Herder Winery & Vineyards

(250) 499-5595 2582 Upper Bench Rd
Keremeos, V0X 1N4
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Lawrence Herder grew up in southern California and at age 14 started making wine. After a career in L.A. as a food broker he decided he wanted to turn his love for wine into a profession. He graduated in 1996 from Fresno State University earning his degree in Enology (Science of Winemaking) and minor in Viticulture (Grape Growing). Upon graduation Lawrence worked in Sonoma at B.R. Cohn winery under the watchful eye of Merry Edwards. It wasn’t long after he started his own winery (Herder Vineyards) in Paso Robles. After seven years of winemaking in Paso Robles Lawrence and Sharon decided to move to B.C. It was there that they came to the Similkameen Valley and found the ideal setting for their winery. While starting the winery Lawrence was the red winemaker for Jackson-Triggs (2002-2003), previous consulting includes: Golden Mile Cellars (2004), Stoneboat Vineyard (2005-2007) and Clos du Soleil (2007-2008). Sharon grew up in Nanaimo and later moved to California to go to high school where she met Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Grenache

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  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

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