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The Okanagan Wine Tour Guide
New edition
By (author): John Schreiner By (author): Luke Whittall
9781771513241 Paperback, Trade English General Trade TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces Apr 28, 2020
$25.00 CAD
Active 5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr 520 pages TouchWood Editions

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.

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. He is a wine instructor at Okanagan College and the producer of "Wine Country BC," a podcast and blog. He has contributed articles to many wine-focused publications and websites, and is the author of Valleys of Wine: A Taste of British Columbia’s Wine History.

Media + Publicity:
  • Baseline media outreach to Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province, Calgary Herald, Western Living, EAT, BC Magazine, BC Lifestyle, Savour, Vines magazine, Taste magazine, BC Food and Wine Trails, CBC’s Kelowna Daybreak, CBC’s Radio West, CBC’s BC Today, CBC’s North by Northwest, Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna Cap News, Oliver Daily News, Penticton Western News, Penticton Herald, Castanet, Scout
  • Outreach to food and wine freelance writers and bloggers Anthony Gismondi on Wine, International Wine and Food Society blog, The Wine Economist, Natalie MacLean Wine Reviews, Shelley Boettcher’s Drink with Me, Wine Adventures, The Food Gays, Alexandra Gill, VancouverScape, Girls Go Grape, Wine Diva, Joanne Sasvari
  • Outreach to Okanagan-based wine tour groups such as Uncorked Okanagan, Foodie Pages, Into the Vineyard, The Wine Sisters, Uncork BC, BC Vine Living, etc…
  • Direct marketing outreach to wineries featured in the book
Potential Endorsements from
  • Jennifer Cockrall-King, award-winning author, founder of the Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Workshop
  • Jennifer Schell, author, founder of the Garagiste North Small Producers Wine Festival
  • Terry David Mulligan, host of Tasting Room Radio
Marketing + Promo:
  • Regional and subject-specific print features, excerpts, review coverage
  • Blogger outreach, online ads, and social media campaigns
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Outreach to travel and tourism organizations
  • Electronic ARCs
Marketing + Promo Deliverables
  • Display banner
  • Electronic ARC
  • Press release
  • Postcard, poster
BISAC Codes:
  • CKB126000 COOKING / Beverages / Alcoholic / Wine
  • TRV006050 TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces (AB, BC)
BISAC Regional Themes
  • 4.0.2.0.2.0.0 British Columbia
BISAC Merchandising Themes
  • ET034 CULTURAL HERITAGE / Canadian
  • EV086 EVENT / Summer
  • EV100 EVENT / Wedding
  • EV110 EVENT / Winter
  • HL010 HOLIDAY / Christmas
  • HL060 HOLIDAY / Father's Day
  • HL130 HOLIDAY / Mother's Day
  • HL170 HOLIDAY / Thanksgiving
  • HL180 HOLIDAY / Valentine's Day
THEMA Subject Codes
  • WBXD1 Food & drink: Wines
  • WTHD Travel guides: food & drink regions
  • KNSG Hospitality, leisure & tourism industries
THEMA Place Qualifiers
  • 1KBC-CA-BDL British Columbia Interior: Okanagan
  • 1KBC-CA-BDKvBritish Columbia Interior: Kootenays
  • 1KBC-CA-BDN British Columbia Interior: Similkameen
  • 1KBC-CA-BDM British Columbia Interior: Boundary
  • 1KBC-CA-BDP British Columbia Interior: Thompson
  • 1KBC-CA-BDQ British Columbia Interior: Shuswap
  • 1KBC-CA-BDR British Columbia Interior: Lillooet-Fraser Canyon


For more information contact
[email protected]

"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." —Christopher Waters, 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

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