Okanagan Crush Pad

The ancient practice of using clay or terracotta vessels for fermenting wine is making a comeback as an alternative, less intrusive, more natural, more artisanal way of producing wine. more

Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM Articles 1 Comments

Okanagan Crush Pad owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta thought about going organic back at Switchback Vineyard in 2006. Back then there were less than 60 hectares of certified organic land planted in BC. more

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Articles 1 Comments

Summerland's Switchback Vineyard, located at Okanagan Crush Pad and home to Haywire Winery, has received its Certified Organic Vineyard designation. more

Aug 19, 2015 11:33 AM Articles

Anyone who has ever tried it can attest, starting a vineyard and winery is a massive undertaking. Approaching that project in smaller chunks would be more manageable, but is that even possible? A family in Abbotsford found a way. more

Jun 9, 2015 2:22 PM Articles

During the week of April 21-24, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery and Henry of Pelham Winery played host to a demonstration seminar of new filtration technology co-sponsored by cellar•tek supplies and DIEMME Enologica from Lugo, Italy. more

Jun 9, 2015 1:53 PM Innovations



New hires, new wineries, trending topics and transitions for BC Wine 2014. more

Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM Articles

Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad is a progressive winery that has made bold business moves, resulting in impressive accolades in the three years since it began. more

Jul 10, 2014 1:12 PM Articles

Vancouver Urban Winery introduced the new approach to selling wine by the glass to B.C. – wine in kegs and available on tap, draft beer-style. more

Jun 3, 2013 2:58 PM Articles