Beautiful and relaxing scenic drives, great wines, diverse vineyards, and good company combine to ensure that guests enjoy a memorable day of wine tasting.
Shuswap Lake is renowned as a summer vacation destination yet is also home to wineries producing distinctive wines in the vicinity of the town of Salmon Arm.
Lakes, farms and hilltop meadows combine to provide you with a thoroughly enjoyable day of wine tastings including an array of wines at four wineries plus a vineyard and facility tour as available.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – pick up in Kamloops or Shuswap region
| RECLINE RIDGE | is family-owned and operated, nestled in the heart of the Shuswap Lake area of British Columbia. Although north of the 50th parallel, our vineyards enjoy sun-drenched days and cool evenings which maximize varietal character and set the stage for the production of award-winning wines noted for their clean sound structure, intense flavours, and perfect balance. Visit website
| MARIONETTE | “For us wine is a lifestyle, a passion and the result of a year round creative process that never ceases to amaze us as winemakers and grape growers. Wine for us is an object of beauty and sophistication which has been central to the cultivation of joy and inspiration in people’s lives for millennia. We also see it as something very regional, very local and very much part of a sense of place. A sense which is created by the people, the geography, the weather, the soil and everything else that can only be found where the wine is grown, made and first enjoyed. There are other things besides food and wine which have this sense of place. Things like local artists, local craftsmanship and local festivals.” Visit Website
| BARLEY STATION BREWPUB| is a great place to stop for lunch with good food and beers. All the beers are made in house using the best ingredients available. No filtering or preservatives. Brewmaking tours available by appointment for groups. For menu: Visit website
| SUNNYBRAE | “features a craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of Barry’s family, farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations. Visitors are invited to the second floor wine tasting room to enjoy delicious white, red and rose wines made on our premises using 100% B.C. grown grapes. Beautiful glass doors open to our upper deck and a stunning view of the lake and Mount Ida. You may even be lucky enough to have a birds eye view of the ospreys that nest in distant fir trees. “ Visit website
| MARGARET FALLS | The trail leading to Margaret Falls passes through a rock chasm that feels like an enchanted forest. The unique and sensitive ecosystem of flowers, trees and shrubs are part of the park’s natural heritage. The water from Reinecker Creek cascades down a sheer rock face creating a natural shower. A refreshingly beautiful interlude only minutes away from Sunnybrae Winery.
|MONTE CREEK RANCH| is forging a new era of exploration for the Thompson Valley and offers the next frontier in cooler climate wine making. 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 website
| GRASSROOT DAIRY | Grassroot Dairy will be substituted for Monte Creek Ranch for guest groups picked up in the Shuswap area. Visit website
Cost | Individual bookings | $99 per person plus taxes
Lunch arrangements included | Meal costs and gratuities are the responsibility of the guestTour minimum | Minimum of 4 guests required for a full day tour Group booking for 6 – 8 people | less 5% (per person) Group booking for 9 – 22 people (max. capacity) | less 10% (per person)