It's difficult to say whether Painted Rock's rise to fame is karma or just plain hard work, either way, this young winery is coming of age. ~ Anthony Gismondi

Media & AccoladeS

March 26, 2014 Liam Carrier reviews Painted Rock's 2011 Merlot

March, 2014 So Much for Retirement by Daenna Van Mulligen

March, 2014 Wine Weekend at Clayoquot

March, 2014 Wedding Bells names Painted Rock as one of the 30 Loveliest Wedding Venues of 2014

February 12, 2014 BC Business presents CEO's in cars with John Skinner (see video)

JanSave Page Save Pageuary 25, 2014 Anthony Gismondi reviews Painted Rock's 2011 Syrah

January 10, 2014 Global News BC Wine Makes it Big in China by Linda Aylesworth

January 6, 2014 Business in Vancouver Asian Restaurants Charging top dollar for BC Wines by Gordon Hamilton

January 1, 2014 WE Vancouver City Cellar BC Wines Run for the Border by Kurtis Kolt

January, 2014 Montecristo Magazine Painted Rock Estate Winery Tasting Room by Jim Tobler

November 27, 2013 Toronto Sun Creekside Estate Winery breaks out with a powerful Syrah by Christopher Waters

October 28, 2013 The Wine Diva British Columbia's Best by Daenna Van Mulligen

October 17, 2013 The Province The Swirl: Best of BC by James Nevison

September 22, 2013 Scout Magazine First Look at Painted Rock Estate Winerys brand new Tasting Room by Andrew Morrison

May 7, 2013 Globe & Mail Painted Rock Syrah 2010 Beppi Crosariol

May 6, 2013 BC Business Magazine The Second Coming of BC Wineries by John Schreiner

April 19, 2013 Adventures in BC Wine by Russell Ball

February 13, 2013 Savour Magazine Building a Legacy Family Business by Chytra Brown

February 8, 2013 Globe & Mail Why 5,000 is a "magic number" for stock broker turned wine maker by Diane Jermyn

Painted Rock named #1 Winery in BC at the 2012 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards

July 5, 2012 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines

Eleven wines have been chosen for the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines.  We are very pleased and proud to announce that for the second time in our first three vintages Painted Rock has earned two of the prestigious BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines.  These highly coveted awards will be presented to us by His Honour Stephen Point on July 26th at our winery.

When we won two awards for our first vintage it confirmed that we were on the right track and validated the potential of our estate property, our team and our mandate. Now with our third vintage we expect to solidify our reputation as reliable and consistent producers of excellent wines. Our very simple goal is to get better and not bigger and to realize the full potential of our Skaha Bench estate vineyard. We have enjoyed wonderful support and acceptance of our wines since they were first released for which we are very grateful. This has enabled us to continue to adhere to the strictest protocol and mandate in our quest to produce the finest wines.

The award winning wines, our 2009 Red Icon blend ($55) and our 2009 Syrah ($40) are available in limited quantities if you contact Jill at 604 765 4538 or by email at sales@paintedrock.ca.  We also have a few signed and numbered magnums of the 2009 Red Icon available at $125 per bottle.

This year was the largest competition in the 10-year history of the awards, with 347 wines submitted from 94 wineries across the province.

May 23, 2012
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Results of more than 12,200 entries for the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 were announced today in London. Painted Rock’s 2009 Painted Rock, Red Icon has won a SILVER MEDAL.

Wines at Decanter are tasted blind within their region of origin and price bracket to ensure that an expression of terroir is taken into account, and wines are compared like for like. Each wine is individually assessed and discussed by a dedicated panel before a verdict is recorded. The initial grades that a wine can receive from a panel are: no award, Commended, Bronze, Silver or Gold. All Silver and Gold-medal winning wines are re-tasted by the Regional Chair for confirmation.

This wine will be featured at the Unsigned Talent tasting at the 2012 London International Wine Fair, May 22-24 in Excel, London. For full results of the 2012 Decanter World Wine Wards, please visit www.decanter.com

May 8, 2012
Syrah du Monde
In the Syrah du Monde, an International competition between the best Syrah in the world, 445 wine samples from 24 countries were tasted. The judges tasted in accordance with the International Rules, and they strictly followed Quality Assurance procedures. After three days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 149.

Painted Rock’s 2009 Syrah took home a SILVER MEDAL. For full results of the 2012 Syrah du Monde wine awards, please visit www.syrah-du-monde.com

February 22, 2012
Tasting Room Radio with your host Terry David Mulligan.
Interview with John Skinner of Painted Rock Estate Winery

November 4, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Painted Rock Estate Winery was just ranked #1 Winery in BC and #3 Winery in Canada at the 2011 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. The producer of ultra-premium Okanagan wines received 13 medals, including 3 Gold, as well as 4 Silver and 6 Bronze.
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October 22, 2011
The Okanagan Saturday - Taking Valley wines to the big city
The grapes may be grown and the wine made in the Okanagan, but the reality is the Lower Mainland is the biggest market for Valley vintages.
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October 2011
Vancity Hot Sheet - Hot Grape Painted Rock
While in Whistler, Van City Hot Sheet was tasked with an evening of sampling fine wine at two of the area's most acclaimed restaurants, Araxi and The Wine Room at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
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July 12, 2011
A critic's guide to South Okanagan wineries
Beppi Crosariol, the Globe and Mail

John Skinner, the owner of Painted Rock Estate Winery in British Columbia, loves visitors. When he's on site at his arresting property in the Okanagan Valley, he often whisks tourists to the cellar for a treat...
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January 21, 2011
Vancouver Magazine 7th Annual 2011 Wine Awards
Winner - Rich Reds, Painted Rock 2007 Merlot
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November 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Painted Rock Estate Winery is pleased to announce the release of our highly anticipated 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon.
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July 12, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Painted Rock Estate Winery's 2007 Red Icon and 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon win 2010 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence In BC Wines!
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July 11, 2010
John Schriener on wine - Lieutenant Governor's 2010 wine excellence winners
Ten wineries emerged as winners in this year's competition for the Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines with Painted Rock winning two of them...
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June 30, 2010
Mike Nierychlo ONLINE
Painted Rock Winery's John Skinner talks to Mike Nierychlo.
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May 25, 2010
John Schriener on wine - A preview of Painted Rock's 2008 Red Icon
The first wines released last fall by Painted Rock Estate Winery - reds from 2007, a Chardonnay from 2008 - were widely acclaimed by restaurateurs and wine critics...
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April 30, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Painted Rock Estate Winery awarded "Best of Varietal, Merlot" at the 2010 Okanagan Spring Wine Festival along with finalist awards for all its other wines.
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November 17, 2009
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Painted Rock Estate Winery gets scores of 90 Points and above from Natalie MacLean.
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Wine picks, articles and humor from Natalie MacLean, named the World's Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia. Natalie is also the author of Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass. For more details on this book and to sign up for the newsletter, visit www.nataliemaclean.com

October 22, 2009
John Schriener on wine - Painted Rock makes a strong debut...
Read John Schriener's latest article on Painted Rock.
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October 13, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Painted Rock Estate Winery awarded 'Best New Winery' at 2009 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival
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October 11, 2009
Okanagan Fall 2009 Wine Festival
Okanagan Fall Wine Judging Competition results announced. Record entries create industry buzz and judges award 25 gold medals
Painted Rock chosen Best New Winery
Okanagan Wine Festivals

October 03, 2009
The Vancouver Sun
BC Wine of the Week - Painted Rock Red Icon 2007. Look for a big spicy, peppery, blackcherry nose with cassis, barnyard, mocha and vanilla aromas...
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September 06, 2009
Tasting Notes by Anthony Gismondi
2008 Painted Rock Chardonnay
2007 Painted Rock Merlot
2007 Painted Rock Syrah
2007 Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
2007 Painted Rock Red Icon