Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
The Okanagan Crush Pad has been making organic wines since Much of the north end of the 300-acre property is grassland and dry open forest, but at the south end you can find an almost 1-kilometre stretch of Eneas Creek. Beside the creek is 7 acres of hayfield that had been fallow for years and in 2016, winery owner Steve Lornie approached OSS with the desire to restore the hayfield to the native black cottonwood-water riparian forest.
The 7-acre field has now had over 1,500 native trees and shrubs planted on it, and plans for Fall 2018 include excavation of three small wetland pools and planting over a thousand more plants.
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Winery mascot Bizou supervises the planting