1 Mill Road Home Block - Harvest 2018
This is Naramata Bench personified. Formed thousands of years ago when glaciers retreated from this valley, the prominent bluffs on the east side of Okanagan Lake epitomize ideal agricultural growing conditions. Originally orchards and now vineyards, over 40 wineries call the Naramata Bench home in this newly established sub-appellation.
The crescent shaped site tilts south west, maximizing heat units and minimizing frost with good air drainage. Characterized by heavier soils, the combination of silt and loam with some calcareous elements is similar to some of the best vineyards in the world.
Our vineyard practices embrace sustainability as a way to celebrate the best that mother nature provides, and thoughtfully manage any issues. We are fortunate in the Okanagan Valley with our semi-arid climate which minimizes pests and problems in our vineyards.
Planted in 2013 exclusively to Pinot Noir, we chose to focus on a single clone, Dijon #115. Now as the vineyard matures, we are enjoying watching the evolution of the vines and the resultant wines.
We have definitely found that place.