On  the benchlands of Southeast Kelowna, overlooking miles of vineyard, orchards and Okanagan Lake, sits SpierHead Winery.  Its award-winning wines and distinctive special events are drawing visitors from the Okanagan and afar.

SpierHead wines are gathering prestigious awards in growing numbers. Dan French, sales manager at Spierhead, says the recognition is coming from high places.

“In August of 2014, we held a Pinot Noir blending party for our wine club members. Members tasted several Pinot Noir clones and were asked to identify four barrels that, in their view, would make the best Pinot Noir blend. Based on their consensus, we made a wine which we called Pinot Noir Club Consensus.  It was entered into the Los Angeles International Wine Competition at the LA County Fair, where it was given 91 points and received a Gold Medal,” he explained.

The SpierHead Wine Club enjoys some very appealing benefits. Just recently, members were treated to a sample of every Pinot Noir the winery has produced since 2010, in an on-site vertical tasting.

The general public is invited to an intriguing new program that SpierHead is initiating. Taking place every Saturday throughout the summer, you can enjoy a tasting and comprehensive wine seminar featuring different topics each month. Call the winery for details.

And on the first Friday each month from May through October, join in the fun at Foodie Fridays, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm, definitely a hot spot for wine lovers! Restaurants and food producers from the surrounding area join forces with SpierHead to offer some sumptuous treats.

SpierHead has been working hard on new plantings and landscaping. Be sure to drop by and see for yourself!

~ Deanna Rainey