228 Country View Rd. Seymour, MO 65746
LambsAndVinesWinery@gmail.com

Lambs and Vines Winery

Come Escape to the Country

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

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.

Our Story

“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?

Directions

This is the quickest and easiest route if you wish to avoid adventure on some very rough back roads:

Directions from Springfield, Missouri: Go east on Hwy 60. (You’ll see an NN before you reach Rogersville, but that is the wrong one!) At Diggins (between Fordland and Seymour) turn south on NN. Follow until NN ends, then turn left on Cardwell Chapel Road. Then take the next left onto Country View Road. You’ll soon see our winery driveway on your right.

The Tasting Room

For $5:  Taste all of our wines and take home our larger wine glass.

For $3:  Taste your choice of 3 wines and take home our smaller glass. 

You’ll receive 50% of the tasting fee off your first bottle of wine if it is purchased immediately after your tasting.

Bring your glass back each time you come in the future, and receive a free tasting!

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!

The Wines

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”.

Dry Vidal

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.

Dornfelder

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.”

Chambourcin 2013

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.

Chambourcin 2014

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.

Cabernet Franc

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.

Semi-Sweet Vidal

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!”

Scamper

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.

Our Sheep 

Our guests enjoy sipping and chatting on the patio while watching the woolly workers munching among the vines.  Although our sheep aren’t at the winery during the growing season, they graze there early spring and throughout the fall months.

Although our vineyards were started around the same time our first sheep arrived, our Olde English Babydoll Southdown sheep have had their own website much longer.  You can visit them at:

My Little Sheep

The Wool
from our sheep

Once we realized the wonderful qualities of their wool, the sheep led Kristin and Natasha into fascinating side-adventures of spinning, dyeing, knitting, and weaving.  Now, even Marshall has been partially lured in.  You may sometimes find him knitting socks at the winery on his old-fashioned circular sock machine.

When the sheep happily give us “the coat off their backs” each spring, we use any extra wool to make the yarns and other items we have available for sale at the winery.  

You can also see some of the current selection here:

My Little Sheep on Etsy