Tag Archive for Okanagan Crush Pad

Singletree Winery – Growing Deeper Roots in Abbotsford BC

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For the Etsell family, farming is in their blood, with their roots firmly entrenched in the Fraser Valley; first with turkeys, and now into viticulture and wine making. Their farming roots extend to the label, where they are called “Singletree…

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: 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…

What is the Story About OCP Narrative Red and White?

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Okanagan Crush Pad keeps telling us that “Wine is Narrative“.  Every wine tells a story.  Some stories though are more interesting than others.  I think the more specific a place, the more the terroir can speak through the wine.  While…

Haywire Lunar New Year Red and White 2015 Hit the Spot

Haywire Lunar New Year Red with glasses at Sun Sui Wah

February 19, 2015 will be the Chinese New Year; the Year of the Sheep.  Haywire Wines from Summerland in the Okanagan have released their second vintage of the Lunar New Year wine.  I was privileged to try their first release…