Hazel Manser, co-owner of Larch Hills Winery with her husband Jack, is very pleased with the awards their wines picked up at the Northwest Wine Summit 2013 competition. “To win ten medals is very impressive,” she says. “We did really well at this competition,” she says.
There were one Gold, four Silvers and five Bronze. Marechal Foch Special Reserve was awarded the Gold.
Larch Hills is known for its outstanding cool climate wines. Located at a high, scenic location near Salmon Arm, they have varieties that are generally not available in the rest of BC. Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, and Siegerrebe are the whites; Agria is the red. Gewürztraminer, Marechal Foch and Merlot are sourced from contract vineyards. All grapes are crushed, processed and the wine is made right on the premises.
“The summer was good for us,” says Hazel. “We had many visitors. Not too many from Calgary because of the flooding, but people from the Edmonton area and a few more Americans. Every season is a pleasure.”
Larch Hills has released a number of new wines including Merlot, Marechal Foch including a Reserve, new Lemberger, Ortega, Siegerrebe, new Madeline Angevine, Riesling and a new Rosé.
“Larch Hills is known for its good wines and hospitality,” says Hazel. “We have many repeat customers.”
~ Dona Sturmanis