Current Release Wines from 1 Mill Road

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2020 Home Block Pinot Noir

Grown on the Okanagan Valley’s heavier silty soils of the Naramata Bench, this vineyard site maximizes southwest exposure and the close proximity to Okanagan Lake allows for long days and a long growing season. Handpicked and hand sorted, the grapes are fermented and aged in beautiful wooden French oak tanks in the Naramata Wine Vault.

93 points, John Schreiner
Only Available In Multiples of 6


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THE VINEYARD
This is Naramata Bench personified. Perched on glacier lake-formed bluffs above Okanagan Lake, the crescent shaped site tilts SW, maximizing heat units and allowing air flow. Set into an amphitheatre of old growth sage, soils are silt and loam with calcareous elements similar to some of the best vineyards in the world.  Planted in 2013, we chose to showcase a single clone, Dijon #115.

THE WINEMAKING
This project is all about focus: Pinot Noir. Hand picked in two passes October 7 & 15th, then hand sorted and fermented as whole berries with 25% as whole clusters. The main ferment was completed in 2200L French Oak tanks and then aged in these plus 20% new French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

THE VINTAGE
After a slow start from a cooler spring, the Okanagan summer delivered solid heat units into September. Veraison was somewhat delayed which improved the fruit quality as the slower ripening avoided high sugars/alcohols and delivered full phenolic ripeness. Fortunately we completed harvest on October 15th right before a freeze event a week later.

THE WINE
A balanced wine with ripe raspberry, dried cranberry and cocoa flavours with notes of clove combined with fresh vibrancy from the natural acidity. Decidedly elegant with lovely complexity, fine tannins and lingering finish. When the wine hits your palate, it engages all your senses like a solid handshake from a good friend (post Covid).

2020 Block 2 Pinot Noir

Block 2 allows us to explore a nearby vineyard site with our focus on Pinot Noir.   Located just above our Home Block site, this vineyard is also on a heavy glacial silt bench and planted to Dijon clone 115.

Slightly denser and more fruit forward than the Home Block release, there is lots of dried cherry and dark chocolate notes and a velvet mouthfeel. Lots of balance with the fresh acidity from this moderate vintage. Definitely drinking outside its weight class and price point.

92 points, John Schreiner


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This vintage marks the 20th year of winemaking by David after starting with just 1 ton of grapes in a garage in White Rock. After giving up our day jobs and founding highly acclaimed Laughing Stock Vineyards on the Naramata Bench, the last few years have been all about going back to the basics. This time we’ve gone deep with one varietal from the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

THE VINEYARD
Block 2 
allows us to explore a nearby vineyard site with our focus on Pinot Noir.   Located just above our Home Block site, this vineyard is also on a heavy glacial silt bench and planted to Dijon clone 115.

THE WINEMAKING
This project is all about focus: Pinot Noir. Hand-picked then hand sorted and fermented as whole berries with 20% as whole clusters. The main ferment was completed in large French Oak tanks and then aged in these plus 20% new French oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

THE VINTAGE
After a slow start from a cooler spring, the Okanagan summer delivered solid heat units into September. Veraison was somewhat delayed which improved the fruit quality as the slower ripening avoided high sugars/alcohols and delivered full phenolic ripeness. Fortunately, we completed harvest on October 22th right before the temperatures dropped.

THE WINE
Slightly denser and more fruit forward than the Home Block release, there is lots of dried cherry and dark chocolate notes and a velvet mouthfeel. Lots of balance with the fresh acidity from this moderate vintage. Definitely drinking outside its weight class and price point.

Pinot Noir Mixed 6-Pack

The best way to explore Pinot Noir is to taste vineyard specific wines.  Enjoy a mixed 6 pack of our new releases from two vineyard sites, both located on the Naramata Bench.

  • 3 bottles from our Home Block vineyard – 93 Pts John Schreiner
  • 3 bottles from Block Two vineyard – 92 Pts John Schreiner
 

2020 Home Block Pinot Noir Magnum

A 1.5 liter magnum of our 2020 Home Block Pinot Noir.

A balanced wine with ripe raspberry, dried cranberry and cocoa flavours with notes of clove combined with fresh vibrancy from the natural acidity. Decidedly elegant with lovely complexity, fine tannins and lingering finish. When the wine hits your palate, it engages all your senses like a solid handshake from a good friend (post Covid).

93 Points – John Schreiner

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Pinot Noir Mixed 6-Pack

The best way to explore Pinot Noir is to taste vineyard specific wines.  Enjoy a mixed 6 pack of our new releases from two vineyard sites, both located on the Naramata Bench.

  • 3 bottles from our Home Block vineyard – 93 Pts John Schreiner
  • 3 bottles from Block Two vineyard – 92 Pts John Schreiner

Pinot Noir Mixed 12-Pack

The best way to explore Pinot Noir is to taste vineyard specific wines.  Enjoy a mixed 12 pack of our new releases from two vineyard sites, both located on the Naramata Bench.

  • 6 bottles from our Home Block vineyard – 93 Pts John Schreiner
  • 6 bottles from Block Two vineyard – 92 Pts John Schreiner

2020 Home Block Pinot Noir Magnum

A 1.5 liter magnum of our 2020 Home Block Pinot Noir.

A balanced wine with ripe raspberry, dried cranberry and cocoa flavours with notes of clove combined with fresh vibrancy from the natural acidity. Decidedly elegant with lovely complexity, fine tannins and lingering finish. When the wine hits your palate, it engages all your senses like a solid handshake from a good friend (post Covid).

93 Points – John Schreiner

SOLD OUT

Coming Soon: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Rosé

2022 will be our first Chardonnay & Pinot Noir harvest. As these wines sit in tank & barrel, we hope you’ll follow along in our journey and join the club or list for dates and news around our next anticipated release in 2023.

“We want to make wines with a clear sense of identity of the land that the fruit comes from. We are dedicated to capturing the true essence of vineyard and terroir in our wines. Each vintage, our wines are made with intent and great care in every step of the process. When you taste 1 Mill Road you will experience the energy of a passion, a time, and a place.”

Next Release 2023

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