Vancouver Magazine's 12th Annual Power 50
It is with great pleasure that we announce our winery owner Christine Coletta was listed as “one to watch” in Vancouver Magazine’s 12th Annual Power 50 – the magazine's list of Vancouver’s 50 most influential people.
Each year, Vancouver magazine collaborates with a group of well-connected people, each with specialized knowledge of some aspect of the city, to arrive at a list of 50 influential people that run Vancouver.
In 2011, Vancouver magazine celebrated the power of wisdom in individuals who were able to combat confronting world-class challenges with a wobbly global economy.
This year, Vancouver magazine rewards 50 more individuals, and pays special attention to the innovators, who had the ability to thrive in uncertain times. The list of top 50 can be found in the Vancouver Magazine 12th Annual Power 50 December issue that is on stands now, and online .
Other ones to watch in 2012 include Charles Ried from BC Hydro, Richard Rosenthal from the newly-formed Independent Investigations Office, Bjarke Ingels from Ingels Group, and Brian Jackson from the City of Vancouver.
From all of us, congratulations, CC!
Seasonal Hours at the winery
If you happen to be in the Okanagan in December, Haywire wines will be on offer at the winery, which we are opening on select dates for holiday shopping.
Here are the hours:
Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2,
Noon to 7pm - for Light up the Vines
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
December 6-8: Noon to 5pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
December 13-15: Noon to 5pm
The winery will be decorated for the season and festooned in baubles and lights, Details about THE Club @ Crush Pad will be unveiled.
Visit the winery, join THE Club @ Crush Pad and receive 20% off featured wines.
Club members will be offered a complimentary glass of our new Haywire sparkling wine “The Bub”.
Harvest Wrap Up
It is with great satisfaction that we brought in the grapes for the Haywire label with less drama than the previous vintage.
This being our fourth vintage, perhaps we have learned a thing or two. Such as:
- Mother Nature is always right.
- Vineyard managers get as antsy as cats around water, if harvest isn’t completed by mid-October.
- Bird netting makes a fun toy for Labrador Retrievers.
- Chilean terroir specialists like to dig eight-foot-deep holes, which makes it difficult to drive the tractor through the rows.
So More About Mother Nature…
Harvest is arguably the best time to be in the Okanagan. Summer is holding on for dear life, while the fresh, cool breezes of Autumn are winding their way through the valley.
The incredible colours of the leaves, and the sunsets, are truly spectacular, and people seem to be in a hopeful and energized frame of mind. Of course, it’s also the time when all the hard work in the vineyards over the past year is about to be realized. After what was seen as a slow start to the 2012 grape growing cycle, we are ultimately very pleased with the results!
Our Chilean “terroirist”, Pedro Parra, was back in early October. He and vineyard manager Theo Siemens designed a picking strategy for the Switchback Pinot Gris that resulted in the grapes coming to the crush pad in six very distinct lots.
Each lot has been crushed and fermented separately – some in concrete and some in stainless steel. Pedro calls this “Frankenstein” wine as the wine is “built” by blending the lots in separate “parts” to create a wine that has all the shining qualities that we aspire to.
A Heartfelt Thanks To Our Entire Team
The following note is from winery owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta:
"The past year has really been a whirlwind and we must pay tribute to all the people who have helped us keep sane and on the right path. We have received a lot of support from friends and colleagues, which is really humbling.
Top on our list to thank are the vineyard, cellar and marketing teams: Megan, Jordan, Michael, Julian, Alberto, Alison, David, Leeann, Andy, Felicia, Alana, Whitney, Theo, Stacy, Pedro. You guys Rock!"
- CC and Steve