As a family, we are committed to ensuring that the founding family principles and values are maintained throughout the winery.
Through dedicated research and ground-breaking innovation, we’ve assembled a collection of wines that consistently exceed expectations in quality, character and flavour.
We farm more than 200 acres of vineyards and have been leaders in the development of Canadian viticulture practices. We have some of the most mature vinifera plantings in the country and we’re committed to continuous improvements to our vineyards and winery facility.
We planted our first vines in 1961, but our love affair with the soil goes back to 1908, when Richard Stewart Sr. (affectionately known as “Poppa Dick”) settled in the area. From working the land, he would go on to establish one of the valley’s most successful nurseries. Six decades later, his son, Dick, switched over to growing grapes. With the help of Dick’s eldest son Ben and his wife Ruth, Quails’ Gate Winery was founded in 1989. Over the next two decades, the entire family became involved in making the company one of the leading producers of premium BC VQA wines.
Our vineyard team is dedicated to ensuring that our grapes are given the best chance to succeed and all our grapes are hand-harvested in order to maintain grape integrity. Our dedication to sustainability means we consistently apply best practices and ensure prudent use of resources. Today, we farm more than 200 acres of vineyards and are widely-regarded as industry experts in the development of Canadian viticulture practices.