The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide by John Schreiner & Luke Whittall

The 6th edition of The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide is just what it says, a wine tour guide to the wineries located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and surrounding wine country. Co-written by John Schreiner, one of Canada’s most respected and prolific wine writers, and Luke Whittall, blogger, podcaster, writer, and wine educator at Okanagan College. The recently released guide is, quite simply, the most informative and current guide to touring British Columbia’s interior wine country available today. Originally titled John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour Guide, the 1st edition was published in 2006 and profiled 100 wineries. Today’s guide features updated maps, contact information, producer profiles and general wine recommendations for the 240 wineries that make up the “Okanagan Wine Industry” in 2020!

Touted as the “ultimate glove-box guide” for wine tasting and touring interior British Columbia, the book can basically be divided into two distinct sections. The first introduces readers to the geographic realities of the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and Kootenays. This substantial land area is further divided into distinctive wine-growing regions. Each area, such as The Golden Mile, Black Sage Road or the Naramata Bench, is unique and is treated separately with a general overview of the geography, including soil types and topography, weather and temperatures, and vine selection. Perhaps most importantly, each region comes with a list of wineries located in the area.

The second section comprises a list of all 240 wineries that make up the Okanagan wine industry. In my opinion, this is the heart of the guide! It provides pertinent information on when the winery opened, the address, phone number, website, and the tasting room. Perhaps more importantly, it gives a thumbnail sketch of the people who are the real story behind each winery. Finally, under the heading “My Picks,” there is a brief assessment of the specific qualities of each winery’s most important wines. The book is not a buying guide, so there are few tasting notes of the wines produced. The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide is all about the stories behind each winery, its wines and winemakers, and how to get there in a rationally organized, easy-to-find way!

As with all of his many books, John Schreiner, with the help of Luke Whittall, has written in a very personal voice, a guide that explores the intricacies of the Okanagan wine industry, its people, and the influences that have shaped British Columbia’s interior wine industry.

The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide

John Schreiner & Luke Whittall

Touchwood Editions




50th Parallel Estate

8th Generation Vineyard

Adega on 45th Estate Winery

Ancient Hill Estate Winery

Anthony Buchanan Wines

Arrowleaf Cellars

Baccata Ridge Winery

Back Door Winery

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

Bartier Bros.

BC Wine Studio

Beaumont Family Estate Winery

Bella Wines

Bench 1775

Birch Block Vineyard

Black Cloud

Black Dog Cellars

Black Hills Estate Winery

Black Market Wine Company

Black Swift Vineyards

Black Widow Winery

Blasted Church Vineyards

Blind Tiger Vineyards

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars

Blue Sky Estate Winery

Bonamici Cellars

Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery

Bottega Wine Studio (Seven Directions)

Burnt Timber Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

c.c. Jentsch Cellars

Calona Vineyards/ Conviction Wines

Camelot Vineyards Estate Winery

Cassini Cellars

Castoro de Oro Estate Winery

CedarCreek Estate Winery

Celista Estate Winery

Chain Reaction Vineyards

CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Church & State Wines

Ciao Bella Winery

Cliff and Gorge Vineyards

Clos du Soleil

Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery

Coolshanagh Vineyard

Corcelettes Estate Winery

Covert Farms Family Estate

Crescent Hill Winery

Crown & Thieves

Crown Vineyard

Crowsnest Vineyards

Culmina Family Estate Winery

D’Angelo Estate Winery

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery

Daydreamer Wines

Deep Roots Winery

Desert Hills Estate Winery

Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Eau Vivre Winery

Echo Bay Vineyard

Edge of the Earth Vineyards

Elephant Island Winery

Estate Winery

Evolve Cellars

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

Fairview Cellars

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

Forbidden Fruit Winery

Fort Berens Estate Winery

Four Shadows Vineyard & Winery

Foxtrot Vineyards

French Door Estate Winery

Frequency Winery

Frind Estate Winery

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery

Giant Head Estate Winery

Gold Hill Winery

Granite Bluff Estate Winery

Gray Monk Estate Winery

Grizzli Winery

Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery

Harper’s Trail Estate Winery

Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery

Here’s The Thing Vineyards

Hester Creek Estate Winery

Hidden Chapel Winery

Hillside Winery

House of Rose Winery

Howling Bluff Estate Wines

Hugging Tree Winery

Indigenous World Winery

Inniskillin Okanagan

Intersection Estate Winery

Intrigue Wines

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan / Sunrock Vineyards


Kalala Organic Estate Winery

Kanazawa Wines

Kettle Valley Winery

Kismet Estate Winery

Kitsch Wines

La Casa Bianca Winery

La Frenz Winery

Lake Breeze Vineyards

Lakeboat Vineyard & Winery

Lakeside Cellars

Lang Vineyards

Larch Hills Winery

Lariana Cellars

LaStella Winery

Laughing Stock Vineyards

Le Vieux Pin Winery

Liber Farm & Winery

Lightning Rock Winery

Liquidity Wines

Little Engine Wines

Little Farm Winery

Little Straw Vineyards

Lock & Worth Winery

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard

Marichel Vineyard

Marionette Winery

Martin’s Lane Winery

Maverick Estate Winery

Mayhem Wines

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Meyer Family Vineyards

Mirabel Vineyards

Mission Hill Family Estate

mocojo Wines

Monster Vineyards

Montakarn Winery

Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Moon Curser Vineyards

Moraine Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Nagging Doubt Winery

Niche Wine Company

Nichol Vineyard

Nighthawk Vineyards

Nk’Mip Cellars 3

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery

O’Rourke Family Vineyards

O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars

Off The Grid Organic Winery

Okanagan Crush Pad Winery

Oliver Twist Estate Winery

One Faith Vineyards

Origin Wines

Orofino Winery

Osoyoos Larose

ovino Winery

Painted Rock Estate Winery

Peller Estates

Pentâge Winery

Perseus Winery

Phantom Creek Estates

Pipe’ Dreams Winery

Platinum Bench Estate Winery

Play Estate Winery

Poplar Grove Winery

Priest Creek Family Estate Winery

Privato Vineyard & Winery

Prospect of the Okanagan

Quails’ Gate Winery

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

Ramification Cellars

Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Red Bird Estate Winery

Red Horses Vineyard

Red Rooster Winery

Ricco Bambino / Crooked Crown Vineyard

Rigour & Whimsy

River Stone Estate Winery

Road 13 Vineyards

Robin Ridge Winery

Roche Wines

Rollingdale Winery

Ruby Blues Winery

Rust Wine Co.

Rustic Roots Winery

Sage Hills Vineyard

Sagewood Winery


Savard Vines

Saxon Estate Winery

Schell Wines

Scorched Earth Winery

Scout Vineyard

Second Chapter Wine Company

See Ya Later Ranch

Serendipity Winery

Seven Stones Winery

Silkscarf Winery

Silver Sage Winery

Singletree Winery

skaha Vineyard @ Krāzē Legz Vineyard and Winery

Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard

Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery

Sonora Desert Winery

SpearHead Winery

Sperling Vineyards

Squeezed Wines

St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery

Stag’s Hollow Winery

Stoneboat Vineyards

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

SummerGate Winery

Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery

Synchromesh Wines

Tall Tale Wines

Tantalus Vineyards

Tender Hope Winery

Terravista Vineyards

th Wines

The Dance Winery

The Hatch

The Vibrant Vine

The View Winery & Vineyard

Therapy Vineyards

Thornhaven Estates Winery

Three Sisters Winery

Tightrope Winery

time Winery

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

Upper Bench Winery & Creamery

Valley of the Springs Winery

Van Westen Vineyards

Vanessa Vineyard

vinAmité Cellars

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

Waterside Vineyard & Winery

Wayne Gretzky Okanagan

Wesbert Winery

Wild Goose Vineyards

William Tell Family Estate

Winemaker’s cut

Wynnwood Cellars

Young & Wyse Collection





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