Christine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

On September 27, Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), has been presented the Founders Award at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Coletta has been presented the award in recognition of her contributions to the BC wine industry. When presented the award in front of industry peers by industry veteran Harry McWatters of ENCORE Vineyards, Coletta said … Read moreChristine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

Our #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Just this past week I spent some time with a few millennial women in the PR biz and the subject of Rosé wine came up. It was such a refreshing conversation. It was like Rosé wine was a totally new concept and they were excited about drinking Rosé wines, almost as if they had invented … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Rosé wine all year round!

Okanagan Crush Pad Winery Acquires New Vineyard

Secrest Mountain Vineyard soon-to-be organic certified   Okanagan Crush Pad Winery owners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie announce that the winery has acquired Secrest Mountain Vineyards Ltd in Oliver, BC. The holding includes a 50-acre property planted in 2000 with 38 acres (15ha) of Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer. The … Read moreOkanagan Crush Pad Winery Acquires New Vineyard

Kamloops On Tap: Craft Beer, Golf and Wine

A great round of golf followed by a great round of beer is the perfect way to capture the nuances of a day well spent. At Kamloops, it’s easy to leverage that feeling into a grand getaway for a few days or weeks, depending on your schedule, beverage and culinary preferences. A city that was … Read moreKamloops On Tap: Craft Beer, Golf and Wine

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

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

Officially launched this week – Jill Spoor Terroir White Blend

  On Tuesday afternoon I was fortunate to have attended the official launch of Sommelier Jill Spoor’s Terroir White Blend. I absolutely love it! The price point is excellent for such a premier wine at $22.99. Available at select private retail stores you can also find it on the wine list at Botanist in the … Read moreOfficially launched this week – Jill Spoor Terroir White Blend

  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

A New BC Bubbly Hit the Market this Month

  Kurtis Kolt, Owen Knowlton, Terry Threlfall, Samantha Rahn and Mike Bernardo. If you enjoy dining out and are a fan of BC wines, you likely recognize a few of these names, but do you know what they have in common? Yes, they are all involved in the hospitality world, but more than that, they … Read moreA New BC Bubbly Hit the Market this Month

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