Robert Bell's

Wines of Canada

Since 1992

Gray Monk Estate Winery

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.

Outlook Restaurant at Gray Monk Estate Winery


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.

Fish and chips at Gray Monk Estate Winery

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 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

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