In the vineyard
Harper's Trail Estate Winery is surrounded by the Thadd Springs vineyard, a stone's throw from the South Thompson River, just on the outskirts of Kamloops, BC. The soil is officially classified as clay, but one thing that thrills the winery team is the vein of limestone that runs through the property. Limestone is coveted in grape growing, and we are lucky to have it here.
In 2008, the vineyard was planted to Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gamay and Cabernet Franc for a total of seven acres.
In 2009, an additional 11 acres of Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris were planted, for a grand total of 18 acres.
In 2012, we removed the Merlot, Pinot Noir and Gamay and replaced them with Cabernet Franc.
In 2013, we planted Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir.
In 2018, we removed the lower block of Gewürztraminer and replaced it with Cabernet Franc.
In 2018, we planted an additional 1.5 acres of Cabernet Franc, bringing our total acreage to 25.5 acres.