Old Vines Restaurant & Wine Bar at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna has received an impressive accolade by a panel of international experts who have voted it onto thedailymeal.com’s 20 Best Winery Restaurants Around the World. The online publication and video network reports on food and wine culture.
This is only the latest such recognition received for Old Vines, which with Quails’ Gate Winery, is owned and operated by the Stewart family. The restaurant received a Gold Medal in 2011 and Silvers in 2012 and 2013 in Vancouver Magazine’s Best Winery/Vineyard Dining Category.
Wine restaurants from 67 wine-producing countries were compared and evaluated by 100 experts including food and wine writers, wine experts, sommeliers, bloggers and The Daily Meal staff who voted for their favourites in the categories Cuisine, Wine, Winery Experience and Style/Decor/Service. Quails’ Gate Winery was the only Canadian winery to receive recognition in this competition, placing 17th overall.
Regional authenticity, the same philosophy Quails’ Gate employs to craft its award-winning wines, is practiced by Chef Roger Sleiman in the Old Vines kitchen. Ingredients are sourced from the restaurant’s own on-site garden as well as local farms, fields and producers, contributing to ever-evolving world-class Okanagan cuisine.
Lunch and dinner are served Monday—Saturday; brunch and dinner are served on Sundays. A wine-paired tasting menu is also featured.
Old Vines Restaurant & Wine Bar, one of the first winery restaurants in the Okanagan, is also one of the only ones in the region open year round. Guests are able to enjoy the spectacular views of the vineyards, Okanagan Lake and Mount Boucherie in all the seasons while enjoying Chef Sleiman’s farm-to-table creations paired with Quails’ Gate wines.
The restaurant also provides some excellent dining deals during the winter season.
New Year’s Eve at Old Vines is usually a full house so reservations are encouraged.
~ Dona Sturmanis

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