Blasted Church Vineyards

On a cool spring morning in 1929, a small crew from Okanagan Falls set off to a deserted mining camp some 16 miles away from home. Their mission: to dismantle an old wooden church and bring it back to Okanagan Falls. See, they’d tried taking it apart but the rusty square nails damaged the building as they were removed. So Harley Hatfield came up with the plan of blowing up four dynamite sticks inside the church to “loosen the nails”. The dynamite was hung from the rafters and the congregation watched with trepidation. There was a large blast and much to everyone’s surprise (except for maybe Mr. Hatfield’s) the plan worked!

The steeple was destroyed but the rest of the church survived. Nails were loosened, and it was able to be transported and rebuilt in Okanagan Falls. The steeple was rebuilt, and the church is still active in the OK Falls community with service every Sunday.They have a sign proudly displayed on the front lawn that this is the “blasted church”. We take our name, and inspiration, from that church and community that found the only way to loosen some old nails… was with some dynamite. Our Hatfield’s Fuse is named after Harley Hatfield and that dynamite. 

  • Number of bottles produced: 264.000
  • In charge of vineyard management: John Bayley
  • Name of Company contact: Evan Saunders
  • Telephone: +1 250 497 1125
  • Website:
  • Address:

    Blaasted Church Vineyards
    378 Parsons Rd
    Okanagan Falls, BC V0H 1R5

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