In Missouri, where we have "lovely" winters filled with deep cold, ice, snow, and lack of sunshine, spring arrives like a long lost friend and the Dogwood blossom is the smile on its face. It warms you up a bit and reminds you that glorious above-freezing times in the sunshine are on the horizon. We …

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Storybook Red

Our Grandfather, Melvin Dale, bought the farm where the vineyards are planted and where the winery sits in the 1950s. He tried some of the conventional routes of farming in the Midwest- pigs, horses, hay etc. Through the years hay turned out to be the most viable option and his kids and subsequent grandkids can …

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Holiday Schedule and Closing for Winter

The crisp autumn air, ageing pumpkins, and falling leaves are upon us and it is magnificent to witness the harvest and foliage transformation in the vineyard: After a long season of pruning, mowing, spraying, chasing deer, flicking beetles, and general toiling; it is an admittedly peaceful feeling to see the vineyard begin to go to …

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