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John Skinner

Painted Rock Estate Winery

 


Trish and John Skinner ~ daughter Lauren

If Painted Rock is going to compete with the
best in the world, we must have confidence
in our terroir and allow it to express its
uniqueness. That’s why we are 100% estate.”
~ John Skinner

Painted Rock began with John and Trish Skinnerís belief that the Okanagan Valley had enormous, largely unrealized, potential. They wanted to build a business that would be a family legacy for their children Lauren & Riley. In pursuit of that goal, they have assembled a team who have become like family and their daughter now works alongside them.

Painted Rock is more than a winery; it is an extension of a family. The Skinner's dream of having their own vineyard was born after spending time exploring wineries in the South of France with their family.

John Skinner retired from the brokerage business dedicate himself entirely to running his Painted Rock Estate Winery near Okanagan Falls. Turned out to be a wise and wonderful decision for him, his family and wine lovers. Painted Rocks first vintage was 2007.

The Skinner's philosophy is rooted in the simple idea that wine should be made for friends and family to enjoy. With a dedication to quality and a respect for the terroir, Painted Rock ensures that each grape is of superior quality, proving that the best wines are made in the vineyard

What distinguishes Painted Rock from other wineries is as simple as the dirt. The estate property where the wines are grown is unparallelled. We have the right combination of the lake, the elevation and the rock bluffs, as well as the quality of the soil.” Lauren Skinner

I believe that our site has the perfect combination of proximity to the lake, slope, air movement, soil, heat units, sun exposure that support my contention that the finest wines in the valley can come from this sight. I am trying to do our opportunity justice, by bringing in the best talent, equipment and protocol - John Skinner

History and art surround us. Painted Rock is named for the 500+ year old indigenous pictographs that can
be found on the rock faces surrounding the vineyard. With the utmost respect for their integrity, we do
not reveal the exact locations to visitors. Instead, the Skinner Family is committed to collecting, building, and displaying art for their visitors to appreciate.

What ahead for Painted Rock? Well we are moving away from hosting weddings, 2021 will be our last year. We are going to focus on enhancing the visitor experience and continue with the picnic options we offered in 2020. John is hoping to get back on the road travelling and continue with his international goals of building the Canadian and Okanagan brand abroad. We are working with some fantastic importers in the US, UK, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and other places. We are hitting our stride after 10 years and really enjoying this business. We are excited for the future!

Painted Rock Estate Winery
400 Smythe Drive, Penticton, BC V2A 8W6

 

December 2, 2020: Red Icon Named a Wine of the Year Decanter Magazine, January 2021 Edition

 2018: Painted Rock named as the InterVin International Winery of the Year 2018/2019 

2021 Named to Winesofcanada.com list of Best Wineries to Visit.

2021 Named to Winesofcanada.com Wineries to Watch For in 2021

OVERALL WINERY AWARDS

Winery of the Year – 2018/2019 InterVin International Wine Awards
Best Tasting Room –2017 Best of BC Wine Country Awards
Winery of the Year Finalist 2016/2017 – by InterVin International Wine Awards
Winner of “Best Big Red”  – Vancouver Magazine’s 7th & 8th Annual Wine Awards 
Winery of the Year – 2014/2015 InterVin International Wine Awards
Winery of the Year Finalist  – 2012/2013 InterVin International Wine Awards
#1 Winery in BC – 2012 Wine Access Canadian Wine Award
Best New Winery – 2009 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

RED ICON

2017 Red Icon - Canadian Wine of the Year, 2020 - Decanter
2017 Red Icon - 96 Points  - Andy Howard MW, Decanter
2017 Red Icon - 94 Points - Ronan Sayburn MS, Decanter
2017 Red Icon - 96 Points - Beth Willard, Decanter
2017 Red Icon - Top Red Wine, Top 10 Red Blend, Top Value -  WineAlign Guide to Canada's Best Wines 
2017 Red Icon - 94 Points - David Lawrason, Sara D'Amato, John Schreiner
2016 Red Icon – 95 Points - John Schreiner
2016 Red Icon – Silver Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2015 Red Icon – Gold Medal –WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2015 Red Icon – 93 Points – Decanter Magazine – Steven Spurrier Fine Wine Selection
2015 Red Icon – Silver Medal –  InterVin International Wine Awards of Canada
2014 Red Icon – Best Red – Okanagan, 2017 Best of BC Wine Country Awards
2013 Red Icon – 94 Points – Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine
2012 Red Icon – 17 Points – Richard Hemming, www.jancisrobinson.com
2010 Red Icon – Gold Medal – 2014/2015 InterVin International Wine Awards
2009 Red Icon – Silver Medal – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
2009 Red Icon – Gold Medal – 2011 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards
2007 Red Icon – 2010 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wines
2007 Red Icon – People’s Choice Award – 2010 Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

SYRAH

2017 Syrah - Top 10 Syrah's - WineAlign Guide to Canada's Best Wines
2016 Syrah – Silver Medal – BC Lieutenant Governors Awards 2019
2016 Syrah – Gold Medal–WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2016 Syrah – Silver Medal–Decanter World Wine Awards
2015 Syrah – Gold Medal – BC Lieutenant Governors Awards
2015 Syrah – 92 Points – Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail
2014 Syrah - Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019
2014 Syrah – Silver Medal – Syrah du Monde 2017
2014 Syrah – 92 Points – Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
2014 Syrah – 17.5 Richard Hemming – “Watch out world! This is one the best syrahs out there”. 
2013 Syrah – 93 Points – Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail
2013 Syrah – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2016
2013 Syrah – 91 Points – Decanter Magazine, Steven Spurrier
2012 Syrah – 17 Points – Richard Hemming, www.jancisrobinson.com
2011 Syrah – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2014/2015
2010 Syrah – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2013
2009 Syrah – Silver Medal –Syrah du Monde
2009 Syrah – Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wines 2012
2009 Syrah – Gold Medal – 2012 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards
2009 Syrah – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2013

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal – BC Lieutenant Governors Awards 2019
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2016
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2017
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal – WineAlign Awards 2016
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2014/2015
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2013
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon – Platinum – WineAlign Awards 2013
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine 2010


MERLOT

2017 Merlot - Top 10 Merlot - WineAlign Guide to Canada's Best Wines
2015 Merlot – Gold Medal –  WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2014 Merlot - Silver Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019
2013 Merlot – Silver Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2013 Merlot – 91 Points – Anthony Gismondi – Vancouver Sun 
2013 Merlot – King of Sweden Praises Painted Rock Merlot
2012 Merlot – Silver Medal – 2014 BC Wine Awards
2012 Merlot – 16.5 Points – Richard Hemming – www.jancisrobinson.com
2010 Merlot – Silver Medal – 2013 National Wine Awards
2007 Merlot – Gold Medal – 2010 BC Wine Awards
2007 Merlot – Best of Varietal – 2010 BC Wine Awards

CABERNET FRANC


2017 Caberent Franc - Top 10 Cabernet Franc's- WineAlign Guide to Canada's Best Wines
2017 Cabernet Franc - 93 Points John Szabo, MS & David Lawrason, WineAlign Canada 2020
2016 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2015 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019
2015 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal – BC Lieutenant Governors Awards 2018
2015 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2014 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal – WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2014 Cabernet Franc – Gold Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019
2014 Cabernet Franc – 92 Points – James Button, Decanter Magazine “Top 10 Canadian Wine Recommendations" 
2014 Cabernet Franc – 91 Points – Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail 
2014 Cabernet Franc – 91 Points – Anthony Gismondi – Vancouver Sun “BC Wine of the Week” 
2013 Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2017
2013 Cabernet Franc – 90 Points – Decanter Magazine 

MALBEC

2017 Malbec - 93 Points John Schreiner, 93 Points Sara d'Amato, WineAlign
2016 Malbec – 92 Points – John Schreiner
2016 Malbec – Gold Medal - WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2015 Malbec – Silver Medal – InterVin International Wine Awards 2018/2019

SYRAH CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2016 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal – Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019

CHARDONNAY

2017 Chardonnay - Silver Medal - Chardonnay du Monde 2019
2016 Chardonnay – Silver Medal -  WineAlign National Wine Awards 2019
2016 Chardonnay – 95 Points - John Schreiner

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