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Every month, there are many reasons to visit Missouri wine country. Most wineries host special events, and there's always a food fair in some small town or sprawling metropolis like St. Louis and Kansas City.
Now you can plan your next trip to wine country with our News & Events calendar for Missouri wine.


Blumenhof Presented with 2011 Missouri Governor's Award
The 2011 Missouri Governor’s Cup award was presented to Blumenhof Vineyards and Winery at a ceremony held May 10, 2012, at the Capitol building in Jefferson City.

Missouri Wine Begins Exporting To China
Mount Pleasant (www.mountpleasant.com]), one of Missouri’s oldest and largest wineries, is for the first time exporting to China. The winery recently sent their first shipment, consisting of 900 cases of Vidal Chardonnay, Pink Catawba, Claret, Villagio, R

Missouri’s premier Sustainable Vineyard & Winery Celebrates Earth Day throughout the year
For Missouri’s Jowler Creek Winery, sustainable means making choices throughout the year to positively impact our environment, be efficient with the resources we have available, improve wine quality to sustain our business.

Augusta Winery Opens NEW Wine & Beer Garden!
The Augusta Winery has expanded with the opening of our new Wine & Beer Garden! It features a rotation of imported and craft beers, a 10-foot tall grape arbor, a serene water fountain, and free music from 1-5pm every Sat and Sun from May-Oct.

Improved Vineyard Sustainability at Jowler Creek Vineyard
We recently received a grant to test the effectiveness of controlling grass and weed growth in Midwest vineyards with managed, rotational grazing of Olde English Babydoll Sheep.

3rd Annual Fête de Chaumette: A Market & Festival of Regional Wines, Foods, & Goods, Sat July 12th
ChaumetteWinery announces its 3rd annual Fête de Chaumette, held on winery grounds Saturday, July 12th, 11-8pm. The Fête is a market & festival of regional wine, foods, arts, goods and entertainment, promoting Missouri’s local producers and products.

Adam Puchta Winery Wins 2007 Jefferson Cup Award
Over 800 wines vied for Jefferson Cup honors at an invitation only competition held in late November in Kansas City, MO. Adam Puchta Vignoles was not only one of 13 wines awarded a Jefferson Cup, but also the only Missouri wine to win this prestigious awa

22nd Annual Missouri Winefest to be Held Feb. 9-10, 2008
Westport Plaza is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Missouri Winefest in the Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, 2008 from Noon - 5:00 p.m. The Missouri wineries who will be participating will be announced the first of the year. Each win

Second Generation Joins St. James Winery Management Team
St. James Winery is proud to announce another second generation member has been appointed to the Board of Directors, Peter Hofherr son of original founders of the winery, as Chief Financial Officer.

The Private-Label Missouri Wine Lifestyle at Chaumette Winery
When Hank Johnson first proposed building a creole village of vacation homes on the grapevine-covered hills of his Chaumette Winery, one might have suspected he was drinking a little too much of his own vintage.

Sugar Creek Winery Cynthiana Named 'Best Norton of 2007'
On August 4, 2007, a panel of eight distinguished judges lead by Doug Frost selected Sugar Creek's 2006 Cynthiana as the “Best Norton of 2007” from 113 wines and 52 wineries from across the country.

St. James Winery Unveils New Tasting Room & Gift Pavilion
St. James, Missouri - Braving 100 degree temperatures, over 125 invited guests, dignitaries, and politicians attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the new tasting room and gift pavilion at St. James Winery August 1st

2007 Missouri Wine Competition Winners Announced
Augusta Winery, Montelle Winery and Stone Hill Winery dominate awards. See the Best of Class winners here.

SEMO District Fair Wine Competition Coming Sept. 8
Entry forms are required by August 24, 2007. Wines are on display at the Fair from September 8 through September 15.

Missouri Grape Growers Association Launches Redesigned Website
The updated MGGA website features a new logo, a streamlined website experience and centralized industry resources. The website is the result of a partnership between the MGGA and Missouri Wine Country, a St. Louis marketing agency that publishes MissouriW

St. James Winery, Executives on the Move
The Board of Directors of St. James Winery is pleased to announce Rodney Lough has been named President, Jack Bonar Vice President of Marketing, Dean Chalem, Vice President of Sales, and Andrew Meggitt, Vice President of Product Development effective imme

Very Berry Wine Trail Offers a Delightful Summertime Getaway
Summer sunshine, luscious ripe berries and cool fragrant cellars make for a memorable weekend in Missouri Wine Country.

St. James Winery Dominates Taster’s Guild Wine Competition
The Taster’s Guild Wine Competition has been identified over the years as one of the top ten wine competitions in the United States, and “America’s Midwest Winery”, St. James Winery is honored to be again, the most awarded winery of the entire competition

The Wine Experience Outlet Now Open!
Visit our newest store in South St. Louis County to sample wine, browse our unique gifts and shop for a wide variety of gourmet foods.

Crown Ridge Welcomes New Family of Exotic Cats
On Friday May 18, 2007, The Scott Foundation will introduce a new family of exotic cats at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary. Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is now home to four tigers and one lion.

What's in the Norton name? A big surprise
Freelance writer Jeff Siegel writes about food and wine for several national magazines. Here he writes for Fort-Worth Star-Telegram about his discovery of Norton wines in Texas, Missouri and Virginia.

Summer Sizzles at Stone Hill Winery
(HERMANN, MO)–The stage is set for another summer of exciting family fun at Stone Hill Winery.

St. James Top Winner at International Competition
The New World International Wine Competition has been identified over the years as one of the top ten wine competitions in the United States, and “America’s Midwest Winery”, St. James Winery is honored to be the most awarded winery of the entire competiti

Mississippi River Hills to Host First Annual Meeting
The new Mississippi River Hills Association will hold their first annual and first official meeting next Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 pm at the National Tiger Sanctuary in Bloomsdale.

Great Restaurants Welcomes Peter Mondavi, Jr. to St. Louis
The co-proprietor of Charles Krug Winery and son of Peter Mondavi, Sr. (one of the “living legends” of Napa Valley) will be in St. Louis on Tuesday, March 13th, as the Guest of Honor for an exclusive wine event at Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar in Clayton.

St. Louis Wine Clinic Announces 8-Week Course
Beginning February 4th and ending May 6th, 2007, the series costs $250 - which includes all wines, handouts and instruction. Wine enthusiasts can register for the entire series or for individual classes, at $45 per class.

Attendance Surges at Mid-West Grape and Wine Conference
The 2007 Mid-West Grape and Wine Conference held Feb.3-5 brought more than 420 attendees from 20 states to Osage Beach, Missouri, an increase of 40% over 2006.

Wineries Offer their Best at Missouri Winefest to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
West Port Plaza announces the 21st Annual Missouri Winefest in the Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, 2007 from Noon - 5 p.m. 14 Missouri wineries will offer samples and wines for sale.

Midwest Wine Conference Offers Sessions for Viticulturists
Beginners as well as advanced grape growers will enjoy the expanded Midwest Grape and Wine Conference Feb. 3-5 at Tan-Tar-A resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.

MU Announces Expansion of State Wine and Grape Research Program
"This institute will be a leader in research for grape production in this region," said Jinglu Tan, director of the MU Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, where the institute will reside.

 

As construction crews pounded away upstairs, Jim Dierberg sat at a table on the first floor of the three-story Festhalle and quietly explained his ambitious plans for taking Hermann up a giant step as a tourist attraction.

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Wine professionals, wine grape growers and wine lovers will gather at Tan-Tar-A resort at the Lake of the Ozarks for the 2007 Midwest Grape & Wine Conference February 3 - 5, 2007. The Missouri Vintner’s Association welcomes the Missouri Grape Growers Association as co-host of the annual conference, which will feature viticulture, enology and marketing sessions, a deluxe trade show, and the sumptuous finale, the Grand Banquet.

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The keynote speaker for the Friday gala will be nationally respected wine and food writer and broadcaster Doc Lawrence The first annual All-American Wine Celebration, an event honoring Cynthiana/Norton, the great native grape of Georgia and Missouri, will be held at Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery beginning October 6.

Three wineries from Missouri — Stone Hill, Chaumette and Crown Valley — will participate in this landmark event.

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