Quails’ Gate is serving up some fabulous fall activities to their visitors, including a delicious wine and food pairing experience, the Scenic Seated Tasting.
“This is a guided tasting with one of our senior educators,” says Lindsay Kelm, communications & marketing manager. “We feature four wines including a library selection, paired with exceptional small food bites from Old Vines Restaurant. “
The event is held in their private dining room, or on the terrace weather permitting. You’ll explore how wine and food interact and what works well together. Drop by at 11:00 am or 2:30 pm seven days a week throughout September. Check their website for details.
On October 5th, during the Okanagan Wine Festival, join winemaker Nikki Callaway at the intimate Winemakers’ Dinner in their private dining room. Book your tickets early, online at quailsgate.com. All Quails’ Gate festivities and events can be booked on their website.
The very best way to experience Quails’ Gate is through their extensive Wine Club Programs. The Cellar Door Club is featuring exclusive winter events this year, including Couples’ Counselling…The Relationship Between Wine and Food. In addition, you’ll receive shipments of wine from their current vintage, personal concierge service, and a 10% discount on all items in the wine shop.
September will herald the release of several new wines, including the 2015 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Later in the month they’ll bring out the 2014 reds. Look for the new Foch, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
An elegant new Bordeaux wine will be introduced this fall. The Connemara is named after the only region in Iceland where, it is said, Great-grandmother Stewart would return to! This exclusive product will be available only at Quails’ Gate. Additionally, try the Fortified Vintage Foch, a port-style wine which is fortified with their own grapes.
Be sure to visit Quails’ Gate in West Kelowna this fall. As the colours change and the vines become plump with grapes, Quails’ Gate – and its renowned Old Vines Restaurant – is the very best place to celebrate the senses this season.

pictured: sommelier Mike Lee with winemaker Nikki Callaway

~ Deanna Rainey