Arterra Wines Canada welcomes Laughing Stock Vineyards into its family of Okanagan wineries

Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. (AWC) announced an agreement to acquire Laughing Stock Vineyards (LFNG), a family-owned, premium boutique winery, founded in 2003 by David and Cynthia Enns.

LFNG is located on the revered Naramata Bench and their flagship wine, Portfolio, is considered one of Canada’s iconic wines receiving impressive accolades year over year, most recently earning a 94 score on the 2015 vintage.

The winery will continue to operate as usual, with David and Cynthia Enns continuing to play a key leadership role sustainably growing the business over the next several years.

AWC has been making award-winning wines in the Okanagan for more than 30 years, with over a thousand acres of premium vineyards like Black Sage and Sunrock. They make recognized wines from Black Sage Vineyard, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, See Ya Later Ranch, Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin Okanagan, Nk’Mip Cellars, and employ over 500 people in B.C. 

The addition of LFNG into the AWC family of wineries complements its diverse selection of Canadian and international award-winning VQA wines and becomes AWC’s first estate winery in the esteemed terroir of the Naramata Bench.  

“We started Laughing Stock Vineyards to create a premium, boutique Naramata Bench winery and after a decade and a half, we reached a tipping point both in terms of scale and demand. We made the decision to partner with Arterra Wines Canada because of their commitment to maintaining the integrity and quality of our wines and their solid history in the Okanagan,” said David and Cynthia Enns, co-founders, Laughing Stock Vineyards.

“Laughing Stock Vineyards has earned the distinct reputation of being a well-respected and recognized premium, boutique winery in the Okanagan, with a strong team dedicated to making wines of superb quality. We are proud to welcome them into our family of Okanagan wineries and look forward to working together into the future,” said Jay Wright, president and CEO, Arterra Wines Canada, Inc.

AWC and LFNG’s commitment to excellence in winemaking will remain unchanged with founder David Enns continuing as winemaker sharing his passion for creating high-end bordeaux style blends and other highly acclaimed wines.

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