Lake Breeze Awarded Best Small Winery in Canada


July 28, 2016



Naramata, British Columbia — Lake Breeze Vineyards has been awarded the prestigious distinction of Best Small Winery in Canada, along with Best Winery in British Columbia from the National Wine Awards of Canada. 

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, and the 22nd vintage, Lake Breeze has been going strong on the Naramata Bench since 1995. 

Winemaker Garron Elmes has been with the winery for every vintage, arriving in Canada after receiving his oenology education in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

“I am very proud of what we have accomplished here at Lake Breeze, not just with the wine, but with the culture we have created. Most of our staff have been with us for many years, and they have really built this place to be the success that it is today.” 

Through it all, Elmes says the intention has always been to remain on the smaller side and focus on the quality of the wines. 

Along with the winery awards, the 2014 Lake Breeze Semillon took top honours with a platinum medal, while the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Spice Jar, and 2012 Winemaker’s Series Riesling all received gold medals. 

For more information please see the Wine Align National Wine Awards announcement here:

Photographic support and media download here.



Garron Elmes, President/Winemaker
Lake Breeze Vineyards 
(250) 496-5659


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Vine & Beach Media Inc.
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Chris Stenberg

Chris Stenberg is a Canadian researcher, filmmaker and photographer specializing in the expression of cultural understanding through film and photography. He is the founder of VideoResearch, a documentary research and production agency.