General FAQ

Q. Do you offer vineyard tours?

Yes! Please call the Tasting Room at 250-573-5399 to book your guided vineyard tour today.

Q. What days are you open for service?

Monte Creek Winery is open daily from 11am – 6pm from May until October. During the colder months (November – April), the winery is open daily from 11am – 5pm.

Q. Why did you change the branding?

As the winery has grown and evolved over the years, it was time for the brand to follow. The new branding better reflects our team’s commitment to quality, ongoing innovation, and sustainable practices, that have been our core values from the start. Now our branding aligns with all three. The Monte Creek Winery labels have been redesigned to employ a new bold, minimalistic logo that clearly tells the story of who we are both on the shelf, and in the bottle.

Q. What does the new logo mean?

Our bold monogram is modern, recognizable, practical, and incorporates relevant characteristics of what exists today and for the future. The design conveys a sense of straightforward authenticity and gives attention to describing the nature of the winery, environmental conditions, and hand-crafted processes.

At the center of the logo, a curved M for Monte and C for Creek are symbolic references to the ancient lakes of the Thompson Valley. Three parallel lines and a negative V-shape represent the rows of vines and the valley itself. The parallel lines also symbolize a thumbprint for our handcrafted wines.

Q. Why use different names for your wine tiers?

The naming behind each of our wine series was inspired with quality, innovation, and sustainability in mind. We wanted our labels to represent both the way we farm our vines, and the nutrient-rich soil where they grow. The Living Land and Ancient Waters wines reflect a sense of place while defining the front edge of new-world winemaking.

Q. What’s the meaning behind “Living Land” series?

The Living Land series celebrates the idea that great wines only come from earth that is truly alive. It was important to update the name to intentionally speak to the concept that to grow incredible fruit, you must promote and maintain an environment that is healthy and working with nature, not against it. Biodiversity above and below ground helps to balance this environment, strengthens the grapevine, and creates complexity in the fruit and wine. Without other life, grapevines could not survive, and it’s only when the vines create symbiotic relationships with microbes, fungi, plants, and animals that they thrive. The Living Land name shines a light into all the sustainable practices that are part of Monte Creek’s operations.

Q. What’s the meaning behind “Ancient Waters” series?

The Ancient Waters series refers to the historic geological processes that contribute to our terroir. Whether it was the glaciers, rivers, or lakes, water and ice have shaped the hills that we see from the winery and the valleys in which our vineyards reside. The ancient waters left behind the broad spectrum of soils that create diverse flavour and character in our fruit, and we respect the events from long ago that allow us to create amazing wine. Whether it’s glaciolacustrine silt, loamy sand, alluvial stone, or many others, they each contribute their unique dimension to what we drink today.

Q. What are some of the sustainable practices at Monte Creek?

Regenerative agriculture (the process of conservation and rehabilitation of the ecosystem) is our focus when outlining our sustainable practices. Some of the ways that we’ve deployed regenerative farming in our vineyards have been through:

  1. Developing a compost program
  2. Using cover crop blends with indigenous species
  3. Utilizing compost tea and bio char instead of commercial sprays.

Some of our other sustainable practices include:

    1. Using pigs to eat food scraps
    2. Implementing several initiatives to reduce energy consumption
    3. Becoming Salmon Safe Certified and an OceanWise partner
    4. Employing a zero-waste program to minimize our corporate footprint

    To learn about all the sustainable practices at Monte Creek, visit our Sustainability webpage.

    Q. Can I make a tasting room or restaurant reservation?

    The Tasting Room does not accept reservations for wine tastings and all parties are taken on a first come, first served basis. Due to the size of our Terrace reservations are highly recommended for our Terrace Restaurant. Please call 250-573-5399 to make a reservation.

    Q. How can I book a private event (ex. wedding) at Monte Creek?

    Looking to book a wedding at Kamloops’ Best Wedding Venue of 2021? Visit our Weddings page and fill out our contact form and we will get back to you. For all other events, please email [email protected] or call 250-573-5399. The winery, lawns, and greenhouse await your next private function!

    Q. When is the Terrace Restaurant open?

    The Terrace Restaurant is open seasonally. Check the Terrace webpage for current information.

    Q. Do I need to make reservations for the Terrace Restaurant?

    Due to the size of our Terrace reservations are highly recommended for our Terrace Restaurant. Please call 250-573-5399 to make a reservation.

    Q. Can I order your honey or beef online?

    Unfortunately, we aren’t able to sell our honey, beef or other farm-fresh products on our website yet. They’re available to buy in-store from our Tasting Room, so please drop in if you’ll be in the area, we’re only a 10-minute drive from Kamloops!

    Q. Do I need to make reservations for a wine tasting?

    The Tasting Room does not accept reservations and all parties are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Q. Is the tasting room open to non wine club members?

    Absolutely, our tasting room is open for everyone to come and experience our award-winning wines and delicious farm fresh food. Who knows? Maybe you’ll want to join our wine club after you taste our wine, and if not, that’s okay!

    Q. Is the winery easy to get to from Kamloops?

    We’re only a 10-minute drive out of Kamloops, but some guests have trouble finding us on their GPS. Take a look at our map, which is more accurate than the current GPS mapping, and be sure to give us a call if you have any trouble so we can direct you! 250-573-5399

    Q. Do you ship wine outside of BC?

    We ship within Canada to all provinces and territories where it is permitted. If you have any questions, please call us to make arrangements – 1-855-633-WINE (9463).

    Q. How much will I pay for shipping for each wine order?

    Regular Shipping Rates

    We ship only a minimum of 6 bottles and an increment of 6 after that, for example, 6 bottles, 12 bottles, 24 bottles etc.

    6 bottles: $25.00
    12+ bottles: $30.00

    Wine Club Shipping Rates

    6 Bottle Member: $20.00 flat rate or less based on # of bottles
    12 Bottle Member: Complimentary on all orders