There’s nothing quite like sitting back and relaxing over your favourite glass of wine and taking it all in. Need a new favourite to sip on this summer? With some of BC’s best wineries located right here in Kamloops, your palette is free to explore everything from lush reds and crisp whites, to classy bubbly and floral Rosé. Here are a few of our favourites located right in our own backyard along the Kamloops Wine Trail. Take your own self-guided tour (with a designated driver) or hop on an private wine tour.
Kamloops first winery, Harper’s Trail Estate Winery was named after the cattle drive’s “trail” of pioneer Thaddeus Harper. Enjoy your wine in the ranch-inspired tasting room or enjoy the breathtaking views from their expansive patio. An award winning winery, try some of this season’s newest releases including the 2016 Field Blend Red, 2016 Rosé and the 2016 Pinot Noir. For more information on tastings and hours, click here.
Monte Creek Ranch Winery
Newly opened in Summer 2015, Monte Creek Ranch expands over 65 acres of vineyards, land and herds of cattle and horses. Owned locally, they focus on sustainable and organic farming practices. Featuring am alfresco inspired restaurant “The Terrace” is open daily from 11:00am – 6:00pm with late dining on Friday and Saturday until 8:00pm. The venue also boasts a patio with stunning views of the South Thompson River and also hosts special events and weddings. For more information, click here.
A family owned boutique winery, Privato (meaning “privarte” in Italian) specializes in premium Burgundian style wines. Handcrafted only in small quantities, Privato offers among the best of BC in small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Recently the winery won best Pinot Noir in BC in the 2017 OK Wine Festival Best of Varietal Awards and a double gold medal at the All Canadian Wine Awards. Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm, enjoy drop in tastings for just $5 (redeemable with purchase). For more information, click here.