Lake Breeze Vineyards

Perched high on a hill overlooking Okanagan Lake, visiting the sprawling Mediterranean inspired complex of Lake Breeze is like stepping into a little piece of Italy.

The experience starts right in the parking lot, with the views stretching as far as Peachland to the north. A mosaic of vineyard workers hints at the architectural details to come. A walk down the driveway soon reveals the hidden gem that awaits below.

Named after the winds that blow along the Naramata bluffs all year round, Lake Breeze Vineyards has a large wine portfolio. It may be cliché, but there’s a little something for everyone here, and that includes different budgets too.

The first wines on this property were planted in 1985, making them some of the oldest on the Naramata Bench. The winemakers here practice minimal intervention on their wide variety of varietals, preferring to highlight the natural expression of each grape.

At a Glance

Wine shop times: Daily, 11.30am to 3pm
Tasting room times
: Daily, 11.30am to 3pm
Tasting reservation
: Required
Tasting style
: Standing, seated, indoor, outdoor
Tasting cost
: $10 p/p, waived with wine purchase

Food/restaurant: By reservation, 11.30am to 3pm
Accommodation
: No
Child friendly
: Yes (see info below)
Pet friendly
: Yes (see info below)
Weddings and private events
: No

Last updated June 2021. Please note that the following information may change at any time due to Covid19 related policies and procedures. For the most up-to-date information, contact individual wineries before visiting.

A woman in a red dress sits at a table on the Lake Breeze winery patio, drinking a glass of wine, with a backdrop filled with greenery and views over Okanagan Lake and surrounding mountains

Wine Tastings and Wine Shop

Lake Breeze wine tastings are currently being offered in the sunny courtyard, just beyond the entrance to the Patio. A collection of wine barrels provide standing tables, perfect for individual group tastings. There are umbrellas for shade.

Seated tastings may be offered during quieter periods. Normally, tastings would be held in an indoor tasting room to the side of the Patio.

The guided tasting included six signature Lake Breeze wines and costs $10 per person. The fee is waived with the purchase of wine.

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Six full bottles of Lake Breeze wine sit on top of a wine barrel, with shelving behind with jarred conserves and sauces
Lake Breeze also produces conserves and sauces

Restaurant

The Patio is Lake Breeze’s on-site restaurant, situated in the heart of the winery complex. Centered around a sunny paved outdoor space surrounded by greenery and beautiful peek through Okanagan Lake views, The Patio specialises in seasonally inspired plates made with locally sourced ingredients.

And when they say local, it can’t really get more local than this. The Farmstead, a two acre plot of land that will, when completed, feature vegetables, herbs, greenhouse, animal pasture and orchard, is only steps away from the Patio restaurant itself.

All seating is outdoors, to enjoy this gorgeous setting to the fullest extent. There is partial shade available, with umbrellas available for additional shelter.

Each dish on the menu was designed with wine pairing in mind. Guests have a choice of a two or three course meal, with the dessert being optional.

Reservations are strongly recommended as walk-ins are only accepted when space allows. Online reservations include advance menu selection and payment to minimise in-touch points.

View of restaurant at Lake Breeze, with paved patio with scattered tables, bordered by trees and plants
The Patio at Lake Breeze is a beautiful outdoor space with plenty of greenery and calming views

Accommodation

This winery does not have on-site accommodation but here is a list of local recommendations:

Top down view of crab and corn custard dish, on white lake with two glasses of water above at Lake Breeze restaurant
Crab and corn custard toast, made with house sourdough, crispy kale and parsley purée

Weddings and Private Events

Lake Breeze does not host weddings or private events at this time. Here are some recommended local wineries that do:

Top down view of colourful swordfish dish at Lake Breeze on blue plate
Grilled Swordfish with salt dried tomato, capers, red onion, parsley, lemon and farmstead vegetables

Child Friendly

Children are allowed to accompany adults to Lake Breeze. Keep in mind that the Restaurant does not offer a children’s menu and there are no child-specific activities. The washrooms are located right off the main courtyard, close to the tasting area.

These local wineries have toys and play equipment for children:

Dog Friendly

Guests can bring leashed dogs to courtyard tastings and also into the Restaurant. The entire area is paved. There are scattered umbrellas for shade, with additional trees around the Restaurant area.

A singular wine glass (half filled with white wine) sits on a light coloured table, in front of a scenic view of plants (foreground) and mountains (background)
Lake Breeze has a scenic patio restaurant

Wine Club

The Tempest Club has two membership options – the Tempest Club Half Case (six bottles) and the Tempest Club Full Case (twelve bottles).

Wine packages are sent in May and October, to coincide with the release of new vintages.

Other membership benefits include:

  • Free shipping for wine purchases of twelve bottles or more
  • Early invitation to events
  • Pairing recipes from Lake Breeze chef Mark Ashton
  • 15% discount on purchases at the winery
  • Free glass of wine when dining at the Patio
Nine Lake Breeze wine bottles stand on top of a wine barrel (multiple different colours and shapes), with a sign 'Life is Better at the Lake' in the foreground
Lake Breeze has a large wine portfolio

Varietals

Here are some of the varietals you may expect to find at Lake Breeze:

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah
  • Pinotage
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Muscat
  • Schönburger
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Viognier
  • Riesling
  • Semillon

Wines

Wine name Description/VarietalPrice Per Bottle
2019 Spice JarWhite, Gewurztraminer,
Schönburger, Muscat, Viognier
$19
2018 Alize RoussanneWhite. Roussanne$25
2018 Aura Pinot NoirRed. Pinot Noir$35
2016 Berg PinotageRed. Pinotage$35
2017 Mistral SyrahRed. Syrah$35
2015 TempestRed. Cabernet Sauvignon,
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec
$50
2015 Zephyr BrutSparkling. Pinot Blanc$35
2018 Pinot BlancWhite. Pinot Blanc$19
2018 Pinot GrisWhite, Pinot Gris$22
2017 RieslinWhite. Riesling$21
2019 Sauvignon BlancWhite. Sauvignon Blanc$22
2016 SemillonWhite. Semillon$23
2017 Semillon/ChardonnayWhite. Semillon, Chardonnay$23
2019 Unoaked ChardonnayWhite. Chardonnay$19
2018 Meritage Red. Merlot, Cabernet Franc,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
$24
2019 RoseRose. Malbec$22

Contact Information

Phone: 1-250-496-5659
Address: 930 Sammet Road
Website: lakebreeze.ca


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