Category: Kamloops

BC Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

BC Harvest 2020 mosaic

The 2020 harvest and the days and months leading up to it will surely be marked in our minds. Starting in March we had the shutdown of our economy and quarantining to keep us safe from COVID.  In the summer…

Harper’s Trail Welcomes New Winemaker & Vineyard Manager Sébastien Hotte

Sebastien Hotte at Harper's Trail Winery

Now that the 2020 Harvest is finished for many wineries, it is time for winemakers to start moving around.  Today’s announcement comes from Harper’s Trail in Kamloops about their new winemaker, SĂ©bastien Hotte, who joined at the start of the…

Monte Creek Winery Announces Record Wine Wins In 2020

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt and General Manager Erik Fisher with the 2020 All Canadian Wine Champions Founder’s Award for Best Overall Performance.

In BC we love to celebrate the success of our wineries both locally and abroad.  Monte Creek Winery in Kamloops is one winery in our newer wine regions, the Thompson Valley, that is having success and would like to share…

Two Fresh BC Wines from Monte Creek Ranch and Harper’s Trail For the Summer

Harper's Trail Estate Winery Field Blend White 2019 and Monte Creek Ranch Cabernet Merlot 2017

It’s definitely summer time with all the sun and heat!  I’m not complaining, but thinking about which wines would be nice to drink on these hot days.  I have 2 BC wines for you; a white from Harper’s Trail Estate…

Try 2 Sparkling Wines from Monte Creek Ranch this Summer

Monte Creek Ranch Sparkling 2019 and Sparkling Rosé 2019

When we drink wine, we probably think of wines made from vitis vinifera grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah.  But there are grapes that are a hybrid between vitis vinifera and another vitis species, such as labrusca…

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships Have Big Winners from Kamloops

Monte Creek Ranch vineyard manager Miguel with Best White Wine of The Year - Riesling Reserve

I have been telling all my readers about the quality of wines coming from Kamloops.  The 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships just announced their winners, and Kamloops wineries have brought in more medals.  Here is the press release from the…

A Good Way to Enjoy the Summer with Harper’s Trail Rose and Pinot Gris 2019

Harper's Trail Estate Winery Rosé and Pinot Gris 2019

I have been fortunate to receive the latest RosĂ© and Pinot Gris wines from Harper’s Trail Estate Winery in Kamloops. Tasting them, I can say that they are made for summer drinking. If you need some place to visit in…

France and Germany Meet at Monte Creek Ranch

Monte Creek Ranch Chardonnay and Riesling 2018

Chardonnay and Riesling are noble variety grapes from France, most notably from Burgundy, and from Germany respectively.  There has always been a rivalry between people that like one or the other better.  Chardonnay comes in a variety of styles from…