Perched above Okanagan Lake with stunning panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and the lake, Gray Monk Estate Winery offers guests a true taste, or sip, of the Okanagan lifestyle. With a bustling wine boutique, a full service banquet facility and a world-class restaurant, the winery is equipped to host guests for all occasions. We invite you to visit the Home of Pinot Gris. The winery’s name, Gray Monk, is the English translation of the Austrian name for Pinot Gris, a varietal sourced from the Alsace, first planted in Canada by George Heiss in the Gray Monk home vineyard in 1976. Pinot Gris is now the number one planted white grape varietal in British Columbia. The Heiss family is proud to remain as British Columbia’s oldest family owned and operated winery and have recently celebrated 32 years of winemaking and 42 years of grape growing.