Farm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

  Wineries to host public “Farm Friends” event with BC wine and Alberta beef And call for supporters to make March 2018 BC Wine Month   Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan … Read moreFarm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2018 Preview

  The Blue Water Café’s Oceans Room was the site of a recent media tasting event for the upcoming Vancouver International Wine Festival (VIWF). Over thirty wines were featured, representing the hundreds that with be poured at the weeklong event that runs February 24th to March 4th. The 2018 VIWF is in its 40th year … Read moreVancouver International Wine Festival 2018 Preview

Matt Dumayne named in Western Living’s  Top 10 Foodies of the year

Okanagan Crush Pad winemaker  helping to reshape the way Western Canadians eat and drink.  Matt Dumayne has been named one of Western Living’s 2017 Top 10 Foodies of the year.  The shortlist shines a spotlight on the up-and-coming Western-Canada-based food and drink enthusiasts who are leading the way in our culinary landscape. Okanagan Crush Pad chief … Read moreMatt Dumayne named in Western Living’s  Top 10 Foodies of the year

  HQ Wine + Spirits is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

  Good people collaborate and bring great wines to the market HQ Wine + Spirits is the newest beverage alcohol sales agency in British Columbia. Owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, who also own Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, the new agency will sell the Haywire and Narrative labels, and debuts with wineries from … Read more  HQ Wine + Spirits is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

PLANT-BASED VIRTUOUS PIE TAKES ROOT IN CHINATOWN

   PIZZA AND ICE CREAM RESTAURANT OPENS SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 Virtuous Pie, opening Saturday, September 10th in Chinatown, is an elevated fast-casual restaurant, focused on handcrafted plant-based pizzas, non-dairy ice creams, and seasonal salads, featuring local beer and wine on tap. “Our goal is to offer addicting and sustainable food options that are good for … Read morePLANT-BASED VIRTUOUS PIE TAKES ROOT IN CHINATOWN

Rebecca Mckinney joins Okanagan Crush Pad team as Director of Sales & Promotions

    Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) winery is pleased to announce that Rebecca McKinney has joined their team as Director of Sales & Promotion. Rebecca, who will be based at the winery’s North Vancouver office, joins the existing sales force, Rebeka Erickson, Amy Hollenbach and Mike West, and will work closely with owner Christine Coletta to … Read moreRebecca Mckinney joins Okanagan Crush Pad team as Director of Sales & Promotions

Kaya Malay Bistro to Honour Dogs 

  A tribute to Maya and all dogs who make a difference in our lives   In honour of their much loved family dog Maya, who was tragically hit by a car and passed away, the Kwan family has chosen to both  celebrate and say goodbye on July 15 at their restaurant Kaya Malay Bistro … Read moreKaya Malay Bistro to Honour Dogs 

Celebrating Earth Day with Edible Canada and Okanagan Crush Pad

  It was a rainy day on Granville Island, but the mood inside Edible Canada was bright and sunny. Besides the cheerful company, and some wonderful wines, the passion for BC food and wine was palpable. After a little wine tasting and mingling, Town Hall’s Leann Froese got everyone’s attention and introduced Eric Pateman from … Read moreCelebrating Earth Day with Edible Canada and Okanagan Crush Pad

Slow Fish Canada dinner returns to Vancouver Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are to mark their calendars, as the Chefs’ Table Society‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on September 27th, 2015. This annual event unites Vancouverites to … Read more

Haywire Vineyard Now Officially Certified Organic

Okanagan Crush Pad is proud to have successfully transitioned Switchback Vineyard and has now received their Certified Organic Certification. When Switchback Vineyard was converted from a fallow orchard in 2006, it was designed with local expertise and farmed conventionally. The vineyard team poured immense energy into the project and was proud of the results, which … Read moreHaywire Vineyard Now Officially Certified Organic

Mike B Riesling: The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad

Each year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, the Sommelier of the Year is announced. Past winners have included, Kurtis Kolt (2010) Kurtis Kolt Semillon, Owen Knowlton (2011), Terry Threlfall (2012), Samantha Rahn (2013) Samantha Syrah, Mike Bernardo (2014) and Jason Yamasaki (2015). A part of this award includes participating in the Okanagan Crush Pad’s … Read moreMike B Riesling: The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad

Pinot Noir Celebration features amazing BC wines

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Showcases Wineries from across BC The 3rd Annual BC Pinot Noir Celebration is back to showcase wineries from across the province on Saturday, August 22nd at Linden Gardens in Kaleden. Tickets are $175 here.   This event, which sells out every year, began in 2013 with winemakers at Meyer Family Vineyards, Tantalus … Read morePinot Noir Celebration features amazing BC wines

Haywire wine pairs perfectly with any picnic

For the 3rd year, Haywire is featured at Dîner en Blanc Okanagan   Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad winery is proud to share that for the third consecutive year, their Haywire wine will be the exclusive partner for the sold-out Dîner en Blanc Okanagan on Thursday, July 9, 2015.     The concept behind Dîner en … Read moreHaywire wine pairs perfectly with any picnic

Lunar New Year Seasonal releases

The Year of the Ram celebration is fast approaching, so we share a few ideas that would make appropriate gifting and entertaining items: two very special wine labels, and two seasonal confections!   Wine For Your Table The second release of Summerland’s Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White wines is here! After selling out … Read moreLunar New Year Seasonal releases

Some Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, you are having a party with family and friends, but what festive wine to buy?  Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, other?  Fortunately there is a wide variety of sparkling wines from around the world that you can choose from.  Below are a couple that won’t set you back too … Read moreSome Sparkling Options for New Years Eve

BC Wine Program Pairing with Asian Cuisine Expands

Celebrate Year of The Sheep with Haywire Lunar Wines Haywire Lunar New Year White 2013 features an artistically designed Chinese character of the “sheep”, crafted by Haywire Winery to welcome the Year of the Sheep in 2015 and to pair perfectly with Asian cuisine. Isabel Wu Photography With the dynamic Asian dining culture in Vancouver … Read moreBC Wine Program Pairing with Asian Cuisine Expands

Swirl White Rock Winemakers Dinner November 6

Join Us for Swirl Wine Store White Rock Winemakers Dinner Series! Wine and dine with our Chief Winemaker, Matt Dumayne, at Swirl Wine Store in White Rock for a winemakers dinner on November 6th! Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 7pm to 9pm Place: Swirl Wine Store White Rock – 15222 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC Tickets: … Read moreSwirl White Rock Winemakers Dinner November 6

Wine Wednesday review by @Sam_theWineTeacher

2012 Pinot Gris (Switchback Vineyard) Haywire Summerland, BC $22.90 Silver Medal Tasted 2014 08 This wine was fermented with wild ambient yeasts and was aged in concrete eggs.  Pale straw in colour and a hint of green with medium-light intensity.  Stone fruit, ripe mango and citrus on the nose.  Well balanced with good mouth feel.  … Read moreWine Wednesday review by @Sam_theWineTeacher

Join Joy Road Catering to make Linden Gardens pop

Friday, July 18, channel your best “Great Gatsby” and sashay through the verdant grounds of the Linden Gardens in an “Evening of Effervescence” designed by Joy Road Catering. Download the Menu   You won’t want to miss Joy Road’s inaugural and exclusive sparkling wine and food pairing event held in these idyllic gardens in Kaleden, … Read moreJoin Joy Road Catering to make Linden Gardens pop

Rosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

“Bright, Fresh, Refreshing, Pristine, Alive, Vibrant!”   These are the words from Michael Bartier of B&S wines, that describe” its not just the wines from the Okanagan but the Okanagan itself.” Marquis Wine Cellar was the venue for the second annual Rosé Smack Down with Michael Bartier in one corner defending the 2011 Haywire Rosé … Read moreRosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar