Christine Coletta

Okanagan Crush Pad

Christine Coletta is a founder and owner of Okanagan Crush Pad winery. She became involved with wine as the founding executive director of the BC Wine Institute in 1990. Today, she and husband Steve Lornie own 330 acres of land, with 70 of those planted to vine, and a 35,000-case winery.

GREATEST SUCCESS: Doing what I love for a living.
GOAL FOR 2022: To focus on improving our biodiversity on our land.
BEST ADVICE: “Just do it. Eighty-five per cent of the time you will be right and the other 15% you will be forgiven.” – Harry McWatters