Welcome to Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
…where we craft wines that are celebrated as the new Okanagan.
Okanagan Crush Pad is committed to making wines that are pure Okanagan and celebrate the distinctive beauty and exceptional growing conditions of our vineyards. The Summerland winery, owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, is located on the 10-acre Switchback Vineyard site overlooking Lake Okanagan. In addition to our own flagship wines, Haywire and Bartier Scholefield, Okanagan Crush Pad makes wines for people who are seeking to start their own winery. As the first purpose built custom crush facility in the Okanagan, Okanagan Crush Pad’s aim is to set our clients on the right path by providing expertise at all stages of the wine cycle – from vineyard to market.
A Rare Winery Experience
Okanagan Crush Pad provides a visitor experience like no other. Our guest center is built into the heart of the winery presenting a firsthand look at how premium wine is crafted. Visit and discover why our wines are being celebrated as some of the most intriguing new arrivals in the Okanagan. The O Tasting Lounge and Shop are open June 12 to September 14 – 10:30am to 5:30pm daily. One of our winery hosts will be on hand to provide a personal tour and offer you a unique tasting featuring wines from the 20 plus labels available. After your tasting, relax and take in wine country and enjoy the serenity of our vineyard setting from our Crush Pad Patio.
For tutored tastings or groups larger than six, please call for an appointment. While closed between September 15 and May 14 we do our very best to accommodate your visit by appointment. 250-494-4445 ext 1.
Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, BC, where owners Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie established Switchback Vineyard in 2007. The wines are made by Michael Bartier with guidance from Italian consulting winemaker Alberto Antonini.
Bartier • Scholefield
When Michael Bartier and David Scholefield met, an instant mutual respect was formed. They both possess a quick wit and a passion for learning; be it birds, hockey stats, or the intricacies of the wine world. Over the years the two started building their vision for what could be achieved next in the Okanagan.
At the Winery
We’ve made a few renovations over the winter and are looking forward to opening up again this spring.
Open Easter Weekend!
Open Thurs, April 17 – Sunday, April 20 from 10:30am to 5:30pm
May 15 – June 15, 2014
Open Thurs – Sunday from 10:30am to 5:30pm
June 16 – September 14, 2014
Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm
Our wine shop is always open for purchases by appointment. Please call ahead so that we can be sure someone is available to assist you:
(250) 494-4445 ext 1
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery is located at 16576 Fosbery Rd in Summerland, BC.
How to find us:
• Turn East off Highway 97 at the lights at Rosedale Avenue.
• Turn left onto Biagioni Road and stay right onto Fosbery Road.
• Follow the Bottleneck Drive Okanagan Crush Pad signs to 16576 Fosbery Road on your left.
We look forward to seeing you!
Okanagan Crush Pad is the most forward-looking of Summerland wineries. Home of Haywire and Bartier Scholefield, our house style focuses on crisp, dry and un-oaked white wines and full-flavour red wines. We are open for Okanagan wine tasting through the summer season, from June 1 to September 15. So, come and relax on our picturesque patio with a bottle fresh from our fridge! Out of the main season we still more than happy to welcome visitors to our winery, but please telephone us before you come to taste so that we can be sure you’re properly looked after. We also enjoy participating in many local events with our Bottleneck Drive winery partners, such as Light Up the Vines and Heard it Through the Grapevine. Do not leave this Summerland winery out of your Okanagan visit!