“wine is but sunlight, held together by water”
Purchase of block 34
Wine is more than a drink; it's a way to slow down and appreciate the senses. Unlike any other beverage, wine has brought people together across millennia to debate, to discuss, and to contemplate. Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch is our way of expanding on this timeless tradition. Our venue is a place where one can leave behind the distractions of daily life and get lost in the subtleties of the moment. Here, one can appreciate a friend in a new light and greet a stranger like the old friend they might become.
At Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch we are committed to providing a world-class venue that inspires passion in our guests. Specializing in events both public and private, from concerts to weddings, there is always something interesting happening at Larc Hill. Located on the south shore of Lake Chelan, Larc Hill is proud to join Chelan's agricultural legacy. From planting to harvest, the Larc Hill team has dedicated themselves to creating a vineyard venue that inspires all. Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch is eager for visitors to share in our vision of a thriving Chelan cultural community.
Planting of block 34
Purchase of block 37
Our journey began in 2015 with the purchase of 11 acres on a hillside overlooking the south shore of Lake Chelan. This parcel would become Larc Hill Vineyard Block 34. In spring of the following year; we planted 1.5 acres of Syrah, and 1 acre of Pinot Noir. We subsequently planted .75 acres of Chardonnay, Orange Moscato and Malbec at Block 34, which will see first harvest in 2019.
Starting in 2016, we began to re-imagine the site, beginning with a complete remodel of the existing house. Working closely with Domain Design Architects, we also broke ground on a new structure that would embody the spirit of Chelan's agricultural roots while embracing the clean lines and openness of modern agricultural architecture. Known as the Larc Hill Vineyard Barn, this iconic building now houses our primary production and event facilities. In the spring of 2017, Larc Hill acquired an additional 5 acres known as Block 37, where we proceeded to plant 1.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Our first harvest in the fall of 2018 coincided with the completion of the Larc Hill Vineyard Barn, and marked an important milestone in achieving our vision.
With the first phase of construction complete, the Larc Hill estate is now well positioned to leave its mark on the growing local culture of Chelan. Our beautiful grounds offer an unrivaled backdrop for any of the countless local events Chelan has on offer, including wine festivals, holiday events, business conferences and community celebrations.
Additionally, Larc Hill is proud to continue offering our stunning venue for private events such as weddings, corporate parties, or family celebrations. Though the appeal of producing estate wine is undeniable; for now, we are happy to offer our grapes to some of the many esteemed wineries that continue to give the Chelan viticultural community its life. We look forward to showcasing the craftsmanship of our peers by featuring wines made from Larc Hill grapes at our parties and tasting events.
Barn is completed
At Larc Hill, community is everything. A well-rooted sense of cooperation is what has allowed the region to grow so rapidly as a viticulture hub and gain worldwide recognition. The Larc Hill vineyard project was designed to expand upon this sense of community while welcoming visitors from around the country. By consulting with local designers, vintners and craftsmen, we have created a venue that we believe truly embodies the unique spirit of our beautiful lakeside community. Larc Hill is a place where relationships blossom and lifelong memories take root. We welcome every guest like an old friend, with the hope that they will return for years to come.