Concord Month: Cool off with Concord

June 25, 2024

 July is Concord month! With the hot Missouri summer setting in, it is time to cool off with Concord!

While this grape produces a delicious and refreshing wine, it is also used to make grape juice and jam. This versatile grape has become a Missouri staple and deserves to be celebrated!

During Prohibition some Missouri vineyards were saved by the ability to grow this grape. Rather than turning it into wine, they sold them to be turned into grape juice and jam.

Concord is an American grape that is a robust medium-bodied wine that is soft and balanced. It was selected from the wild in the mid 1800s. Its name is appropriately chosen from its area of origin, Concord, Massachusetts.

This varietal produces medium-sized clusters of large berries. It is considered a ‘slip skin’ grape because its skins are easily separated from the pulp during the winemaking process. 

Pair this wine with cheddar, aged cheeses, orange chicken, pork chop, barbecue beef, spicy seafood, candied nuts, nutmeg, figs, poached pear, grape pie or peanut butter

Recipe ideas:

Ice Cream


Concord Daiquiri

Wine Barbecue Sauce

No Free Lunch Wine Tails

The Concord grape has a rich, deep flavor and history here in Missouri. No matter which Missouri Winery you are at this summer, don’t forget to cool off with Concord!

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