April 23, 2017

Still Waiting for Midwest Growing Season

St. Genevieve WineryElaine Hoffmeister Mooney, winemaker at Sainte Genevieve Winery sixty miles south of St. Louis, reports that budbreak still has not occurred.   "We're hoping they (the buds) stay that way for as long as possible. It's supposed to get down to 34 later this week, which isn't bad, but that's the St. Louis forecast, and we could be colder here," she said.  "We have gotten a lot … [Read more...]

Sainte Genevieve Winery Authentic For 30 Years

On Interstate 55 heading south from St. Louis into Missouri wine country,  there's a clever billboard from the Missouri Wine & Grape Board imploring drivers to "Shop Local, Sip Local."  But before there were "local" movements of any kind,  there were pioneer Midwestern winemakers,  like the Hoffmeisters of Sainte Genevieve winery, who made wine as a labor of love and continue to do so … [Read more...]