Meet Missouri’s White Wines

May 17, 2016

Meet Missouri's White WinesOn a sunny, warm day there is nothing better than sipping on a glass of chilled white wine. Take a vino adventure through the Show Me State to discover some amazing Missouri white wines. There’s an award-winning white for whatever mood you're in. If you want something fruity, Vignoles has you covered. If you’d prefer something crisp and refreshing, reach for Vidal Blanc. The list goes on, so let’s talk white wine!

Vignoles, AKA – A fruit bomb! Depending on the winery, you'll find Vignoles wines that run the entire gamut of sweetness from dry, to semi-sweet, to dessert wines. Be sure not to confuse fruitiness for sweetness though. Even the dry Vignoles wines out there have so much fruit flavor, everything from pineapple, to apricot, and the rest of the fruit bowl in between. If you haven’t tasted Vignoles wines, you’re missing out on a ripe, fresh, fruity vino experience. 

Vidal Blanc is so refreshing! Vidal Blanc is super versatile and refreshing. There are sparkling wines (Who doesn’t love a little fizz?) and still wines ranging in sweetness levels made from Vidal Blanc grapes. They all have one thing in common… they’re great on a warm day. Vidal is the ideal patio sipper.

Chardonel wine is a classic! There aren’t many foods you'll eat during the summer that don’t pair well with a glass of Missouri Chardonel. When it’s aged on oak, it has a really nice smoothness that goes well with grilled chicken or fish. Unoaked Chardonel is a great go-to for pesto or veggies from you local farmers’ market. It’s a classic for a reason.

Traminette is too unique not to love! Traveling around Missouri’s 130+ wineries, you'll come across some really great wines, but nothing quite as unique as Traminette. It smells like flowers. You read that right, fresh-picked flowers. How cool is that? If you haven’t tried a Traminette, search it out and give it a good sniff. It tastes great, but that aroma is too cool. If you're a curry fan, Traminette is a great pair. 

Seyval Blanc is harder to find, but so worth it! Wines made with the Seyval Blanc grape are a little fewer and far between, but the citrusy deliciousness in store is worth the hunt. When you see it, don’t pass up the chance to taste Seyval Blanc. 

Plan a vino adventure today and look for these local white wines at a Missouri winery. 

Beef Is Better with MO Wine

May 12, 2016

May is National Beef Month, and we’re ready to celebrate! Beef is delicious and versatile. What could make it better? Pairing it with Missouri wine, that’s what! 

One of our favorite ways to enjoy beef is with a Missouri wine reduction sauce. Try out this recipe for an easy and delectable sauce perfect for topping your favorite cut of beef. 

Match all your favorite beef dishes to local, award-winnings with this handy guide: 

And don’t forget that rules were meant to be broken. You can absolutely pair beef with white wine, click here to find out how. 

 

Raise a Glass to Teachers

May 10, 2016

May is Teacher Appreciation Month, and we want to raise a glass to all the educators out there. You’ve spent the entire school year working tirelessly to impart wisdom and knowledge to your students. Thank you!

Now that the school year is coming to a close, take some time just for you. Treat yourself to rest, relaxation, and fun in Missouri wine country. We appreciate all you do and would be thrilled to help you unwin[e]d (See what we did there?) from the stress of the school year. 

Whether you hop on one of Missouri’s ten wine trails or blaze a trail of your own among the 125+ wineries, you’re in for a great time. Let the tables turn and enjoy learning a bit about Missouri wines at a tasting or tour. Find wine terms, Wine 101 videos and more in our wine library. Sip, savor, and repeat. That’s our kind of lesson plan! 

Cheers to all teachers out there!

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Cheers to Missouri's College Grads

May 05, 2016

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 Rocheport
Serenity Valley Winery in Millersburg
Canterbury Hill Winery & Restaurant in Holts Summit 
Rolla St. James Winery in St. James
Meramec Vineyards in St. James
Three Squirrels Winery in St. James
Warrensburg Arcadian Moon Vineyards & Winery 
Cape Girardeau Hunter Valley Winery in Cape Girardeau
Steele Crest Winery & Microbrewery in Jackson
Kirksville Jacob’s Winery in Kirksville 

 

Graduates looking to celebrate near Missouri’s metro areas have lots of local winery options as well: St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield


Cheers to Missouri’s 2016 college graduates! 

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 03, 2016

Mom has been there for you through everything. She deserves to be treated like the queen she is, especially on Mother’s Day. Missouri wine country is the perfect place to celebrate mom and let her relax and unwin(e)d. Take your mother to one of the “Show Me” State’s 125+ wineries, and they’ll help  show her how much you appreciate her. Here are some great gift ideas for mom this year. 

Make: Show mom how much you care with one of these great DIY gifts. 

It’s all in the wrapping with this great “Pineapple” wine gift. Award-winning, Missouri sparkling wine, covered in chocolates… what mom wouldn’t want that? 


Honor the family name and your mother with a wine cork monogram. A really fun décor piece she can enjoy for a long time.    

 

Is your mother a stickler for using a coaster? Make her a set out of used wine corks: easy, quick, and practical! 


This leather and reclaimed wood wine rack is fairly simple to make and seriously cool. Mom will definitely appreciate it. 

 

 

Purchase: Not big on crafts? No problem. These gift ideas are fun and functional. 

A Wine Cubby is great for the mom who likes to camp.

 

This butterfly wine rack is sleek, chic and requires no assembly. If you really want to be mom’s favorite, fill it with Missouri wine too.

 

Give your mother a set of GoVino ‘glasses’. They’re perfect for the patio, pool, or the clumsy house guest who can’t be trusted with breakable things. 

 

Get her a “Best Mom Ever” engraved wine glass, so everyone knows how great she is.

 

Experience: What’s a better gift than time? Get your Mom and yourself tickets to a great event in Missouri wine country. 

Taste & Toast Event in Mapplewood: May 6th
Wild Bacon Event on the Hermann Wine Trail: May 7-8
Sunset Dinners on Friday nights at Montelle Winery in Augusta 
Find many more events here

 

Chardonel and Food Pairings

April 28, 2016

Missouri’s classic white wine is a great choice for your dinner table. Chardonel’s rich, delicious flavors pair well with a variety of foods. Use this Infographic to help you find the perfect match for your next meal. 

2016 Taste & Toast: The Midwest Wine Social

April 26, 2016

Feast Magazine, producer of Feast TV, is hosting an event to feature the best tastes and toasts of the region. It’s time to raise a glass to locally produced, award-winning wines!
On Friday, May 6th from 7-10pm, join Feast at Majorette in Maplewood, Missouri to celebrate local flavor at the second annual Taste & Toast! Enjoy pours from area wineries, eats from some of the area's best restaurants and live music by DJ Billy Brown. This is your chance to meet some of the winemakers who are crafting the local, award-winning wines that are taking the regional wine industry to the next level.
While you’re tasting and toasting, be sure to also visit the Missouri Wines table to learn more about the industry and enter for a chance to win a prize perfect for celebrating your love of Missouri wine. Cheers! 
Purchase a VIP ticket to attend a pre-event happy hour in Majorette’s game room featuring exclusive wines, beers and spirits. Each ticket to the event includes a Riedel wine glass!
Participating wineries include: 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to the event. 

Wine-ing Along the Katy Trail

April 18, 2016

April 19th is National Bicycle Day, and that inspired us to post about the breathtaking wineries you can find along the Katy Trail (AKA- bicycle heaven). The legendary Katy Trail is a 237 mile (386 km) trail stretching across most of the state of Missouri. It is built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad (better known as the Katy). It's ideal for walking, hiking, running, or cycling on just about any kind of bike. Next time you’re looking for a beautiful trail to take, hop on the Katy and stop at one of the 17 wineries along the trail. (All of the wineries listed are within 5 miles of the trail and are listed from west to east.) 

Hermann Wineries:

Augusta Wineries 

Defiance Wineries: 

Grab your bike and hit the trail. We’ll see you in wine country! 

Weekend Forecast- Sunshine and MO Wine!

April 14, 2016

Missouri wine country is home to 130 wineries and countless cherished memories with family and friends. Spring is here! The warmer weather and sunshine are begging you to enjoy them, and there is no better place to do that than a local winery. A glass of wine in hand, good company by your side… we’ll see you in wine country this weekend!  

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