Tag Archives: Missouri Wine Country

Why You Should Be Sipping Missouri Dessert Wines

What is dessert wine, exactly? It’s a fairly overarching category of decadently sweet, complex wines that are often enjoyed with or as dessert in small glasses, one indulgent, delicious sip at a time. Missouri wineries make several styles of dessert wines. In this post we’ll break them down: First things first, let’s clarify Port vs. “dessert wine” verbiage. Not all …

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Missouri Adventures for First Dates, Long-Time Mates

Romance. For some, the word conjures up images of dates gone wrong, loves lost and chances blown. For others, it’s a reminder of love shared with a significant other, fond memories and future promise. It doesn’t matter into which camp you fall, one thing that’s generally true is you want a little romance in your life – if for no …

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Concord: Taste the Sweetness of a Missouri Summer

In July the days are warmer and longer, making it just the right time to sit back and sip a glass of Missouri Concord. Take in the sweetness of the wine and summertime. July is Concord Month and this American grape is being celebrated all throughout the “Show Me” State. Concord is known for a candy-like sweetness and aromas of …

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Missouri Wineries on the Waterfront

Sitting, glass of wine in hand, laughing with friends is how many Missourians would describe their favorite way to relax.  What makes it even better? How about a serene waterfront view? Whether it is a lake, river, stream, or pond, many Missouri wineries play host to beautiful waterfront. Wineries around the state put their waterfront properties to good use, not …

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One Day Missouri Wine Trips

Exploring Missouri wine country for a week (or two) sounds like the perfect getaway, but what if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your wine adventure? Don’t worry: with 10 wine trails and more than 125 wineries in the “Show Me” State, there’s a wine region closer than you might think. Spring is a great time to …

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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Missouri Wines

1 – Missouri has an official state grape (and it’s pretty awesome). The Norton grape was named the official state grape of Missouri in 2003. Norton is known for making big, bold, dry red wine and is completely unlike any other varietal. 2 – Missouri makes A LOT of wine. Missouri wineries produce more than 1.25 million gallons of wine …

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Spring Awakens in Missouri Vineyards

Spring means new life, an awakening, and that is exactly what is happening in the vineyards of Missouri wine country with “bud break”. Bud break is the start of the annual growing cycle for grape vines. It’s the first sign of life in the vineyards after the vines laid dormant through the winter. So, what exactly is bud break? It’s …

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Missouri’s Rich History of Winemaking

Winemaking has deep roots in Missouri, if you’ll forgive the pun. Learn more about the rich and robust history of wine in the “Show Me” State. 1837 German settlers established the town of Hermann on the banks of the Missouri River. Although too rocky for many crops, the ground around Hermann was well-suited for growing wine grapes. A decade later, …

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Let Us Entertain You: Special Events in Missouri Wine Country

Beat the winter blues at a Missouri winery! There are more than 125 wineries across the “Show Me” State, and each offers something unique and exciting to discover. In addition to delicious, award-winning wines, you’ll often find exciting events going on at Missouri wineries. If live music is your thing, you’re in luck! Tons of wineries have live music on …

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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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