From the Cellar with @Sam_WineTeacher

In addition to the weekly wine review and the various other, usually wine-related, articles I write for My Van City, I am including a new one that will appear from time to time.  I’m calling it, ‘From the Cellar’. It will be much like the wine reviews, except that it will feature wines that have … Read more

Spring Releases | Okanagan Crush Pad | Haywire Collection

Haywire offers pure, lively, wines that reflect the unique cool climate terroir of  Canada’s Okanagan Valley. Founded in 2009, “haywire” is an old Canadianism that refers to the wire used for baling hay.

Spring Releases | Okanagan Crush Pad | Narrative Wines

Narrative is a collection of wines that tells the story of what is most exciting about the Okanagan Valley. Featured are the new spring releases from Okanagan Crush Pad.

Deck the Halls with Okanagan Crush Pad

The holidays are upon us and so is a string of festive offerings from Okanagan Crush Pad. The winery is bringing back the highly requested Winter Wine Experience, with bookings available in both November and December.

Three Marvellous BC Wines to Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17th

Malbec wines are dry, full-bodied, and exhibit rich, dark fruit nose and flavours like blackberry and red plum. They’re juicy and jammy, with notes of vanilla, tobacco, dark chocolate, and oak. With medium acid and moderate levels of tannins, they pair well with food.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bubbles, Sparkling, and Fizz

Every year we leave a special place for our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that will really up your game. What could be more exciting than a bottle of bubbly? We think this is the perfect holiday gift whether it’s for right now, later on or you are saving it for New Year’s Eve. 

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Chardonnay Liquidity Okanagan Falls, BC $29.00 Made from clone 76 chardonnay, this wine is straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Aromas of apples, butter, lemon and delicate toast and honey greet the nose.  Well balanced with a creamy texture.  Flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish with flavours intensifying.  Impressive!   2016 Frizzante … Read more

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?

BC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation

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 more

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