The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad: April 9

Happy Wine Wednesday! It’s time for our 2nd annual Rosé Smack Down!

The Gloves are Off for a Rosé Smack Down

Michael Bartier and David Scholefield are once again defending their favourite rosés. Michael Bartier is on team Haywire while David Scholefield is putting up a fight for Bartier Scholefield. Here’s what they have to say about their favourite rosés:

Bartier-Scholefield_BoxingMichael Bartier on the Haywire Rosé:

Wine should be judged on its ability to evoke and articulate its origin. The 2011 Haywire Gamay Noir Rosé is a wine of the Okanagan Valley, specifically the Secrest Mountain Vineyard. Being from there, we know it is grown in glacial till rich in minerals, with calcium carbonate, granite, and basalt present.
Our lexicon includes the words “fresh”, “pristine”, “beautiful”, “clean”, “bright”, “crisp”, “bountiful”, “refreshing”, and so on.
With the Gamay Noir Rosé, we have a wine with aromas of minerality, fresh berries and tree fruits, and with a remarkable and pristine refreshing structure. To conclude if this is a great wine or not, I’ll simply refer to a quote from a great man, “Great wine articulates, great wine evokes, and of course, great wine tastes great.”

David Scholefield on the Bartier Scholefield Rosé:

For us in the Okanagan, if place matters, rosé matters.
We believe that Okanagan rosé can be one of the world’s classic cool-climate wine styles, proving once and for all that rosé can be very much more than sweet, concocted ‘vino-pop’.
BS Rosé is 100% Gamay, always destined to be pink not red, with the belief that rosé is the highest and best use of this fruit. The wine is lipsmackingly crisp, with tangy, cranberry/raspberry fruit and a lovely leafy/earthy undertone. Like all great rosés, it has the tannic grip that proclaims seriousness; but it also has the astonishing glossy texture that makes great rosé such a joy to drink, and finishes with a sage-y savoury note that is pure Okanagan DNA.

Who will win this battle? You be the judge!


Can you beat our #selfies?! We are collecting selfies for your chance to win great prizes from Okanagan Crush Pad! Take a photo of yourself with your favourite Haywire or Bartier Scholefield Rosé. Post your picture to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #rosesmackdown. The top three pictures that gain the most likes will each win a prize. Spread the word and get your friends and family selfie-ing!

Here’s how you can try our wines & have fun doing it

Thursday, April 10 – 5pm – Summerland, BCGirls Night Out
Mike West will be at Local Lounge & Grille pouring Okanagan Crush Pad wines for Girls Night Out! Compete against your fellow friends in a blindfold wine tasting competition and win a spectacular prize :) There’s no better way to spend a Thursday night!!

Friday, April 11 – 4pm to 7pm – Vancouver, BC
Rebeka Eriksson, Okanagan Crush Pad’s newest team member, will be doing an in-store tasting at Legacy Liquor Store! Try our Bartier Scholefield White 2011, Haywire Pinot Noir 2012, and Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris 2012!

Saturday, April 12 – 8:30pm to 11:30pm – Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver team will be at Aveda for a special fundraising event, Celebration for Water! Come taste Haywire, Bartier Scholefield, and Bartier Bros. wines! This is also a great chance to take a #selfie for our Rosé Smack Down contest. Tickets are available here.


Other fun things

We love ewe!

_LTP8077We have some new team members at OCP!
Come say a hello starting May 15 as we’ll be open Thursday to Sunday
until June 12, when we open 7-days-a-week for the summer season.


Join THE Club @ Crush Pad

FREE* Shipping on THE Club @ Crush Pad Orders this Month!


Join THE Club @ Crush Pad and receive FREE* shipping (up to $50 value) on case orders within Canada in the month of March! There are no fees for signing up to be a member of THE Club @ Crush Pad; your only obligation is to purchase at least two cases of wine per calendar year [makes it easy if you get free* shipping AND 20% off select wines, doesn't it?!].

Whether you are or are not a member of THE Club @ Crush Pad, please register again. We built a new website and unfortunately we weren’t able to transfer our existing club member information over. There is no need to register again if you have already contacted Whitney to upgrade your account. Here’s how you can sign up:

1) Go to and scroll to the bottom of the page that says “Click here to sign in or cre­ate your online account.”

2) Register for an account. Simply type in your email, create a password and select ‘Club Member’ instead of ‘Customer’.

3) Browse our store located at the top right corner of our website.

IT GETS BETTER! Wines with THE Club logo on the image is eligible for 20% off case (12 bottles) orders! Feel free to mix & match THE Club wines and non-club wines! The discount for THE Club wines will be automatically taken off at check-out. All wines will be counted towards the two cases needed to be a THE Club @ Crush Pad member.

4) Place your order!

Click here for more information about THE Club @ Crush Pad.

Happy shopping and thank you for your continued support

Were you at the Vancouver International Wine Festival?

During Wine Fest this past week, we gave out a discount code for our online store to tasters that came to our table! Simply use that code for 15% OFF any of our festival wines: Haywire Gamay Noir Rosé 2011, Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris 2012, Haywire The Bub 2012, or Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011.


Sign up for THE Club @ Crush Pad to receive FREE* shipping in the month of March!

Just looking for a couple of bottles? See a list of our retailers by clicking on the bottles below!

A big shout out to Mike Bernardo from Vij’s on being Sommelier of the Year 2014! We are so excited for you to come make charity wine with us for the BC Hospitality Foundation!

Mike Bernardo 2014

For more information on the Okanagan Wine Campus program, click here.

Sign up now!

*Shipping up to $50 value

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Visit Haywire at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

Haywire will be making its first appearance at this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival from February 24 to March 2!


Visit Haywire at Table #87 in the Canadian Section to claim your discount code for 15% OFF case orders on the wines below when you buy online in March!
Or keep the gift card and visit us at the winery for a FREE TASTING and 15% OFF your purchase.

Get your wines sooner at your local retailer!
Click on each wine below to see a list of liquor stores that sell your favourite VIWF wine.


Winery Tasting Lounge Open for Easter!


Easter Opening Starts Tomorrow!

Come by for a visit between Thursday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20, from 10:30am to 5:30pm at Okanagan Crush Pad: 16576 Fosbery Rd in Summerland.

No time to visit the winery? Check out our rosé specials here! For a limited time only and to hype-up our Rosé Smack Down, enjoy 20% off our rosés!

Finding the Winery

We are a very short drive off Highway 97 in Summerland, BC:
Full direcetions can be downloaded here.

Go Haywire This Valentine’s Day

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift from Haywire

If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for tomorrow’s special day, look no further! Haywire’s Pink Bub is back for its second annual Valentine’s Day release and we’ve already received so much love from everyone. Read below to see why Pink Bub is the perfect gift for your love and where you can enjoy a glass or two.


  • Treve Ring from Wine Align says to ‘forget the flowers, buy Rosés for Valentine’s Day’ and calls the Pink Bub ‘a fitting pick for St. Valentine’s Day’ in Eat Magazine
  • Kurtis Kolt’s pick for Valentine’s Day in The Westender
  • Jurgen Gothe says the Pink Bub is ‘a delicious and deep-fruited bubble’ in The Georgia Straight
  • Jim Tobler’s Wine Wednesday Pick in Montecristo Magazine
  • Kristine Carrick says ‘bubbles make pajama parties better; especially pink bubbles’ in Stimuli Magazine
  • Tim Pawsey’s Rosé recommendation for Valentine’s Day in the North Shore News
  • Kayla Bordignon says the Pink Bub is the ‘perfect bubbly for Valentine’s Day!’ in uncorkBC
  • Kathleen Rake says the Pink Bub is ‘perfect to share with your special someone’ in Between the Vines

Salt Tasting Room’s Got a Crush On You…

Salt Tasting Room Gastown and Kitsilano are taking reservations for Valentine’s Day! Call 604.633.1912 for the Gastown location and 604.428.0339 for the Kitsilano location.

Salt Menu Vday

Don’t forget about our furry friends! $2 from every Pink Bub bottle purchased will be donated to PADS.

pink bub vday

The perfect combination – a Valentine’s Day card with a bottle of bubble and a donation to PADS! These bottleneck tags make it quick and easy for you to give the perfect gift with no hassle.

PADS’ (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society) mission is to breed, raise, train, and place assistance dogs for persons with a physical disability or who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and to support these client/dog teams for the working life of the PADS’ Assistance Dog. The purpose of PADS’ dogs is to provide their partners with a ‘new leash on life’ through an increased level of independence and an enhanced quality of life.


Find the Pink Bub in the fol­low­ing liquor stores:

Black­comb Liquor Store: #1–4573 Chateau Blvd, Whistler
Broad­way Liquor Store: 1169 Broad­way W, Van­cou­ver
Bur­rard Liquor Store: 2401 Bur­rard St, Van­cou­ver
Cheers Liquor Store: 109 E Vic­to­ria, Rev­el­stoke
Clay­ton Cross­ing: 18789 Fraser Hwy #102, Sur­rey
Coal Har­bour Liquor Store: 1218 W Pen­der St, Van­cou­ver
Cook Street Vil­lage: 230 Cook St, Vic­to­ria
Cross Roads Liquor Depot: 6950 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo
Crosstown Liquor Store: 588 Abbott St, Van­cou­ver
Every­thing Wine North Van: 998 Marine Dr, North Van­cou­ver
Kala­malka: 2900 30 St, Ver­non
Kit­si­lano Wine Cel­lar: 2239 West 4th Ave, Van­cou­ver
Legacy: 1633 Man­i­toba St, Van­cou­ver
Liba­tions Dun­dar­ave: 2477 Marine Dr, West Van­cou­ver
Liba­tions Shaugh­nessy: 928 King Edward Ave W, Van­cou­ver
Lib­erty Park & Til­ford: #560 — 333 Brooks­bank Ave, North Van­cou­ver
Liquor Plus Cob­ble Hill: #49–1400 Cowichan Bay Rd
Liquor Plus Courte­nay: #1002A-2751 Cliffe Ave
Liquor Plus Dou­glas: 2915 Dou­glas Street
Liquor Plus Dun­can: #121–127 Trans Canada Hwy
Liquor Plus Royal Oak: 4468 West Saanich Road
Liquor Plus Saanich: #603‑3991 Quadra Street
Lucky’s Liquor Store: 3296 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo
Mar­quis Wine Cel­lar: 1034 Davie St, Van­cou­ver
Steam­works Liquor Store: 375 Water St, Van­cou­ver
Sun­dance: #7–3250 Vil­lage Way, Kam­loops
Value On: 1450 SW Marine Drive, Van­cou­ver
Vil­lage Green: 4900 24th St, Ver­non
Warfield Liquor: 870 Schofield Hwy, Warfield
West­min­ster Liquor: 1027 West­min­ster Ave, Pen­tic­ton


Pink Bub Valentine’s Day Video Contest

Congratulations to Colleen Ingram for winning our Valentine’s Day video contest on Facebook! Here’s the winning entry:

Haywire Pink and White Bub 2011Haywire you got that Pink Bub,
just in time for Valentine’s day,
give it to the one you love,
Its better than “A kiss from Kay”.

With sips of green apple crisp,
notes of cherries from your pinot noir,
taken from the air that’s so brisk, 
from that beautiful Oliver terroir.

Thank you, Lionel Trudel, for the AWESOME video. Watch it here and let us know your thoughts!


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The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad Winery December 4, 2013

We had such a great time during Light Up the Vines that we’re opening again this weekend!

Come visit us this Friday to Sunday, December 6 to 8, from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Tastings outside these hours are by appointment only. Call 250.494.4445 ext 1.

Stock up on Okanagan Crush Pad wines for the holiday season!


House Wine turned 10!

Okanagan Crush Pad attended House Wine’s party last week and participated in a ‘fashion show’ narrated by Mark Taylor of Siena, which showcased the House Wine dresses over the past decade. Modeling these dresses from OCP was father/ daughter team, David and Alison!

House Wine

And Cactus Club Cafe’s Sebastien le Goff also showed off his catwalk prowess!

View the whole album here courtesy of Town Hall:


Win some of our wines for the holiday season!

12 Days of Christmas Wine!

Yoyomama is toasting 12 days of wine with us! yoyomama

Find out what you need to do to win a case of OCP wines:


30 Days of Holiday Gifts

Marc Smith

Marc Smith has launched his latest series, 30 Days of Holiday Gifts, just in time for the Holiday Season!

For the next two weeks, Marc and Steven Schelling will be sharing three of their favourite gifts to give and they recommended Haywire The Bub Pink!

See how you can win here:


Want to try our wines before purchasing?

We have lots of in-store tastings to give you an opportunity to try before buying!

MattThursday, December 5

Kitsilano Wine Cellar – 5pm to 7pm

2235 West 4th Ave, Vancouver BC 604-736-7660

Our winemaker, Matt Dumayne, is in town and will be pouring Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir, Haywire The Bub, Haywire Syrah, and Haywire Pinot Gris with Rebeka from BCwineshop!



Friday, December 6

Crosstown Liquor Store – 5pm to 8pm

568 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N7 604-683-8438

Karen from BCwineshop will be at Crosstown Liquor Store pouring Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris, Haywire Pinot Noir, and Haywire The Bub Pink!

Coal Harbour Liquor Store – 5pm to 6pm

1218 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4N1 604-685-1212

Whitney will be at Coal Harbour Liquor Store pouring Haywire The Bub Pink! Come by and enjoy a taste of bubbly.


Saturday, December 7

Bimini’s Liquor Store – 5pm to 7pm

2018 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M9 604-738-2714

Kailee from BCwineshop will be at Bimini’s Liquor Store!


Sunday, December 8

Libations Dundarave – 2pm to 3pm

2477 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L3

Burrard Liquor Store – 5pm to 6pm

2401 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J3


Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards 2014

Van Mag Wines1

We’re honoured to have captured 3 of Vancouver Magazine’s 2014 Top 100 wines!

Read more here.

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