At the recent 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada, by wine Align, Lake Breeze Vineyards won Canada’s Small Winery of the year. Winemaker Garron Elmes has been making wine at Naramata based Lake Breeze since they opened 21 years ago. The highest rated wine of the competition was the Lake Breeze 2014 Semillon, achieving a platinum medal. They also won gold for their 2012 Winemaker’s Series Riesling, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2015 The Spice Jar White Blends.
Lake Breeze History
Lake Breeze Winery was built in 1996 and named Lake Breeze for the winds that blow across the bluffs year round. The first vines on the property were planted in 1985, making them some of the oldest on the Naramata Bench. At Lake Breeze they believe that their wines should be an experience encompassing the property, the people, the vines, as well as the wines themselves.
Lake Breeze is a regular stop on our Naramata Bench Wine Tour. We also dine regularly at the Patio Restaurant. At The Patio Restaurant you can relax on the scenic outdoor patio while enjoying Lake Breeze wines, food and the Mediterranean ambience. Chef Mark Ashton sources the freshest local ingredients from regional independent growers and artisans.
Distinctly Kelowna Tours is one of Kelowna’s largest wine tour companies, offering winery tours, sightseeing tours, agri-tours, culinary tours and adventure tours throughout the Okanagan Valley to individuals and corporate groups.