For 4 years straight we’ve had the privilege of visiting and watching the evolution of Garnet Valley Ranch, just behind the Summerland community in the Okanagan Valley. This spectacular 300 acre property is owned and farmed by the winemaking team at Okanagan Crush Pad. When we first visited in the summer of 2013, the idea […]
Originally published in Vancity Buzz Wines from British Columbia are now receiving the international recognition they deserve thanks to more experience in winemaking, improved viticulture management, and top-notch scientific research on soils and climate. Yet as impressive as the wines have become, many of us have still not discovered what BC has to offer. Read […]
We’re fans of Okanagan Crush Pad here at Chez BCWineLover, and not only because of the wines. The 3-year old winery based in Summerland, BC is already a business success story and they’ve barely just begun. Proprietors Christine Coletta and her husband Steve Lornie have marketing and business smarts that has helped them shorten the […]
Concrete tanks at OK Crush Pad. Photo by Lionel Trudel. One of our favourite stops now on our Okanagan wine travels is to see the progress at Okanagan Crush Pad (@OKCrushPad). In June 2012 we got our first up close look at their Summerland, BC facility, and have made several stops since. Last August we […]
We get a first look at this new emerging wine region owned by Okanagan Crush Pad. Click the slide show images for larger versions.
Bartier Scholefield‘s slogan is “Wine is Narrative“, which I agree it is, at least maybe for boutique wineries, sourcing grapes from a small region. In my previous article, BC Has a Wine Story, I talked about the story that wine tells through the terroir that the vines were planted and the grapes ripened. Bartier Scholefield’s story […]
The simultaneous launch of several new BC wine brands – how do they stack up? BC Wine Lover is very pleased to present Kark Kliparchuk, aka MyWinePal. Karl and Mike both visited Okanagan Crush Pad this summer. Here is a report by Karl. In my earlier post, Growing Wineries with Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), I […]
It's our own Magical Mystery Wine Tour Last month organizers from Coletta and Associates, BC-based publicists and now founders of Okanagan Crush Pad, put together an eclectic group of oenophiles, including restauranteurs, sommeliers, wine writers and a TV show host onto a bus ride to BC wine country.
Erin's travelogue of Bottleneck Drive describes a 'must visit' part of the Okanagan Valley It’s a grey rainy day in the Okanagan. What is there to do? Wine touring, of course! J and I piled into the car (this time with the roof firmly on) to head up to Summerland to visit several of the […]