Join Gray Monk Estate and five of their neighboring wineries for the second annual “Taste Lake Country (TLC)” event held on Saturday May 3rd.  This is an opportunity to indulge yourself and visit Lake Country’s six estate wineries for a multicultural food and wine experience.  All six wineries feature tastings paired with cultural small bites. Tickets are $25 and are available at

And the festivities just keep coming at Gray Monk, an iconic estate winery filled with some of the most beloved and successful wines in Canada.

‘Celebrate the Arrival of Spring’ on May 9th , where their culinary team presents a fusion of rustic wine country and classic French cuisine in a superb five course wine-paired dinner.

Also, in the works is a plan for a monthly Chef’s Table, an opportunity for a delicious meal with the finest wines, in the company of both the chef and proprietor.  In this intimate setting, tickets will sell fast!

Spring is an exciting time at Gray Monk, especially with all the fresh, aromatic white wines being released. Of great interest, is the Pinot Gris which has historically been the #1 selling Pinot Gris in BC. The Heiss Family was the first to import and plant this celebrated varietal in Canada. It is well worth your time to plan a trip to visit Gray Monk – ‘Home of the Pinot Gris’ and try all the new releases!
With the arrival of new vintages, it also marks the end of some favorite wines. Sadly, they are almost sold out of the highly acclaimed 2011 Riesling, which won triple honours at the WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada.  This classic Riesling was crowned Category Champion, Best of Country and Best in Top 25 Value Wines.  The winery still has a small allotment available for Wine Club members and visitors.

~ Deanna Rainey