Category: bc

A New Splash of Wines for Your Spring & Summer from Okanagan Crush Pad

Red, white, and rose wines, newly released from Okanagan Crush Pad reached my door for tasting.  Just in time for our spring and upcoming sunny summer weather.  The wines in question I received: Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 ($24.90) Haywire…

Quick Review: Harper’s Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Harpers Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Harper’s Trail winery in Kamloops, BC has been blazing a trail in this new wine grape growing region of BC.  With any new region, the vineyard manager and the wine maker have to learn about their soil, which grape varieties…

Quick Review: Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

BC Pinot Noir is well known to some wine drinkers, but maybe not enough.  Probably most people think of Burgundy, or Oregon, or New Zealand. But we do produce some decent Pinots here in BC.  I recently received a bottle…

Curious About Two Wild Ferment Wines from Haywire Winery?

Wine grapes from two different vineyards plus native yeasts from each vineyard, produces two unique wines.  The winery in question is Haywire and the wines were made at Okanagan Crush Pad, in Summerland, BC.  The two wines I tasted from…

Let’s Talk about Samantha Syrah and Haywire Free Form Wines

Samantha Rahn

Okanagan Crush Pad seems to be coming up with lots of small production wines, trying different things with different grapes, people, and inspiration.  This article is about two of their latest wines; Haywire Free Form and Samantha Syrah. About Haywire…

Be Impressed by Spierhead Winery 2013 Vintage Wines

SpierHead Winery

SpierHead Wines in Kelowna has been producing some quality wines since the first vintage I tasted a few years ago.  At the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada their 2012 Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir Gentleman Farmer all won Silver…