The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide

ISBN 9781771513241
Softcover | Publication Date: April 28, 2020
Book Dimensions: 5 in. x 8.5 in.
520 Pages

About the Book

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 240 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.

About the Author(s)

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. He is the author of Valleys of Wine: A Taste of British Columbia’s Wine History (2019), co-author of The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide with John Schreiner (2020), is currently working on subsequent volumes of his Sipster’s Pocket Guide series. He splits his time between Okanagan Falls, BC and Toronto, ON.


“As tasting rooms start to re-open through the Okanagan, this is an incredibly useful book to guide your way. It’s an equally enjoyable window on a world that some of us might not be in a position to visit again for a while.” —Globe and Mail

“Equally useful for those unable to travel to wine country but wanting winery information for future trips, or use it to order wine now, online.” —Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun

“No better guide.” —Tony Aspler, The Wine Guy

“A must for any visit in the Okanagan and beyond.” —Kayla Bordignon, @UnCorkBC

“At $25 it’s just a giveaway for the amount of information that’s in here. . . If you own a winery, you should be selling this book.” —BC Food and Wine Show