Le Sommelier presents a lively red from the Okanagan Valley…

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, in addition to creating custom label projects for private retail accounts.

Haywire offers pure, lively, wines that reflect the unique cool climate terroir of Canada’s Okanagan Valley. 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 winemaking.

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 winemaker Matt Dumayne has worked with consultants Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra 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.
This wine will be available in stores and on the VINTAGES page of the LCBO website on Saturday, May 29.

Haywire Gamay 2018

Sourced from Secrest Mountain Vineyard in Oliver, this gamay was native fermented, partially whole cluster, with 4 weeks on skins before being aged for eight months in Nico Velo. Lovely crimson cherry spicing, with tight grippy sides, black plum, beautiful haunting peppery spicing, with an intrinsic herbal Okanagan scrub. #GoGamayGo.

Appellation : BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Region : Oliver
Grape(s) : Gamay
Price : $35.95 for 750mL
LCBO# : 19879

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Bernard Stramwasser

Le Sommelier

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This is in addition to 15 other Mixed Cases, most recently refreshed for summer sipping enjoyment.

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