Fall - November 2013
All the grapes and pears have been harvested, crushed and pressed. The wine is now slowly maturing in the tanks. It's time to slow down a bit and enjoy the holiday season coming up! The autumn colors are just about at their peak, and the aromas of fallen leaves fill the air. It's a wonderful time of year for a visit to Riverwood Winery where you can sample handcrafted wines made from locally-grown grapes and fruit, and enjoy an outstanding charcuterie tray or other small plate from our kitchen. We have live music, yoga, international wine tasting, live theater, and hot
buttered pretzels on the schedule for this month, and we'll have a crackling fire in the firepit on the weekends weather permitting.
We hope you can join us for some fun events, good food and good wine!
Holiday fun continues this weekend! Here's more information on the fun things we have planned for you this week and weekend!
Wednesday thru Sunday, December 4 - 8: Hot Spiced Wine! Sports on the Big Screen! Yoga!
We'll have rich and warming hot spiced wine available all week. Perfect for sipping by the fireside or a firepit! We'll also have available for sale the wines used to make the hot spiced wine with spice packets and recipe cards on the neck.
Saturday and Sunday, we'll have sports on the big screen in the auditorium.
Sunday is Yoga day! 9:30am - 11:30am A great way to unwind and de-stress as the holiday season gets into full swing. An hour of yoga led by certified yoga instructor Marilyn Gibson followed by a glass of wine and light fare. Reservations and prepayment required. $15; Call 816-579-9797 to reserve your spot.
Coming in November & December -- Make your Reservations!
A Live Staged Reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Saturday, November 30th and Sunday, December 15th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. $14.00 per person.
Local actors Scott Cox, Wayne Day, Patrick Simpson and Dawn Stevenson, dressed in period costumes, will bring the words of Charles Dickens to vivid life on the Riverwood stage as they present the timeless holiday favorite A Christmas Carol. Bring the whole family and relax with a bottle of wine or a warm mug of mulled wine and listen to the story you know and love. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on his haunted journey through Christmases past, present, and future. Your ears will be delighted by Dickens' prose and your heart will be warmed by this classic tale which never grows old. (Reservations required; See the date listing on our Events page for more information.)
"If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors." Sir Walter Scott
New Riverwood Wine Releases: Moscato, Blueberry, and Asian Pear!
We are pleased to release three new wines:
Our Moscato is delightfully sweet and delicious. A nice wine to sip chilled, it pairs well with spicy dishes.
Our Blueberry wine is rich and sweet and has just picked blueberry flavor. It's great as a dessert wine of after-dinner wine with chocolates or cheesecake!
Our labels have now been approved and we are now ready to release our first production of Asian Pear wine. Asian Pears are often called "apple pears" in the grocery store and are typically sold with protective netting around the fruit and priced at $1.00 or more per fruit! Those grocery store pears, however, were likely grown in California or South America. The pears used to make Riverwood Asian Pear Wine were grown on our 300-tree orchard at our Estate Vineyards location! Harvested at the peak of ripeness, the pears have wonderful hints of butterscotch and vanilla and are incredibly juicy and sweet! Our pears (as well as all of our grapes) are sustainably grown without the use of insecticides or herbicides so the bees and butterflies have a safe place to roam! Come on out and try this luscious wine!
We hope to see you soon!
David & Ginah
October 4, 2013
David was interviewed by Greg Miller of Fox 26 News, St Joe, October 4, 2013, on "The Business of Wine." Click here to view the video: http://www.newspressnow.com/multimedia/videos/news/video_33923650-23be-5480-8e44-bafb553650b2.html?mode=nogs
Single Malt Scotch Flights
Try a flight of Single Malt Scotch Whisky! Six or three 1/2 ounce drams presented on a white oak plank along with a description of each of the whiskies and a bottle of purified water. We have a wonderful selection of whisky from each of the regions of Scotland with an array of fascinating aromas and flavors, from smoky and peaty, to light and dark, to sweet, nutty, fruity and chocolatey! $18.00 for the six dram flight; $9.00 for the three dram flight; $15.00 for a single 2 ounce dram.
From Our Riverwood Kitchen
We offer several trays from our kitchen to pair perfectly with our wines! For a descritpion of the delicious offerings, see From Our Kitchen.
The Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail
Please visit the wineries on Missouri's newest wine trail -- The Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail. The wineries on the trail are Riverwood, Belvoir, Fence Stile, Jowler Creek, Ladoga Ridge, Pirtle, Van Till Family Farm, and Windy Wine Company. We are looking forward to some great wine trail events in the months and years ahead! Check out the wine trail website nwmissouriwine.com for more information.
A True "Taste of Place" - Come taste for yourself!
Our wines are fermented, barreled, aged, blended and bottled either at our tasting room location or at our vineyard location. Truly local wines, with a genuine "Taste of Place'! We have something for all palates -- a crisp dry white Chardonel; a semi-sweet white, a medium-bodied dry oak-aged red Chambourcin; a robust, full-bodied red Cynthiana/Norton with a hint of sweetness; and three rich and luscious port-style wines (a white, a red, and a chocolate cherry). We use oak barrels made in Missouri for our barrel aged wines -- Missouri wine aged in Missouri oak! Please come out to try our local, handcrafted wines.
Weston Brewing Company Beer Now Available!
We now have available in our cooler a variety of beers from the Weston Brewing Company! For you beer lovers, try something that was craft brewed just 7.5 miles down the road from the winery! It doesn't get much more local than that!
Check our Events to see all the fun we have lined-up for the month!
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Riverwood Estate Vineyards and Barn: Now Accepting Reservations for Vineyard and Barn Weddings and Events!
Our Estate Vineyards and historic tobacco barn are now available for vineyard weddings, barn weddings, receptions, wine dinners, reunions, parties and corporate events and retreats! Check our Weddings/Private Events page for additional information. See the Photo Gallery for more pictures.
All month! Hot Spiced Wine!
Wednesday thru Sunday, December 4 - 8 Hot Spiced Wine!
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 - 8, all day: Sports on the big screen in the auditorium
Sunday, December 8, 9:30 am
Yoga and Wine! At our Tasting Room location. $15, reservations and prepayment required. 816-579-9797
Saturday, December 14, 11am - 5pm, Great Northwest Wine Trail Holiday Festival Free treats!
Along with all of the wineries on our Great Northwest Wine trail, we'll have Hot Spiced Wine available for sale and a free treat all day!
Sunday, December 15, 2 - 4pm.
Live theatrical event: Reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol! $14, reservations and prepayment required. 816-579-9797 or click here for a secure link to pay online.
For More Information and Events, see our Events page.
TASTING ROOM HOURS
Wed- Sat 11am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
CLOSED: Monday and Tuesday and major holidays.
Our Estate Vineyard and Barn location is open for special events and by reservation only.
Our Tasting Room and Gift Shop is centrally located between Weston, MO and Atchison, KS on Highway 45, just 7.5 miles north of Weston and 8 miles south and east of Atchison.
Our Estate Vineyards and Barn are located in the Missouri River bluffs approximately three miles from the Tasting Room.
We are located north of Kansas City in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff wine country. We offer friendly hospitality, gourmet foods, and entertaining and enlightening events. We are committed to using environmentally friendly, sustainable practices, both in the vineyard and in producing our wines. We use no pesticides or artificial fertilizers in the vineyard. Our wines are carefully handcrafted in small batches -- fermented, barreled, aged, blended and bottled at our tasting room location or at our vineyard location. Truly local wines, with a genuine "Taste of Place"! Relax, enjoy, expand your horizons!