|The entrance to the tasting room is upstairs to the left.|
|One of the winery dogs.|
While we were sampling, owner Clyde Gill offered tastes of some enchiladas he's just made. It was a nice gesture, and it seemed to be just a part of the flow at Peaceful Bend.
Under and around the shade of tall trees, we found a sprawling installation with several segments of distinct architecture. It was fun just to walk around and look at the building.
Missouri Wine Snob notes
Courtois: A Vidal with more citrus than Heinrich’s.
Dry Creek White: A Viognier with a strong mineral element and high alcohol content.
Norton: This Norton, like others on this tour, is smooth, tempering the impetuous aspects of this variety.
Meramec Red: A blend of Chambourcin and Norton. We have found that this blend always seems to make a good wine. This one has great body and strong oak.
Whittenburg: A blend of Cayuga and Chardonel, similar to a Moscato but not too sweet.
Forché Renault: Another boldly oaked red, made with Noiret grapes. This one is a worthy change of pace; we don’t see Noiret much in Missouri ...
... and it's fun to find a good wine
made of nonstandard grapes!
|Down the stairs and around the corner, the building sprawls.|