Island Wineries of British Columbia

Updated and Expanded

By (author): Gary Hynes
ISBN 9781927129975
Softcover | Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Book Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in
264 Pages

About the Book

Winner of the Gourmand International Wine Books Award 2011 for Canada

Finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2012 BC Book Prizes

This award-winning book celebrates the unique flavours, terroir, and grape varieties that can only be found on the wine islands off the West Coast. A collaborative effort from the writers of EAT Magazine, Island Wineries of British Columbia is your guide to a growing wine culture as well as the food movement that accompanies it. Learn the history behind the region’s wine production, and gain intimate knowledge about local wine producers.

Complete with maps and suggested wine tasting excursions, explore the islands’ meaderies, cideries, fruit wineries, and artisan distilleries. Includes recipes from some of the region’s most talented chefs with offerings from Cafe Brio, Camille’s, the Sooke Harbour House, and Stage Wine Bar.

Now updated and expanded to include seven new wineries and tours, Island Wineries of British Columbia highlights a growing and innovative wine industry.

About the Author(s)

Gary Hynes, a former sommelier, chef, and innkeeper, founded EAT Magazine, a bimonthly publication that celebrates food and drink in British Columbia, for which he was the editor. In 2011, Gary and the team at EAT worked together to create Island Wineries of British Columbia from their shared knowledge of excellent wine and BC's unique culinary scene. He passed away in 2018. Visit for more on BC's favourite food-and-drink magazine.


“This is a wonderful, groundbreaking, it’s-about-time book!” —Jurgen Gothe, Wine Columnist, Georgia Straight

Island Wineries of British Columbia is an accessible and elegant must-have book for anyone interested in Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands wine. With the balance of a fine wine, this book combines beautiful colour images, readable prose and substantive content in a professionally packaged product that has both structure and purpose.” —Garth Eichel, Times Colonist

“If you’re a wine expert the book will satisfy your need for more in-depth information. The book is also designed for those just wanting to find a good bottle or two.” —Times Colonist

“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.”—

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

“An interesting, well-produced and intelligent book.”—January Magazine