Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries (Video)

You won’t want to miss our live video chat with John Schreiner, 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
wine competitions in North America and abroad. He lives in Vancouver.

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Winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award for best New World Wine book in English Canada. Finalist for the best New World Wine Book in the world.

“BC wine fans love John Schreiner. He’s always been there for us. With the explosive growth of BC wines, he has paved the way for our all-important next step: how to choose and cellar the best of those wines, the icons.” ―Terry David Mulligan, host of the “Tasting Room Radio” program on Roundhouse Radio

A gorgeous gift-worthy collection of tasting notes and collector’s information on British Columbia’s highest-calibre wines, written by Canada’s most authoritative and prolific wine writer.

British Columbia now has such an array of high-calibre winemakers that John Schreiner has compiled a book showcasing the icon wines from BC’s best wineries. An icon wine is the very best wine that a producer can make, and the prestige of an icon wine cascades across a winery’s entire portfolio.

For each wine profiled, readers will learn the behind-the-scenes story of the winery and winemaker, as well as the history, provenance, and inspiration behind each wine. The most recent vintage is listed, along with detailed tasting notes for as many vintages as are available, information on number of cases produced, percentages of varietals in the case of blends, and even the clone number of particular varietals.

The essential guide for any collector of BC wine, this book is also the culmination of research that illuminates John Schreiner’s passion and unique contribution to BC’s wine region.












Wineries and Icon Wines

Arrowleaf Cellars • Solstice Reserve
Averill Creek Vineyard • Pinot Noir
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery • Pinot Noir
Bartier Bros. • The Goal
Black Hills Estate Winery • Nota Bene
Black Sage Vineyard • Cabernet Sauvignon
Black Widow Winery • Hourglass
Blasted Church Vineyards • Nothing Sacred
Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars • The Reserves
Bonamici Cellars • Belviaggio
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery • Meritage
Cassini Cellars • The Godfather
C.C. Jentsch Cellars • The Chase, Syrah
CedarCreek Estate Winery • Platinum Block 2 Pinot Noir, Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir
CheckMate Artisanal Winery • Chardonnays and Merlots
Church & State Wines • Quintessential
Clos du Soleil Winery • Signature
Coolshanagh Vineyard • Chardonnay
Corcelettes Estate Winery • Menhir
Covert Farms Family Estate • Amicitia Red
Culmina Family Estate Winery • Hypothesis
Daydreamer Wines • Marcus Ansems Shiraz
Deep Roots Winery • Syrah
Desert Hills Estate Winery • Mirage
Dirty Laundry Vineyard • Bordello
Eau Vivre Winery • Pinot Noir
8th Generation Vineyard • Riesling Selection
Elephant Island Orchard Wines • Naysayer
Ex Nihilo Vineyards • Pinot Noir
Fairview Cellars • Iconoclast
50th Parallel Estate • Pinot Noirs
Fort Berens Estate Winery • Meritage
Foxtrot Vineyards • Pinot Noir
Garry Oaks Winery • Pinot Noir
Gold Hill Winery • Meritage Family Reserve
Gray Monk Estate Winery • Odyssey Meritage
Hester Creek Estate Winery • The Judge
Hillside Winery • Mosaic
Howling Bluff Estate Winery • Summa Quies Pinot Noir
Inniskillin Okanagan • Dark Horse Vineyard Meritage
Intersection Winery • Alluvia
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery • SunRock Red Meritage
JoieFarm • En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir
Kanazawa Wines • Ronin
Kettle Valley Winery • Old Main Red
Krāzē Legz Vineyard and Winery • Skaha Vineyard Reserve Impulsion
La Frenz Winery • Grand Total Reserve
Lake Breeze Vineyards • Tempest
Lariana Cellars • Numbered series
LaStella • Fortissimo
Laughing Stock Vineyards • Portfolio
Le Vieux Pin • Équinoxe Syrah
Liquidity Wines • Pinot Noir
Little Engine Wines • Gold Chardonnay, Gold Pinot Noir
Marichel Vineyard • Estate Syrah
Maverick Estate Winery • Rubeus
Meyer Family Vineyards • Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir, Micro Cuvée Chardonnay
Mission Hill Family Estate • Oculus
Moon Curser Vineyards • Dead of Night
Nagging Doubt Winery • The Pull
Nichol Vineyard • Syrah
Nk’Mip Cellars • Mer’r’iym
Noble Ridge Vineyards • King’s Ransom
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery • Haywire Pinot Noir
Orofino Winery • Beleza
Osoyoos Larose Winery • Le Grand Vin
Painted Rock Estate Winery • Red Icon
Pentâge Winery • Pentâge Blend
Perseus Winery • Invictus
Poplar Grove Winery • The Legacy
Privato Vineyard and Winery • Pinot Noir
Quails’ Gate Winery • Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery • Obra-Prima
Red Rooster Winery • Golden Egg
River Stone Estate Winery • Corner Stone
Road 13 Vineyards • 5th Element
Robin Ridge Winery • Gamay
Sage Hills Vineyard • Pinot Noir
Sandhill Wines • Sandhill Small Lots One
Seven Stones Winery • The Legend
Silkscarf Winery • Ensemble
Sperling Vineyards • Old Vines Riesling
SpierHead Winery • Pinot Noir Cuvée
Stag’s Hollow Winery • Renaissance Merlot
Steller’s Jay • Steller’s Jay Brut
Stoneboat Vineyards • Rock Opera Pinotage Reserve, Solo Pinotage Reserve, Pinotage
Summerhill Pyramid Winery • Cipes sparkling wines
Synchromesh Wines • Storm Haven Vineyard Riesling
Tantalus Vineyards • Old Vines Riesling
Tightrope Winery • Pinot Noir
Time Estate Winery • McWatters Collection Meritage
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards • Oldfield Series 2Bench Red
Township 7 Vineyards • Reserve 7
Unsworth Vineyards • Symphony
Upper Bench Winery & Creamery • Estate Merlot
Vanessa Vineyard • Meritage
Van Westen Vineyards • V, Voluptuous
Venturi-Schulze Vineyards • Pinot Noir
Wild Goose Vineyards • Stoney Slope Riesling
Young & Wyse Collection • Black Sheep










John Schreiner is a prolific and seasoned wine writer. Beginning with regular wine columns in the Financial Post and the Vancouver Sun in 1974, he published his first book, The World of Canadian Wines, in 1984 and has since written fourteen books on Canada’s and British Columbia’s wines and wine culture. He is a celebrated member of both national and regional wine communities across Canada, and has judged in wine competitions in North America and abroad. He lives in Vancouver, where he maintains his own expansive wine collection.



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