In the last few months SpierHead Winery was named Best New Winery at the 2012 B.C. Wine Awards, it received an award from Vancouver Magazine for its Chardonnay and at the Canadian Wine Awards, its Pinot Noir was judged number one in Canada. While its Pinot Noir wines are now in high demand, fans can get first access to them through SpierHead Winery’s newly launched wine club. There are no fees and members receive a 10% discount on each of four quarterly shipments of three or six bottles. Go to SpierHead‘s website to review the options, starting at $80 per shipment.
The winery is now open on weekends and during the week by appointment. By mid-June hours will revert to daily from 11-5:30 pm. Look forward to SpierHead’s spring releases of 2012 Pinot Gris, 2012 Pinot Noir Rosé and 2012 Riesling. These wines were made under the watchful eye of Bill Pierson, who joined the winery in August. Grapes for the Pinot Gris come from Summerland’s Golden Retreat Vineyard, the Pinot Noir Rosé is sourced from Land’s End Vineyard in Kelowna, and the Riesling was Estate-grown at SpierHead Winery.
During the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival join SpierHead Winery and the other East Kelowna Fab Five Wineries on May 4, 2013 for the “Fab Five Amuse Bouche” where each winery pairs one of its wines with an appetizer from a Kelowna restaurant. The event starts at 1:00 pm and is complementary. The following weekend the Fab Five team up again to celebrate moms with “Moms are Fab” from 1-4 pm on May 11 and 12. Bring your mother out for a wine tasting and she’ll receive a surprise gift at each winery. Call or email the winery for tickets to these Wine Festival events as they sell out fast.
~ Cassandra Anderton