Larch Hills Winery, renowned for premium cool climate wines, is a must-see for visitors to the Shuswap this summer. Surrounded by spectacular viewscapes near Salmon Arm, you’ll enjoy fine summer sippers, bubbly or superb dinner wines.
Larch Hills was established in 1997 and its position in the northern area of the region provided ideal conditions for cool climate wines.  Now, Larch Hill has developed a well-earned loyal following.
Proprietors Hazel and Jack Manser oversee every aspect of the operation.  From tending the vineyards to creating the wines and operating the wine shop, the Mansers have been hands-on at Larch Hills for the past 12 years.  Hazel recommends the Madeleine Angevine as a splendid summer sipper.
“This French varietal is so flavourful because we don’t irrigate the vineyard at all.  It is light, delicate and easy to drink.  Pair it with fish or chicken, or just enjoy it on its’ own,” Hazel says.
The newly-released 2014 Siegerrebe is very floral on the nose with intense tropical fruit flavours.  This white pairs best with red meat due to the intensity of its flavour.
Also new on the shelves is the 2015 Lemberger, a popular medium-bodied red with lots of cherry flavour. It’s a favourite with red-wine drinkers as it can be chilled in the summertime.  And the 2015 Rosé, made with a blend of Lemberger and Ortega, is a very light red with a lovely berry flavour.
Larch Hills is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and offers tastings, a picnic area, pre-arranged educational tours.
~ Deanna Rainey