Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 26, 2011 Lake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2010 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2010 Naramata, Okanagan, BC $18-22 available at winery and select private liquor storeswww.lakebreeze.ca While the shortening days creep towards the equinox, I work to stretch these last rays of sunshine summer. One way to drink in Naramata’s summer is with Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc.Site of some of the oldest vines in Naramata (planted in 1985), the vineyard was purchased by South African centered Swiss couple, Paul and Vereena Moser. A nod to the quarter century spent in South Africa, Lake Breeze was the first Okanagan winery to plant and make wine from Pinotage. Because the word “vineyard” is typically not used in South Africa, they decided to call themselves “a Naramata Bench Wine Farm”. They named their new homestead Lake Breeze for the winds that blow across the bluffs year round.The current owners – 2 local couples – purchased the property in 2001 and have grown the operation from less than 3,000 cases a year to over 10,000. Pinot Blanc has proven to be their signature wine, and one of the best and most consistent examples of the grape in BC. Too many bland examples (Pinot Blah is one moniker that I’ve recently heard) has sullied opinion of this grape – but Lake Breeze will clear the clouds. Fresh red apple, nectarine skin, perfumed floral and a lively honeyed citrus on the finish holds a little summer in your glass. Bright and balanced, with enough weight to pair with scallops, peach dressed pork or Thai kissed salads. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsLake Breeze Pinot Blanc 2010Too many bland examples (Pinot Blah is one moniker that I’ve recently heard) has sullied opinion of this grape – but Lake Breeze will clear the clouds. Fresh red apple, nectarine skin, perfumed floral and a lively honeyed citrus on the finish holds a little summer in your glass. Bright and balanced, with enough weight to pair with scallops, peach dressed pork or Thai kissed salads.NaramataPinot BlancWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.