Wine Tourism Day November 8


Wine Tourism Day on November 8

 Summerland is the BC Wine Hot Spot for Annual Wine Tourism Day

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November 8, 2014, Summerland, BC - The second annual Wine Tourism Day in North America will take place on November 8, 2014. Wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine tourism businesses across North America are offering special events to the public on this day to celebrate the importance (and fun) of wine tourism.

Events differ and can range from wine pairing dinners to music events to structured tastings. Search for an event near you and register for the Penticton Wine Tour Giveaway. Join in on November 8th for the second annual Wine Tourism Day in North America.

To celebrate this special day and the bounty of BC wine, Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad Winery has taken leadership and gathered neighbouring wineries, hotel, and restaurants to offer an incredible weekend getaway in BC wine country.

Join the fun with this fantastic deal:


Okanagan Crush Pad’s Wine Shop Manager, Mike West, conducting a tour at the winery. 

For $408 per couple, this unbeatable package includes:

For only $408 per couple, this is the most affordable and fun way to get a taste into Summerland’s delicious local wine and food scene, while celebrating Wine Tourism Day. Book today.


Sparkle at Okanagan Crush Pad:

Haywire-TheBub2011-Bubbles_Low ResOkanagan Crush Pad will be open on November 8 from 12pm to 5pm and will be featuring tastings of all of their sparkling wines paired with a special little treat catered by Chef Planiden’s Culinary Adventure.

Okanagan Crush Pad
16576 Fosbery Rd, Summerland BC
Open November 8 from 12pm to 5pm

For PDF of this Press Release, click here.

The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad: October 8, 2014

Happy Wine Wednesday!

Wine critics have spoken – choose Haywire wines this Thanksgiving! Also, join us for a fundraiser benefiting PADS, participate in a winemakers dinner, and visit us this weekend for deals.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and wine critics have chosen Haywire wines to pair perfectly with your turkey (and non-turkey) feast.

Haywire-GamayNoir2012Haywire Gamay Noir 2012 with Stuffing as recommended by Kurtis Kolt at The Georgia Straight:

While there are many options for pairing with stuffing, let’s stick to some fairly common components like sourdough bread, fresh sage, hazelnuts, onion, celery, and a good dusting of salt and pepper. You have some distinct flavours going on here, but it’s the sage that’s catching my eye. When we talk South Okanagan terroir, there’s plenty of sage that grows wild, and with its aromatics in the breeze, it’s not uncommon for wines to express a little of this influence. Let’s put a red wine on the table but not get too heavy, since we don’t want to overwhelm any subtle flavours. Haywire 2012 Gamay Noir is a softer red that has a velvety texture and a slightly earthy side with wild mushroom, dried plums, currants, and a whisper of that telltale B.C. sage. Read the full article here.

Buy Haywire Gamay Noir 2012 at the following liquor stores, online, or contact Whitney.


Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 with Salmon as recommended by Michaela Morris at Westender:

Homegrown wine is always appropriate when giving thanks. Here, crunchy red cherries and strawberries are punctuated by cinnamon and clove. Go uber-local and serve salmon. Read the full article here.

Buy Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir 2011 (winner of 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Award) at the following liquor stores, online, or contact Whitney.

For a full listing of Haywire wines and to find a store near you, click here. Haywire Pinot Noir 2012 and Haywire Pinot Gris 2013 are also in BC Liquor Stores.

Join us for a fundraiser benefiting PADS (Pacific Assistance Dogs Society)


Enjoy a fun filled evening of food, drink, music – provided by the amazing Jazz musician Angela Kelman – puppies and a live/silent auction full of BC’s best wines and microbrews.

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 6pm to 10pm | doors open at 5:30pm
Place: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
Tickets: $50 | purchase tickets here.

Winemakers Dinner Series

Our Chief Winemaker, Matt Dumayne, will be at Swirl Wine Store in White Rock for a winemakers dinner on November 6th!

 winemakers dinner

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Place: Swirl Wine Store White Rock - 15222 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC
Tickets: $99 | purchase tickets by calling Swirl Wine Store White Rock at 604.531.0038

Visit the Winery this Weekend for Thanksgiving Deals

Enjoy 10% off 4-bottle packs and 15% off case purchases at the winery this weekend for Thanksgiving! View the full flyer here.

OCP Thanksgiving Sale at Winery

New Wine Shop Hours

June – October
Open daily from 10:30am to 5:30pm

October 15 – December 15
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Off Season
Outside the above noted times 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.

The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad: August 20, 2014

Happy Wine Wednesday! Try our Haywire Pinot Noir 2012, join us for the last of our LIVE @ Crush Pad series concerts, and we’re staying open until Thanksgiving!

Grab a Few Bottles of the Haywire Pinot Noir 2012 at a BC Liquor Store Near You

Haywire Necktags June 2014 FOR PRINT

Click here for a list of BC Liquor Stores near you!

Two Concerts Left in our LIVE @ Crush Pad Music Series

ari neufeldAri Neufeld

$20 ticket includes entry to the individual event and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

jazz friendsPaul Henbury and Vineyard Jazz Friends

$20 ticket includes entry to the individual event and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mike West at the winery on (250) 494-4445 opt. 2

We’re Not Ready to Say Good-Bye

web-ocp_tastingrm_2268That’s right! We’ve had such a great summer, our wine shop is staying open until Thanksgiving.

Come visit!
Okanagan Crush Pad
16576 Fosbery Rd
Summerland, BC

Wine shop schedule: open daily 10:30am to 5:30pm until October 13, 2014.

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.


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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