(photo: Owner Graydon Ratzlaff with daughter Marlana.)
The wine awards just keep coming for Recline Ridge Winery in the Shuswap—21 so far in 2014, including 2 most recently from the All-Canadian Wine Awards.
No wonder it was a very busy July and August with visitors at the winery. Guests from all over the world visited Recline Ridge, sampling the award-winning wines at the unique tasting bar, and enjoying the view from the scenic patio, overlooking the vineyard. “We spend some great times with our guests in our very peaceful setting,” says Graydon Ratzlaff, who owns Recline Ridge with his wife Maureen. “It’s a very positive experience.”
In addition to awaiting more guests in the fall, Graydon says the grape harvest will be starting in mid-September on the earliest varietals, and continuing until close to the end of October for completion.
A fall harvest event is being planned at Recline Ridge and will be announced on the website. Past 2014 events included a 2013 Bacchus release party in April and a Summer Celebration in July.
Recline Ridge will be featuring 11 wines—5 off-dry aromatic whites, including 2013 Bacchus, an off-dry rosé and 3 cool-climate reds. There are also 2 exquisite dessert wines. A new red will also be released this fall, details to come.
Fall is the perfect time to come out and enjoy Recline Ridge’s spectacular setting, warm hospitality and award-winning cool-climate wines noted for their clean, sound structure, intense flavours and perfect balance.
~ Dona Sturmanis