HQ Wine + Spirits was formed in 2017 to represent the house brands from Okanagan Crush Pad, as well as like-minded wine producers from around the world who share values about farming, family, and business. A thoughtful portfolio includes interesting and relevant wine from territories near and far.
The HQ team capably focuses on the distribution, sales, marketing, warehousing, and supply chain management of wines and premium spirits. Headed by Lesley Brown, VP sales and marketing, the company is based in Vancouver and operates within British Columbia with a team of passionate sales professionals.
HQ Wine + Spirits is founded on a history of friendship, a mutual respect for land, wines that articulate “place”, and admiration for one-another’s accomplishments. When friends come together in this fashion, business flows naturally and easily.
The journey began in 2005 when David Scholefield convinced Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie to enter the wine business. David had a vision for wines from the Okanagan and Christine and Steve, had a well-earned reputation of making projects come to life. The idea was to create wines that were as naturally beautiful as the Okanagan. Today, from its Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, BC, the team produces four established wine brands (Haywire, Narrative, Free Form, and Bizou + Yukon), ably distributed by the HQ Wine + Spirits team.