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Missouri Winery Tasting Room Tips

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There are more than 130 wineries in Missouri and they are all a little different. If you’re new to wine or just new to wineries, saddling up to a winery tasting bar can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be though. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your “Show Me” wine experience. …

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Missouri Wineries on the Waterfront

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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7 Reasons to Visit Missouri Wine Country in December

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People often think of spring and fall as “winery season,” and they certainly are. The picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views are a huge part of what make Missouri wine country such a great destination. However, Missouri’s wineries offer unforgettable year-round experiences. Here are seven awesome reasons to head out to the Show-Me State’s wineries in December: Host Holiday Parties: Many …

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