Tag Archives: Wine Country

Wine Barrels: A Long History and a Bright Future

Barrels are probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think about wine. They have become an archetypal symbol of wine over the years, but their use started accidentally. For thousands of years, wine was transported in clay amphora. These vessels worked fine when transporting wine for the most part. They could be airtight if sealed …

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6 Reasons to Visit MO Wine Country in the Winter

During the winter months, grape vines are resting, wines are aging and there’s a slower pace in general at the wineries. It’s a perfect time for learning more about Missouri varietals, touring cellars or just relaxing. If you think of the winter as the “off” season in Show Me wine country, here are six reasons to change your mind. Less …

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Show Off Show-Me Wine Country

The holiday season is upon us. In addition to shopping for gifts and planning for feasts, you’re probably wondering how to entertain your loved ones when they visit. Missouri wine country is the answer. There are more than 130 wineries in the Show-Me state, each offering a unique and exciting experience. Wine country is the perfect place to take your …

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Chambourcin Cranberry Sauce

This Chambourcin Cranberry Sauce, or Cham-berry Sauce if you’re in a hurry, is easy to make, stores well, and adds tangy flavor to a wide range of dishes. This recipe should definitely make it on to your Thanksgiving table, but it’s also great with pork, as a condiment on sandwiches, served over warm brie, or as simply as spread on …

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20 New Wineries to Discover in MO Wine Country

It’s time to discover a new winery (or ten) in the Show Me State. The number of wineries in Missouri has grown drastically in the last twenty years to a formidable force of 130, producing 1.25 million gallons of wine and supporting nearly 15,000 fulltime jobs. Owning a winery is no easy task, but the passionate and hard-working winemakers of …

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Shop Local at Missouri Wineries

Holiday shopping can be really stressful, but it’s also a great opportunity to share your favorite things with the people you care about and support local businesses. A gift with a story makes a longer lasting impression and shows that you really put thought and effort into selecting it. Gifting locally crafted items you love adds a sense of place, …

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Chambourcin Month in Missouri

Chambourcin, pronounced sham-bor-san, may be hard to say, but it’s easy to enjoy! The French-American hybrid grape has gained popularity in Missouri with both vintners and consumers due to its versatility and tendency to be very food friendly. So much so, that it gets its own month. Yes, November is Chambourcin Month! Chambourcin grapes are often made into medium to …

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Show Me Wine Country: Fall Drives

In Missouri Wine Country, getting to the wineries is often just as beautiful and picturesque as the wineries and vineyards themselves. Driving along tree lined roads and rolling hills is part of the relaxing experience of a Missouri winery adventure. This is particularly majestic during the fall, when the Show Me State does not disappoint, offering mesmerizing views. These are …

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Fall Favorites in Missouri Wine Country

Fall (or autumn if you prefer) is a wonderful time of year in Missouri wine country. The breathtaking colors of the changing leaves are a sight to be treasured, and the cool, crisp air is ideal for snuggling up with a glass of your favorite local wine. These are some seasonal favorites we think should make it into your plans …

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Discover Historic Missouri Wine Country in St. Charles County

A Wine Country Getaway is Closer Than You Think! Go Glamping! Klondike Park in Augusta has 250 acres of scenic property. Once the site of an old silica sand quarry, the area has been preserved and turned into beautiful parkland with unique lookout bluffs that provide picturesque views of the Missouri River Valley, as well as the historic Katy Trail. …

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