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iN WINE: New Water to Wine tour combines indigenous history, paddling, and wine

Guests will paddle along the South Thompson River to a private dock at Harpers Trail Winery.
Guests will paddle along the South Thompson River to a private dock at Harpers Trail Winery.
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KAMLOOPS - A new interpretive tour in Kamloops will combine the area's rich Indigenous history with wine tasting and a patio picnic.

Moccasin Trails, DiVine Tours, and Harpers Trail Estate Winery have partnered up to put on the interpretive “Water to Wine” tour every Sunday this summer beginning July 21.

“The South Thompson River serves as the lifeblood of Secwepemc Nation. It is a traditional waterway of the Tk’emlups people, which has served and continues to serve as a connection to others and to Mother Earth. The opportunity to provide a tour that shares and celebrates our indigenous stories as well as delivers a taste of Kamloops’ unique wine region is very special,” says Greg Hopf, co-owner of Moccasin Trails. “This collaboration with the wine industry is founded on mutual respect for our land, the river and the importance of Mother Earth.”

The five-hour experience begins with Kamloops based company DeVine Tours, who will pick up and transport the guests to Pritchard Bridge, 40 kilometres outside of the city. From there, the guests will paddle to Harper’s Trail Estate Winery, pulling up at a private dock and enjoying a picnic lunch and VIP wine tasting from the award-winning wine.

“We are proud to offer an experience that reflects Kamloops’s vibrant indigenous culture and history complimented by the tastes and flavours of the Thompson Valley’s emerging wine region. This is truly a perfect pairing for guests seeking an immersive Kamloops experience,”  says Terri Axani, director of hospitality with DiVine Tours.

Tickets go for $150, and must be booked for groups of ten or more. You can buy your tickets here.


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