Based in Kamloops, TasteFull Excursions offers exceptional tours on “the wine trails less travelled.” Wine enthusiasts now have the opportunity to visit wineries in Kamloops, along the Gold Rush Trail (Lillooet, Cache Creek, Merritt), in the Shuswap, plus the North and Central Okanagan. Wine Trail Seasons Passes will be available in September of this year. At an annual cost of $199, this is a very cost-effective way for pass holders to participate in multiple wine tours throughout the year.

“Kamloops is exciting because we have an emerging wine industry here with Privato and Harper’s Trail gaining respect and accolades for their wines,” says TasteFull Excursions proprietor Maatje Stamp-Vincent. “By next year there are slated to be two more wineries open for business. Inquiries and bookings are coming in from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and the Lower Mainland from people who are really interested in a different wine tour experience.”  Group bookings are also available for birthday celebrations, stagettes, and corporate events and are eligible for group discounts.

 Fall is an excellent time to book an excursion with TasteFull for harvest time in the vineyard. “And with 2014 predicted to be a record year for the Adams River salmon spawning run in the Shuswap area, I am getting calls from across Canada from people who wish to come for this major tourist attraction and do a winery tour as well.”

TasteFull Excursions’ brand new custom state-of-the-art 2014 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van, which can carry up to 11 passengers, offers big view windows, air conditioning, and secure cooler storage for picnics and guest wine purchases.

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~Dona Sturmanis