Okanagan Crush Pad
The Personality of Okanagan Wine
Okanagan Crush Pad, in beautiful Summerland, in the Okanagan Valley, BC, overlooks the sustainably-farmed Switchback Vineyard and Okanagan Lake. The focus for Okanagan Crush Pad is simply to make wines that are the purest possible expression of where they come from.
A BC winery like no other, Okanagan Crush Pad is home to house brands Haywire and Bartier Scholefield, and makes wine for many other BC vintners. The winery is owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, and Michael Bartier is the much-lauded, and talented winemaker. To provide an international perspective, Okanagan Crush Pad partner David Scholefield engages with internationally-acclaimed Italian consulting winemaker Alberto Antonini and Chilean terroir specialist Pedro Parra.
Looking for Haywire’s The Bub 2011?
The first release of The Bub sparkling wine was sold out in just three days; but fear not, the second release is just around the corner! Read more about The Bub, which scored 90 points in The Globe and Mail, and sign up for our mailing list (top right corner) to be the first to hear about our next release. To pre-order this sparkling wine, contact Alison Scholefield at 604-800-3738 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest Alert for the Best Rosé
We’re halfway through our Rose Smack Down contest and the end is near! Don’t miss out on your chance to win a trip to the Okanagan!
Gather your family and friends, open up a bottle of Haywire Rosé 2010 and a bottle of Bartier Scholefield Rosé 2010, and get creative! Choose your favourite rosé and post your most ‘poetic’ response here to enter for your chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Okanagan!
Read the details here.
Please join us from June 15 to September 30 and visit our O Tasting Lounge, which is set in the heart of this state-of-the-art facility, where the winemaking action takes place. Watch our cellar team, and discover why we make wine in egg-shaped concrete tanks, or relax on the Crush Pad Patio with a picnic, and taste how we compose Haywire and Bartier Scholefield wines to be definitive expressions of our vineyards.
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Happy Wine Wednesday! Please help us congratulate our Rosé Smack Down “Comment of the Week” winner, have a Rosé Smack Down with David Scholefield this Saturday, and see which Haywire wine is at BC Liquor Stores!
Happy Wine Wednesday! Please help us congratulate our Rosé Smack Down “Comment of the Week” winner and see why our vineyard manager, Theo, says it’s the most important time of the year!:
Okanagan Crush Pad Awarded 2012 TOTA Tourism Excellence Award in Technology & Innovation and BC Business Innovator of the Year Award
Happy Wine Wednesday! Please help us congratulate our Rosé Smack Down “Comment of the Week” winner, host a Rosé Smack Down party for Easter, and see how we’re involved in our community!
It’s a Win-Win-Win Wine Wednesday! Please help us congratulate our first Rosé Smack Down “Comment of the Week” winner, score great discounts on wines, and be one of the next 50 people to join THE Club to receive a complimentary ticket to taste Okanagan Crush Pad’s portfolio!
The gloves are coming off for a Rosé Smack Down!
Is there a winner? Haywire, or Bartier Scholefield – you be the judge!
Michael Bartier, Okanagan Crush Pad’s chief winemaker, and David Scholefield, Okanagan Crush Pad’s wine advisor, are having a battle of wit and attitude, surrounding rosé.
It’s a rosé smack down! The Haywire Rosé and Bartier Scholefield Rosé are different, and that’s OK.
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