The GOODS from Quail’s Gate Winery
West Kelowna, BC | Quails’ Gate winery is pleased to announce that Nikki Callaway has joined the team as winemaker. Nikki is already well known in the BC wine industry, and she brings with her a wealth of experience gained working in vineyards around the world. She worked the harvest in South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, as well as holding several cellar master positions throughout France, including in the Loire, Burgundy and Bordeaux regions. Nikki’s official start date at Quails’ Gate will be August 1st, 2013.
A Canadian by birth, Nikki spent nearly a decade living in Dubai, UAE before returning to Canada for her formal education. She successfully completed her Bachelor’s in Biology at the University of Victoria in 2004, then headed to Europe to learn winemaking from the ground up. Her winemaking career began with the 2004 vintage in the Beaujolais (Château La Louvière) and Bordeaux (Château Palmer) regions of France and culminated when she graduated with a Diplôme National dOœnologue (DNO) from the Université Bordeaux II in 2007. Upon her return to Canada in 2009 she worked as a winemaker for Mission Hill Family Estate.
Tony Stewart, CEO and proprietor of Quails’ Gate winery, notes “We are very excited to announce Nikki as our new winemaker. She is intimately acquainted with several renowned international wine regions as well as having experience crafting wines right here in the Okanagan. Her spirit of collaboration and vision for the future of Quails’ Gate are a perfect match for our long-term plans, and we are thrilled to bring her aboard to work on what is already proving to be a strong vintage.”
Quails’ Gate has received numerous awards and accolades for its wines, including outstanding results at this spring’s Pacific Rim Wine Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, and International Wine & Spirits Competition. The winery is excited about working with Nikki to continue to produce outstanding wines that enhance British Columbia’s profile on the world stage.
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
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.
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 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.