Let Your Love Bubble Over This Valentine’s Day

What makes a moment romantic for you? Even just the thrill of doing something unusual, exclusive, or luxurious can amp up the romance in any situation. Perhaps it’s the atmosphere. It’s easy to feel inspired by love and it can make what might be an ordinary occasion feel very magical. Whatever it is that brings […]

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Wine and Food Pairing 101: Free Form White & Mezze Platter

This is our fifth wine and food pairing in a series developed by celebrated food stylist and journalist Nathan Fong. And we’re sure it’ll delight you just as much as the previous four (which you can check out here). Middle Eastern Mezze platters are designed for sharing. As an appetizer, they pack an amazing spread […]

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Wine and Food Pairing 101: 2017 Switchback Pinot Gris & Lemon Cream Spaghettini with Prawns

This is our final wine and food pairing blog before the Holiday season and we couldn’t be more excited about this one because it incorporates seafood! This is a special dish to serve for any dinner parties and get-togethers. Plus, this recipe takes very little time to make. That leaves you time to indulge in […]

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Best Wine Pairings for Your Holiday Treats

As your calendar is quickly filling up with holiday events, we thought we would give you a list of the best wine pairings to go with your favourite treats. Stop stressing about your menu options and use this guide to be crowned “best host”, and keep your guests talking about your impeccable taste. Haywire Vintage […]

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Harvest 2019 Recap from the Winemaker at Okanagan Crush Pad

Our 2019 Harvest Recap from our very own chief winemaker, Matt Dumayne. Keep reading to learn more about his notes on this season’s grapes. Harvest 2019 Recap Harvest this year started on the 4th of September with our Secrest Sparkling Chardonnay. It ended on the 30th of October with the Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the course […]

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Wine and Food Pairing 101: 2015 Pinot Noir with Salmon and Wild Mushrooms

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about what to serve your guest, and more importantly, what wine to pair with your dish! Enjoy sipping on a great glass of Okanagan wine while you enjoy your holiday parties! Our third wine and food pairing from Nathan Fong will make everyone […]

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A Taste of the Okanagan: OCP’s Top Fall 2019 Picks

Fall 2019 has been a busy but gratifying season. The grape-picking season is coming to a close soon and although our work is never finished, we have a moment to sit back and appreciate the beauty of where we live and the amazing local spaces and places that decorate our valley. On the note of […]

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Wine and Food Pairing 101: Gamay 2017 with Fall-Inspired Dish

Pumpkin spice lattes are extra warm and comforting during this time of year, but October is also the perfect time to enjoy a Fall inspired wine and food pairing. Ultimate comfort can be experienced from sipping slowly on a fine glass of Okanagan red wine while eating a warm and comforting dinner entrée. To complement […]

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Organic Wine at Okanagan Crush Pad: What Does It Mean to Be an Organic Winery?

At Okanagan Crush Pad, our wine-making processes redefine the organic wine experience. How? When you take a sip of wine, you are tasting the result of a mindful wine-making process. At 680 meters above sea level, our vineyard is the highest altitude vineyard in BC. This factor combined with Summerland’s northern desert settings of intensely […]

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Wine and Food Pairing 101: Grilled Blue Cheese Burger with Narrative Cabernet Franc

For Okanagan wine enthusiasts, it’s important to know what wines go with what food. We at Okanagan Crush Pad Winery can appreciate this desire of local wine lovers to enjoy complementary wine and food pairings. In consideration of this, and as a spin-off from the last blog we posted (Your Ultimate Okanagan Summer Wine Pairing […]

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