Vancouver International Wine Festival runs from February 24 to March 2, 2014. Our Town Hall team is attending various events throughout the festival. Winery clients that are exhibiting: Haywire, Amazing VQA wines and bubbles you HAVE to try!
Now we will share the details on what you can expect from each of our BC winery client during the festival.
Haywire Winery, Summerland BC
Of special note:
• Haywire will be making its inaugural appearance at this festival
• Meet the Bub herself, Alison Scholefield, who is likely the youngest winery principal in the room (25)
• Haywire is co-owned by Christine Coletta, who is an iconic Canadian wine marketer
• The Vancouver Sun has a table and they will also be featuring Haywire at their table
Wines you will find at the Haywire table:
• Haywire Rosé 2011 – $20 New release! #365 days of rosé indeed
• Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012 – $23 Taste the difference of a wine that has been Raised in Concretetm
• Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 – $35 Critically-acclaimed, concrete-aged Pinot
• Link to Global Focus: the Bub 2012 – $25 taste why everyone loves this crisp sparkler
Who you might meet:
Alison Scholefield is arguably the youngest winery principal you will find in the room and she has been in the wine industry since birth. Now as the winery ambassador and sales team liaison for Haywire, it’s her job to communicate with customers, the public and wine club members. You can ask her about where to find the wines, and anything that’s happening at the winery. Also find out why she has Haywire’s Sparkling wine the Bub named after her.
Julian Scholefield is the operations manager at the winery, and also president of the Summerland area Bottleneck Drive winery association. Julian oversees the coordination in the cellar of Haywire, Bartier Scholefield, client Bartier Brothers as well as several other client wines, including bottling, deliveries, on-site activities, as well as liaising with the vineyard teams, including the team that is planting the new Garnet Valley Vineyard.
Matt Dumayne is the winemaker for Haywire. Originally from New Zealand, and with 25 vintages under his belt crafting award-winning wine in Central Otago, California, Australia, and Oregon, Matt brings unparalleled insight and passion to the winemaking program. You can speak to Matt about the ways that he is approaching the Haywire portfolio, as well as some of the special projects he’s working on which *sneak peek* include an orange wine…
Bonus events where you will taste Haywire wines:
BC PAIRED: INDULGE YOUR SENSES – Gamay Noir 2012, Gewürztraminer 2012
25 UNDER $25 – The Bub Traditional Method Sparkling Wine 2012
Haywire is an old Canadian term that refers to wire once used for baling hay, which tended to tangle in a chaotic way. It is also an apt description of Christine and Steve’s transition from the city to owning a vineyard and winery. The learning curve was steep, but as the first wines hit the market (in 2010) it became apparent that the journey was the reward. Since planting the 10-acre Switchback Vineyard, Christine and Steve have gone on to open Canada’s first purpose-built custom crush facility (Okanagan Crush Pad Winery in 2011) and are now getting ready to plant the first 20 acres of vines at their 312-acre Garnet Valley Ranch. Haywire is committed to crafting wines that tell the story of the New Okanagan.