The excitement continues at SpearHead Winery as Grant Stanley makes his mark as winemaker/general manager with a newly constructed production facility that opened in July. Stanley’s passion for Pinot Noir is a perfect match and his input helped ensure SpearHead’s winemaking building was purpose-built for Pinot Noir production.
Once the previous production area is converted to a barrel room, it will create new options to enhance your tasting room experience. Watch for upcoming tours that begin in the vineyard, continue through the new production facility and end in the barrel room with a special tasting that includes barrel samples.
As the summer season heats up, so does the outdoor pizza oven. Come eat delicious pizza from Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Crafted by Bellissimo Pizza especially for SpearHead, the crusts are infused with Pinot Noir and topped with special seasonal ingredients. There’s no need to order in advance unless you’re in a large group.
Shakespeare Kelowna debuts at SpearHead’s outdoor stage performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7 pm, July 18 to 22 and July 25 to 28. Learn more about the cast and play, at shakespearekelowna.org. Secure your tickets ($33 adults / $28 seniors and students) at Kelowna Tickets, Orchard Park Mall, online kelownatickets.com or by phone at 250-862-2867. Wine and light fare will be available throughout the run.
Wine Club Perks
Take advantage of member-only events by joining the SpearHead Wine Club. One of the most unique is the Pinot Noir Blending Party in August, where members taste from 10 barrels of single-vineyard Pinot Noirs to select four for their own blend. Votes are tallied, and the four most popular barrels go into the creation of Club Consensus Pinot Noir. Later, winemaker Stanley does the final blending and bottling, which is sold only to Wine Club members. This special wine has won gold medals at competitions. For membership and general information, see spearheadwinery.com.