Quails Gate Winery
Welcome to Quails Gate Winery. As one of Canada’s foremost family-owned estate wineries, we’ve shaped the development of the wine industry for over six decades, focusing on making the Okanagan Valley a true culinary destination.
Quails Gate Winery has built its reputation on three pillars: providing consistent high-quality wines, delivering an exceptional visitor experience and ensuring excellence in customer service.
Located on the south-facing slope above Lake Okanagan and below the extinct volcano of Mount Boucherie, this site is home to our most prestigious vineyards. The close proximity to the lake results in slightly cooler temperatures than our other vineyards. This unique cool climate region provides good heat and ripening potential while retaining bright acidity in the fruit.
These vineyards are planted in soils rich in volcanic rock, clay, gravel and glacial till. This combination of minerals gives the wines depth, strength and character. Because the composition of the soil is much finer than that of our other vineyards, the vines don’t have to work as hard to get the water and minerals they need. The soil composition also allows for exceptional draining while east to west plantings allow for ideal sun exposure.
Quails Gate Winery plantings here include Chasselas, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.