Okanagan Crush Pad presents wines that are Natural and Narrative!
The Wine Diva has Part Two of her Top 100 wines Under $20
Feature Country at 2015 Van Wine Fest Wine Australia pours their best.
He’s a surfer and a winemaker – Paul Clifton from Hahn Family Winery, California!
Okanagan Crush Pad
Okanagan Crush Pad is one great success story. Originally set up to provide crushing and bottling facilities for small wineries in BC, they eventually started to make their own wines as well.
First came the popular Haywire portfolio. Then Bartier/Scholefield, Bartier Bros, The Bub and now their own label Okanagan Crush Pad.
Plus they’ve now introduced their new “natural” wines..a totally hands off approach to wine making..old school by 100’s of years.
Plus they’ve released a Freeform “narrative” series…wines that tell a story about the place they were created and the creators themselves.
We got a taste of their 2013 releases and a sneak peek at the 2014 vintage.
Joining us are Winemaker Matt Dumayne, co-owner Christine Coletta and wine expert/troublemaker David Scholefield.
The Wine Diva
We found Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva in Piedmont Italy on yet another glorious wine tour.
Problem was – she had left behind Part Two on her Top 100 wines under $20.00 and we needed her to talk/take us through it..
I mean, it’s her list. She tasted all these wines..gave them 89 points or better and compiled her “best of” bottles.
If you’re looking for tasty, affordable wines for the Holiday Season..this is the show for you.
Thank You Wine Diva.
- Navarro Lopez ‘Pergolas’ Old Vines Tempranillo, Valdepenas Spain $11.96
- Hess Select Chardonnay, Monterey California $19.99
- Castellani ‘Principesco’ Pinot Noir Della Venezie, Italy $14.00
- Le Vieux Pin ‘Petit’ Blanc Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
- Graffigna Centenario Reserve Pinot Grigio, San Juan Argentina $14.49
- Bridlewood Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles California $18.99
- Smoking Loon Viognier, California $14.99
- Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC $19.99
- Tommasi Viticoltori ‘Le Prunee’ Merlot Della Venezie, Veneto Italy $19.99
- Ca’ Montebello Oltrepo Pavese Barbera DOC, Lombardia Italy $15.00
- Miopasso Primitivo, Puglia Italy $18.99
- Lake Breeze Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC $19.00
- Kris Pinot Grigio Della Venezie, Veneto Italy $19.99
- Domaine La Rosiere ‘Jongieux’, Savoie France $18.99
- Bodega La Rural ‘La Vuelta’ Syrah, Mendoza Argentina $10.00
- Masi Masianco Delle Venezie, Italy $18.99
- Tinhorn Creek Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley BC $18.99
- J Vineyards ‘Vin Gris’ Russian River Valley California $20.00
- Montes ‘Limited Selection’ Cabernet Sauvignon~Carmenere, Colchagua Valley $20.00
- Mt. Boucherie Estate Family Reserve Gamay Noir, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
- Tenuta di Angoris ‘Villa Locatelli’ Friulano, Friuli Italy $19.95
- Selbach Riesling ‘Fish Label’, Germany $17.95
- River Stone Estate Winery Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
- Undurraga ‘Sibaris’ Reserva Especial Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile $15.99
- Barone di Valforte Montepulciano d’Abbruzzo, Italy $19.99
- Delas Saint-Esprit Cotes-Du-Rhone France $19.99
- Haywire Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC $20.00
Wine /Australia – Vancouver International Wine Festival
The Tour was called Savour Australia. Sounds good to me.
At the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015, Australia will offer a dynamic look at the history, evolution and revolution of its wines through 55 award winning wineries in the main tasting room.
I can honestly tell you that after tasting what Australia is prepared to pour in February (Feb 20-March 1st) this will a memorable Wine Fest.
Our guests include Australia’s Global Education Director Mark Davidson and The Executive Director of the Vancouver International Wine festival Harry Hertscheg.
Hahn Family Wines California
Paul Clifton is the Director of winemaking and General manager at Hahn Family Wines.
Paul Clifton joined the Hahn Estate team in 2003, after finishing a postgraduate degree in Viticulture/Enology in New Zealand. In 1996, he left a career in firefighting to become a winemaker, a hobby of his until then. As a native of the Monterey Bay, his passions lie in the beauty of the area, its potential for excellence in winegrowing, and the fact that it’s a great surfing destination!! One of Paul’s greatest talents is balancing the fact that the year’s best surfing happens right at harvest time..so its grapes first..board work second.
Monterey County is the home of Hahn Family’s Vineyard Estate. The family now owns six estate vineyards two in Arroyo Seco in Monterey and four in the prime Santa Lucia Highlands.
They make Hahn, Hahn SLH, Lucienne, Smith and Hook and a killer Zin called Boneshaker.
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:
- Osoyoos La Rose – Loving that Bordeaux Blend
- Quails Gate – checking the new releases..
- Finding the Wine Diva in Italy
- Alan Doyle – the book, the guy, The music and the wines.