It’s been awhile since we have done an update, and a lot has happened in the vineyard this year. We worked tirelessly to ensure a fantastic year, and have achieved on of the best harvests since we started. While looking at our last varietal to pick, Merlot, I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. All our 2015 whites are in the fermentation stage, and almost ready to be racked. The 2015 Pinot Noir awaits daily punch-downs , and the 2014 reds are awaiting to be bottled.
We have been to many events this summer,hosted many great musicians on the vineyard patio, and ate a lot of Wood-Fired Pizzas.
With the 2015 harvest now behind us, we enjoy the next exciting days in our production facility.
Stay tuned for more details, and exciting upcoming wine releases.
Visit us from 7-10pm for an evening of Michael Patrick Jazz Trio, great wines and a lovely 2 Chefs Affair supper. Tickets $20 and includes 1 wine voucher, food by 2 Chefs Affair, and a complimentary wine tasting. Tickets are available at Millstone Winery, and 2 Chefs Affair. Please call to reserves your space. 250-716-3549 or please call Kristi at 250-802-1846
Join us on Saturday December 20 from 8pm-Late for our 2nd annual Christmas Party. 3 musical guests, featuring ‘Michael Patrick Jazz Quartet’ to start the evening. Our house band ‘Tangerine Blue’ takes stage following Michael Patrick, and starting around 10pm it’s ‘Night Owl’ Live.It all takes place in our new Banquet hall. Enjoy Complimentary appetizers, and a jolly good time!
We had a really great year. A big thanks to everyone that visited us this summer, and A great big thanks to the musicians. We had a lot of fun this summer, and the harvest was spectacular! All the reds have finished fermentation and are settling to be racked and put into barrels. Our whites will go through a 2nd racking and left to settle again before we rack and filter. For the last month we have really rushed to get the Banquet room finished and are happy to say we open the doors on December 3rd. We are already booking for weddings and Christmas parties. There is still some open availability, and the space holds 110-120 max. For the upcoming holidays, we have a few very special wines coming out, so stay tuned! The new banquet room is one of a kind and we are so excited. We will post pictures….soon For more details, please email us at email@example.com
Join us on Sunday in the Celebration of our upcoming Grape Harvest. We just Released our 2012 Cab Franc and would love everyone to try it. Wood-Fired Pizza, Musical guest Michael Patrick on the patio. Come out for an enjoyable afternoon. 2pm-8pm. No admission. Bring your families.
As the summer is soon coming to an end, we are very thankful for the beautiful weather we have had this year, and getting very excited for the Harvest to begin. Summer in the vineyard involves pruning, shoot thinning, tucking in vines, spraying, and leaf removal to ensure proper sunlight and airflow through the grape cluster. This prevents any powdery mildew. Right now we are just finishing up the bird netting, and prepping the cellar for harvest. We have enjoyed many fun events on the new patio this year, and many delicious pizzas right from our wood oven. There are several things happening in the next couple of months, so stay tuned and check our events page for anything upcoming.
A one day Pop-Up event! Our Vintage market!! A selection of the Islands Best Artisans. Local, independent artists, designers! It’s Vintage, up cycled, crafty, and handmade! Admission is free, so come support your local community and artisans. Stalls, Family Fun, Live music, popcorn featured in a vintage popcorn cart, and handmade pizzas in Millstone’s new wood burning pizza oven. Performance by the amazing sounds of Michael Patrick and his Jazz Quartet. You may know Michael for his amazing R&B and Jazzy Style. They will be performing on our new Patio. Come out and enjoy a lovely afternoon on the patio, or mix and mingle in the Vineyard and check out the displays of the local artisans
We are enjoying the busy summer at Millstone and hoping for many hot sunny days to come. Our patio is almost completed as we have expanded to accommodate even more wine lovers! You will notice that we have also recently put in a wood burning pizza oven. YAY!! How exciting! Although not fully completed, it is in working order, and we are ready to make some Real-Good-Pizzas! We are working on menus, but for now, we have 4 pizza styles available. Schedule for the pizza oven is Friday (3-6) and Saturday and Sunday (12-6) The hours will likely change in the upcoming month. Our live music stage and drop-in weekend jam is always a fun favorite. Ask our friendly staff about our next music jam and remember to BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR INSTRUMENTS! We encourage participation as much as we appreciate an audience! The vines are looking really good this year, and with the hot weather likely to continue, it will be a spectacular year. As we finish cutting back some of the extra lateral growth, we will slowly start to remove some of the extra leaves around the fruiting zone to help with the grape ripening.