Tag Archives: Missouri Wine

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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Cheers to Missouri Graduates

College is tough. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and focus. So, when you’re finally graduating, it’s time to celebrate! These local, award-winning wineries are a stone’s throw from Missouri’s best-known college towns and are the perfect place to raise a glass to our “Show Me” State graduates! College Town Nearby Wineries Columbia Les Bourgeois Vineyards & Winery in …

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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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Enjoy the Sophistication of a Norhattan

Classic and classy, this cocktail is as complex in flavor as it is simple to make. The woody earthiness comes through from the oak flavors in the wine and the whiskey. The dark fruit notes of the Norton add depth to this delicious drink. Sip on one tonight! Norhattan Ingredients: 2 oz       Missouri Norton (dry red wine) 2 oz       …

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Enjoy Spring with a Missouri White Wine Lemon Bundt Cake

Vidal Blanc wine is light and bright with delicious citrusy notes. It’s perfect for adding extra flavor to this springtime lemon cake. This recipe is simple and delightful! Don’t forget the glaze; it might be the best part!   Lemon White Wine Bundt Cake Prep Time- 25 minutes           |    Cook Time- 45-55 minutes Ingredients: Pan prep– 2 tbsp     …

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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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Warm Up with Missouri Wine Hot Cocoa  

What’s better than a steaming mug of hot cocoa when the temperature is too low to think about outside? That’s easy… hot cocoa with red wine! This recipe is simple, quick and delicious. Warm up with a mug full of Missouri wine hot cocoa tonight. Missouri Wine Hot Chocolate Makes 2-3 servings         Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 5-7 minutes …

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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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Wine and Dine Your Valentine at a Missouri Winery

Many wineries across the state have restaurants where you can be served a delicious meal paired with local, award-winning wines. Consider one of these winery restaurants for your Valentine’s Day celebration and your sweetheart is sure to be swept off their feet.   Some winery restaurants require reservations; contact them today and lock in your spot for a romantic and …

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