Hi everyone, my name is Christine and I will be sharing what I love about Kamloops and focus on businesses who’ve truly amped up their COVID-19 protocols so the community can enjoy and feel safe. Each week I will feature three local businesses that I have visited or been in contact with by sharing my experience and highlighting what I love about each business.
Privato Vineyard & Winery
Today’s feature is Privato Vineyard and Winery. They are a family owned winery in Westsyde and their property is stunning. My family and I are no strangers to this beautiful winery. We love the relaxing vibe this winery has and the property is quite large so no issues with social distancing here! If you haven’t checked it out yet, it needs to be a must on your list before the season ends. Last Friday we went to Music in the Vineyard. We enjoyed their amazing wine…the Rose and Pinot Noir are my personal faves but you really can’t go wrong with any bottle you take home. The entertainment was great and so was the food. I love how every Friday and Sunday you can visit their winery and enjoy some delicious eats too. They have @cheffrey911 on location and his food is to die for! The gnocchi…just saying is top notch! The winery has a little bit for everyone to enjoy. Even my son loves visiting. I can’t say enough great things about this winery all I can say is you need to Go!!
Harper’s Trail Vineyard & Winery
Last week my girlfriend and I had some kid free time so we decided to visit Harper’s Trail Winery. We hadn’t made a reservation for a tasting so we grabbed a bottle of their field blend white which is so yummy and the price point is great too. We sat at one of their picnic tables which are spread nicely about the property in the beautiful Kamloops heat and sipped our wine. It was perfect! Shortly after being there, the lovely staff invited us to do a tasting. They have designated tasting areas outside so everyone remains at a safe distance. The girls were very accommodating and knowledgeable. I love wine but I also love learning about it as well. I mean that is truly the whole wine tasting experience, isn’t it? Another winery to visit before the season closes is this beautiful little winery along old Shuswap road. Make sure you go check it out soon!
Monte Creek Ranch Winery
My final feature is Monte Creek Ranch Winery. This stunning winery is a must see. The whole property is gorgeous and they have a beautiful terrace where you can sit and enjoy their yummy wine & delicious food. I have been visiting this winery now since they opened and I love how they keep adding to the variety of wines they feature. My fave is their cab merlot reserve & Foch but I also love their sparkling wines! They have definitely stepped up their game in regards to keeping everyone safe. The patio is spacious and has now been expanded along the pathway to abide by social distancing rules. Each staff member was wearing a face shield when I visited last week! The Kamloops wine trail is really quite impressive and this beautiful winery offers beautiful views and some great spots to grab those perfect IG shots! But don’t take my word for it…go see it for yourself! I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Stay tuned for next week to see where my family ventures off to next.