Tag: Ed Collett

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Harper’s Trail Winery to Celebrate Final Season

 mywinepal  February 14, 2023

I met Ed and Vicki Collett from Harper’s Trail Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Festival before the winery officially opened.  That was 16 years ago.  I’ve been a fan of their wines, especially their Rieslings, and have been telling you, my readers, to try their wines and the wines from the Kamloops area.  It is with a sad heart…

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Say Howdy to Harper’s Trail at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

 mywinepal  December 5, 2016

Introducing Harper’s Trail Harper’s Trail, named for the cattle drive trail of pioneer rancher Thaddeus Harper, is the first estate winery from Kamloops. 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,…

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3 White Wines from Harpers Trail to Try – 2013 Edition

 mywinepal  January 4, 2015

I tip my hat to the pioneering spirit of Ed and Vicki Collett for starting their winery, Harper’s Trail, in Kamloops, BC, leading the way for people to consider this as a new area in BC for grape wine production.  I’ve been in contact with Ed and Vicki since just before they released their first vintage, and have been very…

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Harpers Trail Inaugural Cabernet Franc 2012 Release

 mywinepal  December 9, 2013  2 Comments on Harpers Trail Inaugural Cabernet Franc 2012 Release

For those of you who have not heard of the Harper’s Trail winery, they made news across BC as they started the first winery in the Kamloops area.  Not knowing if the vines would last the winter, they tried and were successful.  The weather in Kamloops for the summer and fall is sunny and warm; perfect conditions for grape growing. …

Harpers Trail – Lots of Potential With Room to Grow

 mywinepal  July 16, 2012

I recently stopped in to visit Ed and Vicki Collett from Harper’s Trail Estate Winery in Kamloops, BC. Yes Kamloops!  I first met Ed and Vicki at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, and then at a recent Media Trip to Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, where Harper’s Trail wines are being vinified.  I was excited to see their vineyard…

Okanagan Crush Pad: The Taste Test

 mywinepal  June 28, 2012

In my earlier post, Growing Wineries with Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), I introduced you to the vineyard management, wine making skills, and the growing list of new wineries making use of OCP. In this second part of this article, I will introduce you to these new wineries, and provide you with a few tasting notes on the wines I sampled….