WINE EDUCATION CENTRE
Adjacent to the Bell Tower, the Wine Education Centre is the winery's principle building off the main courtyard. The Centre's wooden doors stand over 24 feet tall and open wide to welcome visitors to a museum-style reception hall, known as the Chagall Room.
The pre-eminent feature of which is a one of a kind tapestry, called Animal Tales, by Russian-born painter Marc Chagall, one of only 29 Chagall tapestries ever made. Considered one of the leading artists of the 20th Century, Chagall's work adorns the dome of the Paris Opera House, and is displayed at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. One of his most striking pieces, his Tapestry for the Entrance Hall, is showcased in the museum that bears his name in Cimiez, in the hills above Nice.
Proprietor Anthony von Mandl searched for two years before he found the perfect piece to suit the space. The Chagall tapestry dominates the room and is the focal point of the von Mandl family's art collection.
In addition to the Chagall Room, the Wine Education Centre houses an intimate theatre that serves as the starting point for all of the winery tours. The multi-media presentation transports the visitor to our Estate vineyards and explains the grape growing and winemaking cycle. It is dedicated to the men and women who farm our land.
The Education Centre also includes a state-of-the-art Culinary Theatre, a teaching kitchen for culinary professionals, modeled on Napa's Culinary Institute of America (CIA). This intimate yet highly functional and adaptable venue includes kitchen-viewing capability and an optional screen for multi-media presentations. This is the only facility of its kind in the Okanagan Valley.