Gray Monk was originally founded George and Trudy Heiss. The Heiss family moved to the Okanagan Valley from Europe via Edmonton, Alberta with dreams of owning a successful vineyard. In 1972, George & Trudy Heiss were at the front of the line presenting their request to be allowed to make (and sell) wine from their own grapes. That began the Estate Winery program - which many believe was the turning point for British Columbia Wines.
By the time I reached Gray Monk I was starving. I took the elevator down from the tasting room to the Outlook Restaurant. I chose to sit on the patio and over look the lake. Such a beautiful day. The executive chef here is Graham Momer.
I selected the Halibut and Chips ( the only cost budget item on the menu). It was quite good.
I returned to the tasting room where I ran into a women that need some training in hospitality. It took explaining to four people about winesofcanada.com before I could get a tasting at the seated bar.
Here I tasted one of the better Rose Rosenberg and a nice Odyssey Pinot Noir.
Our Okanagan Trip 2023