Southbrook Makes The Connection

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Southbrook Vineyards has–again!–been honoured for its ongoing commitment to produce outstanding organic and biodynamic wines. On June 25, Southbrook Vineyards received the Environment Commitment Award for its Connect family of wines at the LCBO annual Elsie Awards for agents and suppliers. This award recognizes a supplier who raises awareness of environmental issues, promotes positive environmental action and generally makes the earth a better place to live. Earlier in 2012, Southbrook also received the Innovation Award presented at the Ontario Organic Council’s 2012 annual Organic Awards. Over 120 Farmers, consumers, businesses and individuals from across the organic value chain gathered in Guelph on January 27th 2012 to celebrate excellence in Ontario’s organic sector. These awards celebrated the achievement and dedication of growers and producers to provide consumers with the best quality food or wine while protecting Ontario’s ecological heritage. This forward thinking winery is quickly becoming the household name in Ontario organic wines.  With 150 acre property and only 50% of it under vine, Southbrook has vowed that they will not plant the remaining acreage until the demand for organic grapes in the area surpasses the supply. They’re even helping local grape growers gain their organic certification with a promise to purchase the growers’ grapes for their Connect wines–further supporting the local economy! Check them out at 581 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake or online via their website: southbrook.com

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Southbrook Vineyards is located in the heart of the Niagara Wine Region in Ontario. Its aim is to serve as a model for the industry of what is possible in Ontario and around the world in producing exceptional wines while minimizing its footprint on the planet. Southbrook Vineyards has received numerous certifications including certified organic by Pro-Cert, certified biodynamic by Demeter (the first winery in Canada), and Local Food Plus (LFP). On design innovations, Southbrook’s hospitality pavilion is LEED Gold Certified, the first winery in Canada to gain this certification. Southbrook Vineyards   |    905.641.2548   |    Open daily, 10 am to 5 pm.
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