Over 20 years ago, Connie Poten and Andy Sponseller worked with friends, family and volunteers to turn a rocky patch of 4.5 acres into the lovely Missoula, MT vineyard and winery it is today. Ten Spoon crafts award-winning, sulfite-free wines, many of which are made with estate grown grapes. Despite Montana’s short growing season, the long daylight hours of the north allow them to successfully cultivate primarily French-American varietals: Frontenac, St. Pepin, LaCrosse, Marechal Foch, Leon Millot, St. Croix and Swenson Red.
Ten Spoon is also dedicated to preserving the environment and supporting small farms. The land was originally purchased to save it from development. Since then, the rocky slope has been transformed into a healthy open space for wildlife and the vineyard irrigation system is solar-powered. The fruit and grapes not grown on-site are all purchased from family farms in Montana, Oregon and California. And right along Ten Spoon’s driveway, there’s a small lavender farm called Rocky Mountain Lavender, which they actively promote on their website.
Experience Ten Spoon’s vineyard and wines for yourself! Their tasting room and winery at 4175 Rattlesnake Drive in Missoula is open Thursday-Saturday, 5-9 pm. There’s also live music every Friday and Saturday. Enjoy scenic and comfortable seating both indoors and out. In addition to their wine flights, antipasto plates are available for purchase. You’re also welcome to bring your own food to enjoy with the wine. For more information, call (406) 549-8703 or visit TenSpoon.com.
Conveniently, Ten Spoon is only 11 miles from our peaceful Missoula accommodations! It’s a perfect outing during your stay with us. You can buy a bottle or two (or a case or two!) and take it back to enjoy in your luxurious Montana B&B guest room.