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News

Welcome to the Spearhead Winery News page. We will keep you informed on what's new with us through news articles, award highlights and social media. 

The Globe and Mail: April 10, 2024 - My favourite British Columbia winery has released a Pommard Clone Pinot Noir. What is a clone wine and why does it matter?

Vancouver Magazine: March 29, 2024 - The Best Value B.C. Wines on Shelves Right Now. A thoughtful consumer can find great value in the B.C. section at the wine store.

Kelowna Business Excellence: October 19, 2022 - SpearHead Winery is delighted to make it to the top three finalists for Excellence in Agriculture in the Kelowna Business Excellence Awards for 2022.

Wine Align: July 28, 2022 - The National Wine Awards of Canada is delighted to announce that SpearHead Winery in the Okanagan Valley is the 2022 Best Performing Small Winery of the Year.  

Wine Align - There were over 260 participating wineries at the 2021 National Wine Awards of Canada and SpearHead Winery placed #4 in the Top 10 Small Wineries and #13 in the Top 25 Wineries in Canada!

Decanter - Canadian Riesling: British Columbia's Best Buys.  February 3, 2021
"Michaela Morris tasted through 138 Canadian Rieslings for Decanter, and from more than 60 British Columbia entries she has selected her top 14." [including our SpearHead Riesling 2019]

The Daily Courier - Here are some wines Dad will like.  June 20, 2020
"For instance, when my wife, Kerry, and I wanted to sample the new releases of SpearHead in East Kelowna, we made an appointment. We were rewarded with a table of our own on the sunny patio overlooking vineyards, the city and Okanagan Lake." ~ Steve MacNaull

The Globe and Mail - British Columbia is auditioning pinot noir as its signature grape.  May 27, 2020
"Producers of note include Averill Creek and Unsworth on Vancouver Island and Blue Mountain, Howling Bluff and Spearhead in the Okanagan." ~ Christopher Waters

Vancouver Magazine - Why Are These Three BC Pinot Noir Rosés So Affordable? Isn't that grape more expensive?  May 14, 2020
"And it's a wonderful, tart cherry and juicy grapefruit take on rosé - vastly superior (and no more expensive) to many other Okanagan options that are seemingly made from whatever grapes were leftover at harvest." ~ Neil McLennan

Kelowna Capital News - BC Wineries remain optimistic about quality of grape harvest.  October 22, 2019
"We had a lot of small berries and good pulp to skin ratio which is perfect for making Pinot Noir. I’m really looking forward to the Pinot Noirs this vintage." ~ Grant Stanley

Wine Align - There were 259 participating wineries at the 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada and SpearHead Winery placed #7 in the Top 10 Small Wineries and #16 in the Top 25 Wineries in Canada!

Vancouver Sun - The best places in Kelowna.  June 29, 2019
"Check out some of the smaller wineries in southest Kelowna such as Kitsch, SpearHead, and Tantalus." ~ Lisa Kadane

Western Living Magazine - Prediction: This Will Be Canada's Cult Pinot Noir Producer.  February 25, 2019
"But if I had to wager on which winery will have a lock on being our cult pinot producer - I’d go with Spearhead ... it’s the meticulous, dogged approach that sets them apart." ~ Neil McLennan

 

Awards

2024 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2021 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Best of Class, Gold Medal
2022 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Gold Medal

2023 National Wine Awards of Canada

2020 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Platinum Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Gold Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Gold Medal
2022 Pinot Gris - Gold Medal
2020 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Gold Medal
2020 Late Harvest Riesling - Silver Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Silver Medal

2023 All Canadian Wine Championships

2021 Chardonnay Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Gold Medal

2023 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

2021 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Gold Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Clone 828 - Gold Medal
2021 Chardonnay Saddle Block - Silver Medal
2021 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Silver Medal

2022 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2018 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2018 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Gold Medal
2018 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Silver Medal
2018 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Silver Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Bronze Medal

2022 National Wine Awards of Canada

2019 Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard - Platinum Medal
2019 Late Harvest Riesling - Gold Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Gold Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Gold Medal
2020 Pinot Gris - Gold Medal
2020 Chardonnay Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2020 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Gold Medal
2020 Riesling- Gold Medal
2019 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Silver Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Club Concensus - Silver Medal
2021 Pinot Gris – Silver Medal

2022 All Canadian Wine Championships

2020 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Double Gold Medal
2020 Chardonnay Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2020 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Silver Medal
2021 Pinot Gris - Silver Medal

2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Silver Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Silver Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard - Silver Medal

2021 National Wine Awards of Canada

2018 Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard - Gold Medal
2019 Riesling - Gold Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard - Gold Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Silver Medal
2018 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Silver Medal
2020 Pinot Gris - Silver Medal
2019 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Silver Medal
2019 Chardonnay Saddle Block – Silver Medal

2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

2019 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Platinum Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Platinum Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Platinum Medal
2019 Riesling - Gold Medal
2019 Pinot Noir Coyote - Silver Medal
2019 Late Harvest Riesling - Silver Medal

2021 Decanter World Wine Awards

2018 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Silver Medal

2020 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

2018 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Platinum Medal
2018 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Platinum Medal
2019 Pinot Gris - Silver Medal

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships

2018 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Gold Medal
2018 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Silver Medal

2019 National Wine Awards of Canada

2017 Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2017 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Gold Medal
2017 Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard – Gold Medal
2017 Pinot Noir Club Consensus - Silver Medal
2018 Pinot Noir Rose - Silver Medal
2018 Riesling – Silver Medal

2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2017 Pinot Noir Club Consensus - Siver Medal

2019 All Canadian Wine Championships

2018 Riesling - TROPHY: Best White Wine of the Year with Double Gold Medal
2017 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Gold Medal
2017 Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block - Gold Medal

2019 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards

2017 Chardonnay Clone 95 - Gold Medal
2018 Riesling – Silver Medal
2017 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Bronze Medal
2017 Pinot Noir Coyote Vineyard – Bronze Medal

2018 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

2016 Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley - Gold Medal
2017 White Pinot Noir - Bronze Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Bronze Medal
2017 Riesling - Bronze Medal
2016 Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block - Bronze Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat Vineyard - Bronze Medal

2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2016 Pinot Noir Club Consensus - Silver Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee - Bronze Medal

2018 National Wine Awards of Canada

2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Gold Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Saddle Block - Gold Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat - Silver Medal
2017 Pinot Gris - Silver Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Okanagan Valley - Bronze Medal
2017 Pinot Noir Rose - Bronze Medal

2018 Taste BC Awards

2016 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Bronze Medal
2016 Pinot Gris – Silver Medal
2016 Pinot Noir Saddle Block – Gold Medal

2018 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards

2017 Riesling – Gold Medal
2017 Pinot Gris – Bronze Medal
2017 White Pinot Noir – Bronze Medal

2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2015 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Silver Medal
2015 Pinot Noir Club Consensus – Silver Medal

2017 National Wine Awards of Canada

2015 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Silver Medal
2015 Pinot Noir – Silver Medal
2015 Chardonnay – Silver Medal

2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2015 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Gold Medal
2015 Pinot Noir Club Consensus – Bronze Medal

2017 All Canadian Wine Championship

2016 Pinot Gris – Silver Medal
2015 Pinot Noir – Silver Medal
2015 Pinot Noir GFV Saddle Block – Bronze Medal
2015 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Bronze Medal

2017 Okanagan Life - Best of B.C. Wine Awards

2015 Pinot Noir Golden Retreat Vineyard – Gold Medal
2015 Chardonnay – Gold Medal
2015 Pinot Noir Cuvee – Bronze Medal
2016 Pinot Gris – Bronze Medal

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