There is great news for fans of Larch Hills Winery near Salmon Arm. Many loyal aficionados were disappointed last fall when several wines sold out but as of now, all their vintages are available again!
Proprietors Hazel and Jack Manser are hard at work producing some of the northernmost wines in British Columbia.
“We are a small winery and we’re not located in the Okanagan. We were pioneers who believed you could grow grapes this far north and high up. There were many who thought it would be impossible but we have proven that we can grow grapes, make fantastic wine and it doesn’t have to cost $24 or more for a bottle of good wine,” says Hazel.
Nestled in a stunning setting overlooking three valleys, Larch Hills has a loyal following both locally and throughout Western Canada. Recently they’ve released their 2011 Madeleine Angevine. A cool climate grape, it is fruity and delicate and goes very well with chicken or fish. The 2013 Siegerrebe, a blend of Madeleine Angevine and Gewürztraminer, is tropical, flavourful and pairs well with red meat dishes. It is also a great sipping wine. Their signature wine is the 2012 Ortega, which goes great with any food. Drop by the winery to taste some of their delicious and unique wines.
~ Deanna Rainey