The wine farm consists of a 12 acre parcel originally named Rock Oven Vineyards. The first vines on the property were planted in 1985, making them some of the oldest on the Naramata Bench. The mature vines, coupled with a predominantly westerly aspect ensure plenty of sun exposure and ideal ripening conditions.
Lake Breeze was named for the winds that blow across the bluffs year round. We are located on the renowned Naramata Bench. The term "wine farm" reflects the origin of our winemaker, who joined us in 1995 from South Africa, where the term is traditionally used in place of "vineyard".
The current owners, the MacIntyre family, purchased the property in 2001. They have invested extensively to grow the operation from less than 3,000 cases a year to over 10,000.
Lake Breeze is undeniably one of the most beautiful wineries in British Columbia. We honour the sense of place, the land and pride in agriculture, through careful and meticulous viticultural practices. We and our family of growers on the Naramata Bench produce exceptional fruit from which we create our portfolio of fine wines. We endeavour to take the natural expression of the grape and transfer it to the bottle with minimal intervention.
We delight in the experiences that we provide to our visitors and try to create a connection that can be re-experienced each time you open one of our wines.