Enderby’s Winery Loop
- Baccata Ridge — north of Enderby tucked into the hills off the Grindrod-Enderby Road, Baccata Ridge pours organically grown red and white wines including Gamays, Marechal Foch and Gewurztraminer
- 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 the Enderby Grindrod Road, where you’ll be greeted by Jurgen and Pema, wine-maker Sheldon Moore’s wagging welcoming committee. Make your way past the hens and cock-a-doodling rooster roaming the yard and into the tasting room to sample the first vintages bottled at this relatively new winery.
A one-man operation, Moore grows, harvests, crushes and pours organically grown, cool climate wines including Marechal Foche and Gamay Noir. Like most wineries in our region, Baccata Ridge is open daily from May to October.
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.