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Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant
Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.quailsgate.com
  • Email: oldvinesrestaurant@quailsgate.com
  • Phone: (800) 420-9463 x252
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Wine Bar Menu: Daily: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Roger Sleiman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Stewart Family Proprietors' Dining Room is adjacent to our Wine Tasting Room and offers seating for up to 32 guests. This technically equipped facility is an exceptional venue for private, corporate, or family events as well as wine-related tours. The window surrounded dining room provides a spectacular view of the vineyard and Lake Okanagan. Guests can enjoy the late day breeze of Okanagan Lake from the terrace balcony off the private dining room. Our Quails' Gate wines, hand-crafted by Grant Stanley, are available along with a choice of group menu options which reflect the fresh regional cuisine of our Executive Chef, Roger Sleiman.
  • Private Party Contact: Stella Brown (250) 769-4451 x221
  • Special Events & Promotions: There's always something happening at Old Vines Restaurant. Throughout the year we host numerous wine and culinary celebrations, for more information please visit www.quailsgate.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunnyside
  • Public Transit: Quails' Gate is accessible by Public Transit. Kelowna Regional Public Transit System Route 20/21 Westside drops visitors at our winery door. Buses are equipped with bike racks. See bctransit.com/regions/kel for routing details.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: On-site parking is available for over 100 vehicles. Handicap parking and wheelchair accessible ramps are available at the entrances of both Old Vines Restaurant and the Stewart Family Proprietors' Dining Room.
A word from Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant
Old Vines Restaurant is a meeting place of fresh local ingredients. Our selection of dishes enhance the light, fresh and fruitful, rich style of Quails' Gate wines. Our menu is constantly evolving as a reflection of our focus to serve the best and freshest the valley's local artisans and west coast markets can provide. We are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful setting and the ultimate food and wine experience in the Okanagan Valley. The Province (January 2007) Best places to un-wine. "Its fairytale pretty indoor/outdoor dining room among the vineyards is aptly named Old Vines Patio. Dinner here as the sun sets over the lake is a treat for the eyes and the palate." The New York Times (October 2006) - "Beyond our tables, the panorama of the lakefront, watercraft wake lines and row upon row of grapevines, with mountains in the distance, was mesmerizing." Wine Spectator (July 2004)- "One of the four best places to dine in the Okanagan."Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant has a beautiful dining room with an amazing view. The staff was very accommodating & very in tuned to the needs of the clients. Lovely & memorable dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Restaurant was easy to find, excellent location with a wonderful view. Menu had great choices for all diet types and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful view of the Okanagan Lake, great wine, awesome food, a very enchanting evening. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The view is amazing and the service attentive. This was my sixth or seventh visit over the years. While I can't comment on the wine personally as I don't partake, my companions were raving about their choices. Our meals were great and we left full and happy. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I brought some guests here for a quiet Sunday dinner, and my guest later claimed that it was the best dining experience he had had in over 10 years. The service was very professional without being stuffy, the food was perfect, the views were beautiful, and of course the wine was great. This is a show-piece of the Okanagan that I recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "It was just an overall enjoyable lunch. Beautiful view, the food was delicious. We enjoyed the combination of 2 oz. wines."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A very welcoming environment, great setting with marvelous views. As a couple it was great with friends it was splendid. Our food experience was terrific, always fresh fare with unique twists."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was our first time to this restaurant and we were very pleased by the whole experience. The meal was spectacular and the view as the sun went down doesn't get much better. We will definitely be back. One minor complaint was that there was a very limited menu. I get it for a restaurant of this caliber but another beef entry would be really nice. Having said that, the food was amazing."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had lunch this weekend at Quails Gate and had an amazing time. Our meal was leisurely yet the service was prompt. Appetizers were delicious and most of the mains were too. The desserts were extremely tasty and good for sharing. I hadn't dined with parents with an infant before but the host kindly provided a high chair and tips for ensuring the baby was happy and comfortable. The view was incredible and overall I look forward to coming back again soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The atmosphere, the food, and the service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Our waiter was excellent. Tall, slim, fella with short dark hair really knew the products he was serving."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Recently, my husband and I went to Quail's Gate winery for dinner. I can't really say anything BAD about the restaurant - the staff was fine, the food was good (but the portions were small and the dishes were not so spectacular that you overlooked that), the service was good, there wasn't a lot of noise.....the best thing about it was the view of the lake and the vineyard. 2 reasons that I would not jump to go back: #1, the place didn't feel very welcoming and #2, I would have preferred larger portions, especially at those prices."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went out for my wife`s birthday and as usual had a wonderful meal. I always read the menu in advance and was delighted that they had added mussles to the menu. The wines are excellent."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The food and view were exceptional, along with the impressive wine list. The highlight of our lunch was our server Jan; his service was flawless and he had us laughing every time he came to the table. When we visit again, we will be sure to request him."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "From the attentive staff to the glorious food and wine I have not one complaint except my stomach could not handle more."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Restaurant was not busy due to cold weather but the winter view was great, a lot quieter than summer time. Food was very well prepared and reasonably priced although the fish portion was a bit smaller than expected. The mussels were great, something I would expect from a Speciality Seafood restaurant on the coast"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The staff, meal, wine and ambience were excellent. We have always enjoyed visiting this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went to Quail's Gate to have dinner and discuss wine for our upcoming nuptials. We were (as always) very impressed with absolutely every aspect of the dinner!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "What nice way to spend Valentine's Day. From the greeting at the door to the server to the food and wine, it was a great experience. I would recommend Old Vines to anyone. We will be back in summer when we can enjoy the outdoor dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and beautiful location. Quails Gate wine was just too good. Slow service, so I had to keep enjoying the scenario longer and sipping more of their 2011 Pinot Noir :-)"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We didn't have the great dinner for Valentine's Day Dinner we had hoped for. Maybe expecting a little too much. Staff and ambience was very nice. The food quality and flavours did not meet our expectations for the price point offered. Portions were smaller than usual, not sure if they were running out of food, that was the impression. Not sure we will return, definitely not our destination for Valentine's Day next year."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for a our Valentine's dinner. The restaurant is beautiful. Once seated we were ignored for at least 20 minutes. There was a server at the table in front of us who was giving that table amazing service. We finally had to ask her who our server was when she walked by us. She said she didn't know but she could help us. Later when she brought our wine she said she would be serving us so I am not sure if she didn't realize she was our server or what. We received our wine promptly (and it was very good) and our dinners were delicious. We were not checked on except once to make sure our dinners were ok and we had to ask for more bread. I felt disappointed only because I was expecting much better service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food, service, and wine were fantastic as always. This is the place we keep coming back to for all our special date nights."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "When our order came one of the meals was wrong.........My wife ordered duck and received chicken.....Waitress aknowledged her error in putting in the order....My wife decided she would keep the chicken as it looked good anyway....We were offered a desert wine for the error.....We don"t like desert wine so we declined..........I thought a discount, free deserts or a bottle of wine would have been more appropriate.........Not impressed with the offer ........My wife ate a meal you would have thrown away and nothing much was offered for the restaurants mistake............Poor customer service here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quail's Gate is a wonderful place to enjoy outstanding food, lovely wines, incredible scenery and a terrific atmosphere. The music and lighting is just right for a quiet and relaxing evening. We so enjoyed our Valentine's dinner there and will be sure to return soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was exceptional!! The pork chop was great but could have been cooked about 2 minutes longer! Your Dry Reisling was very tasty!! The ambience was perfect. The fish was really good but a little bland. Overall we really enjoyed the experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Our valentines dinner (on February 13th) was AMAZING. Our server was great, she didn't hang around the table too much or too little. I am a picky vegetarian, and she made sure I was able to get the risotto in the dinner sized portion... which I might add was phenomenal! Over all great service, great food and great restaurant. We will be back, we won't be waiting a whole year to do so though."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times over the past couple of years and am always impressed with the consistency of superb food and excellent service."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Once again We had a fabulous dinner at the old vines restaurant. The steelhead trout was done to perfection and the service and ambience are 5 star!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to have dinner that night just because and to use our gift cards . It was wine and dine event as well. A great way to explore wines we may not have tried. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner time with the sever, she and all where excellent, can't beat the views! The food was perfect lol wins we will do this again. Can't wait to try the Sunday brunch. ,"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Quails Gate is my favourite winery in the region and their restaurant was a perfect reflection of their reputation. Great food in a stunning restaurant with friendly servers that don't over impose. Although it was super quiet for brunch there wasn't too much atmosphere but it was very relaxing. I look forward to going there again."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Your Internet reservation system needs work. It told me no reservations available after6:30 the night we went yet restaurant was nearly empty"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Our group had a fabulous evening. The food was excellent. All except one ordered from the Wine & Dine Menu and we ended up all buying bottles of wine to take home after trying the paired wines. Exceptional indeed!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We ordered from the wine and dine menu. Was affordable and an excellent way to sample different foods and wine. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "When we put in our reservation through OpenTable We asked for a taste menu with wine pairing. The food and. Wines were all great. We especially liked the beef plate with tastes of fillet mignon and slow cooked short rib beef. Unique and great combination. It was not great as there was no confirmation of our order - the food just started arriving- no acknowledgement of our anniversary and limited checking or follow up."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have gone to Quails Gate for our special Christmas dinner for the last few years and as usual really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "This is a great spot to introduce friends and colleagues to the Okanagan. On Sunday we had colleagues from the east in town on business. They had never had much time to visit the Okanagan, so before we took them on a mega-drive from Peachland to the southern shores of the lake beyond the Mission, we took them to Quail's Gate. What a great start to their day - service, wine, food, ambience - all contributed to a wonderful brunch and great conversation. They capped off the experience by stopping at the wine shop, doing some more tasting and then purchasing wine to take back with them. The sun came out as we sat down to eat and it stayed with us the rest of the day -- perhaps simply another feature of the bon vivance of the staff!!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This is our favorite dining spot in the Okanagan. The Ambience and Food is unmatched. Love the "Stewart Reserve" wines. It's our go to spot for out of town guests."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Crab cakes average, albacore salad was the highlight. Filet not cooked to order. Both deserts looked great but I doubt they were made in house? I think the head chef may have been on holidays!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "you just can't go wrong with anything you order. the wine pairings are spot on. the service is friendly and very knowledgeable."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Ordered eggs benedict and specified to the server that I wanted the yolks hard, not runny. They arrived with one runny and one hard, when the server returned a few minutes later to see if we were needing anything, she did ask how things were. I told her my egg was runny, she offered to redo my meal but I indicated that I didn't want to wait to recook my meal and eat after my 3 friends were finished. I was appropriately compensated by not being charged for my meal. The server was excellent and friendly staff and the atmosphere made for an enjoyable time. Would come again with girlfriends for brunch but not with my husband. The size of proportions are a bit too small for a man, delicious, just not big enough."
    Dined on 11/17/2013