The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide

The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide

by John Schreiner, Luke Whittall

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Overview

The definitive guide to Interior BC wineries, covering the Okanagan, Similkameen, Thompson and Kootenays. With updated maps and travel tips, it’s your ultimate glove-box guide, now in a newly expanded and updated edition.

For nearly fifteen years Okanagan Wine Tour Guide has been the definitive companion for travelling the winding roads of BC’s Interior wine region. In this, the 6th edition, John Schreiner and his new co-author—wine writer, podcaster, and instructor Luke Whittall—chart the latest developments at the oldest wineries and the very first vintages from the newest startups in a region that stretches along Okanagan Lake, west to the Similkameen, north to the Thompson, and east to the Kootenays.

This edition includes 258 wineries (that’s over 40 openings in five years!), revised and updated maps, contact information, tasting room information, and recommendations. From pioneers like Quail’s Gate on Mount Boucherie to the newest arrivals like Cliff & Gorge in Lillooet, these stories are as varied as the personalities of the wines themselves—a few vines planted as a retirement project, a few acres purchased on a whim, or a gala grand opening underpinned by years of planning and consultation. What emerges across the guide is the sense of community and the room for wildly different philosophies on everything from growing to fermenting to naming.

Whether you’re paging through the aisles of the local liquor store, sorting your Viogniers from your Syrahs, or relishing a family vineyard’s journey from its Quonset-hut years to international acclaim, John Schreiner’s Okanagan Wine Tour is the ultimate guide to and celebration of Interior BC wine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771513241
Publisher: Heritage Group Distribution
Publication date: 04/28/2020
Edition description: New
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Schreiner is the best-selling author of fifteen books, and Canada’s most respected and prolific wine writer. He is a celebrated member of both national and regional wine communities across Canada, and has judged in numerous wine competitions. He lives in North Vancouver.


Luke Whittall has worked in cellars, vineyards, and wine shops since 2005 and is currently a wine instructor at Okanagan College. His first book, Valleys of Wine: A Taste of British Columbia’s Wine History was published in 2019 and he co-authored The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide with John Schreiner in 2020. He lives in Okanagan Falls, BC.

Table of Contents

Why We Wrote this Book 1

Geography for Wine Tourists 5

Beyond the Okanagan 24

Virtual Wineries 27

Winery Profiles 29

Acknowledgements 509

Photo Credits 511

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