MVP Extravaganza- A Night to Remember

March 29, 2018

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Fifty thousand points. Let that sink in… fifty thousand! That is a lot of points and it’s exactly how many were needed to reserve a seat for yourself and a guest at the 2018 MVP Extravaganza, which took place on Saturday, March 24 in Columbia, Mo. Twenty-one dedicated MVPs redeemed this top-tier reward as part of the Missouri Winery Visitors Program.

Esteemed guests were greeted with a specialty wine cocktail upon their arrival and welcomed into a reception featuring a spread of gourmet appetizers, all paired with award-winning Missouri wines from across the state. During the reception, MVPs had the opportunity to mix and mingle with winemakers and industry leaders, take advantage of the photo booth for a fun snap, and enjoy the live pianist tickling the keys.

After the reception, guests were ushered to a gourmet four course dinner perfectly paired with (you guessed it) award-winning Missouri wines. After a delicious meal, each MVP was honored with a commemorative gift, a specially etched decanter, and a fun gift they chose at random from a collection of great products and experiences donated by organizations across the state. Everyone joined in a celebratory toast recognizing the dedication and loyalty of the MVPs.
After dinner, guests enjoyed a decadent dessert reception where sweet treats were matched up with delicious Missouri wines or coffee. When it was time to say goodnight, each MVP received a swag bag full of goodies to take home with them.
It was truly a night to remember and we want to thank all of the sponsors who helped us make this a wonderful experience for the MVPs. If this sounds like an event you would have loved to attend, keep an eye out for the next top-tier reward on the Missouri Winery Visitors Program. Start earning and saving those points!

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Dinner Sponsors- 

  • Missouri Pork Association
  • Missouri Beef Industry Council 

Winery Sponsors- 

  • Adam Puchta Winery 
  • Augusta Winery 
  • Balducci Vineyards 
  • Baltimore Bend Vineyards 
  • Edg-Clif Winery & Brewery 
  • KC Wineworks 
  • Ladoga Ridge Winery 
  • Les Bourgeois Vineyards (and Rocheport Distilling Company) 
  • Montelle Winery 
  • Noboleis Vineyards 
  • St. James WInery 
  • Stone Hill Winery 
  • Vox Vineyards
  • Windy Wine Co. 

Special Gift and Swag Sponsors- 

  • Adam Puchta Winery
  • Annie Gunns
  • Augusta Winegrowers Association
  • Barley Bus
  • Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri 
  • Candy Factory
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
  • Clinton Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Feast Magazine
  • Hermann Wine Trail
  • KC Wineworks
  • Ladoga Ridge Winery 
  • Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail
  • Missouri Beef Industry Council
  • Missouri Cattlemen’s 
  • Missouri Division of Tourism & Worlds/Oceans of Fun
  • Missouri Farm Bureau
  • Missouri Grown
  • Missouri Pork Association
  • Missouri Restaurant Association
  • Missouri State Fair
  • Missouri State Fair Foundation 
  • MO Corn
  • Ozark Mountain Wine Trail 
  • Route Du Vin Wine Trail
  • Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • St. Louis Science Center
  • Stone Hill Winery
  • Tan-Tar-A
  • The Rotary Club of Eastern Independence
  • Visit Cape
  • Visit KC
  • Vox Vineyards 
  • Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Willow Spring Mercantile
  • WineStein Trail