Ofer Shepher (owner & winegrower) aboutus
     Ofer Shepher’s interest in the local wine community germinated very early on and continued to resonate within him throughout his college career. Weekend camping trips to the Santa Ynez Valley sparked an unyielding desire to pursue wine. He began his graduate studies at Davis in 2004, which propelled a move to the historic Gnesa Ranch in 2005. From that momemt forward, Ofer’s sole focus was the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and he spent the next seven years patiently searching for what would prove to be the ideal location to build his dream vineyard and winery.
     As a child, the Shepher family would spend summers in Israel working on a kibbutz. This communal background not
only afforded Ofer a tremendously diverse skill set, it also set the tone for a collaborative work ethic focused predominantly on agriculture. These formative years continue to inform the stewardship of every aspect of the Spear Estate where every stage of the process is given equal priority. The goal is the beauty of the total system where everything and everyone is supported and appreciated. In addition to the Spear Estate, Ofer also continues working i as Senior Vice President of Life Alert, which his family created in 1985. Over the past three decades, this invaluable service has offered safety and protection across the nation, saving a life from a potential catastrophe every 10 minutes. Ofer continues to devote his resources and energy to saving and improving the lives of others.
Spear Vineyards & Winery
6700 Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436
Ofer Shepher
818.667.9295   ofer@spearwinery.com