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Chambourcin is a red French-American hybrid grape that competes for one of the world’s most popular hybrid grape varieties. It is known for its rich color that adds depth to many red blends. It is known as a teinturier grape (from the French word for “dye”) which is known for producing dark juice, rather than clear. Chambourcin is celebrated during the month of November. 



Acres in Missouri:

11.5% - 195.5 acres

Flavors or tasting notes:

The nose will often pick up notes of cherry and a light oak while it will taste earthy on the palate with strong notes of dark cherry.

Taste Profile:

Smooth, medium-bodied wine with soft and subtle tannins

Ideal Serving Temperature:

65°F to cellar temperature

Food pairings:

Pork loin, burgers, short ribs, red sauce, mushrooms, applesauce, strawberries, figs, brie, camembert, walnuts, cobbler, chocolate cake

Recipe ideas:

Wine Can Chicken

Cake Pops

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Slow-cooker Chambourcin Mushrooms

Chambourcin Wine Reduction Sauce

Chocolate Cupcakes

Cranberry Sauce

Mulled Wine Cheesecake

Wine Finishing Salt

Missouri Red Wine Cheese Dip


 Sweetness Scale:
Chambourcin semi-dry/semi-sweetChambourcin Infographic


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Vignoles is one of Missouri’s most versatile white grapes and a popular cultivar grown in the Midwest. This French-American hybrid produces wines that have range from dry, to sweet, to late harvest dessert wines. Vignoles is a popular choice for white wine blends. 
Vignoles grapes are hardy enough to handle the Show Me State winters and are one of the earlier ripening grape varietals in the state. Vignoles' crowd-pleasing capabilities and versatility make it an incredibly popular choice among the wine-buying public.
Vignoles is celebrated during the month of August. 



Acres in Missouri:

15.5% - 263.1 acres

Flavors or tasting notes:

Tropical fruits like pineapple, peach and apricot, sometimes citrus and floral notes

Taste Profile:

Medium-bodied, crisp and flavorful

Ideal Serving Temperature:

Between 44–55°F

Food pairings:

Spicy cheeses, spiced curry, Asian or Mexican dishes, buffalo wings, spicy grilled peppers and barbecue, berries and tropical fruits, cheesecake, and Crème Brûlée

Recipe ideas:

Vignoles Peach & Strawberry Slush

Berry Mint Vignoles Ice Pops

Delicious and Easy Peachy Vignoles Trifle

5 Ingredient Raspberry Sorbet

Pineapple Joy

Vignoles and Brie Soup

Wine Marinated Grilled Fruit

Vignoles Fruit Dip


 Sweetness Scale:
Sweetness_Scale_Varietals_VignolesVignoles Infographic


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