Spring Release Wine Tasting – Part Two

There are numerous opportunities to sample the new spring releases. This Spring Release Wine tasting Part One included wines from Australia, Austria, Chile and Italy. These selections were from the HQ Wines portfolio presented by Town Hall Brands held at the Listel Hotel in late March.

What’s New at Okanagan Crush Pad

Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad, which opened in 2011, has long been a facility which smaller producers utilized to get their wines made and bottled.  In addition, they also made their own wines under the Haywire label.  Over the years, they added the Narrative series and more recently the Free Form label.  Why three different brands?

White, Red, Rosé #bcwine we have a recommendation for your Valentine 2019

No matter whether your favourite #bcwine is a White, Red, Rosé, Still, Sparkling or Bubbly we have recommendations to make your Valentine’s Day special.

BC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation from Farm Friends event

Farm Friends, an event that was organized in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC Wine to Alberta, raised $6,000 for the BC Hospitality Foundation on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The boycott has now been rescinded, fortunately and coincidentally so, on the day of the event. Mastermind behind Farm Friends and BCHF … Read moreBC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation from Farm Friends event

Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2016 Gamay Noir Rosé (Secrest Mountain) Haywire Summerland, BC $22.90 Structured like a top quality Provencal Rosé with more pronounced aromas and flavours. Organically grown Gamay from the Secrest Vineyard in Oliver and fermented with native yeasts, this wine is cherry red with medium-intensity. The nose is bold with aromas of cherry, strawberry herbs … Read moreWine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Slow Fish Dinner Returns this September

  Lovers of local seafood and social times rejoice as the  Chefs’ Table Society of BC‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on September 18, 2016 from 6pm-9pm for the third year. This annual event allows Vancouverites to gather and indulge in local sustainable seafood in the most interactive way. … Read moreSlow Fish Dinner Returns this September

#FridayFavourites…Valentine’s Day and more

Here is our list of #FridayFavourites 24 things to do, places to go this weekend, Valentine’s Day and the week ahead.   In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars, … Read more#FridayFavourites…Valentine’s Day and more

Raise a Glass of BC Wine This Lunar New Year

Haywire offers limited-release wines for Year of the Monkey   Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Winery returns for the third annual release of Lunar New Year Red and White wines, this time in celebration of the Year of the Monkey. The 2016 Lunar New Year Red ($19.90) and 2016 Lunar New Year White ($18.90) are available in … Read moreRaise a Glass of BC Wine This Lunar New Year

Announcing the Arrival of Baby Bub

The team at Okanagan Crush Pad is thrilled to announce the arrival of Baby Bub. On June 20, 2014 at 5:30pm 3,600 – 375 ml bottles, weighing 3,240 Kg, were bottled at the winery, just in time to enjoy summer.   Baby Bub was crafted by Jordan Kubek, Okanagan Crush Pad’s cellar assistant with direction from chief winemaker Michael Bartier. … Read moreAnnouncing the Arrival of Baby Bub

Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir awarded with Lieutenant Governor Award

 Haywire wine, made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland BC has been awarded a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines for the Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011 ($35). The Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines was established in 2003 to recognize and honour excellence in the province’s growing wine industry and … Read moreHaywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir awarded with Lieutenant Governor Award