March 24, 2017

Crown Valley Winery Hires New Winemaker

South Africa native Alwyn Dippenaar has been named the new winemaker at Crown Valley Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.  Al, as he prefers to be called, arrived at Crown Valley Winery in March of 2012 to practice what he describes as a new world style of winemaking.“The new world style is more concentrated, rich with ripe fruit and higher in alcohol,"   he said.   Al said that he enjoys … [Read more...]

Seven Springs Winery In Missouri Grows Strategically

Just because a winery is new or small does not mean its business model is simple.    Consider Seven Springs Winery which has been in business only three and one half years and sells 13,000 gallons a year.  Owner Mike Bleile is already growing grapes for two of Missouri's most prominent wineries, running an on premise gourmet deli and working with an internationally known winemaker at another … [Read more...]