Tag Archives: Missouri Wine and Grape Board

A New Take on Cranberry

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The cranberry is one of few fruits native to America that are grown commercially. [Fun Fact: Several popular Missouri grape varietals are also American natives; Catawba, Concord and Norton.] The fruit was used as food, fabric dye and a healing agent long before the settlers arrived. However, the cranberry’s primary claim to fame these days is in the form of ... Read More »

Missouri Wines Pair Well with Summer Adventures

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Alive! That is the best description of grape vines during the summer. The grapes are beginning to change color from green to deep purple and golden hues, taking on the characteristics that will be used to make delicious, award-winning wines. What sounds better than a summer stroll through a beautifully vibrant vineyard? After seeing where the grapes come from, the ... Read More »

Seven of Missouri Wine Country’s Best-Kept Secrets

Missouri is a great state for grape-growing and wineries.

1.       The Country’s First Wine Country! Yes, Augusta, Missouri, was named the first American Viticulture Area on June 20, 1980.  Napa was second.   The Ozark Mountain AVA, encompassing sections of southern Missouri extending into Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, was established in Aug. 1, 1986.  The Hermann and Ozark Highlands AVA’s were designated later in 1987.  The AVA distinction is ... Read More »