Top 10 Small Wineries

(Annual production of 10,000 cases or under)

2017 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
(The Nationals)



La Frenz Winery1. La Frenz Estate Winery

Best Performing Small Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze

La Frenz 2015 Ensemble Reserve
La Frenz 2016 Semillon Knorr Vineyard
La Frenz 2015 Chardonnay Freedom 75 Vineyard
La Frenz 2015 La Vitta Pazza White Blend Muscat Riesling
La Frenz Liqueur Muscat

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Meyer Family Vineyards2. Meyer Family Vineyards

British Columbia
3 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze

Meyer 2015 Tribute Series Chardonnay Old Main Road Vineyard
Meyer 2015 Old Block Pinot Noir McLean Creek Vineyard – OK Falls
Meyer 2015 Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir McLean Creek Vineyard
Meyer 2015 Micro Cuvée Chardonnay McLean Creek Vineyard
Meyer 2015 Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir

Lake Breeze Vineyards3. Lake Breeze Vineyards

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 8 Silver, 2 Bronze

Lake Breeze 2014 Syrah Torok Vineyard
Lake Breeze 2014 Meritage
Lake Breeze 2015 Merlot
Lake Breeze 2016 Spice Jar
Lake Breeze 2015 Pinot Blanc

Kacaba Vineyards and Winery4. Kacaba Vineyards

2 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze

Kacaba 2015 Signature Series Reserve Syrah 
Kacaba 2015 Founder’s Select Cabernet Franc
Kacaba 2015 Signature Series Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Kacaba 2014 Silver Bridge Vineyard Syrah
Kacaba 2016 Effervescence

Daydreamer Wines5. Daydreamer Wines

British Columbia
2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze

Daydreamer 2016 Riesling
Daydreamer 2015 Amelia
Daydreamer 2015 Jasper
Daydreamer 2015 Marcus Ansems Shiraz
Daydreamer 2015 Marcus Ansems Chardonnay

Laughing Stock Vineyards6. Laughing Stock Vineyards

British Columbia
2 Gold, 2 Silver

Laughing Stock 2015 Syrah
Laughing Stock 2014 Portfolio
Laughing Stock 2016 Pinot Gris
Laughing Stock 2015 Pinot Noir

7. Hidden Bench Estate Winery

Hidden Bench Estate WineryOntario
1 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze

Hidden Bench 2014 Tête de Cuvée Chardonnay
Hidden Bench 2015 Estate Chardonnay
Hidden Bench 2016 Locust Lane Rosé
Hidden Bench 2015 Estate Riesling
Hidden Bench 2014 Felseck Vineyard Chardonnay

8. Moon Curser VineyardsMoon Curser Vineyards

British Columbia
1 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze

Moon Curser 2013 Tannat
Moon Curser 2014 Carmenere
Moon Curser 2014 Border Vines
Moon Curser 2014 Contraband Series Tempranillo
Moon Curser 2014 Syrah


Leaning Post Wines9. Leaning Post Wines

1 Platinum, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze

Leaning Post 2014 Chardonnay Wismer Vineyard
Leaning Post 2014 Riesling The Geek
Leaning Post 2013 Merlot
Leaning Post 2015 Riesling Wismer Vineyard
Leaning Post 2014 Pinot Noir Lowrey Vineyard

Kew Vineyards10. Kew Vineyards

2 Gold, 1 Silver

Kew 2014 Soldier’s Grant
Kew 2012 Vineyards Heritage
Kew 2015 Marsanne