Experience the lure of the Thompson Valley Wine Trail. Lakes, rivers, vineyards and lovely wines combine to provide you with a thoroughly enjoyable day of wine tastings including an array of wines at 3 wineries plus a vineyard and facility tour at Celista Winery. Tour day includes lunch at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge overlooking the lake at Jack Sam Restaurant.
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| CELISTA | The lovely drive from Kamloops to Celista gives you up to 45 minutes to relax and take in the scenery as we follow the curves of the South Thompson River and on to the north shore of the incredibly picturesque Shuswap Lake and arrive at the small community of Celista – home to Celista Estate Winery. A visit to Celista includes a full winery tour with Jake Ootes, the congenial owner who welcomes each and every guest and is full of wonderful stories to share. Visit Website
| QUAAOUT LODGE | Jack Sam’s Restaurant is located at the stunning Quaaout Lodge at Talking Rock Golf Course and is the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band. Situated on the north shore of Little Shuswap Lake, wine tours guests can get a cultural tour by advance request. For a look at the menu and facility: Visit Website
|MONTE CREEK RANCH|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 offer fresh, lively table wines, with legend-in-the-making Thompson Valley brightness. Visit Website
| HARPER’S TRAIL | is proud to have the first winery with tasting room in Kamloops. 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 Website