This article was published on September 30th, 2018
If you’re looking for a boozy day time adventure, look no further than Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and plan a wine tour today. Kamloops is located in the Thompson Valley of the interior of British Columbia, and is one of Canada’s newest and swiftly growing wine regions able to compete with top quality vineyards in the wine world.
Kamloops and the Thompson Valley already have several extraordinary vintners known for producing stellar vino, and now there are three new wineries developing world class wine in the vicinity. Privato, Harpers Trail, and Monte Creek Ranch are three new kids on the wine block already making a name for themselves. And on the Kamloops wine trail, you can experience all three wineries in one fell swoop.
Privato is a hidden away little gem of a vineyard that is family run and owned. Privato has a beautiful outdoor garden perfect for outdoor events and a small tasting room for a more intimate wine tasting experience. Known for their Burgundian style wines, Privato is a recent recipient of the best Pinot Noir double gold medal at the All Canadian Wine Awards. Privato, meaning private in Italian, is a boutique winery you’ll feel right at home in.
The second new vineyard to be making waves on the Thompson river valley is Harpers Trail Estate Winery. Known around the region for having live bands throughout the summer, Harper’s Trail also hosts BBQ events throughout the year in the outdoor space. The first winery from Kamloops, Harper’s Trail is named after famous Canadian pioneer Thaddeus Harper. Set amongst rolling hills, a natural spring, and the backdrop of the exquisite Thompson River Valley, Harper’s Trail is as stunning to behold as their wine is delicious.
Last but certainly not least, Monte Creek Ranch is a fully operating ranch with Angus cattle and goats, plus has a full-service kitchen and restaurant open during the summer months and an outdoor patio. Monte Creek opened just 3 years ago and has the largest selection of wines in the Thompson Valley region. Just 10 minutes outside Kamloops, wine enthusiasts are able to get a taste of some of the finest wine in the world without having to venture to far to get to it.
DiVine Tours offers winery tours to get you safely on a winery tour. You’ll get to explore all of the Thompson Valley’s amazing wine country on an organized tour that will leave you wanting more wine. DiVine arranges everything as you sit back, relax, and enjoy a day of drinking, learning, and savoring the best wine in the region. For your next visit to Kamloops and the Thompson Valley, book a wine tour with DiVine Tours!
Kamloops has plenty of accommodation options. For a comfortable, peaceful night rest after a day of adventure in Kamloops, rest your head at The Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops.
Kamloops has so much to offer. A ride on a historic steam train is just the beginning. Kamloops is a great place to begin a new adventure. A wine tour, river walk, hike through the sagebrush covered mountains, nightlife, and tranquility are accessible in one of Canada’s most geographically unique and beautiful regions. Start planning your boldly unscripted visit to Kamloops with Tourism Kamloops.