Okanagan Crush Pad

February 5, 2012.



16576 Fosbery Road, Summerland, BC | V0H 1Z6
Winery phone: 250-494-4445 | Order wine: 604-800-3738 alison@okanagancrushpad.com
Web: www.okanagancrushpad.com | Facebook | Twitter
Order wine: 604-800-0601 | orderdesk@okanagancrushpad.com


The People


Christine Coletta, Owner
Steve Lornie, Owner
Matt Dumayne, Chief Winemaker
Jordan Kubek, Sparkling Winemaker
Julian Scholefield, Operations Manager
David Scholefield, Wine advisor
Alberto Antonini, Consulting viticulturist & winemaker
Kristina Neilsen, order desk and THE Club @ Crush Pad
Leeann Froese, Marketing and Communications

About Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad, producer of Haywire and Narrative wines, is quickly building a reputation as one of the premium producers in the Okanagan. The winemaking team includes world renowned Tuscan-based consultant Alberto Antonini, wine expert David Scholefield, and winemaker Matt Dumayne.

Located in beautiful Summerland, BC, the winery overlooks Switchback vineyard, an organic site that is also home to roaming sheep and chickens. Okanagan Crush Pad crafts wines that are symbolic of the region’s unique high mountain/northern desert setting which has an intensely hot, short growing season with hallmark cool evenings.

The winery is the first in Canada to extensively use concrete tanks and wines that are fermented and aged in concrete carry the Raised in Concrete™ designation. Visitors to the guest center, built right into the heart of the production facility, get a rare glance into the art of winemaking.

Tasting Lounge & Wine Shop Hours of Operation

April – May | Open Thursday – Sunday from 10:30am to 5:30pm
June – October | Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm
October 15 – December 15 | Open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Off Season | Outside the above noted times our wine shop is always open for purchases by appointment.
Please call ahead so that we can be sure someone is available to assist you: (250) 494-4445 ext 1



Haywire Gamay Noir Rosé 2013 | Vancouver Magazine Top 100 Category Award Wine for Best Rosé Wine. “Okanagan Crush Pad is at the forefront of innovation in B.C., with superstar consultants Alberto Antonini and terroir expert Pedro Parra helping define new directions. Light, crisp, and bone dry, our best rosé combines the juicy berry fruit of gamay and savoury, herbal aromas of the Okanagan. Seriously structured and ageable, it is a lovely expression of our unique climate. Its tart finish is perfect for Dungeness crab cakes or melty grilled cheese sandwiches.”

Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 | Lieutenant Governor’s Award Winner 2014 for Excellence in BC Wines. 91 points by Tim Pawsey. “One of just 12 wines awarded in this year’s B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, from low yield, with judicious use of used French oak, dark cherry notes with some mineral hints, well-structured but very approachable (91 points, $35 from the winery (haywirewinery here.com). – See more.

Haywire Wild Ferment Pinot Gris 2012 | 92 points by John Schreiner. “Haywire Switchback Vineyard Wild Ferment ($29.90). This is 100% Pinot Gris but the varietal has been omitted from the label. The winery is trying to establish its organic Switchback Vineyard as a stand-alone brand. Think Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which does not put the varietal on its label either. This is a richly textured wine with aromas of honeysuckle and herbs and flavours of pear and citrus. The finish lingers.”


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