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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Your Ultimate Okanagan Summer Wine Pairing Guide: Pairing Wine with Food

When it comes to pairing wine with food, there are those who carelessly match any dish with any libation and those who painstakingly try to balance the flavours of the food with the perfect wine. Whether you enjoy the challenges of pairing wine with food or couldn’t care less (and are content pairing a smooth […]

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Best Charcuterie & Organic Wine Pairings

Organic wine and cheese are kindred spirits and one of life’s many pleasures. Add in cured meats, nuts, and pickled veggies into the mix and you have yourself a charcuterie board. Like any successful food and wine pairing, the best wine matches for charcuterie celebrate the meat or cheese’s finest attributes without overpowering it—and allows […]

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Starting Your Okanagan Organic Wine Collection | Top 5 Organic Wines You Need

The best way to end a long day of work is with a bottle of wine while enjoying some Okanagan sunshine. Or, because you work tomorrow, is it best to end the day with a bottle of organic wine? Although organic wine can’t promise to leave you completely hangover-free, for many, avoiding the added sulphites […]

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