About Us

 

Celebrating 15 years of producing quality terroir-driven wines


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. Arrowleaf officially opened its doors in Spring 2003 with 2001 whites and 2002 reds. 

 

 

Recent Highlights

2013 - Grand opening of our new tasting room & barrel cellar designed by architect Robert Mackenzie

2014 - Named the Number 2 Winery in Canada by The National Wine Awards of Canada based on our medal standing at the 2014 competition

2014 - Gold medal for 2012 Solstice Pinot Noir at the Mondial des Pinots held in Switzerland, a prestigious world-wide pinot-based competition

2014 - Grand opening of The Kitchen at Arrowleaf

2015White Wine of the Year trophy award for 2016 Riesling at the All Canadian Wine Championships

2016 - Gold medal for 2014 Solstice Pinot Noir at the Mondial des Pinots held in Switzerland, a prestigious world-wide pinot-based competition. 

2017 - Release of our first sparkling wine, Wildblume (Vidal)

2017 - Two Gold medals at the Mondial des Pinots held in Switzerland: 2016 Pinot Gris and 2015 Pinot Noir

2018 - Release of our new wine labels and updated portfolio: Arrowleaf varietal wines, Field Collection blended wines and Archive limited production premium wines