At picturesque Larch Hills Winery near Salmon Arm, they’re heralding the start of summer with the release of several of the newest offerings.

The 2015 Lemburger is a medium-to-full bodied wine, described by Proprietor Hazel Manser as “full raspberry flavour.”

“Lots of people love it. You can chill it and serve it on its own, and it goes great with Italian food,” she says.

April releases included the Grandview Bench, a blend of varietals featuring Shiraz grapes for the first time this year.  Try it as a stand-alone wine or pair it with steak or any barbecue.

New whites include the unique cool-climate Seigerrebe, which Hazel describes as “sunshine in a bottle.” Also look for their Pinot Gris, at under $15 a bottle, and the Ortega, which promises a delightful citrusy finish. And don’t miss out on the new Rosé, a true rosé with lots of bubbles. Hazel recommends it as a great lunch wine.

“We make good wine, offer it at reasonable prices and create a long-lasting bond with our clients,” says Hazel. “We have a lot of faithful followers!”

Hazel and her husband Jack have owned Larch Hills for 12 years, and they’re hands-on with every aspect of this special winery.

~ Deanna Rainey


(pictured: Hazel Manser)