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Okanagan Crush Pad free form Vin Gris 2017 with wine in a glass

Quick Review: Okanagan Crush Pad Vin Gris 2017

 mywinepal  March 21, 2020

Making a white Pinot Noir wine in BC has become popular over the last three years.  I had a chance to try Okanagan Crush Pad’s free form Vin Gris 2017.  The Pinot Noir grapes come from a certified organic vineyard in Summerland.  Matt Dumayne made this wine.  The grapes were whole-cluster pressed to small concrete eggs, where they fermented using…

Karl MyWinePal with Steve Latchford from OCP

My Interview with Steve Latchford, Winemaker, Okanagan Crush Pad, at VanWineFest 2020

 mywinepal  March 18, 2020

You may not realize it but winemakers tend to travel across Canada and the world to make wines.  In BC we do have winemakers from here, but there are many from New Zealand and also from the Niagara region in Ontario.  I had a chance to interview Steve Latchford, one of the winemakers at Okanagan Crush Pad, during the Vancouver…

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…

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine sign and glass

The Story Continues with jy. Ancient Method Sparkling Wine

 mywinepal  November 19, 2016

Since 2011, Okanagan Crush Pad  (OCP) winery in Summerland offered the Okanagan Wine Campus, where the BC Sommelier of the Year has the opportunity to create their own wine label at the OCP facility.  They are part of the whole wine making process, starting with grape selecting, wine making, blending, labeling, marketing and bottling their wines.  $5000 of the “small lot”…

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

 mywinepal  May 5, 2015

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 Gamay Noir Rose 2014 ($22.90) Haywire Pinot Noir 2013 ($24.90) Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 This wine is the result…

Haywire Wines from Baby Bub to Pinot Noir Latest Releases

 mywinepal  August 22, 2014

Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) in Summerland, BC, and are co-owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie.  I have followed Haywire wines since their inception.  I like them as they try to be as organic and un-interventionist as possible, letting their wines tell their stories.  They make a range of wines; red, white, and bubble for…

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…

My Latest Tasting Notes For Bartier Scholefield Wines

 mywinepal  April 21, 2013

Bartier Scholefield‘s slogan is “Wine is Narrative“, which I agree it is, at least maybe for boutique wineries, sourcing grapes from a small region.  In my previous article, BC Has a Wine Story, I talked about the story that wine tells through the terroir that the vines were planted and the grapes ripened. Bartier Scholefield’s story comes from the Summerland…

Growing Wineries with Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  June 24, 2012  1 Comment on Growing Wineries with Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) in Summerland, BC, has not yet been around for a year, but has already has an impressive list of up and coming wineries using their custom wine making services. On a recent Media trip to visit OCP, we were introduced to their winery clients, and learned more about OCP’s vineyard and wine making philosophies.  One of…