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Our Sustainability

We believe that our patch of earth in the lush and fertile Okanagan Valley is among the most stunning places in the world: set on the shore of a glassy blue lake, generously warmed by BC sunshine, home to countless birds, insects and critters.

Every operating decision we make reflects our pride of place. We’ve installed sophisticated water-management tools and drip irrigation in 95% of our vineyards, we seed grass and cover crops between rows of vines to reduce evaporation and we use compost and organic fertilizers to build healthy soil. Our cutting-edge Agrotherm tech even controls pests without chemicals.

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Our passion is cultivating respect for the land

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Knowledge in Action

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

Old Vines Restaurant joined the Ocean Wise initiative in 2007 soon after its launch in BC. Based on Culinary Director Roger Sleiman's philosophy to use sustainable and local ingredients, we have continued to ensure our seafood along with proteins are ethically caught and raised.

To protect the fragile ecosystems of the Okanagan Valley, we’ve joined forces with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in a quest to protect our natural grasslands and water systems. This Spring marks three years of partnership, and a total of $60,000 donated to support conservation areas in British Columbia.

Quails’ Gate has been a proud member of Sustainable Winegrowing BC’s pilot program led by grape growers and wineries across the province to make wine production sustainable now and for the future. We anticipate receiving our official certification in 2021.

Purveyor Spotlight

WISE EARTH FARM

One of the things that make our farm-business model work is the continued support of restaurants like Old Vines at Quails’ Gate Winery.  The commitment to quality that Chef Roger has and his support of local, sustainable farming is what helps farms like ours grow and prosper.

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Brenda Paterson

Operations Manager, Wise Earth Farm

At Wise Earth Farm, we are nourishing our community from the ground up!  We believe that delicious and nutritious food comes from the health of the soil.  We farm using regenerative agricultural principles that strengthen biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support carbon sequestration.  

We are Certified Naturally Grown which guarantees that we don’t use pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.  At Wise Earth Farm we are working to create an environmentally sustainable, socially responsible farm-business model that is equitable for us farmers and for our community members.

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WISE EARTH FARMS MENU FEATURE

Featured Dish

Wise Earth Marinated Summer Vegetables

Mixed vegetables grilled and marinated in olive oil and zaatar, finished with whipped cream cheese and filo pastry.

Suggested Pairing

2020 Chenin Blanc Okanagan Valley

The 2020 vintage of Chenin Blanc is comprised of 85% Chenin Blanc, incorporating 9% Viognier and 6% Sauvignon Blanc. 

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