Tag: Vin Gris

Okanagan Crush Pad free form Vin Gris and Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019

Summertime and Two BC White Wines from Okanagan Crush Pad

 mywinepal  June 28, 2021

It is so hot outside, I decided to open two bottles of white BC wine made by Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. The 2 bottles are 1. Narrative Chenin Blanc 2019 and 2. free form Vin Gris 2019. In case you have not heard about Vin Gris, it is a very light Rosé wine made from red grapes. This Vin…

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…

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…

Riesling grapes

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 2

 mywinepal  February 27, 2017

In Part 1 of this article, I covered the comments and insights of wine makers and hands-on owners in BC, Ontario, and Germany on the heartbreak and backache from growing and making wine from the Riesling and Pinot Noir grapes.  In Part 2, I have my tasting notes on the wines from these winery principals. Our Featured Wines Haywire Narrative…