Local earns Foodie of the Year nod
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 21, 2018 - Biz Profiles

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An Okanagan business owner has been named one of the top 10 foodies of the year by Western Living.

Christine Coletta, who founded Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, was announced as one of the honourees today. Coletta has been a leader in the B.C. wine industry, most notably creating a B.C. wine and Alberta food event recently in an effort to repair strained relations between the provinces.

The magazine noted “with a successful career in the B.C. wine industry, Coletta is a prime example of how talents in the industry have worked tirelessly to advocate for and to improve the Canadian culinary scene.”

Coletta helped numerous B.C. wineries establish their businesses earlier in her career, and then she launched her own wine, Haywire, along with Okanagan Crush Pad, which was Canada’s first purpose-built custom crush wine making facility.

“I am thankful to Western Living for shining a light on those who work hard to elevate and inspire with their food and wine efforts,” Coletta said in a press release. “Also, I am very thankful to the local restaurants, who bought B.C. wine when it was an unknown and for helping make the industry what it is today.”

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