Painted Rock Estate Winery was established in 2004, when avid wine enthusiasts John and Trish Skinner decided to fulfill their dream of having their own family vineyard. They purchased a former apricot orchard in “The Black Hawk”, a spectacular 56 acre bench on Skaha Lake in Penticton B.C. and replanted it with 25 acres of Bordeaux variety vines. They were confident that this terroir presented a unique opportunity to create exceptional Okanagan wines that would be worthy of international recognition. This vision paid off and in addition to wide critical acclaim for their wines, the estate was named InterVin International Winery of the Year for 2018/2019.