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2015 White releases

August 4, 2016

Next week on August 8th we are releasing our 2015 Bastion Blanc white blend, our 2015 Ortega, as well as the release of the long awaited Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.
Stop by the tasting room next week and pick some up!


Farm Kitchen Pesto

June 9, 2016


2 heaping cups of spinach
1 large bunch of cilantro
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup olive oil(approx)
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated
1-2 tsp salt
grated pepper-a few really good cracks

Blend ingredients together roughly, and serve as a spread for crackers, or on a nice slice of rustic bread. Also great on pizza! Enjoy!


Our favorite Mulled Wine recipe!

December 24, 2015

The Ultimate warm your belly!

1 bottle Millstone Merlot
4 half sticks of cinnamon
1 orange cut into 4 quarters
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 all spice(whole)
7 cloves(whole)
6 tsp brown sugar. Add more sugar to your liking. Maple Syrup is a really nice addition. Add to taste.
Optional: Star Anise, ginger.
Add all ingredients to a saucepan on low heat. Heat slowly to 80 degrees Celsius.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!


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.