Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 18, 2010 Haywire Winery Pinot Gris 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestClone 52, Switchback Vineyard Summerland, Okanagan Valley, BC $23-27www.haywirewinery.com Haywire adj Informal1. (of things) not functioning properly; disorganized (esp in the phrase go haywire)2. (of people) erratic or crazy (alluding to the disorderly tangle of wire removed from bales of hay)The tongue-in-chic-ly named Haywire is a brand new winery owned and operated by wine consulting and marketing maven Christine Coletta, and her builder husband Steve Lornie. Anyone who has worked in a winery (or can imagine the dizzying lifestyle change from BMW-driving urbanites to tractor-wielding winery owners) will recognize how apt a name like Haywire is for such an all-encompassing and unpredictable operation. The 2009 Pinot Gris is their inaugural release, produced under the direction of local industry giant, and internationally recognized palate David Scholefield. It was recently announced that winemaking icon Alberto Antonini has also agreed to act as consulting oenologist for British Columbia’s newest winery, lured to the region by long-time colleague and friend Scholefield. Haywire’s 2010 vintage will be made by Mark Wendenburg, recently of Sumac Ridge, and now with his own consulting company.So they have the background, the experience and the advice. The result? A fresh, bright and crisp Pinot Gris that sings Okanagan. Very pale yellow in the glass, with a bright perfume of red apple, pear, clover honey and citrus. The palate is vibrant lemon, herbs and gooseberry, with a very tart and zesty long grapefruit finish. Briny shellfish, local goat cheese, summer salads would love to go Haywire here.Near future plans include continuing small lots of Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris, along with a Pinot Noir sourced from Fritz Hollenbach’s Skaha vineyard in Penticton. Far future plans are to add a rosé and a sparkling wine. Be sure to follow the progress on their website – and don’t miss their laugh-out-loud ‘Ten Essential Steps to Ensure Success in the Wine Business” (www.haywirewinery.com/startingawinery)Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.