger Sleiman. Courses will be paired with spring release wines and selections from the vintage library. Seating is limited for this unique and intimate event; call Old Vines Restaurant to reserve. ($125 per person, taxes included.)The dates for the winery’s popular summer event have also been set: mark your calendar for Saturday, July 13 or Thursday, August 8 to attend a Dinner in the Vineyard.

If you want to be sure not to miss out on great experiences, or you like to have first pick at exclusive offers, you should consider joining the Quails’ Gate wine club. Cellar Door Club members receive advance news of events and special wine releases in addition to their wine packages.


~ Kristin Peturson-Laprise