Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake received two awards 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 Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) annual Elsie Awards for agents and suppliers. This award recognizes a supplier or trade member who raises awareness of environmental issues, promotes positive environmental action and makes the earth a better place to live.
Southbrook’s Connect White and Red wines are the first general list Ontario VQA organic wines sold in LCBO stores. The wines, which debuted in the summer of 2011, are made from organically-grown Niagara grapes, and the red wine is additionally certified biodynamic. At $14.95 per 750 ml bottle, they are Southbrook’s most popular and most highly produced wines. The lightweight bottles used for the Connect line are sourced from an Ontario bottle maker using recycled glass collected in the Ontario Bag-it-Back program. Weighing less than 400 grams, the bottles leave a smaller carbon foot print when shipped.