Shaped by nature to create wines that are pure Okanagan.
Free Form, Haywire & Narrative wines celebrate the beauty and micro-climates of the Okanagan Valley terroir. Our organic farming principles follow us into the cellar where we let nature shape and direct the wines.
Visit today and learn why Okanagan Crush Pad is one of Canada’s most talked about wineries.
Our wines celebrate the natural beauty and unique microclimates of Okanagan Valley terroir. Our organic farming principles follow us into the cellar, where we let nature shape and direct each wine we make.
Visit and learn why Okanagan Crush Pad is one of Canada’s most talked about wineries.
Located in Summerland, BC, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery is home to Free Form, Haywire, and Narrative, along with our newest label, Bizou + Yukon. Our winery was founded on a long history of friendship, a mutual respect for the land, and a passion for creating wines that articulate a sense of place.
In 2005, David Scholefield convinced Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie to rehabilitate an old Summerland orchard by planting vines. David had a vision for the Okanagan, a relatively young wine region trying to define its wine style.
David persuaded two world-renowned wine experts, Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra, to come to the Okanagan. With their arrival, conventional thinking went out the window. A new plan emerged to push the envelope way beyond the limited of conventional thinking.
Today, that small vineyard, Switchback, is Organic Certified and the home of our state-of-the-art Okanagan Crush Pad Winery. With winemaker Matt Dumayne at the helm, pure, terroir-driven wines from organic grapes are created using native yeast fermentations and low intervention winemaking.
On the farming side, Christine and Steve own a 320-acre property in Summerland: Garnet Valley Ranch. Here, Pedro Parra employed precision viticulture to design vineyards on steep rocky soil. To date, 45 acres of a potential 60 acres have been planted. The Ranch is also home to eight acres of organic field crops and a herd of sheep, guarded by two Great Pyrenees dogs, Bizou and Yukon.
Christine and Steve also own the 50-acre Secrest Mountain Vineyard in Oliver, which was first planted in 2002. The site was converted from conventional farming in 2014 and received Organic Certification in 2019.