When the sun cooperates, the skies here become a dazzling array of salmon, orange, pink, and turquoise as dusk approaches. The food is impressive enough, though, that you'll be lingering over every mouthful long after the sun goes down. In addition to salads and soups—the prawn bisque over dried tomato foam is melt-in-your-mouth smooth—there are expertly prepared dishes like beef bourguinon, chicken breast with lemon-thyme gnocchi, and a coffee-and-pepper-crusted venison
strip loin. Make sure to share a plate of artisan cheeses and breads. House-made desserts include a quince mousse served with poached pear, Agassiz hazelnut wafers, and Syrah syrup. Be sure to try the wines named for Robert Bateman, Canada's foremost wildlife artist. Before dinner, try schedule a tour of the winery's pyramid, fashioned after the one in Egypt.