Steve Lornie, Co-Founder
STEVE LORNIE is an integral part of Okanagan Crush Pad. Steve oversees budgeting, financing, and construction including the development of all vineyard land and new projects. Since 2013, Steve has overseen the development of the winery’s 320-acre Garnet Valley Ranch, as it made its transformation from range land to a 50 plus acre organic vineyard. Anything that needs to be budgeted, planned, built or repaired is overseen by Steve’s professional eye, as Steve is no stranger to big projects. Steve spent 38-years in the construction and development industry, with most of his time as the owner of Fairmile Construction and Stonecroft Management, the general contractor for The Outback in Vernon, several projects for UBC Properties, a new winery facility for Road 13 Vineyards, and the innovative state of the art Okanagan Crush Pad winery facility. While the winery and vineyards keeps him more than occupied, Steve finds time to volunteers and currently sits on local boards in addition to the Infrastructure BC board. He and wife Christine Coletta have few spare hours as they focus on the growth and business of Okanagan Crush Pad, but time offs finds Steve in the wilderness or spending time with family, especially his 15 grandchildren.