Fall Wine Releases

October 18, 2019

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing and fall wines are releasing! Check out which wineries will be celebrating the season with a special wine.

Baltimore Bend Vineyard

Kris Kringle: This holiday wine is blended with Vignoles and Norton grape varieties with cinnamon. The bottles display a festive label created by a local artist. The 2018 Kris Kringle is now available at the tasting room and at select stores throughout Missouri. 

Chandler Hill Vineyards

Rochambeau Wine Spritzer: A red Chambourcin wine spritzer with bursts of zesty orange and organic agave nectar. Best of all, it's in a can!

Dale Hollow Winery

Holloween Apple Wine: Made with 100% crisp, sweet, Missouri apples. This wine is perfect by itself or mixed as a cider for fall festivities.

Grindstone Valley Winery

Apple Cobbler: An apple wine made with both cinnamon and vanilla.

Jowler Creek Winery

Hayride Red: A semi-sweet red that is best when sipped on a hayride.

La Bella Vineyards and Winery

Santa’s Little Helper: An apple wine that is back sweetened with apple juice, cinnamon nutmeg and clove.
Strawberry Dreams: A white wine with natural strawberry flavoring that is fresh and crisp with a luscious salmon-pink tone.
Peace Out Peach: A sweet white wine with natural peach flavoring. Best served chilled.


Ladoga Ridge Winery

Cranberry: This wine is 100% Cranberry and is sweet with a tart finish. It is an excellent wine to take to a Thanksgiving dinner as it pairs nicely with ham and turkey.

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Winter White: This seasonal, sweet white blend presents aromas of vanilla blossom and candied pear on the nose, transitioning into layers of fruit notes of jammy peach, kiwi, melon and grapefruit zest.

St. James Winery

Cranberry: This seasonal best-selling wine is sweet and tart with bright, festive cranberry colors, aromas and flavors. It’s perfect for cooking in the kitchen, behind the bar with mixology and at the table paired with your favorite foods. St. James Winery’s Cranberry wine is a versatile and delicious addition to any holiday celebrations.

Stone Hill Winery

Cranberry: This is a sweet seasonal wine, bursting with the aroma and flavor of ripe cranberries. Perfect for any holiday celebration, Stone Hill’s Cranberry-flavored grape wine can be served with your favorite foods, poured over ice or even used in the kitchen.

Terra Vox Vineyards

Terra Vox Vineyards is releasing five new wines to the public this fall! Be sure to watch their website for more information.

Saignee: A rosé wine in the oxidative style. It is dry and structured.
2018 Lenoir and Lomanto: Both wines are dry red.
2018 Stark Star RePort: A port-style wine
2018 Hidalgo: A dry white wine

Viandel Vineyard

The rich color, crisp cranberry flavor and smooth finish of Jack’s Frost Cranberry will get you in the holiday spirit. Viandel Winery’s semi-sweet wine has the perfect balance of tartness. Looks like Christmas in a glass!

Wenwood Farm Winery

Pumpkin Pie Wine: A semi-sweet wine you can add to your favorite family traditions. Kissed with pumpkin Pie: This wine is slightly spicy, rich with cinnamon and has just the right amount of sweetness.

West Winery

Apple: This semi-sweet wine is a crisp, refreshing celebration of harvest.

We hope you get to enjoy some of these fall release wines. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite.



Urban Wineries You Can Uber To

October 15, 2019

You’ve selected the perfect date for a road trip to Missouri wine country. Your friends are all on board. There’s just one hitch. Who’s driving? These days it’s easier than ever to leave the driving to someone else by hiring rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. Consider contacting a rideshare service the next time you visit one of the following wineries.

Amigoni Urban Winery

Belvoir Winery

Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant

Curling Vine Winery - Branson

KC Wineworks

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

Little Hills Winery and Restaurant

Mallinson Vineyard and Hall

Mount Pleasant Winery

Shawnee Bluff Winery

St. James Winery - Branson

Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery

Top Hat Winery

Taking a trolley or a bus are other great ways to reach your destination. Click here to discover whereyou can find these modes of transportation in Missouri wine country. Whether you drive or leave it to someone else, we hope you enjoy your adventures.

*Please note that these wineries responded to a survey. There may be additional wineries that you can travel to utilizing other transportation services.

Wine Labels With a Cause

October 08, 2019

The families behind Missouri’s wineries enjoy giving back to the communities that they call home. Go beyond these wineries’ labels to see how they are making a difference in the lives of others.
*These wineries responded to a survey and are only a small fraction of the wineries that contribute to causes within their communities. 
The Livingston family is promoting their Joli Vin, a blended blush wine, during the month of October to raise breast cancer awareness. A portion of their Joli Vin sales will be donated to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition. October was first designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985.
Like many families, the owners of LaBella Vineyards and Winery have personally felt the effects of cancer, specifically breast cancer. The Soendkers have released FIGHT!, a new blush wine infused with pineapple, raspberry and lemon flavoring, to help spread awareness, educate and prevent this disease from impacting families. FIGHT! tastes similar to the winery’s popular slushy. Cory Soendke, Labella’s co-owner and winemaker, was challenged by his mother to create the wine in honor of his late grandmother who battled breast cancer and was particularly fond of the slushy. This was not an easy feat since the winery adds a variety of juices to its slushy, but the amazing end result was worth the time and effort. The family donates a dollar per every bottle purchased to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition.
The winery’s Oktoberfight will feature brats, burgers and music on Saturday, October 12. Proceeds from the Route 66 band cover charge will benefit the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition. 
Ladoga Ridge Winery’s Catawba is dedicated to breast cancer survivors who give others hope in the face of adversity. Winery owners Galen and Leinda Haddock have personally been touched by the disease. Leinda’s grandmothers died of breast cancer, while her mom and three aunts have also suffered from the illness. Kathy, a friend who recently lost her battle with the disease, named the wine and wrote the dedication featured on the back of the wine bottle. A portion of the net proceeds from their Catawba is donated to various breast cancer awareness programs. 
Stone Hill Winery is a proud partner of the Saint Louis Zoo’s efforts to bring awareness to the endangered hellbender. Hellbenders are the largest aquatic salamanders in North America. They are found only in the Ozark streams of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle of Stone Hill Winery’s Ozark Hellbender sold will be donated to the Saint Louis Zoo and hellbender conservation.

Top Hat Winery’s Foxy Lady and Old Glory

Top Hat Winery dedicates two of their wines to special causes in the community of Independence. A portion of each bottle sold of Foxy Lady helps in the fight against breast cancer, while a portion of each bottle sold of their Old Glory supports homeless veterans. 

Wenwood Winery’s Sweet Corky

Thomas Kalb and Laura Neese donate a portion of the sales from their Sweet Corky, an ice wine style with pear, to Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue of Columbia. The wine is named in memory of their late winery dog, Corky.  

There are many wonderful organizations to support. We hope you find a way to give back to the communities where you live.

Haunted Festivities in MO Wine Country

October 07, 2019

Escape to a winery for some BOOS this Halloween! Below is a list of upcoming haunted festivities in Missouri wine country.

Augusta Winery

Head over to Augusta Winery for the 9th Annual Hallo-Wine Party on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Get dressed up in your Halloween attire, play games, enjoy candy and wine pairings and sip on their festive wine cocktails. This event is family-friendly so be sure to keep the costumes PG-rated.

Edg-Clif Farms and Vineyard

On Saturday, October 26 from noon-4:00 p.m., Edg-Clif Farms and Vineyard will host the Spooktacular, Handpicked Wine Club Event. This event includes a Chili Cook-Off, hayrides around the vineyard, a wine tasting of their new wine and live performance by The Idea Men. Costumes are not mandatory but definitely encouraged.

Four Horses and a Dog Winery

Interested in riding the Trolley? Four Horses and a Dog Winery will host a Halloween party on October 26 as part of the Excelsior Springs Trolley tour.

Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery

Candy and wine? Sounds divine! Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery will host a wine and candy pairing event on October 26, 27 and 31.

Meramec Vineyards
Bring your girls out for the 2nd Annual Witches Night Out at Meramec Vineyards. Dress up like witches and enjoy shopping from Shylah B. Boutique, treats from Yummalicious Sweets, live music with Jordan Isakson from St. James Idol and more! Witches Brew Sangria and delicious food will be available for purchase. More vendors TBD. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Team Anita - Pay it Forward.

Top Hat Winery

Grab a ticket, throw on a costume and head to Top Hat Winery for a night of games, prizes and live music! This Halloween party will take place on Friday, October 25 from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

We hope you’re able to check out one or more of these haunted festivities!

Fall in Love with Fall Decor

October 04, 2019

Fall is here and Halloween is near! Now is the time to use those leftover wine bottles and corks for DIY décor.

If you’re wanting to decorate for the upcoming holiday, check out these seven Spooktacular DIY Halloween crafts.

Quite possibly the easiest project to put together is this wine bottle mummy using only two supplies – tape and stick-on googly eyes. Super cute!

You can also make your very own pumpkin out of leftover wine corks that can stick around all season long.

Up for a challenge? Try this repurposed bottle scarecrow!

If you’re not looking to decorate your home, but rather decorate yourself you should check out these wine-themed Halloween costumes that were tried and adorned by Missouri Wines staff members!

For more inspiration using wine bottles and corks to celebrate the season, visit our Fall Favorites Pinterest board.

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