Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery had an award-winning year in 2014 with an astonishing 23 honours.“The last two were Platinum awards we received for our 2012 Siegerrebe and 2011 Hawk’s Heaven,” says winery co-owner Graydon Ratzlaff.
Family-owned and operated, Recline Ridge is located in the heart of the Shuswap Lake area. The vineyards enjoy sun-drenched days and cool evenings which maximize varietal character and set the stage for the production of award-winning wines noted for their clean, sound structure, intense flavours, and perfect balance.
The fall harvest was a great start for Recline Ridge’s 2014 wines to come. “Harvest started on site with all varietals a little earlier than average. The crop was of average size with great quality.”
Over the past year, 2013 Bacchus was Recline Ridge’s bestselling white wine. The fall 2014 new release, Just Being Frank, was an impressive addition to the red wine line-up. The new 2014 rosé, Make Me Blush, is due to be released soon, according to Graydon.
Recline Ridge is looking forward to this year.  “2015 will continue to provide us with new opportunities to showcase our cool-climate varietals and introduce them to even more customers who have not had the chance to enjoy their unique style and character.”
The winery is open year round. Call 250-835-2212 for an appointment.

~ Deanna Rainey