About Ten Spoon Wines
Our mission at Ten Spoon is to grow and produce quality wines free from synthetic chemicals, and to preserve open space for wildlife, agriculture, people and companion animals. Our farming and wine-making are open as a community experience, and we are working with Clark Fork Vineyard to identify the Missoula valley as a grape-growing region with its own appellation, or AVA (American Viticultural Area).
Winemaker Andy Sponseller crafts award-winning organic wines from estate-grown grapes, as well as from family vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and from Montana’s renowned Flathead Lake cherries. For better taste and healthful wine we use no sulfites on all our wines but Blind Curve Pinot Gris. To stabilize the mid-palate apple green flavor in Blind Curve, we add an extremely small amount of sulfites (60 parts per million; legal limit is 350 ppm).
“You’re leading the charge and showing that Montana’s wines belong at the top!”
– letter from U.S. Senator Jon Tester
Missoula Grown Wines
Our French-American Hybrids use strong American stock crossbred with best French varietals for cold climates. We grow Maréchal Foch, Frontenac, Leon Millot, St. Croix, Landot Noir (reds), and St. Pepin and LaCrosse (whites).
Pictured: St. Pepin, Ranger Rider, Farm Dog.
Note: The St. Pepin label features legendary Spike who went to heaven in 2005. After selling his successful Cadillac dealership, Spike’s Fins, in 1998, Spike took on supervising the team at Ten Spoon.
Northwest Varietal Wines
From family vineyards along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon, we bring in topnotch Syrah, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and small amounts of Chardonnay grapes–all organic, naturally.
Pictured: Prairie Thunder Syrah, Blind Curve Gewürztraminer, Big Al’s Pinot Gris Rosé, Silver Spoon Reserve Pinot Noir, Moonlight Pinot Noir.
Our Fruit Wines
Our cherry wines come from cherries grown in small organic orchards along the eastern shores of Flathead Lake, one of the purest bodies of water in the world, and the biggest lake west of the Great Lakes.
Pictured: Paradise Pear, Flathead Cherry Dry, Cherry Blossom.