GOODS: “Quails’ Gate” Winery Strikes Gold at International Chardonnay Competition

Quail's Gate is located at 3303 Boucherie Road in West Kelowna, BC | 250.769.4451 | 1.800.420.9463 | quailsgate.com

The GOODS from Quail’s Gate Winery

West Kelowna, BC | Wines from Quails’ Gate winery have earned high honours at France’s prestigious Chardonnay du Monde. The 2010 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay was awarded a Gold Medal, while the 2011 Quails’ Gate Chardonnay received Silver. The awards testify to the excellence of the wines crafted by the Okanagan icon, which has won fans among both critics and consumers around the globe.

The 2010 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay was made from grapes grown on vines planted on the Mount Boucherie bench in 1996. The 2011 Quails’ Gate Chardonnay is a 50/50 blend of chardonnays fermented in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

The 2013 Chardonnay du Monde competition included nearly 900 wines from 42 countries. The judges comprised more than 300 experts, half of whom were from outside France. After four days of judging, the panels awarded medals to about one third of the wines entered. The medals included 58 Gold, 183 Silver, and 50 Bronze.

Quails’ Gate is proud that its wines were recognized by the competition to be among the best in the world.

Details

3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC | Canada
Telephone: 250.769.4451 | 1.800.420.9463
Web: quailsgate.com | Facebook | Twitter

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The People

Proprietor: The Stewart Family
Chief Operations Officer: Tyler Galts
Winery Chef: Roger Sleiman
Winemaker: Grant Stanley

Members of the Quails’ Gate team are well respected and viewed as some of the most talented in the wine and hospitality industry, making their mark as innovative and knowledgeable leaders. By having been provided many opportunities for development, our staff strive for personal achievement and development. The Stewart family ensures that the best skills in the business are recruited, developed and retained. Winery staff feel that they work for the best winery in the country.

About Quail’s Gate

THE WINE

As one of Canada’s foremost family owned and operated estate wine producers, Quails’ Gate is internationally recognized as a top quality producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Quails’ Gate wines are premium and terroir focused. The entire portfolio of Quails’ Gate wines is consistently endorsed by wine experts as one of Canada’s most outstanding.

THE DESTINATION

Not only is Quails’ Gate one of Canada’s foremost wine country destinations, it is also internationally and nationally recognized as a premier agri-tourism destination. Having been provided with a friendly, sophisticated and educational wine and culinary experience, visitors return again and again. The Quails’ Gate onsite experience is most relaxing and welcoming. Onsite hospitality staff are among the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable in matters of wine and food in the country.

THE SITE

The facility and grounds of our vineyards reflect the premium quality of Quails’ Gate wines. The care and attention to detail given to the vineyard and winery landscape echo the attention to detail given to all other areas of the company. Quails’ Gate continues to be a leader in advanced viticulture practices, placing the Stewart family’s vineyards among the most prized grape growing sites for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other focused varietals in North America.

OLD VINES RESTAURANT

An all season culinary destination, Old Vines Restaurant & Wine Bar is an exceptional vineyard side location on the slopes of the Boucherie Mountain Bench. Guests are warmly welcomed in our must visit West Kelowna site with expansive and picturesque southern views of Lake Okanagan.

Chef Roger Sleiman offers menus with ingredients sourced from surrounding fields and pastures, our kitchen garden and regional British Columbia farms all paired perfectly with our Estate Wines.

Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate highlights the abundant resources of the Okanagan Valley, harmoniously matched with gracious service, breathtaking views and sublime wines. A long leisurely sunset dinner, al fresco bistro lunch or small bites and wine flights in our Wine Bar in summer or Fireside Lounge in winter, Old Vines Restaurant is the perfect location for dinner, light luncheons, mid afternoon grazing or après work sipping.

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