Thursday, October 7, 2010

Missouri Wineries: Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery

Discover Missouri Wineries:  Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery

Nick Bommarito, Owner and Senior Winemaker and his daughter Cathleen Bommarito Manley have been partners in wine making since 1995 when they began planting Norton grapes in the land behind their family home.  They continued to acquire adjacent property (most recently at 11 acres) and their plantings now include North, Vignole, Chambourcin, and St. Vincent, and the Vidal Blanc vines which were added in 2009.  The wines they produce reflect the influences of the soil, climate, and of course the grapes themselves.

You will enjoy meeting members of their family as you visit the Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery tasting room, which is open year-round on Saturdays & Sundays.

In the winter months you will find a roaring fire in the fireplace, keeping their tasting room warm and cozy and can accommodate up to 24 guests.  Each year they work to present a new wine item, so be sure to inquire on your visit.  On rare occasions, Lemoncello (winemaker Cathy's specialty) will be brought out for a tasting; her recipe comes from Sicily, and has been modified with Cathy's own special touch.

Be sure to visit them during the weekends of October 2010 for the celebration of Oktobefest, the end of the Harvest Season.  Each weekend they will feature a food selection created by "Wine  Country Gourmet "Chef Mark Bommarito"

Visit the Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery website for details on hours and special events.  They are located 10 miles east of Hermann Hill Bed & Breakfast Vineyard Inn; we hope you will plan to stay with us as you tour the great Missouri Wineries!

Peggy and Terry Hammer Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Monday, October 4, 2010

Missouri Wineries: Bias Winery

Discover Missouri Wineries:  Bias Winery

Kirk and Carol Grass became owners of the Bias Winery, a small, family-owned winery, in June of 2004.

Theirs is a story of a passion that evolved into a career.  They had moved from St. Louis to New Haven Missouri in 1991 and a friend took them on a tour of the area wineries.  They saw the Bias Winery sign and fell in love with the property.  It was a place they could unwind and relax and enjoy Jubilee Red, Carol's favorite wine. 

Jubilee Red continues to be one of the best-selling wines at Bias Winery, but the most popular these days is Strawberry Weisser Fleider.

The Grasses are committed to preserving the wine making traditions started by the winery founder, Jim Bias.  Stop in and sample the wines being produced from grapes off their vines ... their vineyard is just 600 feet from their winery!

Don't miss their calendar of events posted on the Bias Winery website ... including Oktoberfest each weekend in October 2010.   The winery is open 7 days a week (excluding Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years), see their website for details hours.  They are located just 7 miles east of Hermann, Missouri.

When planning your tour through the Missouri Wineries, make Hermann Hill Bed &Breakfast and Vineyard  Inn your lodging choice!

Peggy and Terry Hammer Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts