John Skinner, proprietor of Painted Rock Estate Winery, has a taste for wine and real estate -- that might be why he has one of the most popular vineyards and wineries in the Okanagan, BC, and arguably Canada. Read below to find out what accomplishment he’s proud of the most and which winemaker he would love to have dinner with.
What excites you most about BC wines?
Their validation on the international stage
What do you love most about working in the wine industry?
It’s youthfulness is so refreshing for me because it was very easy to have an impact.
If you weren’t in the wine industry what would you be doing?
That’s a good question -- I would probably be in the real estate business. I like the investment that we’ve made here and instinctively, I just like the idea of parking my money in dirt.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I think the realisation of the potential of this terroir because we have cut no corner to realize its true potential.
Defining moment in your career?
What is your favourite lesson you have learned?
Don’t doubt yourself.
If you could have dinner with any winemaker in the world who would you choose?