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Time for Celebr Wine ating the Holidays

Shuswap Market News Friday, November 30, 2012 

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FINE WINERIES OF THE SHUSWAP

Christmas Open House (250) 835-8373

3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd PO Box 22 Tappen, BC VOE 2X0 info@sunnybraewinery.com

Sat. & Sun. Dec 1st & 2nd 11 am - 5 pm

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250 832-8463 • www.ovinowinery.com

Larch Hills Winery

Larch Hills Winery is a land-based, family run vineyard and winery, owned by Jack and Hazel Manser. All our product is proudly made from 100% British Columbia grapes, either from our main vineyard just south of Salmon Arm (also the location of the winery and our home), or from contracted vineyards farther south in the Okanagan Valley. All our wines are made and bottled on our premises in Salmon Arm. We specialize in cool climate grape growing, and have varieties that are generally not available in other parts of BC. We think this makes our wines unique. In 1987, the land was total bush. No-one had grown European varietal wine grapes this far north before. In 1992, after

experimenting to find the right types of grape for our climate, we began planting in earnest. We now grow all European varietals - Ortega, Madeleine Angevine, Madeleine Sylvaner and Siegerrebe are our whites, and Agria is our red. Pinot Noir, Ewurztraminer, Foch, and Merlot are sourced from our contract vineyards. All grapes are crushed, processed, and the wine made right on our premises. We opened our winery in April 1997 with a small release of what has become a signature wine for us -- Ortega (vintage 1995). Since then, our vineyards have developed to full production, and we have been able to add many other varieties to our list of releases. Courtesy www. larchhillswinery.com

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Ovino Winery

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Christmas Discover the finest wines Open produced House at the highest Sat. & Sun. Dec. 1 & 2 10 a.m.elevation to 5 p.m. winery “Say Cheese” Imported in North America! European Cheeses Discover the finest wines produced at the highest elevation winery in North America

Larch Hills Hazel & Jack Manser

Open Daily 9am - 5pm

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110 Timms Road, Salmon Arm, British Columbia CANADA V1E 2W5

Jack & Hazel Manser Tel: (250) 832-0155 110 Timms Road, Salmon Arm, British Columbia CelebratingV1E 15 years CANADA 2W5 Jack & Hazel Manser www.LarchHillsWinery.com 832-0155 110 (250) Timms Road, Salmon Arm, BC Tel: (250) (250) 832-9419 832-0155 info@larchhillswinery.com www.LarchHillsWinery.com www.LarchHillsWinery.com

Ovino Winery and vineyards are perched on a sandy loam bench overlooking the Salmon Valley. This unique micro climate and good sun exposure allow for optimum ripeness in the grapes while the cool breezes that come from the fly hills at night preserve full flavors and aromas.  Owned by John and Catherine Koopmans,this winery is a true family project, with daughter and son in law Jessica and Don Gawley helping with many of the required tasks in the vineyard and in the cellar.  After testing several varieties of grapes for numerous years to see which would perform well at this site, four  were planted.  Foch, pinot meunier for red and rose’ wines

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and pinot gris and gewurztraminer for white. Smaller trial plantings for different grapes are still currently underway. Sustainable practices are incorporated in vineyard management and the focus is on producing  quality wines at reasonable prices. Confirmation of this quality came with the results of the 2012 Canadian wine awards, Canada’s largest  annual  wine judging event. Six medals earned two silver and four bronze. The current line up of wines is   2011 Momento  Fruit forward, easy drinking lighter style red wine   2010  Foch  Medium bodied, slightly spicy food friendly red   2011  Blush Dry, refreshing and versatile pink         2011  Pinot gris Dry,full bodied and soft finished style white   2011  Gewurztraminer Floral,spicy and off dry in style white   2011  Pinot Tramino Popular, off dry blend of pinot gris and gewurztraminer,white wine   2011 Entice Medium sweet white, for after dinner or just sipping www.ovinowinery.com

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Granite Creek Estate Wines

We wish to invite everyone to our Annual Christmas Open House on Dec. 1 and 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). We will have free wine tastings available, appetizers, Christmas goodies and our famous mulled wine. For your Christmas wine selection we have Viognier

Saturday, Dec. 1st and Sunday, Dec. 2nd 11 am to 5 pm Also, open December 21st to 23rd. Call for other opening hours.

Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff invite you to our Annual Christmas Open House in our Wine Shop. Taste our award-winning wines, and enjoy hot appetizers from M&M Meats as well as delicious mulled wine. Enter our draws for prizes and see what local crafters have on display. Bring a non-perishable item for a local food bank.

white wine with a touch of lychee and pineapple which is great with salads, Asian foods and vegetable terrines. We have a line up of red wines such as Gamay Noir, Syrah, Meritage, Cabernet/Syrah and Marechal Foch. We will have a draw for a gift basket valued at $200 and if you bring a donation for the Salmon Arm Food Bank we will give you a discount on your wine order. Our Christmas Open House is a yearly trek for a lot of our customers so come for a visit and enjoy some wine.

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Recline Ridge

Unfamiliar to many wine enthusiasts, the wines offered by Recline Ridge are certainly not your mainstream varietals. Wines with names like Ortega, Siegerrebe, and Marechal Foch, are relatively unknown to many, but are definitely worth trying and enjoying. Recline Ridge specializes in cool-climate wines made from grapes which can be grown in the Shuswap region and, although known for their white wines, delightful reds, rose and dessert wines are worth the taste. White wines are crisp, extremely fruit-forward, and can be paired with many different foods. The reds and the traditionalstyle rose (Make Me Blush) offer many possibilities in food pairing and opportunities to enjoy. Educating customers about these wines, and suggested food-pairing has become an integral part of customer experience. In total, Recline Ridge offers 6 off-dry white wines, the rose, three reds and two desserts.

For this coming Holiday Season, and all of the wonderful meals that are planned, Recline Ridge can definitely provide the perfect wine accompaniment. What Christmas dinner would be complete without a wine to pair with the roast turkey? Recline’s Shuswap Serenade is a proven favourite. As an alternative, for those who may prefer a red wine with their festive meal, Recline Ridge’s new Gamay Noir would be an excellent choice, as would the “Make Me Blush” rosestyle wine, especially with that Holiday ham. With the excellent selection of wines available, there is definitely something at Recline Ridge for every palate, and every food-pairing possibility. Recline Ridge will be open December 1st and 2nd, as well as December 21st to 23rd.

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Sunnybrae Winery

The craftsman style winery building built in 2010 showcases vintage artifacts and photos of Barry’s family, farmers in the Sunnybrae area for five generations. Visitors are invited to the second floor wine tasting room to enjoy delicious white, red and rose wines made on our premises using 100% BC grown grapes. Beautiful glass doors open to our upper deck and a stunning view of the lake and Mount Ida. You may even be lucky enough to have a birds eye view of the ospreys that nest in the distant fir trees. 2011 Turner Road 2011 Ortega 2011 Siegerrebe 2010 Rose 2011 Bastion Mountain Red 2010 Marechal Foch

Christmas Open House Sat. & Sun. Dec. 1st & 2nd • 11 am to 5 pm

Granite Creek Estate Wines is a family owned and operated business with award winning wines from 100% BC grown grapes.

Ph: 250.835.0049 www.granitecreek.ca Draw for a $200 Gift Basket

Salmon Arm Observer, November 30, 2012  
Salmon Arm Observer, November 30, 2012  

November 30, 2012 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer