Tag: Okanagan Crush Pad

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

The Global Cru flight of wines

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us…

Okanagan Crush Pad First Canadian Winery to Join International Wineries for Climate Action

Okanagan Crush Pad's Switchback Vineyard

We are all aware of climate change and how it adversely affects everything, including viticulture and winemaking.  Viticulture and winemaking can be part of the solution in helping to slow climate change.  Okanagan Crush Pad sent me this press release…

Two Sparkling Bubs from Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Winery

Haywire Vintage Bub 2014 and The Bub 2017

Sparkling wine is very versatile to pair with food.  It also makes any occasion seem more celebratory.  I have two sparkling wines from Okanagan Crush Pad’s Haywire Winery. Their Haywire Vintage Bub 2014 and Haywire The Bub 2017.  The Vintage…

Clay Amphora and Concrete Vessels Making Wine At Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Syrah Viognier 2018 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2020

Clay and concrete vessels are two more historical materials that have been used to ferment grape must into wine. But both have been having a comeback in the last few years. I have two wines from Okanagan Crush Pad. The…

Big Changes at the Always-Innovating Okanagan Crush Pad

Darryl Brooker is the new CEO of Okanagan Crush Pad [Lionel Trudel Photo]

Lots of news coming out of Okanagan Crush Pad today. First to announce the appointment of Darryl Brooker to be CEO as part of the succession planning of founders Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. Second the facility expansions and to…

A Vegan-Friendly 2 Pinot Blend and a Rosé from Okanagan Crush Pad

Narrative 2 Pinots 2020 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Gamay Rosé 2020

I have a Pinot blend and a Gamay Noir Rosé today for you from Okanagan Crush Pad; their Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Gamay Rosé 2020 and Narrative 2 Pinots 2020 (a blend of Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes). Both…

Two Narrative BC Reds 2018 – Concrete Fermented and Aged

Narrative Cabernet Franc and Non-Fiction 2018

Narrative is a collection of wines by Okanagan Crush Pad that tells the story of what is most exciting about the Okanagan Valley: geological & climatic diversity.  The two red wines I received to review are the Narrative Cabernet Franc…