Larch Hills Winery, just outside Salmon Arm, is BC’s highest winery and it is their unusual climate and growing conditions that contribute to their tantalizing German-style wines!  The view from Larch Hills is vast and sweeping, a perfect accompaniment to their Riesling, Lemberger, Siegerrebe, Merlot and Ortega Dessert Wine, to name a few.
In March they’ll release their 2014 Riesling, just in time as the 2013 is sold out.   With fruity characteristics and a citrusy finish, the Riesling is a compliment to Asian foods and also stands on its’ own very well.
Look for the spring release of the 2014 Grandview Bench, a medium to full bodied red blend.  Lightly oaked and with a smooth finish, it’s a great choice for meat dishes and pastas.
One of Larch Hills’ most popular wines is their Lemberger, or as they call it, “Pinot Noir of the North.”  The 2013 is no longer available but the 2014 vintage will be out in early spring.
Larch Hills has developed a loyal following and with good reason.  Their Ortega, Marachel Foch and Foch Reserve are always highly anticipated.  The 2013 Siegerrebe is still available and the 2014 edition will be out later in the spring.  Check out for all the latest details.
~ Deanna Rainey