SEASONAL FEATURE – Lunar New Year Red & White
Very special limited release wines from Haywire, created in celebration of the Lunar New Year and to welcome the Year of the Monkey. Crafted to work in perfect harmony with local cuisine found in our Asian community.
The Lunar White is a blend of Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay with small amounts of Pinot Gris and Viognier, this wine exhibits fresh lifted aromatics of spice and floral notes, a lush mouthfeel coats the palate with tropical fruit while retaining delicacy and freshness. Pair with fresh steamed seafood, seafood soup, fried noodles or rice, or enjoy on its own.
The Lunar Red is made from Gamay Noir and Syrah. Bright blackberry fruit and fresh juicy finish with slight caramel notes. Loaded with meaty, white pepper aromas and flavours with a long, earthy finish. Pair with stir fried vegetables, grilled sable fish, BBQ duck, or enjoy on its own.
SKU: 9159 | 750ml
pH: 3.24 | TA: 8.8 | RS: 2.9 | Alc: 11.9%
The Bub is bottle fermented and aged using Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes gown on cool vineyard sites in Oliver and Summerland. A fresh and lively wine with nice warm bread aromas and a crisp green apple finish, which is a shining example of what the Okanagan does best - crisp, fresh, and delicious. The Bub is proudly made by Okanagan Crush Pad’s sparkling winemaker, Jordan Kubek, who recommends pairing it with soft cheeses, fresh oysters, or enjoying it purely on its own.
SKU: 397844 | 750ml
pH: 3.39 | TA: 6.5 | RS: 6.0 | Alc: 12.5%
Pink Bub is bottle fermented and aged using the same Pinot Noir and Chardonnay base wine as The Bub. Fresh and lively with strawberry and marzipan overtones. Pink Bub is proudly made by our sparkling winemaker, Jordan Kubek, who recommends pairing it with warm croissants, fresh oysters, or a romantic evening.
2013 Pinot Gris
SKU 523233| 750ml
pH 3.70 | TA 6.3 | RS 1.1 | Alc. 13.4%
This wine is made from Pinot Gris grapes grown at Switchback Vineyard in Summerland, and Secrest Vineyard, a cool, mountain setting in Oliver. In keeping with our tradition of less is more, this wine is 100% stainless steel fermented. Dry but juicy, and bursting with citrus notes, intriguing sweet and savoury herbs and demanding of food that is loaded with the same. Pair with fresh shellfish, spicy curries, roast chicken or enjoy on its own.
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
SKU 538421| 750ml
pH 3.84 | TA 4.9 | RS 0.4 | Alc. 13.4%
This is a very complex and intriguing wine. Very savoury aromas of sage, celery, and truffles dominate with ripe pineapple, apricot, and capsicum in the background. The palate texture is full and oily, with a grapefruit zest finish and terrific minerality.
2013 Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay
SKU 389866| 750ml
pH 3.42 | TA 7.2 | RS 1.9 | Alc. 12.8%
The grapes for this Chardonnay are grown on a very special terraced vineyard that hovers above Trout Creek in Summerland. It was fermented using the wild yeasts of the vineyard so it really evokes the site it was grown on. Think grass, sage and Ponderosa pine. It is an elegant, unoaked wine, showing citrus and peachy notes with an impossibly long, stony finish. Think shellfish, cream-based sauces and roasted fowl. Enjoy!
2013 Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris
SKU: 629444 | 750ml
pH: 3.37 | TA: 8.8 | RS: 4.7 | Alc: 13.0%
Switchback is the winery’s home vineyard with surrounding sage, bunch grass, Ponderosa pine, and fruit trees hallmarking the site’s aromas. The grapes were harvested and then processed in five separate lots, to create layered intensity in the wine. Fermented in our egg-shaped concrete tanks, the wine takes on minerality balanced with fruit, incredible complexity, and a round, creamy mouth feel.
2014 Switchback Vineyard Wild Ferment
SKU 75879 | 750ml
pH 3.88 | TA 5.3 | RS 0.7 | Alc. 13.0%
The 2014 Wild Ferment is 100% Switchback Pinot Gris. The grapes were harvested October 21, pressed and put into an 800-litre Amphora to ferment on native yeast with zero winemaking intervention. This wine was left of the skins for eight months, pressed and then left to rest for an additional two months before being filtered and bottled in August 2015. No SO2 or other additives were used in this wine.
2013 Free Form
SKU 867242 | 750ml
pH 3.76 | TA 5.0 | RS 0.6 | Alc. 14.1%
Free Form was made from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc grown in Summerland. The wine came together in an unconventional way with no commercial yeasts, enzymes, or SO2 used. Matt Dumayne and David Scholefield let the wine choose its own path and monitored it to ensure it completed the journey. Grapes were harvested mid-October, destemmed into stainless steel tanks, fermented with native yeasts with two daily punch downs. After full malolactic fermentation and eight months of skin contact, Free Form was pressed. The results: bright lemon/hay hue with fresh notes of straw, flint, and mineral aromas overlapping with vibrant tropical fruit. Fine integrated tannins carry amazing purity of fruit with delicate acidity and a complexity only found in natural winemaking. A textural sensation.
2014 Gamay Noir Rosé
SKU 46375| 750ml
pH 3.71 | TA 5.4 | RS 0.2 | Alc. 13.0%
Our 2013 rosé was fermented and aged in concrete tanks and was styled in celebration of the great pink wines of the old world that get better and better with a few years. The wine is bright and fresh with lifted raspberry, rhubarb, and delicate floral notes. A richly textured mouthfeel is balanced by refreshing acidity and a slight tannic structure from the skin contact. This is a wine for foodies to pair with fresh crab, cured meats, fresh oysters, and salty cheeses. Rain or shine, enjoy!
2013 Syrah – SOLD OUT
SKU 272591| 750ml
pH 3.82 | TA 8.6 | RS 0.8 | Alc. 13.0%
Bright blackberry fruit, fresh juicy finish with slight caramel notes. Loaded with meaty, white pepper aromas and flavours with a long meaty, earthy finish, the wine is best enjoyed with hearty stews, roasted meats or strong ripe cheese.
2013 Pinot Noir
SKU 449132| 750ml
pH 3.98 | TA 5.4 | RS 0.0 | Alc. 13.0%
Loaded with lively ripe red-berry fruits, exotic spice blends, and earthy characters, this wine is best enjoyed with salmon, soft ripe cheeses, pork, or wild mushrooms.
2014 Gamay Noir
SKU 418061| 750ml
pH 3.81 | TA 7.1 | RS 0.9 | Alc. 12.7%
The team found a tiny amount of Gamay Noir that cried out to be bottled on its own. Open top fermenters, manual punch downs and a little time in old French oak barrels created a wine with bright red fruit that leads to raspberry, strawberry and cherry with gentle tannins. A refreshing red wine! Pair with grilled salmon, pork roasts, and barbeque classics. Enjoy!
2012 Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir
SKU 845339 | 750ml
pH 3.71 | TA 5.6 | RS 0.6 | Alc. 13.2%
This wine started with low crop levels, extreme patience during harvest, and slave-like manual punch downs in the tanks. It was aged in old French oak barrels then moved into egg-shaped concrete tanks for further rest time. The wine has the hallmark cherry fruit intensity of the previous vintage, with soft, lush tannins and will continue to improve and evolve with bottle ageing. Pair with soft ripe cheeses, hearty stews and game meats.
Haywire is an old Canadian term that refers to wire once used for baling hay, which tended to tangle in a chaotic way. It is also an apt description of Christine and Steve’s transition from the city to owning a vineyard and winery. The learning curve was steep, but as the first wines hit the market (in 2010) it became apparent that the journey was the reward.
Since planting the 10-acre Switchback Vineyard, Christine and Steve have gone on to open Canada’s first purpose-built custom crush facility (Okanagan Crush Pad Winery in 2011) and are now getting ready to plant the first 20 acres of vines at their 312-acre Garnet Valley Ranch. Haywire is committed to crafting wines that tell the story of the new Okanagan.