Recline Ridge Winery in the Shuswap is heralding spring and summer this year with the release of new vintage reds. Like their other cool climate wines, they’re certain to be received well. After all, Recline Ridge won a total of 23 awards in 2014, including several Gold and Platinum medals.
The winery will be busy this late spring and summer, pouring their wines at Kelowna’s WestJet Wine Tastings at the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival in Kelowna May 1st and 2nd and participating in Penticton’s Bacchanalia that same weekend. During the summer on long weekends, Recline Ridge will be hosting live entertainment on its licensed outdoor patio.
The ongoing mission at Recline Ridge is to educate guests and customers on the exciting wines of the Shuswap.
“Wines produced in the Shuswap are the result of a selection process for the grapes best suited for the region,” says co-owner Graydon Ratzlaff. “Colder winters demand hardier varietals, and a shorter growing season requires early ripening grapes. The resulting white wines are off-dry, cool, crisp, and refreshing, with very fruit-forward characteristics. The reds are often lighter in style, but are packed with flavour and offer an alternative to mainstream varietals.”
Producing fine Shuswap wines is what keeps Recline Ridge moving forward. “We aim for continuous improvement on all our wines,” says Graydon, “to ensure best quality and value.”

~ Dona Sturmanis