Larch Hills Winery is greeting late spring and summer by releasing several new highly anticipated 2014 wines: a fruity, citrusy Riesling; an herbaceous, distinctive Marechal Foch; a lively, food-friendly Lemberger and a lightly-oaked, smooth Grandview Bench Red.
The summer will be busy for this popular winery, located just outside Salmon Arm in the Shuswap. Besides new wine releases, there will be visitors arriving from all over, including Alberta, all driving the lengthy ascent to Larch Hills, which is BC’s highest altitude winery. Guests are greeted by owners Jack and Hazel Manser with friendly chat, tastes of their unique cool-climate wines and the breathtaking views of the Shuswap.
Open since 1997, Larch Hills was the first to grow European varietal wine grapes so far north. Winners over the years of many awards, they have earned a loyal following for their wines made from their estate vineyard including Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe and Agria. Foch, Merlot and Gewürztraminer are among the grapes sourced from contract vineyards. All grapes are crushed, processed, and the wine made right on the premises.
Larch Hills wines are no longer corked but screw capped – a convenient way to enjoy their great wines.
~ Dona Sturmanis