MO Wine and Grape

MO Wine and Grape
There is so much to discover in Missouri wine country. Grab a glass, pour some of that beautiful Missouri vino and learn from the experts at Missouri Wine and Grape. Discover all things Missouri wine related at MissouriWine.org.

4 Ways to Enjoy Missouri Fruit Wines

Fruit wine sounds a little redundant, doesn’t it? After all, wine is made from grapes and grapes are fruit, right? Not exactly. The term “fruit wine” refers to any wine made from fruit other than grapes. Many Missouri wineries make delicious, award-winning fruit wines. Common flavors are peach, cherry, blackberry, apple and strawberry, but as you explore Missouri wine country you’ll …

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Norton: The History of Missouri’s Most Famous Wine

The Norton grape makes complex, luscious dry red wines, deep and intense dessert wines and a little of everything else in between. It’s a Missouri favorite that has brought notoriety and attention to the Missouri wine industry since 1873. Take a look back at the history of this all-American wine and how it found a willing and accepting home here …

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Spring Festivals and Events for Missouri Wine Lovers

Shake off your winter doldrums at these fun festivals and events featuring local wineries. Whether you’re interested in an old-fashioned good time, or want to toast the new life of spring, these events are a great way to celebrate the season in Show Me wine country. Cork & More Wine Walk in downtown New Franklin – March 17 Stroll downtown …

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6 Ways to Celebrate Drink Wine Day in Missouri

Finally, a holiday we can really get excited about! Drink Wine Day is observed on February 18, and is the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition you can look forward to all year long. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate… Head to your local winery. Where better to celebrate? Wine country is closer than you think with 130+ …

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11 Wine Trails to Discover in Missouri Wine Country

Missouri has more than 130 wineries and many of them have grouped together in their areas to form eleven unique wine trails. Pre-planned wine adventures… yes, please! Augusta Wine Growers Association The Augusta Wine Growers Association is located in the middle of the first area ever designated as an official American Viticulture Area, (you guessed it!) Augusta, Mo. Taste the …

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How to Pair Chocolate and Missouri Wine

There are so many different ways to enjoy chocolate: dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate and the fillings… the possibilities are endless. How do you even begin pairing your favorite chocolate treat with the perfect Missouri wine? Don’t let the diverse selection intimidate you. There are a few solid, basic rules that will guide you to get the most from your …

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Romantic Getaways in Missouri Wine Country

There is a long and fascinating winemaking history in the Show Me state steeped in culture brought over by French, Italian and German immigrants with their vines more than 150 years ago. Experience international influence and local deliciousness on one of these tours through Missouri wine country, perfect for a romantic getaway! French Colonial Tour– Travel just an hour south …

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Head Underground in the Cellars of Missouri Wine Country

The Missouri wine industry has a long and fascinating history, and there’s no better place to take in the full magnitude of this than the underground cellars built in the 1800s. Touring these historic and impressive cellars is the perfect way to experience the past and appreciate the present of Missouri wine country. The town of Hermann was once home …

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Ring in the New Year with Missouri Sparkling Wines

Get your pop, fizz, clink on this New Year’s Eve with Missouri sparkling wine! Come midnight on December 31st, a celebratory sip of some local bubbly is a great way to toast to the coming year. Missouri’s sparkling wines range from dry to sweet, white to rosé, and can have a light to medium body. Whether you’re hosting a New …

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Pruning: Behind the Scenes in MO Wine Country

As the cold winter weather travels across Missouri, grape growers throughout the state begin the process of pruning their vineyards. To produce the highest quality grapes, vines need to be pruned and trained as the grapevine re-invents itself each year. It’s a critical process to ensure proper vine growth and well-formed grape clusters at harvest. Using hand tools and much …

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