Winemaker/proprietor Jack Manser did not have too much rest time over the winter. He was busy replenishing many of his sold out labels to meet the demand of his customers. The 2016 Rosé will be released shortly, after last year’s success, it sold out quickly. Jack says it was a huge hit with customers and judges, winning a Gold medal at the North West Wine Summit last year. A unique blend of Ortega and Lemberger, the new vintage is going to be another winner.
Jack is also bringing back a Semillon this year after a two-year hiatus due to customer demand. A formerly unfamiliar varietal for his customers, Jack says, “Once they try it, they like it”.  He explains, “Compared to the other German varieties that I make that are best when the are fresh and new, the Semillon gets better in time”.
Also new this year is the addition to Cabernet Sauvignon to his Grandview blend. This is a winemaker that listens to his customer’s needs, and he and wife Hazel are focused on providing a warm welcome with incredibly reasonably priced, delicious wines to share. On top of that, Larch Hills is the highest altitude winery in North America offering stunning views in the Shuswap – which is becoming one of BC’s favorite new destination wine routes.
~ Jennifer Schell