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NBWA-Association-Vertical-Color-LogoCANADA’S Small Winery of the Year went to Naramata-based Lake Breeze Vineyards after having finished FIRST in B.C.

Winemaker Garron Elmes has been making the wine at Lake Breeze since the doors opened 21 years ago. The highest-rated white wine of the competition was the Lake Breeze 2014 Semillon garnering a platinum medal. The winery also received gold medals for its 2012 Winemaker’s Series Riesling, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2015 The Spice Jar White Blends.

Number SIX in B.C. and 11th in Canada goes to Naramata-based La Frenz Estate Winery. Two gold medals and five silvers. The gold medals went to the La Frenz 2014 Syrah Rockyfeller Vineyard and La Frenz 2015 Riesling Freedom 75. Winemaker Jeff Martin has a long history of turning out quality wines and is a force on the Naramata Bench.

– 250 wineries participated in the competition, with 1,527 wine entries.
– 16 platinum medals, 103 gold medals, 454 silver medals and 190 bronze medals were awarded.

Naramata Bench Wineries Association member wineries took home significantly more medals than any other area in Canada. Our members were awarded a full 13 % of the Gold and Silver medals. Congratulations to Naramata Bench Wineries Association members won multiple awards in this competition.

See all the winners at http://www.winealign.com/awards

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