BC’s Newest Wine Experience!
The latest addition in the roster of Kamloops wineries is Monte Creek Ranch with a spectacular tasting room which opened in June 2015. With sweeping views of the South Thompson looking towards the landmark Lion’s Head across the river, the panoramic views are sure to impress. TasteFull Excursions tours of the Kamloops Wine Trail include: Monte Creek Ranch, Harper’s Trail and Privato. Guests can choose a 1/2 day tour (3 hours) with 2 wineries 1) Monte Creek & Harper’s Trail or 2) Harper’s Trail & Privato. The 3 winery tour option (4 hours) will include Monte Creek, Harper’s Trail and Privato. If you are looking for the full tour experience: book the full day option that includes the BC Wildlife Park for a peek at Clover the Spirit Bear and a scenic drive up the North Thompson with a river crossing via the McClure Ferry. Your day will include time to linger on a winery patio with a glass of wine and grazing foods or a restaurant lunch stop. Share platters are available at Monte Creek Ranch and light fare is also available at Harper’s Trail and Privato during the summer season only.
Full day tour bookings for groups can also include stops from the Flavours Trail itinerary. Details can be provided upon request.
“The problem with self drive wine tours is that someone doesn’t get to have as much fun as the others…but not this trip! Very comfortable touring vehicle, winery staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, had a great lunch on a beautiful patio in the sunshine…want to do the full tour next time! Will definitely recommend TasteFull Excursions to my friends …”
Cindy L. Kamloops, British Columbia
|HARPER’S TRAIL| Harper’s Trail Estate Winery is Kamloop’s first winery with a tasting room that opened in the Fall of 2013. Harper’s Trail has now built a new and spacious tasting room and facility with a generous outdoor seating area with a view to the vineyards and the hills behind with grazing cattle. Named for the cattle drive trail of pioneer rancher Thaddeus Harper, and tucked into the city outskirts on the bank of the South Thompson River, Ed and Vicki Collett’s vineyard sits among rolling hills of sage and grass, home to bighorn sheep, bears, and myriad birds. The backdrop of limestone, hoodoos, and a natural spring in the vineyard contribute to the biodiversity of this rare place. Visit site
|PRIVATO| Privato Vineyard and Winery is a family-run, 80-acre farm located in Westsyde, Kamloops – part of the Thompson-Okanagan region in British Columbia. Proprietors John and Debbie Woodward together with their three sons, embody what it means to experience a “Private Heaven” and their estate winery is the result of years of patience, care and quiet passion: PRIVATO. Visit site
|MONTE CREEK RANCH| Monte Creek Ranch Winery is forging a new era of exploration for the Thompson Valley and offers the next frontier in cooler climate winemaking. Located 30 km East of Kamloops the ranch aims to follow in the footsteps of the area’s early explorers and uncover what the land can offer. The Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Merlot, Frontenac Gris, Foch, Red and White Hands Up blends made by winemaker Michael Alexander offer fresh, lively table wines, with legend-in-the-making Thompson Valley brightness. The winery guest experience centre is set to open to the public in June 2015. Visit site
2 Wineries (3 hours) | $59 per person plus GST (two people minimum)
Booking for 4 – 6 people | $56 per person plus GST
Larger group discounts and special services are available by quotation for groups of 13 – 22 guests.
3 wineries – (4 hours)| $69 per person plus GST (two people minimum)
Booking for 4 – 7 people | $65 per person plus GST
Full Day – (7.5 hours)| $99 per person plus GST (two people minimum)
Includes tastings at 3 wineries, lunch or picnic (cost not included), scenic drive with McLure Ferry North Thompson River crossing, and a visit with Clover the Spirit (Kermodei) Bear at the BC Wildlife Park
4 – 7 people | $94 per person plus GST 8 – 11 people | $89 per person plus GST
We can accommodate groups of up to 22 guests with 11 passengers per vehicle.
INCLUDED: Tour fees include transportation, guided tour with wine industry and area information, applicable winery tasting fees & complimentary chilled water.
NOT INCLUDED: Cost of food available for purchase at the wineries or at restaurant lunch stop. Vineyard and facility tours are available for groups of six or more by advance booking for an additional charge of $10 per person.
Want to try a Kamloops brew pub experience? For groups, we can substitute a brew tasting for one winery or drop off at either the Noble Pig (lunch or dinner) or Red Collar after your wine tour. We also highly recommend Terra Restaurant as a fine dining experience. Click on bolded names for website links).
Corporate and Special Occasion Events – We are happy to provide tour or transportation only services to winery or special events for groups of four or more. Stagettes, golf groups, wedding transportation, teambuilding or transportation services for your special occasion that requires transportation for up to 22 people. If your hands or your invited guests are on the glass, let ours be on the steering wheel – Please don’t drink and drive!
Ask us about group tours from Sun Peaks.
WINTER AVAILABILITY: January to March 2016 – weekends only for 2 winery tours (Harper’s Trail and Monte Creek Ranch). Weekdays by appointment for groups only (please call to discuss)