Cheers to Beef Month!

May 17, 2022

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Raise your glass and celebrate Missouri Beef Month with us! Our state is home to 50,000 cattle farmers and ranchers, making it one of the largest states in beef production.

As with many Missouri wineries, the tradition and legacy of raising beef is rich in history and goes back many generations.  We made a list of delicious beef-based recipes for you to create this month, as well as the perfect Missouri wines to go with them. We hope you enjoy this beef recipe and pairing collection!  

Smoked Strip Steaks with Seyval Blanc Blue Cheese Wine Sauce

You don’t have to follow the old “rule” of how you can only have red wine with red meat. The crisp and refreshing flavor of Seyval Blanc goes deliciously with the garlic and blue cheese featured in these smoked strip steaks. Use it in the marinade and enjoy a glass while cooking too!

Beef Jerky and Spinach Pasta with Vidal Blanc

Unique and tasty! Red onion, red pepper and other spices complement the bright and refreshing fruity notes in Vidal Blanc. Sip a glass paired with the finished pasta.

Mushroom Merlot Burgers with Chambourcin

Complex Chambourcin is perfect for these far from simple burgers. Shallots, mushrooms and thyme parallel with this dry, red wine’s oaky, spicy bold flavor.

Norton Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

A Missouri-raised steak marinated in a Missouri-grown Norton is a classic Midwestern combination. These bold and delightful spices in this flank steak are well matched with this robust full-bodied wine. Enjoy as a pairing in addition to the marinade for the full experience.

Norton-Braised Short Ribs

These short ribs created with Norton certainly rival restaurant quality. The delicious sauce simmered with tomatoes is the perfect topper to these mouth-watering, fork-tender short ribs. Don’t forget to serve with your choice of Missouri Norton!


Currently, more than 90% of U.S. farms and ranches are family-owned and operated. Learn more about the people who are invested in raising high-quality, sustainable beef for generations to come. Share your beef creations as you celebrate Missouri Beef Month throughout May! Tag us with @missouriwine and #missouriwine for us to share with other wine and beef enthusiasts!