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castanet.net 14 May, 2022 11:30 am

Okanagan Falls grape grower awarded 2021 Viticulturist of the Year

Okanagan Falls grape grower awarded 2021 Viticulturist of the Year
A second-generation farmer has been honoured by the BC Grapegrowers’ Association for cultivating grapes that have created award-winning wines.

5-acre vineyard in Okanagan Falls which produce Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.Heidi Lorch has been named 2021 Viticulturist of the Year, receiving recognition on Tuesday at Lorch’s Peak Vineyard in Okanagan Falls with 40 fellow-growers in attendance.The grapes have been used by Wild Goose Winery.“I am in awe of how quickly Heidi turned around this vineyard," said Nik Kruger, Wild Goose winemaker.

Quality wine can only come from quality grapes and we are very grateful to the excellence of grape growers like Heidi.” BC grape growers nominate their peers for the Viticulturist of the Year honour.

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