“Most people have the perception that whites are for summer and reds are more for winter,” says Recline Ridge Winery co-owner Graydon Ratzlaff. In the hot summers of BC’s Okanagan Valley, this assumption is frequently the case. But Recline Ridge in the Shuswap Valley is poised to seriously challenge this notion with the fresh qualities of the red wines grown in their vineyard in Tappen. The four reds in the portfolio are all perfectly suited for refreshing enjoyment in the summer just as much as whites.
The first red that visitors taste is whimsically named Too Many. Made with the Zweigelt grape, this is a versatile, food-friendly red, but it does not necessarily need to be accompanied by food and it is perfectly suited for the stand-up red wine trend that focuses on easy drinking and perfectly balanced red wines. True to form, Too Many is a delicious red with a slight zest that holds your interest for the whole reception, meal course, or even the entire meal.
The spacious picnic area is a great place to relax. It is fully licensed to enjoy wine by the glass. The wine shop and deli fridge are stocked with locally-produced foods and treats including cheese from Grass Root Dairy, meat from Tappen Valley Meats, and wine gummies by WineBox Sweets Company, all of whom are located nearby in the Shuswap Lake region. Recline Ridge offers the perfect venue to enjoy a complete Shuswap wine experience!