The Winemaker – Jaime Flemke

“As a winemaker, I enjoy almost all wines and as a result, I’m always keen to try my hand at new styles. Last year we released a medium sweet sherry-style wine made from Ortega grapes. This year we have a few ideas so stay tuned for something exciting!

Originally from Alberta, I decided to take the plunge for a new career as a winemaker. In 2010 I moved to Ontario to study winemaking and viticulture from Brock University. I worked in the vineyards for one of Canada’s largest grape producers scouting for pests and disease during the summers of 2012 and 2013. I worked in the cellars at Inniskillin Winery in Niagara for the 2013 vintage and moved back to BC for full-time work with Constellation Canada doing my 2014 vintage at Jackson Triggs in Oliver.

The position as winemaker/vineyard manager at Recline Ridge Winery was accepted in February of 2015. We grow all cool-climate German and Austrian varietals and all grow locally in the Shuswap region. These are such fun grapes and make such lovely vibrant aromatic wines.   I thoroughly enjoy everything about the job from working in the vineyard and producing the best grapes possible for award-winning wines.”

Jaime Flemke

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