The Thompson Valley
On the edge of cool climate viticulture, Thompson Valley wineries are pioneering an exciting new region and expanding the boundaries of quality BC winemaking. Nestled amongst the natural beauty of the North and South Thompson Rivers in and around Kamloops, the rain shadow of the high coastal mountains, the semi-arid conditions and diverse microclimates provide many creative options for our winemakers to shine.
FACT:Nestled amongst the natural beauty of the North and South Thompson Rivers with semi-arid conditions and diverse microclimates, Thompson Valley wineries are expanding the boundaries of BC winemaking.
FACT:The most planted grapes in the Thompson Valley are Riesling, Marquette, Maréchal Foch and Chardonnay.
FACT:The Thompson Valley was recognized as an official wine region in 2018, meaning wine consumers can now buy BC VQA Wine with Thompson Valley on the label.
1,385 growing degree days. (Kamloops)