iNwine Wednesday: Hello Haywire Chardonnay
More love for Chardonnay this week with Haywire Secrest Mountain's chard in focus. Certified organic, Haywire is a label created at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie's innovative winery and custom crush facility. The winery now creates its own four labels, Haywire, Narrative, Free Form, and Bizou + Yukon, in addition to creating custom label projects for private retail accounts. Winemaker is Matt Dumayne.
Secrest Mountain Vineyard is a 50-acre site in Oliver, home to a 38-acre (15 ha) vineyard situated on a flat south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting 487 meters (1,600ft) above sea level. This cool site has flat alluvial soils studded with coarse gravel and sandy loam with limestone layers. The vineyard was planted in 2000 with Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir. Since 2010, it has been farmed under the direction of Okanagan Crush Pad and a conversion to organic farming practices was started in 2014. In 2018, when Brad and Dave Wise decided to retire, the winery purchased the property from the family and will carry on with the work that the Wise family has done for the past 18 years.
2018 Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard- $29.90
The Chardonnay delivers a clean fruit driven style backed by a creamy, textured mouthfeel framed with mouth watering acidity.
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