Christine Coletta & Steve Lornie
Open daily for tastings & sales 11:00am - 5:00pm
Okanagan Crush Pad opened in 2011 to provide a home-base for Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie’s original wine label Haywire, and to serve as a custom crush facility. Today the winery makes its own wines exclusively, under the labels Haywire, Narrative, Free Form, and Bizou + Yukon.
The Okanagan Crush Pad winery is state-of-the-art. It features long banks of concrete tanks, clay amphorae, and large format neutral oak casks. The guest center is built into the heart of the facility, offering visitors a rare glance into the art of winemaking.
When open, the tasting lounge and patio offers a place to sample and buy wines that reflect the region’s unique high mountain, northern desert setting.
Today, the winery owns 400 acres of land on three distinct vineyard sites: Switchback Vineyard and Garnet Valley Ranch in Summerland, and Secrest Mountain in Oliver. Each site is certified organic.
At the winery, you will find winemaker Matt Dumayne at the helm, creating terroir-driven wines made from organic grapes, utilizing wild yeast fermentations and low intervention winemaking, employing varying vessels that combine to bring out the best of Okanagan terroir.