Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Kamloop’s Trail Wineries
There is a new and exciting wine region emerging in British Columbia just a  little west of the Okanagan Valley.
The Kamloops Wine Trail connects four unique and diverse wineries pioneering a new wine region in the Kamloops* Thompson Valley area of British Columbia. Nestled amongst the natural beauty of the North and South Thompson Rivers
The wineries are, Harpers Trail, Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Privato Winery and Sagewood Winery
Harper's Trail the first winery to open in Kamloops with wines made from 100% Kamloops grown grapes. The winery is owned by Ed and Vicki Collett. Their Thadd Springs Vineyard is located on Shuswap Road just NE of Kamloops BC Monte Creek Located 10 minutes east of Kamloops , the working ranch, which straddles the Thompson River is home to grass-fed cattle, horses, honey bees, Haskap berries, grazing land and two stunning estate vineyards
Privato is located a half-hour drive north of Kamloops, it is one of the more northerly vineyards in British Columbia planted to vinifera (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay). Gracefully situated among the families 80-acre Christmas tree farm the vineyards at Privato slope.The winery is owned by John and Debbie Woodward.
Sagewood is a Family owned and operated boutique winery, the vineyards of Sagewood are nestled on the slopes of the scenic South Thompson River. Home to the regions oldest commercial vineyard, winemaker Doug Wood has been growing award winning grapes since 2005.
*Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, located at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Kamloops lies in the rain shadow leeward of the Coast Mountains and is biogeographically connected to similar semi-desert areas in the Okanagan region,. Dry hot summers help the grapes. Kamloops is blooming into one of British Columbia’s prime destinations.
Down the road (58km) east and a wee bit north of Kamloops lies Cache Creek home to Bonaparte Bend a fruit winery owned by Gary and JoAnn Armstrong