Tag: Christine Coletta

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

Wines of BC Masterclass: Expressions of People, Place and Time

 mywinepal  November 8, 2022

Wines evolve with time in the bottle.  People talk about how they drink their aged Bordeaux and Burgundy wines.  Never drinking them young.  In BC many people think that our wines are best enjoyed young.  Not thinking about ageing them for a few years, or longer. This masterclass by the Wines of British Columbia had us taste a young and…

Scott Sueme Painting (credit Andrew Morrison)

Watch as Okanagan Crush Pad Gets Graffiti-ed – Again!

 mywinepal  August 13, 2021

I can’t believe that it has been 10 years since Okanagan Crush Pad started.  It seems less than that, but am happy that they have persisted and prospered.  To honour their 10 year anniversary they are going to do something special with street art.  If you can go out to the Okanagan you can watch the artist in action! Below…

Free Form wines

Okanagan Crush Pad Launches Free Form Brand in Celebration of its Newly Certified Organic Winery Cellar

 mywinepal  July 27, 2018

Besides the fires that you have been hearing about the Okanagan in the news, other wine-related things are happening, such as Okanagan Crush Pad launching a new brand, Free Form, to celebrate their cellar being certified organic.  Below is their press release. Congratulations! ~~~ [Summerland, BC] Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) proudly announces the launch of a new label, Free Form, in conjunction with the…

Celebrating OWEN Cabernet Franc and the BCHF

 mywinepal  July 15, 2013

This is the second year of the Wine Campus at Okanagan Crush Pad.  The wine campus is a program to foster the education of professionals in the wine industry. Okanagan Crush Pad makes an annual donation of $5,000 to the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) which goes toward a scholarship for students enrolled in a recognized and accredited wine program with…

Okanagan Crush Pad: The Taste Test

 mywinepal  June 28, 2012

In my earlier post, Growing Wineries with Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), I introduced you to the vineyard management, wine making skills, and the growing list of new wineries making use of OCP. In this second part of this article, I will introduce you to these new wineries, and provide you with a few tasting notes on the wines I sampled….

Okanagan Crush Pad – Raised in Concrete

 mywinepal  May 8, 2011  1 Comment on Okanagan Crush Pad – Raised in Concrete

This week I was invited to some major announcements from Okanagan Crush Pad. OCP was established in 2010 by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. The Crush Pad is located on Switchback Road in Summerland, BC. Their head wine maker is Mr. Michael Bartier. Mr. Alberto Antonini is their consulting viticulturist and wine maker from Italy, and David Scholefield is their…