Tag: Bottleneck Drive

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Have You Tried the New Routes on Summerland’s Bottleneck Drive?

 mywinepal  May 26, 2023

Did you know that Bottleneck Drive around Summerland has three driving routes along with which wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries are on each route?  You can drive each route on a separate day and have a fun long weekend.  Here is the press release from the Bottleneck Drive Association about the three routes plus a map showing the routes and…

Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Riesling 2018 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 with wine in glass

Let’s Have a Narrative About Riesling Before I Go Haywire With Chardonnay!

 mywinepal  June 11, 2020

Okanagan Crush Pad has a few different labels that they produce wine under.  I think they like being able to produce different styles of wines through these different labels. Two labels are Narrative and Haywire. They describe Haywire as “Haywire offers pure, lively, wines that reflect the unique cool climate terroir of Canada’s Okanagan Valley.” and Narrative as “Narrative tells…

Haywire Pinot Gris 2019 and Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2018 with wines in glass

Seeing the Forest or the Trees with Two Haywire Pinot Gris Wines

 mywinepal  June 9, 2020

Are you seeing the forest or the trees? An airliner or a bird’s eye view? General or more specific? That is what I wondered as I tasted these two bottles of Pinot Gris by Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Wines from Summerland, BC. that were sent to me to review. The first wine, Haywire Pinot Gris 2019, has grapes sourced from…

Dirty Laundry Riesling 2019 and Pinot Noir 2018 with wine in glass sm

Try Some Riesling and Pinot Noir from Dirty Laundry Vineyard?

 mywinepal  June 2, 2020

Riesling and Pinot Noir are two of my favourite grape varieties.  I’ve done an analysis on these grapes and their aromas and flavours in the Okanagan before and saw that the soils and latitude that the vineyards are located have an effect on the grapes.  I looked forward to opening these two bottles that Dirty Laundry Vineyard provided to me…

Giant Head Pinot Noir, Blanc de Noir, and Rose wines

A Few Wines from Giant Head Estate Winery for You

 mywinepal  January 20, 2018

Giant Head Winery, located in Summerland along the Bottleneck Drive, purchased their land in 2004 and have been producing wine since 2008.  Owners John Glavina and Jinny Lee run the operation, making small batches of wine.  They produce Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot, a Rosé made from Merlot, and a Blanc de Noir sparkling made from Pinot Noir.  Their grapes are all…