A Family-Owned Winery in the Okanagan Valley
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.
The Arrowleaf Winery Namesake: Arrowleaf Wildflower
Our winery is named after the Arrowleaf Balsamroot, also known as the Okanagan Sunflower. It is local to our area and blooms on the hillsides in early spring. The Arrowleaf is a symbol of our commitment to producing terroir-driven wines.
The Arrowleaf Winery Committment to the Local Community
We feel it is important to give back to the community that has supported us so much over the years. We collaborate with hard-working growers in our community, creating connection and a truly local product. Over the past 17 years we have supported and sponsored numerous British Columbian non-profit organizations including Kelowna Women's Shelter, Lake Country Food Bank, Kindale Developmental Association, Project Chef, YMCA Okanagan, BC Hospitality Foundation, Lake Country Art Walk and BC Children's Wish Foundation.
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