By Leeann Froese It’s Saturday – that means it’s time to introduce you to a new personality #withTownHall.
This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are). We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them.
This week we introduce you to two people: Jordan Kubek and Matt Dumayne, winemakers at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. Can you please say hello?
We've interrupted them in the middle of their hard work at harvest.
Jordan makes the sparkling wines at Okanagan Crush Pad, including the Bub and Baby Bub. Every time you enjoy a glass of that delicious sparkler you can envision the winemaker.
Matt, the chief winemaker, makes Haywire wines as well as the wines for the winery's custom crush clients.
A NOTE ABOUT MATT
According to one wine critic, Matt puts the 'wild' in Haywire's 'wild ferment'. Matt is originally from New Zealand, so he sports a nice accent, and he also has a bushy blonde beard and many tattoos. Is this why he is 'wild'? Maybe. Or it could be because of the work he is doing in the cellar - things not yet done in the Okanagan, with natural winemaking, orange wine, and the use of clay amphorae, to name a few...
Wine and dine with Chief Winemaker, Matt Dumayne, at Swirl Wine Store in White Rock for a winemakers dinner.
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Place: Swirl Wine Store White Rock – 15222 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC
Tickets: $99 | purchase tickets by calling Swirl Wine Store White Rock at 604.531.0038
To start: Butter Roasted Squash Tartlet with Crispy Schinkenspeck paired with Haywire The Bub
First course: Curried Bacon Broth with Clams and Whitefish paired with Bartier Bros Semillon
Second course: Smoked Chicken Crepes Rainbow Carrots & Leeks paired with Haywire Switchback Pinot Gris
Third course: Crouque Monsieur paired with Haywire Rosé
Fourth course: Elk and Onion Ravioli paired with Haywire Gamay Noir
Fifth course: Honey Ginger Poached Pear paired with Haywire Baby Bub
To finish: Lieutenant Governor’s Award Winning Haywire Canyonview Pinot Noir with a little treat