The People


ARROWLEAF CELLARS is a family run business owned and operated by Joe and 
Margrit 
Zuppiger and their son, Manuel Zuppiger. The Zuppigers immigrated to Canada from Switzerland in 1986. Having run both fruit growing and dairy operations, Joe and Margrit were looking to try something new. In 1996 they purchased Suncrest Vineyard with the goal of starting a land based winery. Manuel went back to Switzerland to train as a winemaker and returned with a keen interest to make wine in the fledgling Okanagan wine region. Arrowleaf officially opened its doors in the spring of 2003 with its first vintages of 2001 reds and 2002 whites.

Joe Zuppiger
Owner, general manager, vineyard manager, finger pointer and concrete barrel sculptor.

Margrit Zuppiger 
Owner, office manager, local delivery maker and desk clutter orchestrator. 

Manuel Zuppiger 
Winemaker, vineyard worker, computer crasher and occasional disappearance artist.

Helping us out we have dedicated staff during the busy seasons in the wine shop and the vineyards. In addition there's a rotating cast of Zuppigers returning from studies and jobs abroad to help out with the trimming, tucking and thinning in the vineyard.