Amidst the sun-soaked landscapes of the Okanagan Valley, where vineyards stretch to the horizon, four exceptional winery restaurants stand out. These culinary havens not only offer delectable dishes and fine wines but also encapsulate the region’s spirit. From farm-to-table elegance to innovative fusions, these are the four Okanagan winery restaurants we highly recommend visiting.
Nestled amongst the stunning Mt. Boutcherie Estate Winery, The Modest Butcher is a true culinary gem. Open since 2020, this restaurant strikes a balance between quality and modesty, boasting a contemporary open-concept interior with expansive views. The menu features prime-cut steaks, fresh catches, and classics like risotto and burgers, all crafted from locally sourced ingredients. With a carefully chosen selection of Boucherie wines, The Modest Butcher elevates dining experiences to new heights.
Situated at the scenic 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Block One Restaurant is a hub of culinary innovation, contributing premium cuisine to the estate’s celebrated wines. The remarkable outdoor dining space sheltered by an award-winning cantilever design, gives way to an equally inviting indoor setting during winter. The focal point is the wood-fired forno stage, encircled by granite and barn board, where the enticing aromas and flavours of wood-fired cooking come alive. With lunch, brunch, and dinner options available, their a la carte menu is thoughtfully curated to showcase this culinary expertise throughout the day.
Sitting amongst the beautiful rolling hills of the South Okanagan, this restaurant offers an exceptional blend of panoramic desert vistas, a remarkable wine selection highlighting the diverse Okanagan Valley terroir, and truly unforgettable cuisine crafted from hyper-local ingredients. Aligning with the philosophy of their wines, each dish showcases the inherent flavors of the valley. Curated by Chef Alessa Valdez, the menu evolves with the seasons and is perfectly paired with their wines. Choose from a range of multi-course menus and seasonal chef’s specials, while savoring one of the most breathtaking views – a sight that graces both the restaurant and its patio.
Nestled at the infamous Quails’ Gate Winery, the Old Vines Restaurant offers a dynamic menu of contemporary cuisine, influenced by the bounty of local farms and suppliers across British Columbia. This culinary gem seamlessly merges appetite and passion for fine wine in a breathtaking landscape. With both lunch and dinner menus available, Old Vines invites you to savour the delectable flavours that highlight this local region and celebrate the beauty of the Okanagan.