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?
Supreme Court Grants Intervenor Status at Comeau Case Five small BC wineries have been granted permission to intervene by the Supreme Court of Canada in the inter-provincial shipping of liquor case R. v. Comeau. The Supreme Court will hear the case in early December 2017. R. v. Comeau is the first court case in which any winery in … Read moreCanada’s Supreme Court to Hear From Small BC Wineries
Canada is a beautiful and burgeoning wine-producing region, so it’s no surprise that #WineLover Community has named their first Canadian ambassador. Meet Leeann Froese, who hails from British Columbia, one of Canada’s most established wine regions. The #WineLover Community, founded by Luiz Alberto of The Wine Hub on February 14th, 2012, is a well-established community that unites wine lovers … Read moreCanadian ambassador announced for #winelover community
‘Tis the season to be jolly but sometime there’s too much glee and not enough reality. Whether it is gift buying, hosting dinners, paying the bills, or vacation planning, the holiday hustling and bustling can leave us in layers of mayhem and stress that we often don’t realize until the party’s over. To prepare for a … Read more12 Tips from Our Experts for a Stress-Free Holiday Season
Every fall, winemakers from BC travel to the Vancouver Convention Centre at Canada Place to pour their latest wines. From 2:00 until 5:00 people who work in the industry, in wine stores, liquor stores, restaurants, hotels and pubs come to sample wine and find out about the new offerings. This year marked the … Read moreColour – The BC VQA Fall Release Tasting / Chef Meets Grape
What to do when it is raining and miserable outside? Well come in out of the rain of course and experience the Wines of Portugal. Such a delightful afternoon featuring the Wines of Portugal at the Vancouver Art Gallery. An opportunity to taste wine, mingle and nibble on delicious bites from Bon Vivant Catering. … Read moreYour Senses enjoy the Unique Wine of Portugal
Summerland based winery, Okanagan Crush Pad, owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, and home to their Haywire wine, is known and awarded for its innovation. For the first time, a BC winery will introduce a guide to pairing BC wines with Asian cuisine, and offer a specially labeled Haywire wine crafted for BC’s Asian community to celebrate … Read moreHaywire Winery Introduces BC Wine to Asian Community