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McLean Creek Rd Chardonnay 2021 *special pricing*


*Please note that in the 2021 vintage we experienced wildfires very close to our McLean Creek Rd Vineyard which has resulted in smoke being present in some of these wines. Therefore, we have made the decision to offer a 25% discount on select products from our McLean Creek Rd Vineyard in this vintage. We are still tasting and selling these wines in our wine shop and found that many customers prefer them, and often don’t detect any smoke.

92 points - Christopher Waters, The Globe & Mail
91 points - Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine

Hand-harvested from our home vineyard in Okanagan Falls. The wine underwent a partial wild ferment before being transferred to French oak barrels (22% new) for 11 months. We produced 500 cases.


  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Acidity 7.5 g/L
  • Appellation Okanagan Falls
  • ph 3.52
  • Region Okanagan Valley
  • Type White
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Vineyard McLean Creek Road Vineyard
  • Vintage 2021
  • Winemaker Chris Carson
  • Notes

    Winemaker Notes

    At the winery the fruit was fed directly into the press with an ensuing long gentle pressing employed. Only the finest, purest juice from the early stages of the pressing was used for this wine with the more astringent so called “hard press” kept separate. A long cool fermentation began in stainless steel vessels, employing indigenous and cultured yeast where it remained for most of the ferment. The must was then transferred to 100% French oak (22% new) to complete fermentation. The wine was left “sur lie” for 11 months without battonage. A natural malolactic fermentation occurred in late spring. In keeping with our philosophy to maintain as much as possible a hands-off approach in the cellar to allow the true expression of the terroir this wine is unfined and coarsely filtered.

    Vineyard Notes

    Our family owned “McLean Creek Road Vineyard” was originally planted in 1994. The vineyard is within the Okanagan Falls sub-geographical indication (sub-Gi) which was designated in 2018 and recognized as being geologically unique in the production of wine grapes. It has a predominantly steep southerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravel and sandy loams. The Chardonnay is planted in two separate blocks, one on the far east side of the south facing slope and the other on the west end of the slope. The variation of east and west leads to differences in flavour development and in turn more complexity in the finished wine. Although we are not certified organic, we practice organic/sustainable farming principles.

    Production Notes

    500 cases produced. 


    90 Points, Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine