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Best Wineries In Kamloops To Explore In 2023

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Wine touring has always been a popular activity and widely loved by not only tourists but locals as well. If you want to try a less-hurried, less crowded wine experience, soak yourself in nature, enjoy the breath-taking views of the vineyard, and garden tours, Kamloops is absolutely the destination!

We compiled the 4 best wineries in Kamloops that will surely provide you an unforgettable trip! Pack your bag (also your glass) and let’s go!

4. Harper’s Trail

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Being the first winery in Kamloops, Harper’s Trail is a stunning outskirt destination to visit that sits along rolling hills, surrounded by nature, and you can sometimes spot some Bighorn sheep, bears, and myriad birds there as well. Before getting to love their wine, you’ll be firstly seduced by their scenery!

What is so special about Harper’s Trail Tasting Tour is that you can enjoy some of their best wines, along with assortment of cheeses, crackers, and snacks that match your wine choices. Of course, you’re gonna have it outdoor, in their picnic area with panoramic views of the vineyard and hoodoos!

We would highly recommend you to try the 2020 Silver Mane Block Riesling, a balanced, profound mouthfeel wine with citrus and yellow plum aromas; or the 2019 Cabernet Franc for a more complex scent of red fruit, cherry, and chocolate with velvety tannin.

What to order: 2020 Silver Mane Block Riesling, 2019 Cabernet Franc, 2018 Pioneer Block Riesling

Address: 2761 Shuswap Road, Kamloops BC 

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3. Privato Vineyard & Winery

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Nestled along the scenic slopes of the North Thompson River, Privato Vineyard & Winery has long been hidden heaven in Kamloops for all wine lovers. Besides producing premium Burgundian-styled wine with a very limited amount every year, Privato Vineyard & Winery is also a destination for picnics and private events thanks to their peaceful wine garden.

Once join their Tasting Tour, you’ll go through their portfolio of some award-winning burgundy wines, get to know the stories behind, the making process, and finally take a sip of these masterpieces.

If you want to bring home something earthy, spicy, toasty oak to pair with some wood-fired pizza, Grande Reserve 2016 is a perfect option. On the palate, the raspberry continues with its rich flavour that leads to a velvety finish. For a more elegant choice, Chardonnay 2019 with aromas of peach blossoms, pineapple with a refreshing stone fruit tastes is no less stunning!

What to order: Grande Reserve 2016, Chardonnay 2019

Address: 5505 Westsyde Road, Kamloops, BC V2B 8N5

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2. Monte Creek Winery

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Just a 10-minute drive from the center of Kamloops City and you see Monte Creek Winery – home to many unique, award-winning premium wines. But don’t just focus on their wine, because the breath-taking view of 75-acres of vines at Monte Creek Winery is one of a kind as well!

Being incredible from inside out, Monte Creek Winery offers you a peaceful, cozy with wood interiors Tasting Room; while utilizing floor-to-ceiling windows to show out the stunning scenery around the winery. They also host a restaurant that showcases local food, served at an open-air patio overlooking the Lion’s Head Vineyard and South Thompson River. Cool, isn’t it?

Bring home some bottles of 2017 Pinot Noir and 2018 Chardonnay. For the Pinot Noir, you’ll pick up on bright juicy red berry fruit, rose petals, dried herbs on both nose and palate. And the Chardonnay is lively and vibrant with pear, citrus, a little hint of oak in the end.

What to order: 2017 Pinot Noir, 2018 Chardonnay, 2019 Handsup White, 2019 Sparkling Rose 

Address: 2420 Miner’s Bluff Rd, Monte Creek, BC V0E 2M0

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1. Sagewood Winery

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Sagewood Winery is a little winery with big personalities, to be short. They might not impress you with any fancy schmancy tasting rooms, but people always want to come back to Sagewood Winery for good reasons.

Run by a family of 4, Sagewood Winery is sure to impress you by how their wines are planted, bottled, named, and labeled just by the 4 of them. When joining their Tasting Room, you will not only take some sips of their most well-known bottles but will also explore the stories about their family-run winery and how their wines got some very unique names.

In case you need a hint, try their Gewurztraminer 2020 to experience an escape to your own tropical paradise with aromas of sun-ripened fig, kiwi, and hints of mango. Emmarie Rose 2020 is also an ideal option with an attractive strawberry freshness on the palate that can go perfectly with asparagus risotto, salmon, or smoked duck breast.

What to order: Gewurztraminer 2020, Emmarie Rose 2020, Marechal Foch 2020

Address: 589 Meadow Lark Rd, Kamloops, BC V2H 1S9

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Nothing ever sounds better than sipping and savoring at Kamloops’ 4 best wineries, getting to know all of their premium, exclusive, and excellent award-winning wines.

Guess what is waiting for you after your winery trip? Here are some of our best restaurants in Kamloops, we bet you will find yourself a perfect pairing to your new wine bottle!