The Rocheport Winery

Missouri’s newest winery located right on the Katy Trail behind the Historic Mount Nebo Inn. Formed in 2019 and focusing on the production of premium sparkling wine. Grand Opening and first release was on May 26th 2023. 


Beat the Heat: Wine & Ice Cream

July 16, 2023

Summer is in full swing and the temperatures are sweltering. Beat the heat and enjoy your favorite Missouri wines with these delicious frozen treats. Whether you’re sipping on a wine float, or digging into a delicious bowl full of ice cream, these ideas are a refreshing way to cool down in the summer heat.

Ice cream in a bowlIce Cream and Wine Recipes:


Wine and ice cream have amazing pairing potential. Here are some of the flavor combinations we recommend. These work well for floats, milkshakes, or just bowls of ice cream with toppings.

  • Chocolate Ice Cream + Chambourcin Wine + Strawberries
  • Mango Sorbet + Vignoles Wine + Pineapple
  • Vanilla Ice Cream + Concord Wine + Raspberries or Black Grapes
  • Vanilla Ice Cream + Vidal Blanc Wine + Melon
  • Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Wine + Norton + Cherries
  • Vanilla Ice Cream + Sweet Sparkling Wine + Raspberries


Turn your favorite wine into a syrup that is perfect for topping ice cream. It’s so easy! Add 1   part wine to 1.5 parts sugar and bring to a simmer in a saucepan. Simmer until reduced to desired thickness. Let cool and drizzle away! If you are using a sweet wine, you can add less sugar.

Whichever frozen treat you choose to enjoy, don’t forget the Missouri wine! What a delicious way to beat the heat this summer. Cheers!

Ice cream in a bowl next to a wine glass


PB & J in a Glass: Cocktail Recipe

July 13, 2023

Peanut butter and jelly are one of life’s inseparable pairs. Yes, they’re both delicious on their own, but put them together and you have a delightful flavor with the power to transport you back to your childhood. So, we have decided to share an adult take on this nostalgic duo, a PB & J Cocktail!Cocktail in a glass

Concord grapes are the quintessential grape flavor. It’s what most of us think of when we recall grape flavor, likely because Concord is the grape used in most grape juices and jellies. In Missouri wine country, it’s also a common wine grape, often made in a sweet wine style. It is the perfect choice for the “J” component of this cocktail. The “PB” comes from Skrewball, a peanut butter flavored whiskey. With just a couple additional ingredients to balance the flavors, this cocktail comes together easily and quickly.

PB & J Cocktail

Servings: 1


2 oz.                Skrewball peanut butter flavored whiskey

1.5 oz              Missouri Concord wine

0.5 oz              Cointreau or triple sec

2 dashes         Bitters


InstructionsIngredients for cocktail recipe

  1.    Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker or jar with a watertight lid.


  1.    Add ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, around 10-15 seconds.


  1.    Strain into a glass over fresh ice.


  1.    Optional: Garnish with a tiny PB & J sandwich


  1.    Enjoy!


July is Concord Month in Missouri. It’s the perfect time to sip on a PB & J Cocktail, although this simple cocktail is delicious any time of year. Cheers!

People's Choice Award

July 10, 2023

It’s a battle for the best bottle. Wine from across Missouri will compete to be recognized for their quality in the upcoming 2023 Missouri Wine Competition. In two separate competitions, wines are judged for taste, as well as for the best designed label. Experts from around the country bestow awards upon the best and most beautiful wines in the Show-Me State.

Throughout this competition, wine is blindly sampled by a panel of expert judges. Awards to be won include medals and Best of Class distinctions, with the top wine receiving the Governor’s Cup award. In addition, the best Norton in Missouri will be awarded the C.V. Riley award and the best white wine will be awarded the Husmann-Jaeger award.

Alongside the 2023 Missouri Wine Competition, wineries also have the opportunity to compete in the Missouri Wine Label Competition. Wineries from across the Show-Me State have submitted their best label designs to be evaluated by industry experts. The categories are as follows:

  • Best Traditional Label
  • Best Contemporary Label
  • Best Alternative Packaging
  • Best Wine Series
  • People’s Choice Award – decided by online voting

The time has come, we need your votes. The People’s Choice Award label winner is chosen by you! Voting begins July 10th and ends July 15th. Provide input and help showcase which winery gets bestowed this award. Limited to one vote.

Survey closes at 11:59 PM July 15th, vote now! 

Click here to vote!

Wine bottle with text next to it

Vine to Wine Tasting Experience

Location : Cave Vineyard
Phone : 314-616-1098
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Our tasting experience is a great way learn more about wine in a relaxed environment! We will walk guests through growing Missouri grapes, winemaking, and tasting wine. This experience also includes cheese & chocolate samples to help understand how food and wine compliment each other.
Event Cost : $40 per guest
Learn more about this event here

Old Hat - Live at Fountain City Winery!

Location : Fountain City Winery 1409 W 11th St, Kansas City, MO 64101
Phone : 8166689523
Email :
Come enjoy Old Hat’s unique musical style that was born out of both the Mojave Desert and his rural life in Northwest Missouri. This is sure to be a fun evening! He is a crowd favorite and we are excited to have him back! Be sure to check him out on Facebook too! #fountaincitywinery #westbottoms #winery #livemusic #kcmo #kansascity #kansascityevents #westbottomskc #thingstodokc #missouriwine #visitkc #eventskc

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