The Okanagan Falls area lies between Skaha Lake to the North and Vaseux Lake to the South and the soil of the McLean Creek Vineyard is comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits making up a mix of gravelly and sandy loam with excellent slope and sun exposure. The lower part of the vineyard lies on an old gravel river bed which provides great minerality.
When JAK Meyer decided on a radical change of lifestyle it was with the intention of producing the finest Chardonnay's and Pinot Noirs in Canada. In 1996 he purchased a small 1.6 hectare vineyard on Old Main Road on the Naramata Bench that produces their award-winning Tribute Chardonnay. His research then led him to purchase the 6.9 hectare McLean Creek Road vineyard in Okanagan Falls in 2008, where vines had first been planted in 1994, that he felt could produce great cool-climate wines blessed with unusual minerality for the region.
His approach is to focus on small lot single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in order to accentuate the vineyard characteristics, in the tradition of great Burgundies.