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May 27, 2020

A Message from our CEO

Dear Customers, 

We have been overwhelmed by your support throughout the pandemic and I want to take this opportunity to offer my sincere gratitude. The safety and health of our families, customers, employees and friends will continue to be at the forefront of all that we do.

On May 27th, we will reopen some experiences at the Estate. The wine tastings will look a little different as we employ social distancing and pre-booked appointments, but we are excited to be able to spend more time with our valued customers in a less busy, more intimate environment. Should you forget to make an appointment, please come into our wine shop and we will schedule a tasting at the next available time slot. Tastings will be held at the tasting bar, on the balcony overlooking the vineyard and in our Stewart Family Room next to the tasting room. Flights of wines will be pre-poured and selected at time of booking. We are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy our new offerings. 

Old Vines Restaurant (OVR) will officially reopen today and again we have reduced our capacity for the safety of all our guests. We will continue to provide a premiere dining experience both inside the restaurant and on our extensive patio. To ensure we can accommodate you when you arrive, we recommend making a reservation.  

With change comes opportunity, and we are excited to launch a new al fresco experience at the Estate; The Market at OVR will be available from Wednesday, June 3 and will include casual, culinary creations that complement our wines. Items can be purchased to enjoy on new picnic tables at our Harvest Gathering Site while taking in the spectacular view. 

We have taken extensive steps to ensure that guests and employees are kept safe while visiting Quails’ Gate, both in managing the number of people on-site and implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures. 

Our entire team is looking forward to resuming operations in our ‘new normal’ environment, and we are all very excited to welcome you back to our Estate.


Tony Stewart

Proprietor & CEO – Quails’ Gate Winery