Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Shuswap area of British Columbia, Recline Ridge Winery will be offering some unique and delicious new wines in 2016.

They have been busy bottling the 2013 Marechal Foch and creating the popular 2013 Just Being Frank, a 100% Blaufrankisch, which will be ready in April.

The big news, though, is the introduction of their new 100% Zweigelt, which translates loosely to mean “too many.”  It’s a humorous nod at the many varietals available from Recline Ridge, and – in particular – the numerous feral cats who have made the property home. Look for pictures of kitties on the label!

Later in the spring, look for the 2015 Make Me Blush Rosé.  Proprietor Graydon Ratzlaff says rosé wine is making a comeback.

“We’re almost sold out of the 2014 Make Me Blush.  Our rosé is described as dry, is not sweet, and presents wonderful aromatics and fruity flavour.  People who try it love it. It’s great with food or as a stand-alone wine,” he said.

Recline Ridge wines are available at select licensed retail stores, private liquor stores and restaurants in the Shuswap, Okanagan and BC Coast.  Recline Ridge wines are also available in the new VQA outlets in grocery stores.

2012 Recline Ridge Zweigelt

This Zweigelt is fruity, light red in colour, and very aromatic with some tannins.  This light-style red is ideal with red meat, and light enough for poultry.

~ Deanna Rainey