Quails’ Gate Winery
We are big fans of Quails’ Gate Winery, in fact, we have blogged about the Old Vines Foch here and here. Quails’ Gate is located in West Kelowna just over the floating bridge from downtown. The first vines at Quail’s Gate were planted in 1961 although the winery wasn’t officially founded until 1989 by the Stewart family. The vineyard at Quails’ Gate is now spread out over the Okanagan Valley and 180 acres of grapes are farmed to produce a variety of wines.
Quails’ Gate Rose
We don’t steer way from red wines too often, but a Rose seemed appropriate for pan-fried and herb breaded sole, which we were having for dinner. Our vintage on this day was the 2011. It is made with 85% Gamay Noir, 10% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Gris. The colour of this Rose was bright pink and smelled of very rich fruit flavours. It is definitely a wine you want to taste as soon as you turn the cap on the bottle. Flavours of raspberry and strawberries make a very light and fruity Rosé. Sold as a dry wine, the rich fruit flavours take away any dryness in the taste. We think this would make for a great summer sipping outdoor wine. At $19.99 per bottle this is a great value in our opinion.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years.