Gray Monk has plenty to celebrate

Lake Country winery has been in operation for 30 years, while owners are celebrating 50th wedding anniversary

Stunning Gray Monk Winery in Lake Country celebrate 30-40-50 Anniversary this year!  Join them for a special dinner during Spring Wine Festival.

Stunning Gray Monk Winery in Lake Country celebrate 30-40-50 Anniversary this year!  Join them for a special dinner during Spring Wine Festival.

The Grapevine Restaurant at Gray Monk Winery is now open for the season.

Celebrated executive winery chef Willi Franz, executive restaurant chef Renee Haudenschild and their team will again be serving up their gorgeous cuisine in one of the most beautiful settings in the Okanagan.

Gray Monk Winery owners George and Trudy Heiss have much to celebrate this year.

Their 30-40-50 festivities will celebrate the 30 years Gray Monk has been in operation, their 40 years of grape growing and George and Trudy’s 50th wedding anniversary.

The Grapevine Restaurant, located on site at Gray Monk, will be hosting a unique special event during the spring wine festival.  Proprietor/chef Willi Franz says they will feature a reception and five-course dinner paired with Gray Monk wines on May 5.  ‘The Ultimate Okanagan Chefs’ Table’ will involve five of the top chefs in the region: Bernard Casavant – Manteo Resort; Rod Butters – RauDZ Regional table; Paul Cecconi – Local Lounge and Grill; Geoffrey Couper – Culinary Instructor at Okanagan College; Sandrine Raffault-Martin – Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate; and Willi Franz and the Culinary Team from the Grapevine Restaurant.

All courses are paired with Gray Monk Estates award-winning wines.

The reception will be May 5 at 6 p.m. with  dinner starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $125 (taxes and gratuities included).

To purchase tickets please visit: click on shop or go to or

Congratulations times three Trudy and George.




Jennifer Schell is the editor of B.C. Food and Wine Trails magazine.



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