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Privato Vineyard & Winery (Kamloops Wine Trail)

5505 Westsyde Rd, Kamloops Privato Vineyard & Winery (Kamloops Wine Trail)

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A hidden gem in the heart of BC’s exciting new Thompson Valley wine region, Privato is a family owned boutique winery dedicated to the production of premium Burgundian styled wine.

Handcrafted only in small quantities, Privato offers among the best of BC in small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Owners John and Debbie Woodward are very proud of their wines and with each vintage strive to achieve the highest quality possible in their wines. Their flagship Pinot Noir has been recognized among the best in the country with a recent double gold medals in all three categories of Pinot Noir at the All Canadian Wine Awards.

Nestled along the scenic slopes of the North Thompson River, Privato offers visitors a unique wine experience. Enjoy a personalized wine tasting, a picnic on the grounds, or take time to savour the idyllic setting as you sip a glass of wine in their peaceful wine garden.
  • Open weekends 11am – 4pm and daily starting May 1
  • At Privato Vineyard & Winery, reserve a personalized tasting in the barrel room, take a stroll through the spectacular event gardens or savour the setting with a flight of wines on the garden patio.  
  • Valid 1 tasting per voucher.
  • Please call in advance to reserve your tasting. 250.579.8739

Tee Up & Wine Down in Kamloops

7 Tips to Plan a Perfect Day of Golf & Wine in Kamloops

What You Need-to-Know to Pair (or Plan) a Perfect ( or Full ) Day of Golf and Wine (in Kamloops)

A round of golf and a 3-winery tasting tour is full day but totally doable in Kamloops. With a little planning and some itinerary intel, you can easily get in 18 holes in the morning and still have time to enjoy a three-winery tasting tour in the afternoon. Here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect day:

Plan for approximately 45 minutes at each winery. ½ hour for wine tasting and 15 mins to ½ hour for shopping and just enjoying the properties. Be sure to reserve a tasting time in advance.

If you want to do a winery lunch, plan that around Monte Creek Winery which would then be your first winery stop. Be sure to book a reservation for the Terrace Restaurant in advance.

  • Do not plan on going back to the hotel after golf and before hitting the wineries. You will end up back tracking and wasting too much time.
  • Plan on golfing at a course that is close to your first winery stop to minimize drive time.
  • Monte Creek and Harper’s Trail are located on the South Thompson and pair well with Rivershore, Big Horn and Eagle Point Golf Courses.
  • Privato Vineyard and Winery is in the North Thompson Valley and will pair particularly well with the Dunes, and Kamloops Golf & Country Club.
  • Where you choose to golf, will dictate which winery you will start at.

Itinerary Option A: South Thompson Golf with Wine Tastings

8-830ish: Early Tee Time Golf at Rivershore, Big Horn (Grab a quick lunch at the course)

1:00: Harper’s Trail Winery for wine tasting

2:30: Monte Creek Winery for wine tasting

4:30: Privato Vineyard & Winery for wine tasting (picnic and snack items available for purchase)

Itinerary Option B: South Thompson Golf with Winery Lunch & Wine Tastings

8-8:30 ish: Tee Off at Rivershore or Eagle Point

1:00: Monte Creek Winery: Wine Tasting followed by Lunch on the Terrace

3:30: Harper’s Trail Winery for wine tasting

5:00: Privato Vineyard and Winery for wine tasting (picnic and snack items available for purchase)

Itinerary Option C: North Thompson Golf with Wine Tastings

8-8:30ish: Tee Off at the Dunes or Kamloops Golf and Country Club ( Grab a quick lunch at the course or plan a picnic at Privato)

1:00: Privato Vineyard and Winery for wine tasting (light picnic items available for purchase)

3:00: Harper’s Trail Winery for wine tasting

4:30: Monte Creek Winery for wine tasting

Insider Tip: Music in the Vineyard events are offered at Harper’s Trail and Privato every second Friday through July and August. These fun evenings of music and wine are a real hit with the locals. You could consider planning your golf and wine day itinerary around one of these fun events and take in sights, sounds and tastes of an outdoor evening with wine and music.

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