Arrowleaf Cellars is a family-owned winery established by Joe and Margrit Zuppiger and their son, Manuel Zuppiger. Arrowleaf is overlooking Okanagan Valley just north of Kelowna in an area known as Lake Country, BC. The Zuppiger family, originally from Switzerland, immigrated to Canada in 1986. In 1996, with the goal of establishing a winery, they found an ideal vineyard in the Okanagan Valley. Bolstered by a solid background in agriculture, they proceeded to expand the vineyard and plan for the construction of the winery.
During this time, Manuel completed a three year winemaking course in Switzerland and expanded his knowledge with practical winery experience in Australia and the Okanagan Valley. Upon his return, the design and construction of the 5,000-square-foot building began. Finally, seven years and many gray hairs later, Arrowleaf Cellars opened its doors in the spring of 2003. The winery is situated in Okanagan Centre of Lake Country and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding vineyard and Lake Okanagan. Arrowleaf Cellars is a small operation focusing on limited quantities of cool-climate wines. The styles range from aromatic and crisp to complex, barrel-aged reds and whites.
Recent Highlights for Arrowleaf Cellars
2018 - Best Rosé at the 2018 Spring Okanagan Best of Varietal Wine Awards
2018 - Release of our new wine labels and updated portfolio: Arrowleaf varietal wines, Field Collection blended wines and Archive limited production premium wines
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
2016 - Gold medal for 2014 Solstice Pinot Noir at the Mondial des Pinots held in Switzerland, a prestigious world-wide pinot-based competition.
2015 - White Wine of the Year trophy award for 2016 Riesling at the All Canadian Wine Championships
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
2013 - Grand opening of our new tasting room & barrel cellar designed by architect Robert Mackenzie