The lush Okanagan Valley is internationally acclaimed for its wines. John Schreiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide, completely updated, reflects the most recent changes in the region's wine indust
The lush Okanagan Valley is internationally acclaimed for its wines. John Schreiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide, completely updated, reflects the most recent changes in the region's wine industry and provides succinct insider profiles of the more than 150 wineries in the Okanagan.
The Okanagan Valley produces 95 percent of British Columbia's wines. This comprehensive guide features thumbnail sketches of wineries and winemakers and is peppered with fascinating facts about the region, drawn from Schreiner's own winery visits. Also included are Schreiner's recommendations for what to sample from each cellar.
All the information you need to take a self-guided tour of the wine regions is here. "Geography for Wine Tourists," a chapter on the many Okanagan wine regions and the wineries to be found in them, has been expanded to include new wineries and a new region, the Thompson River Valley. Also included is a detailed map of the Okanagan, with all the wineries marked, as well as addresses, telephone numbers, and website addresses for each winery.
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The most original event at the Okanagan's fall wine festival is the free-spirited "Midnight Service" at Blasted Church. A professional gospel choir fills the cellars with spirited hymns while guests wash down southern soul food with the winery's best wines. The entire portfolio at Blasted Church reflects an irreverent take on worship, from the label caricature of a preacher to premium wines called Cross to Bear, Holy Moley and Nothing Sacred.
John Schreiner is a resident of North Vancouver, BC, and is Canada?s most prolific author of wine books. He has authored 10 books since 1984, including Whitecap bestsellers British Columbia Wine Country, The Wineries of British Columbia and BC Coastal Wine Tour Guide. An award-winning home vintner, Schreiner has received the prestigious Founders Award, given annually by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society.
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