Accolades for “Island Wineries of British Columbia”

The EAT team wishes to thank all the local writers and publications who have reviewed our new wine book, Island Wineries of British Columbia (published by Touchwood Editions).

For excerpts and links please read on.

Edited by Gary Hynes













Times Colonist <> by Eric Akis

“Island Wineries of British Columbia is three books in one, with wine, food and travel all covered…Writer Adem Tepedelen eloquently tells the story of each of them and you really get know the “characters” in our region turning grapes into wine.”

North Shore News <> by Tim Pawsey (Hired Belly)
“It’s a well assembled  guide, beautifully illustrated, with plenty of local detail, about  island grape varieties and recent vintages, and also includes  respectable entries on craft breweries, fruit wineries, mead and  cider. The latter part contains enticing seasonally driven recipes,  as well as touring maps by region and restaurant recos. Just about  all you could ask for $30.”

Boulevard Magazine <> – June 2011 (p. 76)
“If you are ready to plan your own – real or virtual – tour of the wineries of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, let this new book be your guide. Island Wineries of British Columbia is a beautiful, timely compilation of stories, useful facts and gorgeous photographs.”

YAM Magazine <>  – p. 62
“A delicious book that beautifully demonstrates how much this young industry has grown and honours the dedicated, enthusiastic people behind it all.”

The Georgia Straight                                                                                                                                                                                                  “This is a wonderful, groundbreaking, it’s-about-time book!” — Jurgen Gothe, Wine Columnist,.                                                                                                                                                                                               “Real bottom line: If you’re a wine and food lover and are heading to British Columbia’s beautiful islands, take along Island Wineries of British Columbia.”

Eat, Drink, Be Local                                                                                                                                                                                                         “A wonderful introduction to the wineries on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands.”

January Magazine                                                                                                                                                                                                        “An interesting, well-produced and intelligent book.”                                                            “If wine’s more your thing, you may already have toured the Okanagan vineyards. But have you considered Vancouver Island? Island Wineries of British Columbia (TouchWood) has a chapter outlining wine trails in the Cowichan Valley, Saanich Peninsula, and Gulf Islands.”


Island Wineries of British Columbia can be purchased online from the publisher or at your favourite book store, wine shop or Island winery. It is also available in the BC Ferries gift store and on the Coho Ferry (between Victoria and Port Angeles).


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