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Wine Lovers Gift Guide! A guide to some of my favorites

December 4, 2015

1.) Decanter
The best advice is to buy something that is easy to clean, if your using it often.

2.) A good set of Burgundy glasses
If you’re into reds, then Reidel makes a good set to really get your swirl on.
wine glass

3.) The world atlas of wine 7th Edition
Every wine lover’s bible

4.) Bicycle wine rack
If you like both wine and biking then this is the perfect gift.
bicycle wine rack

5.) Bottle shock movie
This is an all-time favorite of mine, and I am sure you’ll love it as well.
bottle shock

6.) 2 awesome wines for $40
Millstone 2014 Pinot Gris, Millstone 2013 Merlot- a good red for the first use in the decanter

7.) A good sturdy wine tote
07040 Double Bottle Wine Tote HR
And if your looking for one of these made locally, Helen from Reclothe Nanaimo makes some really great tote bags made from recycled materials.
Check out some of her stuff…


Plan Ahead and Book your Millstone Winery Christmas Party now!

October 26, 2015

-The winery is available for corporate or casual functions accommodating 10 to 100 people. Book the entire space or a few tables.

-If you would like to include a wine tasting reception in the Millstone tasting room, please let us know ahead of time.

-Parties of 20 or more receive 10% off bottled wine purchases.

-Parties of at least 50 people may rent the entire Winery at a cost of $300. Hours are limited

-Catering is available through a private caterer. Simply let us know what you’re looking for.

-Millstone also does custom house made Charcuterie plates.

-Additional beverage options are available. Please call to discuss.

-There is $50 cleanup fee charged to parties of 20 or more.

-We also offer off-site wine tasting, whether it be at your business, private home, or wherever you’re planning to host your event.

christmas-present-male1 Let us help you get into the Christmas Spirit!


5 cool uses for those leftover wine corks!

October 21, 2015

If you are anything like me, then you likely have lots of wine corks hanging around. Don’t throw those guys out
Here are 5 fun ways to re-use them…..

1. Cork Magnets


2. Cork Knives


3. Cork Key chain


4. Cork stamps


5. Cork Succulents

cork 5


Indoor Farmers Market

October 16, 2015

Find us this year at Island Roots Market! A Year-round Indoor Farmers & Artisans Market
Every Wednesday 3 to 6 PM at Pleasant Valley Hall,
6100 Doumont Road Nanaimo.


Wine For Thanksgiving Dinner

October 12, 2015

We celebrated our Thanksgiving early this year, with our family, friends,and staff, so on whichever day you are celebrating with your family or friends, we wish you Happy Thanksgiving!
Our turkey was roasted in the Wood-Fired oven (this is the new Millstone Winery tradition) and everyone brought a dish. Potatoes, brussel sprouts,stuffing, my new favorite cream corn, cranberry sauce,pumpkin pie etc. We paired this with the 2014 Pinot Gris, and it was unreal!
We are Thankful for our great harvest this year, and everyone that worked hard to get us there. A big thanks goes to all of our volunteers.


Vineyard Update

October 9, 2015

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.


A Valentines Day Evening!

February 10, 2015

Saturday, February 14th, 2015
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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 250-802-1846Valentines Day@ Millstone Winery


2nd Annual Christmas Party

December 15, 2014

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!

There is no cover charge for this event.


Wine update and our new Banquet room

November 25, 2014

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 10302163_863762293633848_9011343260641211215_n
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