Top 5 Winery Restaurants In Kelowna
Known for it’s culinary delights, the Okanagan Valley, and more notably, the city and surrounding vineyards of Kelowna, British Columbia have long held a tradition of offering 5 star dining. Extensive library wines, world renowned chefs and a jaw dropping landscape come together to offer the ultimate dining experience. Coupled with stunning architecture and top notch attention to detail, travellers looking for the ultimate winery dining experience have virtually limitless options in the Kelowna region. Here is our list of the top 5 winery restaurants in Kelowna and the surrounding area.
Block One / 50th Parallel Estate Winery
Located on a stunning hillside in Lake Country, this state of the art and architecturally brilliant winery and restaurant offer impressive views, a vibrant, upscale atmosphere and endless Pinot Noir (their signature wine). Chef Kai Koroll continues to come up with regionally inspired dishes that are sure to impress. An ever changing menu, produce sourced from their own vineyard farm and jaw dropping views complete the experience. We highly recommend checking out their extensive list of library wines to compliment your meal to get the most out of your experience! Reservations are recommended, as walk in’s can be difficult in peak season.
Garden Bistro / O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars
Nestled in the heart of their Vineyard, the Garden Bistro at O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars consistently delivers seasonal dishes that smack the palette with a wide array of flavours. Complimented beautifully by their wine portfolio and upbeat atmosphere, the Garden Bistro is a favourite stop for those venturing to the wine region of Lake Country, British Columbia. Fresh produce from their gardens, floor to ceiling windows in their dining room and a patio that offers gorgeous views of the vineyard help to create a sophisticated, yet casual dining experience. Don’t forget to check out their fresh handmade deserts and mouth watering list of daily specials!
Home Block / Cedar Creek Winery
Located along Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route, its hard to not be impressed by the bold architecture and stunning appointments of Home Block Restaurant. Crafted from 100 year old reclaimed barn wood, and with a focus on cuisine that matches perfectly with their extensive library of wines, Home Block Restaurant continues to impress. Seasonal set menus with balanced wine pairings by Chef Neil Taylor, decadent handmade deserts and a modern, yet nostalgic atmosphere make Home Block a sure bet for a winery lunch or dinner experience and a solid choice on our list of the top 5 winery restaurants in Kelowna!
Modest Butcher / Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery
New for 2020, The Modest Butcher restaurant located at West Kelowna’s Mt. Boucherie winery is a natural choice for the top 5 winery restaurants in Kelowna. Supporting meat producers with a focus on Okanagan raised meat and ingredients, the Modest Butcher consistently produces hearty dishes with a perfect blend of winery staples and soul food. May we suggest the “Butchers Burger” or “Braised Beef Poutine”. You can’t go wrong. While their wine list is impressive, including bottles from their sister winery, their cocktail list is equally impressive!
Old Vines Restaurant / Quail’s Gate Estate Winery
A true “farm to table” culinary experience, West Kelowna’s Old Vines Restaurant continues to be a top choice for those looking for a traditional winery dining experience. Old Vines focuses on wine first, building an extensive offering of well paired dishes passionately created by an award winning culinary team. Chef Roger Sleiman’s focus is on authentic wine country dishes with ingredients sourced locally. Set among the iconic vineyards of the Quail’s Gate winery, the atmosphere is welcoming, as is their service and attention to detail which continue to lead the wine industry! A staple of the local wine and dining scene, Quail’s Gate should continue to make our list of top 5 winery restaurants in Kelowna for years to come.
Honorable mention – Annie’s Beach Cafe / Frind Winery
The new kid on the block, Annie’s Beach Cafe located within Frind Estate Winery offers traditional Sunday Brunch, High Tea as well as delectable dinner options, all well paired with the wineries extensive library of wines. From homemade loaves of bread and fresh Americano, to brunch mimosas or dining in their unique “bubbles” while enjoying Braised Lamb Shanks, Annie’s Beach Cafe is on track to become a staple of the Kelowna dining scene. Set within the impressive estate of Former British Columbia Premier Bill Bennet, the lakeside grounds and patio create an atmosphere unique to the Okanagan wine scene.
This is just a small selection of the incredible culinary offerings to be found within the Kelowna region. Our wineries continue to innovate and inspire us with creative treats, world class service and Canada’s top wine pairings. We look forward to next years list of Top 5 Winery Restaurants In Kelowna!
For more information on tours available at the winery and restaurants listed above, check out our Kelowna Wine Tours
Top 5 winery restaurants in Kelowna, British Columbia