Winery owner Jack Manser welcomed his boys back home to the winery this year. Both sons, Roman and Wayne have moved back to Salmon Arm from Edmonton to learn and work with their father. Jack says both are talented in the vineyard and the cellar and they are eager to learn the trade. He couldn’t be happier to see the next generation come on board. Wayne’s girlfriend Coreena also moved here from Edmonton and is now the friendly face that will greet you in the wine shop.
Larch Hills offers the wine lover a truly unique wine tasting experience. Because of their vineyard elevation (they are the highest altitude winery in North America!) the Manser’s create zesty cool climate varietals including Ortega, Siegerrebe, Madeline Angevine and Semillon, which are hard to find in our wine country and are a delicious discovery for those who have not experienced them.
For the first time ever, Jack purchased Cabernet Sauvignon from a Similkameen Valley to add to their Grandview Bench Red blend and they are thrilled with the result. Very different from the past blends, he replaced the Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon and it is a winner. ($14.29)
Stay tuned for news of a barbecue celebrating their 20th year and a wine club launch.
(pictured: Wayne and Coreena)