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.
BUY NOW: arineufeld.eventbrite.ca

jazz friendsPaul Henbury and Vineyard Jazz Friends

$20 ticket includes entry to the individual event and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.
BUY NOW: vjf.eventbrite.ca

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!

selfies

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: http://tinyurl.com/m6rtt9q

 

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: http://tinyurl.com/peku7kw

 

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! www.30dayadventures.ca

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: http://30dayadventures.ca/?p=10428

 

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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