Wine List

Red Wines

Norton

“Biker Bar Red”

Estate Bottled

2010

$24.00

Missouri’s “Big Gun” is rich and hearty. Nortons burst with aroma and a nose that promises a full, hearty taste. Dry, but not bitter. Norton thrives in our hot, humid Midwest summers. You can taste the wet earth on an August morning in its deep red depths. Aged in Missouri oak barrels to bring out the subtle layers of leather, cherry, and plum. Tannins are low, and acidity is balanced for a bold mouth feel with a clean finish. Our Norton is p-e-r-f-e-c-t with your favorite steak or barbecue. For more about our Norton visit our online store.

Chambourcin

Estate Bottled

Red Table Wine

2008

$22.00

Chambourcin is a French hybrid that grows well in the hot Missouri summers. It produces a rich red wine that is not too heavy and very versatile. It goes with meat, fish, and poultry. You’ll like the plum, cherry, and fig undertones along with the drinkable texture of this wine. A very versatile grape this Chambourcin pairs well with meat, fish, and poultry. Try it with red pasta, pizza, and barbecue, too. For more about our Chambourcin visit our online store.

Barbera

“Drop Dead Red”

Red Table Wine

$24.00

Grapes for this wine have their heritage in the Piedmont Hills of Northern Italy. While ours were grown in the United States, the comparisons with Sangiovese and Nebbiolo are unmistakable. Here is a wine you can sink your teeth into. Rich, deep, and pleasing this is a satisfying wine that goes down easy and lingers long. Oh, the name? Rich, our Tasting Room Manager, sampled this wine when it was aging in the barrel. He exclaimed, “Boy, that is Drop Dead Good.” The rest is history. For more about our Barbera visit our online store.

Compass Rose’

Chambourcin

Dry Red Wine

$18.50

I once had a sailboat, the “Compass Rose,” named after my favorite bar in the world, at the St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco. On one occasion a friend ordered Rose. I tried it. I didn’t know much about Rose at the time. It was a pink dry wine that tickled my nose and went down easy. You will particularly enjoy our dry Rose with rich, cheesy food dishes, but because of the way it sits softly on your tongue you may find it a wine you’ll enjoy with a wide assortment of foods. For more about our Compass Rose visit our online store.

Rosso Dolce

Chambourcin

Sweet Red Wine

$19.00

It’s Italian for “sweet red.” With a residual sugar content of 8% this deep red wine will satisfy your desire for a smooth, rich sweet red that you can drink anytime.The wine is full-bodied, fruity with a rich palate and a sweet finish; an excellent accompaniment to dark chocolate treats, desserts, and interestingly, grilled meats. For more about our Rosso Dolce visit our online store.

White Wines

Chardonnay

“Cloudy Valley”

White Table Wine

$19.00

High in the Coastal Range near the Pacific in a cloudy valley some of the best Chardonnay grapes in America grow plump and sweet. Their sugar content makes for a great fermentation to a dry fruity pleasing wine. We think you’ll like this lightly-oaked version of Chardonnay. The buttery fruit flavors come through with a burst of pear and butterscotch. For more about our Chardonnay visit our online store.

Vignoles

Semi-Sweet White
Table Wine

2008

$19.00

This varietal seems to like our hot Missouri Summers. 2008 was typical – hot, low rainfall and humid. The grapes produced a great plumpness and sugar content . To most it is a little off-dry, but not really sweet. Some people like Vignoles for “just sippin” because of its fruity taste and gentle after taste. Vignoles is a gentle wine with its soft color and just enough acid to give it character. Be careful; this wine can become one of your favorites. For more about our Vignoles visit our online store.

Edelweiss

White Table Wine

2009

$19.00

Edelweiss is an Austrian-style hybrid similar to Gruner Veltliner, Austria’s most planted grape. It’s a smooth summer drink with overtones of peach and pear. It goes great with salad, fruits, and light summertime meals. Developed by the University of Minnesota for cold climates, this grape is cold-hearty to minus 30-degrees but grows well in Missouri where our winters are not so harsh. For more about our Edelweiss visit our online store.

River Valley White

White Table Wine

2008

$18.50

This white wine is made from the NY-76.0844.24 grape, a hybrid of Traminette and Ravel, in the Muscat family created by Cornell University. The exciting part of this grape is it grows well in the Midwest and produces a wonderful, fruity wine that is really good to drink. This wine goes well with white-sauce pastas and soft cheeses like Brie and Camembert. Or, try it with a strong cheese like Bleu or Sulton. For more about our River Valley White visit our online store.

Traminette

“Defiance Station”

White Table Wine

2009

$18.50

Our Traminette commemorates the golden age of American railroads when Irish and German immigrants rode the rails west. Lots of Germans settled here along the KATY. The Missouri river valley reminded them of the Rhine. They planted grapes and made German-style wines, particularly whites. Our Traminette is a Gwertztraminer hybrid. It grows better here than its famous ancestor, and it produces a clear off-dry fruity wine like those found in the Rhine and Mosel valleys. For more about our Traminette visit our online store.

Prices as of May 15, 2013 are subject to change without notice.