Family Owned Since 2001
Arrowleaf Cellars is a family business owned and operated by Swiss Canadians Joe and Margrit Zuppiger and their son Manuel Zuppiger. With two decades of farming experience in both fruit growing and dairy operations, Joe and Margrit were looking to try something new. In 1997 they purchased Suncrest Vineyard with the goal of starting a land based winery. Manuel went back to Switzerland to study winemaking and returned with a keen interest to make quality wines in the fledgling Okanagan wine region.
capturing the spirit of the central okanagan
We are committed to producing the most local product we can, sourcing 90% of grapes from where we're situated in Lake Country and 10% from the Kelowna area. We believe that our wines should reflect the unique location and terroir. We focus on grape varieties that thrive in the area, dedicating ourselves to aromatic whites like Riesling and cool climate reds like Pinot Noir.
Our varietal wines are made from a single grape variety and capture the unique spirit of the Central Okanagan. Each of our newly designed labels features a natural item native to the area, symbolizing our commitment to producing terroir-driven wines.
Winemaker Manuel Zuppiger plays with blending various grape varieties to create textural richness and layered flavours. The labels feature a collection of natural items found in the region including our namesake, the Arrowleaf Balsamroot wildflower.
Archive are limited production wines made with premium grapes from the best vineyard sites of the vintage. These wines are complex, structured and ideal for archiving in your library.
Season begins on june 1
Kitchen & Bakery
Our kitchen & bakery features scratch-made lunch items and quality pastries. Some of our picnic-inspired lunch foods include cheese & charcuterie boards, soft house-made pretzels and hand-rolled flatbreads. We are pastry lovers and take pride in offerings like our salted caramel cream puff, four layer carrot cake, and fresh fruit tarts. Our menu is inclusive for all diners and offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Enjoy our fresh fare in a relaxed setting on the patio or picnic area with beautiful views of the vineyards and Okanagan Lake. Open for lunch & pastries starting June 1, 2018.
Wine tastings are available daily from March 1 to December 24. We offer walk-in tastings at our bar and private tastings for larger groups.