Visiting our Winery
We are closed for 2020 due to the coronavirus risk. We hope we will be able to open again in 2021. Thank you for your desire to visit, and until we meet again please stay safe!
When we are open, we have a nice variety of picnic-style foods available for purchase, and you are also welcome to bring your own foods to enjoy with the wine.
For the protection of our sheep, we have a livestock guardian dog and electric fencing. We are also a 21+ facility. So we ask that our visitors:
-Please don’t bring pets or young children.
-Please stay in the winery building area (a safe distance from the fencing).
-No smoking or beverages from elsewhere.
We and your fellow guests heartily thank you!
Our wines are all made right here at our winery. Our aim to to provide you with wines that are unique as well as delicious…focusing on bringing into our wines the best qualities inherent in the terroir of these rocky Ozarkian hills.
Our Sheep and their Wool
Our woolly workers play a prominent role. During the spring and fall months, they help keep the vineyard vegetation under control.
Year round, they grow the wool used to produce the yarns and other woolen goods that are sold at the winery.
Bringing your Group
Are you part of a book discussion or knitting group? Do your friends or extended family like to meet somewhere to “catch up” with each other regularly? If your group has at least 8 adults (no children, please) and you would like to meet at our winery during hours we are typically closed, come visit with us about your idea.
“Wouldn’t it be fun to try making our own?”, was probably said for the first time while we sipped wine in a tasting room. An intriguing idea, soon forgotten. But it resurfaced, again and again. Talk centered around what type of grapes we’d grow. We puzzled at why a wider variety of grapes were not grown in Missouri. Since we enjoyed European wines, maybe we should try growing European grapes?
Rain or shine, you can enjoy the view from our covered patio (or by a window inside). For a picnic, we have a variety of cheeses available, freshly baked bread, and sausage. You are also invited to bring your own foods to the winery (just no drinks from elsewhere). We hope to see you soon!
Bloom – a Dry Rose
The first impression begins with the floral nose, opening up to a taste of cherries, rhubarb and cranberries. With a nice feel in the mouth, a soft finish and a pleasant lingering aftertaste, this delightful sipping wine is sometimes described as “a bouquet in a bottle”.
A dry white wine that expresses itself with a little tannin and oak on the sides of the tongue and a smooth finish. The minerality of our Missouri terroir is present. Many prefer this white wine served near room temperature for more flavor, but it may also be chilled.
Dry Vidal – Oaked
This variation of our Dry Vidal was aged to experience more American Oak in the flavor.
A dry red wine with a little tannin mid-palate and a smooth slightly smoky finish. This soft, inky dark red wine pairs nicely with cheeses, olives, and hummus. A good option for “I think I will have a glass of red wine tonight.”
A nice dry red wine with pleasant structure and a smooth finish. The nose carries a little smoke and there is a hint of spiciness, especially black pepper, throughout the taste. There are nice tannins mid-palate with a smooth, lingering pleasant light tobacco finish. Enjoy with any red pasta dish or with strong cheeses and summer sausage for a picnic.
A fruit forward full body dry red wine. The nose introduces you to the taste of dark plumb and dark cherries which accompany the first sip. Although a dry wine, many who normally lean towards sweet wines enjoy this wine because of the fruitiness. It is a nice wine to serve around the holidays, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
On A Lark
For our newest wine…we went “on a lark” experimenting with various blends. This spicy and fruity light wine was the result. Since it seems to appeal to so many different palates, we envision it as a good wine to share with others. Another good choice as a holiday wine for Thanksgiving and Christmas since it pairs so well with turkey and a wide variety of other foods.
A smooth dry red wine with nice tannin structure and a touch of oak on the sides of the tongue. There is a hint of leather in the middle. This wine is intentionally non-filtered. Pairs nicely with ham and any red meat, yet has the flexibility to pair with stronger cheeses and does not overpower the palate for a relaxing glass at the end of the day.
Blaufrankisch: (Sold out)
A dry red wine with good tannin structure throughout the mouth. Many tasters comment, “This would go with a grilled steak!” It exhibits currant and leather followed by a smooth finish with a nice balance. Serve at room temperature with a strong cheese, a smoked meat dish, or nice to have in your glass when that roast comes out of the oven.
Enough sweetness given to this white wine by its own non-fermented juice mellows the acidity of this naturally tart wine. Yet it retains a little green apple taste to make it interesting. This wine seems to call, “Grab some fresh apples, pears, Swiss cheese, a French baguette, and take me to the deck!”
Reminding us of a frisky lamb, this wine definitely took its own path! Originally intended to be a semi-dry wine (we’ve even had to change the label), Scamper insisted on bringing forth its best as a sweet white wine…yet sassy, hinting of rhubarb and raspberries.