Holiday Cocktails
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
4M ago
Holiday Cocktail Recipes Get into the holiday spirit with our festive cocktail recipes! We have created two seasonal cocktails made with our Narrative XC Method Sparkling Wine and Narrative 12 Botanicals Gin. These recipes are easy to assemble and sure to make for a merry and bright holiday season.   Narrative Negroni Spumante Ingredients: 1 shot Narrative 12 Botanicals Gin 1 shot sweet red Vermouth 1 shot Campari Top with 2022 Narrative XC Method Sparkling Wine Garnish with orange zest twist   Directions:  Pour the first three ingredients into an ice-filled glas ..read more
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Roasted Fall Vegetables with Polenta
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Zoe Harris
6M ago
Roasted Fall Vegetables with Polenta Recipe By Melissa Leung - Season & Serve Blog Get cozy this season with this hearty vegetarian recipe for Roasted Fall Vegetables with Polenta. Seasonal butternut squash, carrots, brussels sprouts, and shallots are roasted until golden brown and are nestled on top of a bed of creamy and cheesy polenta. A garnish of crispy sage leaves, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and a glass of Narrative Non-Fiction pull this entire recipe together. Roasted Fall Vegetables with Polenta Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes  | Cook Time: 40 minutes &nbs ..read more
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Whistler’s Cornucopia – Okanagan Crush Pad Events
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by Zoe Harris
1y ago
This year’s Cornucopia festival includes two drink seminars focusing on BC’s renowned Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP). Guests at the events will learn about OCP’s unique winemaking practices and will taste some fabulous wines along the way. Both events will be hosted by local wine educator DJ Kearney. She’ll share her enthusiasm and expertise on the following topics: Concrete Beliefs: Wood-Free Wines – Saturday, November 12th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm OCP has one of North America’s largest assemblages of concrete vessels. The concrete tank provides an alternative to the more widely-used wooden barrel, w ..read more
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Fall Vegetable Pie
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Zoe Harris
1y ago
Fall Vegetable Pie This Fall Vegetable Pie celebrates the best produce of autumn. Baked butternut squash is layered with kale, red onions, and feta cheese before being wrapped in a crisp phyllo pastry to create a pie. Serve this warm with a glass of Narrative Chenin Blanc, and you will have a great vegetarian dinner! Purchase Chenin Blanc to Pair Fall Vegetable Pie By Melissa Leung Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: 2 hours  | Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 3 hours  Ingredients: For the Chocolate Cake: 2 medium butternut squash, ~3 cups ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 large bunch ka ..read more
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Chocolate Cake with Fortified Cherry Compote
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Zoe Harris
1y ago
Celebrate National Port Wine Day In celebration of National Port Day, we are sharing this delicious Chocolate Cake recipe with a Fortified Cherry Compote. Although all Port comes from Portugal, fortified wine made in the same style is now made across the world, including right here at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland.  The Narrative Fortified Wine is a combination of Merlot and Syrah fermented in concrete, fortified with our own grape spirits distilled on site, and aged for two years in neutral oak. The wine exudes a rich, lush, almost creamy layered texture with beautiful refreshing a ..read more
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It’s July BBQ Season! Try these Grilled Prawn Tostadas with Tomato-Avocado Salsa & Cilantro Lime-Crema
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by Bri VanSickle
1y ago
July is upon us which means it’s time to get our BBQ’s going! Try this recipe below from Melissa at Season & Serve blog featuring our Free Form Riesling 2019.   Serves: 8 tostadas Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: For the Spot Prawns: · 24 spot prawn tails, shells and tails removed · 1 tablespoon olive oil · 2 garlic cloves, finely grated · 1 tablespoon lime zest, finely grated · 1 teaspoon chili powder · ½ teaspoon dried oregano · ½ teaspoon salt · ½ teaspoon ground black pepper   For the Tomato-Avocado Salsa: · 1 cup tomatoes, seeds ..read more
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Okanagan Crush Pad is the first Canadian winery to join International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA)
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Bri VanSickle
2y ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2022   Okanagan Crush Pad is the first Canadian winery to join International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA)   [Summerland, BC] Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad Winery is pleased to announce that it is the first Canadian winery to join the International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA). IWCA is open to any winery, from any country, and employs a three-tiered membership system that allows a diversity of wineries to join. Okanagan Crush Pad has been accepted as an applicant member having committed to an ISO-14064 audited baseline gr ..read more
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Big Changes at the Always-Innovating Okanagan Crush Pad
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by Okanagan Crush Pad
2y ago
Among changes, the appointment of Darryl Brooker as CEO In Short Seasoned veteran Darryl Brooker returns to the industry he is passionate about to lead dynamic growth plans set in motion by Okanagan Crush Pad founders Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. Coletta and Lornie view the appointment of Brooker as an important piece of their succession planning.   In addition to overseeing the senior management team, Brooker’s key focus will be facility expansions and to build out the founders’ vision for Garnet Valley Ranch, a 320-acre organic vineyard and farm.   OCP has also partnere ..read more
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Celebrate Mulled Wine with Narrative Non-Fiction 2017!
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Bri VanSickle
2y ago
  Photo By: Deborah Murray, Year in Wine Every year on March 3rd, National Mulled Wine Day (#NationalMulledWineDay) is celebrated in honour of the last stretch of the cooler months. What is mulled wine, you ask? Mulled Wine is a warmed, spiced wine drink drunk during the cooler days with friends and family. You can make it your own however you’d like by changing or adding different ingredients, but we’ve got a recipe for you to try out using Okanagan Crush Pad’s Narrative Non-Fiction Red Blend 2017! Narrative Non-Fiction Red Blend 2017 Any red wine that is medium to full-bodied will wor ..read more
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Watch as OCP gets graffiti-ed – again!
Okanagan Crush Pad Blog
by Okanagan Crush Pad
2y ago
OCP turns the corner as it turns 10 As the team at Okanagan Crush Pad marks their 10th anniversary, they are turning the corner – literally and figuratively. Scott Sueme, an abstract painter from Vancouver, returns to the winery August 24 – 29 to update the mural at the entrance to the winery, and add an additional mural on the 100 foot south facing winery wall to commemorate the winery turning the corner into its next decade of business.   Watch the Artist At Work Ten years ago Scott Sueme painted the graffiti on the front of Okanagan Crush Pad, and now, the public is invited to visit th ..read more
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