Astra and Ardua represent another level to come from Lake Breeze and reflect the MacIntyre’s interest in raising the game even further on the Naramata Bench... when you are the number two winery in the country, number one in British Columbia, and Canada’s Small Winery of the Year for 2016, you can do what ever you want.”

Anthony Gismondi — Wine Align July 2016

“The motto of the MacIntyre clan is Per Ardua – through adversity. The name of the red wine is an allusion to the fact that the elder MacIntyre died a month before his son bought Lake Breeze. These wines serve as a memorial. In terms of wine quality, these are a grand memorial.”


John Schreiner— Schreiner on Wine August 2016

“There is a clear commitment to quality here that is evident across the board. One constant from the start is the contributions of winemaker Garron Elmes. The South African native has been there (Lake Breeze Vineyards) for 21 years now making him somewhat of a trailblazer in the region. He has crafted a well-made range of wines and his directions for the new MacIntyre efforts were simple; make two great spare-no-expense wines from estate grown fruit that can stand as world-class efforts. This, of course, is anything but simple but there is no doubt that these are very impressive wines.”

Geoff Last — Calgary Herald August 2016