Enderby’s Winery Loop
- Baccata Ridge — north of Enderby tucked into the hills on Monk road off of Highway 97A, Baccata Ridge pours organically grown red and white wines including Foch, Blueberry Reserve and Pinot Noir.
- Larch Hills Winery — exquisite valley views and wine to match the scenery, taste award-winning Ortega and other European varietals
- Edge of the Earth Winery — It may be one of BC’s smallest wineries, but the Marechal Foch and Pinot Blanc are both big on flavour
Explore at Your Own Pace — Start at Baccata Ridge Winery
A well-mapped wine trail makes it easy to explore our wine region on your own. Start just north of Enderby at Baccata Ridge Winery just off Highway 97A, the vineyards and blueberry patch are situated on steep, south-west facing slopes, and the mineral rich soils ensure high quality fruit production. While the winery has been in production for the past twelve years, it was taken over by the Robertson family in September of 2016. We are a family with a strong agriculture background excited to bring an upbeat atmosphere and experience. To learn more and see what the North Okanagan is all about, come visit us at our small but charming rustic taste cabin.
Their wine is expressive of the unique terroir in which it is grown, and care is taken in ensuring a healthy balance and respect towards the ecosystem that surrounds the vineyard is apparent in every sip you enjoy.
The Northern Edge of BC’s Wine Region — Larch Hills Winery
Follow the rural back roads past stands of larch and cottonwood trees and you’ll reach the northern most edge of BC’s wine region and Larch Hills Winery. The lush, green landscape of the Shuswap Highlands drew winemakers Jack and Hazel Manser to the area where they bought, then expanded, the south-sloping vineyard. Sipping wine is elevated here, where at 700 metres above sea level Larch Hills has the distinction of being the highest elevation vineyard in North America.
Jack and Hazel are happy to share their journey to winemaking with you while you sample their award-winning Ortega, one of the first vintages ever bottled and one BC’s best dry, crisp and fruity wines. The Mansers grow only European varietals like Siegerrebe, Madeleine Angevine, St. Laurent and Lemberger grapes that thrive particularly well in our northern climate.
The valley views from the tasting room deck are almost as heady as the wines. Bring a picnic and enjoy a bottle, or, better yet, bring an empty crate for your purchases…Larch Hill wines are some of the best-valued wines in all of BC. The tasting room is open daily, but in the winter, it’s a good idea to call ahead!
Out on the Frontier — Edge of the Earth Winery
Ask proprietor Russ Niles from Edge of the Earth Winery about making wine in the northern reaches and he’ll be the first to tell you his winery is out on the frontier. But that just makes it easier to experiment with different varietals until you create the perfect blend.
Make the six-kilometre journey down Gulch Road, just off 97A south of Enderby, and you’ll feel you’re off the beaten path, and you are…at the Edge of the Earth, where Marechal Foch and Pinot Blanc grapes are grown and transformed into delectable wines. While you’re sipping ask Niles how he came to grow Pinot Blanc and where the name Argus comes from, the stories themselves may inspire you to pour another glass!
You can visit the Edge of the Earth any day between Easter and Thanksgiving.