'A Taste of the Holidays' wine trail Nov. 10-11 | Arts & Culture
CAPE GIRARDEAU AND PERRY COUNTIES, MO (KFVS) - Six wineries have joined together to create Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail.
Wineries on the trail include three in Perry County - The Barrens Winery in Perryville, Hemman Winery in Brazeau and Tower Rock Vineyard and Winery in Altenburg, and three in Cape Girardeau County - Rothbrick Winery in Jackson, Hunter Valley Winery in Cape Girardeau and Apple Creek Winery in Friedham.
"The six wineries are alike in that we all are family owned and operated, but each has its unique appeal," said Bonnie Hemman, co-owner of Hemman Winery and the original organizer of the trail. "Together we offer a diversity of experiences and wines, from dry and semidry varieties to sweet and fruity offerings. Among the six of the wineries, there's something for everyone."
The trail's event, "A Taste of the Holidays," is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11. Each of the six wineries will offer a fine wine paired with a savory holiday treat, ranging from cheese fondue to glazed meatballs to desserts. Event tickets are available at each winery. A ticket purchased in advance is $20 and $25 if purchased the days of the event; a ticket for a designated driver is only $15. Ticket price includes a souvenir wine glass, while supplies last.
Those who have their ticket stamped at all six wineries during the two-day event are entered to win a lavish gift basket.
"We invite folks to kick off the holiday season with an event that allows them to visit six wineries over two days' time to sample a variety of wines, delicious foods and a range of experiences," Hemman said.
Mississippi River Hills Trail is Missouri's eighth wine trail. It stretches 40 miles, from the center of Perry County southward through northern Cape Girardeau County. The trail has easy access to I-55 and U.S. Highway 61 and is only 75 miles south of St. Louis and less than 10 miles north of Cape Girardeau.
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