Strong on family values, sustainable production and pride of place, Rustic Roots Winery and Harker’s Organics provide a relaxing oasis in the heart of Cawston.
The Harker (neé Manery) family put its roots down in the Similkameen Valley more than 125 years ago. Today, 4th generation Bruce and Kathy Harker work alongside the 5th generation in operating the multi-faceted business.
Visit the finest restaurants in the Okanagan or the Similkameen, and you are sure to spot Harker’s Organics on the menu. Top chefs swear by them.
At Rustic Roots Winery, Sara Harker produces an eclectic portfolio based solely on Certified Organic fruit from the Similkameen Valley. This successful venture is one reason why Sara and her husband Troy are BC’s Outstanding Young Farmers for 2013.
These wines are complex on the palate with a dry or off-dry finish. This allows them to pair with everything from appetizers to dessert.
Start your meal off right with a flute of the 2011 Pippin, a dry aromatic sparkling wine of green apples and sweet nectarines. This is the perfect complement to a plate of tangy oysters. Got chocolate for dessert? Enjoy it even more with a glass of the always popular Santa Rosa Plum, which is bursting with coffee and cocoa notes.
With its casual bistro and newly licensed picnic area, Rustic Roots Winery and Harker’s Organics is one wine, food and agri-tourism destination you won’t want to miss!
~ Barry Potyondi