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The Hatch is a place where many forms of art come together in celebration. Through our rustic shack, we embrace the eccentricities of grape growing, wine making, living, and drinking with our unconventional, yet extraordinary endeavors.
What is "the hatch" and why?
-- by Ross 0., Pinot Noir
The question I get asked the most often is ‘what is ‘the hatch’’ and why. That’s a terrific question to ask when trying to ascertain exactly what it is we are, and what we’re doing. So no better place to start than (finally) answering that oft asked question. What, pray-tell, is ‘the hatch’. On a direct level, ‘the hatch’ is a tasting emporium, an emporium the likes not seen before here in The Okanagan. But on a meta-level, ‘the hatch’ is the culmination of dreams had by a group of eccentric grapeophiles who have lived and learned the way of the vine for countless years. On a direct level, ‘the hatch’ is an inviting, warm, rustic and entertaining ‘shack from the future’ that invites anyone to come by, try some wine or to just enjoy their lives for however long they can spare to spend with us. On the meta-level, ‘the hatch’ is the launching point for a variety of remarkable, unique and rare wines that are certain to set a new level for quality and enjoyment in our fair valley. Directly, ‘the hatch’ is a beautiful location with one of the most ridiculous views of the region that has ever been seen. On the Meta, ‘the hatch’ is the absolute culmination of the wants and dreams of a select, rare and bizarre cadre of people who are unconcerned about the convention and now have a chance to show the world exactly what real wine, real hospitality and real people are all about. ‘the hatch’ is the direct confluence of all our favourite arts; the liquid arts, the visual arts and the living arts; finally together and together forever.
That answers the ‘what’, but also asked is the ‘why’. Why ‘the hatch’? Because the time is long overdue for something like this to enter your life, and more-so; to make your life that much better. Now it’s time to shut-up and go drink some wine.
Curious about the Artist behind the hatch labels? You're not alone!
PAUL MORSTAD, ESTEEMED ARTIST, the hatch LABELS
For it was with Paul that our humble little hatch, ‘the hatch’, found its look. Much like Stella getting her groove back, the vivacious Paul Morstad allowed us to get out of our rut, and into a grove. Paul was raised in the Western provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The geography, people, flora and fauna of these places have a strong influence on his paintings, drawings, and films. He lives and works in Vancouver, BC. Obviously, Paul’s art is amazing much in the sense that the human who created it, Paul, is also amazing. Circular logic always wins the day, and in doing so, here’s a link to Paul’s site where you gaze in amazement at the majesty of his mind:
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