It has been a few years since we last visited Salmon Arms best known winery Larch Hills. It is located on a hill over looking the valley. Once you make the drive up the hill and reach the gate to the winery you drive down a single lane among the vines to reach the tasting room. Beauty among the vines.
The first grapes at Larch Hills Winery were planted in 1990 by Hans and Hazel Nevrkla. After experimenting to find the best varieties suitable for our cool climate, the German varieties Ortega and Siegerrebe, plus the French varieties Madeleine Angevine and were planted. They produced some of the best Ortega ever produced in BC. They sold the winery in 2005 to
Jack and Hazel Manse.
The Manse's sons Roman and Wayne are now helping at the winery.
TripAdvisor has ranked Larch Hills the #1 thing to do in Salmon Arm. The drive up the scenic road is worth the time. At Larch Hills, the highest elevation winery in North America, you’ll have the opportunity to try some distinctive, award-winning cool climate wines.
The winery won 12 medal at the SavorNW Wine Competition,
- Best of Class 2015 Siegerrebe, Okanagan Valley, $14
- 2015 Ortega, Okanagan Valley, $13 -Gold
- Tamarack Rose- Gold
- Gold: Lemberger; Silver: Riesling; Bronze: Marechal Foch Reserve; Bronze: Merlot; Bronze: Malbec.
Salmon Arm is a city in the Shuswap Country of the Southern Interior-of the Canadian province of British Columbia that has a population of 17,464 (2011). It is on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where the Salmon River empties into the Salmon Arm reach of the Lake. It is a tourist town in the summer, with many beaches, camping facilities and house boat rentals. Salmon Arms is 92 kilometers
north of Kelowna. Kamloops is 108 km west.