Here’s a short story for you.

A bare-chested young guy is sipping an ice-cold drink on a blazing hot day in July while he surveys the scene in front of him.  He’s standing on a ledge that towers over a raging, boulder-strewn whitewater river.  Abruptly, he takes a deep breath and puts the drink down.

You know what happens next.

Thirty-one years ago this month—but really, it seems like yesterday—we took the plunge and opened the winery, the first in Warren County since Prohibition.  It was a well-calculated dive, we thought at the time.  After all, what could possibly go


Well, where do we start?  We’ve been through the Great Floods of 1986 (our very first vintage), 1993, and 1995 (and many others that were near-Great); grapevine failures (especially 4 acres of Chardonel, but also several acres of Cayuga White, Léon Millot, Noiret, Villard Blanc, Villard Noir, and V-65.232); attacks by ravenous and relentless wildlife (birds, deer, and an ever-burgeoning population of grape-crazy raccoons); the recent explosion of parasitic “mock-wineries” (which excel only in deceptive and self-aggrandizing marketing, not in actual winemaking); and, most lamentably, the death of our co-founder, the much-loved Jim.

After all that, how can it be that we’re still here?

That’s another story.

It seems that, despite the aforementioned adversity and more than a few self-inflicted wounds, some things have gone


our 30+-year-old vineyards continue to sustain us (in fact, under the supervision of our Heir Apparent, they are producing the best fruit we have ever had); because of that great fruit quality, we have been very fortunate in wine competitions (most recently, we were stunned to learn that our Cabernet Franc was awarded “Best of Class” at the prestigious Los Angeles International Wine Competition); our employees remain incredibly friendly and good-looking (the owner, as you may know, not so much); and most importantly, YOU have stood by us over all these years, through our missteps and setbacks—beyond any doubt, we simply cannot do this without you.

So now, we would like to propose a toast:  to all the years, to all the friends and loved ones, to all the lessons learned, and to you.  But we have to say, something feels wrong here.  Does a toast on paper really count?  Shouldn’t we be toasting at a cozy gathering, with great friends, great food, and abundant vino?  Therefore, please come visit us and allow us to do this right at our upcoming31st Anniversary Wine Dinner Menu

Phone 636-433-2245 to place your reservation.



On Case purchases

During our Anniversary Sale, take

$100 OFF

any case of 12 bottles (limit 1 Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon per case. VinoShipper orders are not eligible – sorry!).

Shop Online, or Call 636-433-2245 to place an order.

Shipped Orders may be delayed due to hot temperatures.

Live music blumenhof winery missouri

Friday 7/13

HAPPY HOUR ($3 wine by the glass), 4 – 6 p.m.

STUART JOHNSON (jazz/roots), 5 – 8 p.m.

Saturday 7/14

MARK MOEBECK (classic rock), NOON – 3 p.m.

GARDEN PARTY BAND (country/rock), 5 – 8 p.m.

Sunday 7/15

RICK CURTRIGHT (classic rock), 2 – 5 p.m.

Friday 7/20

HAPPY HOUR ($3 wine by the glass), 4 – 6 p.m.

PETE SIGMUND (blues/classics), 5 – 8 p.m.

Saturday 7/21

TAYLOR FEIGHERY (indie rock), NOON – 3 p.m.


Sunday 7/22

SCOTTIE KEMP (blues/rock/country), 2 – 5 p.m.