Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ltd.
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ltd., is located in the heart of the Shuswap, in the beautiful Tappen Valley. With spectacular views of Mt. Tappen, and Mt. Bastion, the site is home to cool-climate grapes and award-winning wines. The unique Wine Shop building was originally built as a log home destined to a customer in Japan, but now resides on our property and is the home for our Tasting Bar and retail facilities. Our licensed picnic area and patio are the perfect spot for drinking in the local views, and enjoying a taste of our unique wines.
Grapes originally planted on the site in 1994 were chosen for their ability to grow in this region, capable of surviving the winter weather, as well as their ability to ripen early. In addition to the 6 varietals (one red and 5 whites) grown on-site, grapes are also sourced from other vineyards, both in the immediate region, and further to the South. All of these grapes are quite unique, offering very fruit-forward characteristics, with intensity of aromas and flavours.
The wines of Recline Ridge will demonstrate the they ARE different from "mainstream" varietals. Our whites are off-dry, crisp and refreshing, offering a variety of fruit flavour sensations. Our white wines currently utilize Madeline Angevine, Madeline Sylvaner, Ortega, Siegerrebe, Optima, Bacchus, and Kerner grapes. All are wonderful on the patio but are also very compatible for food pairing opporutnities. Our reds also demonstrate very fruit-forward characteristics, as well as their uniique flavours and utilize Marechal Foch, Zweigelt, and Blaufrankisch grapes.
In addition to the white and red wines offered, we also have a wonderful off-dry rose and two dessert wines.
The Tasting Room is equipped to present these wines in an informal, friendly setting, by knowledgable and friendly staff. Tours are available on request and by appointment.
The Wine Shop is open daily from Easter to Hallowe'en. Check our website for opening hours.