Haywire offers pure, lively, wines that reflect the unique cool climate terroir of Canada’s Okanagan Valley. Founded first as a virtual wine brand in 2009, “haywire” is an old Canadianism that refers to wire used for baling hay. Haywire tended to tangle and be unpredictable making it an apt description of Christine and Steve’s impromptu decision to forgo retirement and journey into wine making.
With home vineyard Switchback and sister properties Garnet Valley Ranch and Secrest Mountain now organic certified, Haywire is internationally recognized as making some of the most game-changing wines from the region.
Over the years Matt Dumayne has worked with consultants Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra along with David Scholefield to define a house style for Haywire. Hallmark traits are wines rich in texture with a lush mid-palate, balanced acidity and lively and bright berry flavours. The entire team is committed to farming wines that are textbook Okanagan. They let the natural, spectacular beauty of the region shine through.