MO Wine Month: So many reasons to celebrate!
September 01, 2015
September is arguably the best month of the year in Missouri. The weather is great, there’s a ton to do, and last but definitely not least… it’s Missouri Wine Month! There’s certainly plenty to celebrate in Missouri wine country this September. Harvest has begun, festivals and special events abound, and there’s a whole new class of award-winning wines to taste.
According to a recent study, the local wine industry is on the rise in almost too many ways to count. The annual economic impact of wine and grapes on the state is $1.76 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a B. Whoa! The industry supports nearly 15,000 full-time jobs and produces 1.25 million gallons of wine every year. With 1,700 acres of grapes and 425 growers, harvest is a very exciting time in the vineyards of Missouri.
The 2015 Missouri Wine Competition winners were announced recently, and there are some truly spectacular wines in the lineup. You’ll definitely want to try these vintages before they’re gone!
Harvest festivals, grape stomps, wine releases, and special tastings and dinners… there are so many ways to enjoy Missouri wine this month, and we want to see your favorites! We will be giving away exclusive “Drink Local” t-shirts to two lucky winners every week in September. Entering is easy; just post a Missouri wine related photo on Instagram with the hashtag #MOWineMonth, and you will be entered to win!
How to enter to win: (It’s super easy!)
- Follow Missouri Wines on Instagram @MissouriWine
- Post a Missouri wine related photo (glass of Missouri wine, yourself at a winery, cradling your favorite award-winning wine, etc.) with the hashtag #MOWineMonth in the caption no later than 5pm CST on September 29th, 2015.
Things to note:
One entry per Instagram account. Each account can only win once during the month-long giveaway. However, each week, the non-winning entries will be put back in the running for the next week’s drawing.
If your account is set to private, we won’t be able to see that you posted an entry. So, you’ll need to make your account public for the duration of the contest to be entered.
We will announce two winners on each of the following Wednesdays:
- September 9th, 2015
- September 16th, 2015
- September 23rd, 2015
- September 30th, 2015
Winners will be notified via private message on Instagram and tagged in a post announcing the winners on @MissouriWine’s Instagram account.
Shirts will be sent out within 30 days of the giveaway end date on September 30th. Available sizes are S, M, L, XL, 2XL.