Okanagan Crush Pad, home to Narrative and Haywire wines, is at the vanguard of the region’s winemaking movement, producing bottles such as Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris.
From Okanagan Crush Pad’s home vineyard in Summerland, the Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris was sourced in five separate lots in order to produce a layered, sophisticated wine. Cultivated (and certified) organically, Switchback Vineyard is alive with biological life, with row interplantings of beneficial flowers and nitrogenous plants, and soils nourished by a 'worm farm'. Baby Doll sheep and chickens roam the vineyard, and the hum of insects and bird life is ever-present. The grapes from this special vineyard are fermented in Crush Pad’s small concrete eggs. This wild-fermented single vineyard Pinot Gris balances minerality with fruit, a creamy mouthfeel, and incredible complexity.