Okanagan Crush Pad offers a new visitor experience

Get Ready for an Amazing Summer

The summer is shaping up to be a great season and tourists are already starting to flock to the Okanagan. After two years of operating with limited space, Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) has renovated its visitor area to accommodate more people and offer diverse experiences. The winery is now set up to host sit down tutored tastings for up to ten people at its cellar long table, in addition to offering a relaxed patio seating area for picnics and a new tasting bar in the wine lounge.

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The new set up also allows the winery to offer intimate public events for 50 people. In addition to six evening music events between July 3 and September 11, OCP will also host a fundraiser for PADS (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society), called Puppies on the PAD on Saturday, August 16. Okanagan Crush Pad is a long-time supporter of PADS and many of the winery’
s lovely Labrador Retrievers are retired PADS dogs.

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Christine Coletta, owner of OCP, and daughter, Alison Scholefield, with sponsored PADS puppy, Garnet


“Visitors tell us that OCP offers a unique experience as our guest area is built into the heart of the winery. It is the winery equivalent of an “open kitchen concept” so people can watch our winemakers at work and get a first-hand glance into how our state-of-the-art facility operates.  As one of the first wineries in Canada to extensively use concrete tanks you can learn about the benefits and taste the resulting Raised in Concrete wines”, Christine Coletta (owner of OCP) comments.

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 Following is a list of the public events

Tickets can be purchased online.
Contact Mike West with any queries by email: mike@nullokanagancrushpad.com or at 250-494-4445 opt 2.


Date Event Description Price Time
Wine Shop
Thurs, May 15 Open weekends
Thurs to Sun
May 15 – June 15
10:30am – 5:30pm
Mon, June 16 Open every day
Daily until Sept 14
10:30am – 5:30pm
Sat, June 14 – Sun, June 15 Heard it Through The Grapevine
Summerland wineries participating
10:30am – 5:30pm
Live music:1:00pm – 3:00pm
Sat, Aug 16 Puppies on the PAD
Food & wine grazing with live music
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Music 
$20 per ticket
Thurs, July 3 LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thurs, July 17 LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thurs, July 31 LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thurs, Aug 14 LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thurs, Aug 28 LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thurs, Sept 11 LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series
7:00pm – 9:00pm


*LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series – one complimentary glass of wine. Bottle sales of regular wine shop offering available. Bring a picnic & relax on the patio.

Blue Line 
Okanagan Crush Pad, producer of Haywire and Bartier Scholefield 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 winemakers Michael Bartier and 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.

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