That goes with tours of the vineyards, wine-making building
and a lively tasting room.
But what sets Summer Crush apart is its 6,500-square-foot
pavilion that serves as a gathering place for high school reunions
and wedding receptions but mainly as a music venue
for local and touring acts. About 450 people can sit in the pavilion.
Roberts is proud that national acts have played at the
pavilion, including Little River Band, Nashville Songwriters
Hall of Fame inductee John Anderson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band and John Ford Coley.
Original Beach Boys member David Marks played the
Summer Crush stage and told Roberts that it is his favorite
place to perform, Roberts says.
PIERCED CIDERWORKS, 411 N. 2nd Street, Fort Pierce.
Opened February 2018. Cider maker. No kitchen on site.
Food trucks Thursday through Sunday. Phone: 772.302.3863.
Pierced Ciderworks is located in a building that is nearly
120 years old, which began as a home and studio for photographer
Harry Hill. Before owner Jon Nolli opened the cidery
there, the three buildings were the original site of Sailfish
The site, across from the house once owned by artist A.E.
“Bean” Backus, was remade to become a brewery and then
remade again by Nolli.
“I stole (ideas) from what looked cool, and came up with
some of my own,” says Nolli, who owns a more traditional
bar in Wellington in Palm Beach County called JoJo’s Raw
Bar & Grill.
He ended up creating an offbeat spot at Pierced Cider-
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Among the events at Summer Crush are art shows and car shows.