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For wine aficionados keen to expand their experience by straying off the Okanagan region’s beaten path, Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery offers a palate-pleasing perspective on varietals that flourish in the Shuswap. Located in Tappen, it’s roughly 14 kilometres west of Salmon Arm in pastoral countryside and forest with a shorter growing season. Rather than procuring grapes from the south, Recline Ridge owners Graydon and Maureen Ratzlaff chose to be true to the region with grapes that can be grown in the Shuswap. With grapes sourced from its own vineyards and other local growers, wines include expressions of hardy varietals…

 by David Wylie The Shuswap may be best known for house-boating, but Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery in Tappen is helping showcase the region as a premier wine destination. Located near Salmon Arm, the winery is Canada’s second-most northern winery. “The Shuswap region, if you were to look at it from a scenic point of view, is quite green. It’s actually referred to sometimes as the Shuswap rainforest,” said Graydon Ratzlaff, who owns Recline Ridge with his wife, Maureen. “We’re trying to promote the region and what we can do up here. It sets us apart.” Recline Ridge is luring…