Missouri Wine Country

October 14, 2008

You haven’t heard that phrase before? Sweetheart: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!? Let me help you catch up on what’s happening in the region around St. Louis, to avoid embarassing yourself by not knowing. The eastern, southeastern and central regions in Missouri are gently rolling hills that have a thriving wine culture. This isn’t something new–the rest of the world is just now starting to pay some attention to the natural beauty in this mid-western state and its wine growing regions.

Fall is very exciting around here, with the change of the seasons, and the much anticipated Norton Wine Festival held in early September at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis’s Forest Park. The Museum’s Web site describes it, “After decades of increasing quality, the perception of the Norton grape is changing, growing in to a viable premium red wine worthy of national acclaim. The National Norton Wine Festival is aimed at providing exciting ways to experience one of the most versatile American grape varietals, doing so through education, tasting and interaction. The festival is also committed to positioning Missouri as the leader in Norton production, working with local sponsors to achieve this goal.”

Zinfandel is often described as America’s first and most original gift to the world of wine. Actually, it’s Norton. Read all about it, and order a bottle online from one of our wonderful vineyards.

http://www.missouriwinecountry.com/articles/wines/norton-true.php

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