Tag: Matt Dumayne

Aasha Wines Winter Mixed Case

Tasting the 3 Bottle Winter Mixed Case From Aasha Wines

 mywinepal  January 24, 2022

Aasha Wines from the Naramata Bench says that “Every bottle tells a story“. I am interested to taste their wines, learn more about their story, and tell you about it. Aasha Wines is a new winery for me. I had not heard of them until this month.  They sent me over their “3 Bottle Winter Mixed Case” to review; a…

Okanagan Crush Pad winemakers

NEWS: Okanagan Crush Pad Adds New Winemakers to the Team for Harvest

 mywinepal  August 13, 2018

Big news today.  Okanagan Crush Pad has added two winemakers, to work along with Matt Dumayne, to begin working on this harvest.  Of note to me is that they have brought in a winemaker especially for sparkling wines.  I think BC is doing great sparkling wines, and the demand for our sparkling wines will grow, so this is a good…

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…

Singletree Winery Siegerrebe, Farmhand White, and Pinot Noir

My First Post for 2016: A New Vintage of Singletree Wines to Try

 mywinepal  January 2, 2016

Last year I was invited to try some of the wines from the new Singletree Winery, located in Abbotsford, BC.  A family run opereation by the Etsell’s, they planted their grape vines in 2011 and opened a wine shop in 2015.  Andrew Etsell grows the grapes, and is assisted by Okanagan winemaker, Matt Dumayne from Okanagan Crush Pad, to produce…

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Singletree Winery – Growing Deeper Roots in Abbotsford BC

 mywinepal  June 22, 2015

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 Winery”. What is a singletree?  It is a wood and iron harness yoke with three iron rings circling a wood…

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A Tour of French Wine Regions via Perseus Winery

 mywinepal  July 19, 2014

Can you match the French wine region with the following grape varieties? Region:  Bordeaux, Alsace, Rhone Valley Variety:  Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah If you can’t figure it out, scroll to the bottom of this article for the answer.  Assuming you guessed correctly, or checked with the answer below, All four grape varieties are grown at Perseus Winery, located…