OCP crafts wine under three labels: Haywire, Narrative and FreeForm. Haywire wines ARE PURE, LIVELY, AND reflect the unique climate of the Okanagan Valley. Founded in 2005 by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, “haywire” is an old Canadianism that refers to wires used for baling hay. Haywire tended to tangle and be unpredictable making it an apt description of the pair’s impromptu decision to abandon retirement and journey into farming and wine making. Haywire wines change vintage to vintage to best represent the growing season and sense of place.
Narrative wine and spirits were introduced by OCP in 2014 to showcase what the Okanagan is best at: aromatic, crisp, and lively wines and spirits made exclusively from organically farmed Okanagan grapes. These wines are single vineyard and single varietal expressions.
Free Form is the newest line from OCP. These wines are fermented in concrete tanks or clay amphorae. Extended skin contact is used, followed by a gentle pressing and further rest before bottling. FreeForm wines are free of rough handling and commercial additives, and little to no sulfites.
Recently, OCP purchased a 320-acre property in Summerland, where Pedro Parra has designed a vineyard created on virgin soil. There, on Garnet Valley Ranch, 40 acres of a potential 60 acres have been planted in accordance with precision viticulture. The property is also home to 8 acres of organic field crops and a herd of sheep. A small amount of grapes are also sourced from a select few organically farmed vineyards around the Okanagan that have long-standing relationships with OCP.