Haywire offers pure, lively, wines that reflect the unique cool climate terroir of Canada’s Okanagan Valley. The portfolio includes pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir, gamay and traditional method sparkling wine. Founded in 2005 by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, “haywire” is an old Canadianism that refers to wires used for baling hay. Haywire tended to tangle and be unpredictable making it an apt description of the pair’s impromptu decision to forgo retirement and journey into farming and wine making.
Today, their venture includes Okanagan Crush Pad, a state-of-the-art 40,000 case winery, 320-acres of vineyard and farmland, and a focus on creating natural wines exclusively from organic grapes. With home vineyards Switchback and Garnet Valley Ranch now organic certified Haywire has become recognized as making some of the most game-changing wines from the region. Winemaking is in the capable hands of New Zealand native Matt Dumayne who works with consulting winemaker Alberto Antonini. The entire team is committed to farming wines that are lively and elegant and let the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley shine through.