Vance Vineyards & Winery
Vance Vineyard and Winery is a small, but growing, family-owned business. With eight acres now under cultivation, the vineyards are a visual delight. The beautiful clusters of Norton, Catawba, Chardonnay and Chardonel grapes will make your mouth water. We doubled the size of the vineyard in the spring of 2007 by adding Vignoles, Traminette, Chambourcin and Reisling. We also planted a variety of table grapes: Vanessa is a mild, fruity crisp red dessert grape; Marquis is a high-flavor white grape from the Geneva B.P.; and Venus is a gorgeous (of course) large, blue-black flavorful table grape.
The old silo has become the clock tower, and now is a centerpiece of the landscaping. All the tasting room construction is done in the German architectural style, as well as the entry towers and the plantings. Visitors to the Winery will easily imagine themselves in the heart of German wine country. How fitting to find this experience in historic Madison County, amid the groves of native trees at the foothills of the Ozarks.
Our beautiful tasting room houses a banquet/meeting room, a hearth room with piano bar, and a small gift shop. Several balconies and patio areas, one with an outdoor stone fireplace, will provide ample and comfortable seating for viewing the lake, the historic old silo and, of course, the vineyard. We have completed construction on a new state-of-the-art wine processing building with it’s own testing laboratory.
Naturally, we offer a selection of cheese, sausage, crackers and fruit to enjoy with our wonderful wines. We feature Oberle sausage and smoked pork loin. Also remember, picnics are always welcome, so feel free to pack a basket of your own favorite foods. Outdoor picnic areas are available in secluded hide-aways or down by the lakeside.
Although we are a new winery, our winemaker has been producing fine wines for more than 30 years. His skill and experience assures that every bottle is worthy of the Vance Vineyards label and brings pride to Madison County’s newest business venture. We have everything from dry to sweet, white to red; you will be sure to find one that suits your taste perfectly.