- 1669 Pine Ridge Trail
Park Hills, MO 63601
- Wine Tasting
- Tasting offered: Yes
- Price: $4.00
- Mon: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- Tue: No hours specified
- Wed-Sun: 11:00am - 7:00pm
- Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter.
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Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Nov 05, 2012
Favorite Wine: Chambourcin
Neat little rural winery in St. Francois Co. I liked the rustic setting, and that the owner was available for a tasting even on a Wednesday afternoon as I was driving to Louisiana. The wines were distinctive, and I picked up a bottle of Chambourcin as a housewarming gift. The owner has the passion to make great wine, and he's definitely working towards a goal.
Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Jan 22, 2012
Very stingy with the tasting!! 4.00 and the wines were not that great. The owner wasnt the nicest,almost like we were a burden!
Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Oct 13, 2010
Norton Wine Review: St. Francois Winery took a bit of out-of-the-way driving to find in Park Hills, MO, but was situated in a lovely, well manicured setting. This was a small operation with a pleasant winery tasting bar room and outdoor seating for limited size groups. Though there was a $4 per person tasting charge, my wife and I both paid only a total of $2 since we did not wish to keep the tasting glasses. The tart with little fruit flavors Chardonel came from vines planted in 1993. This was one of the first years that this vine was available from Cornell University. Here we learned the interesting story why the Traminette (Gewürztraminer x Riesling) grape could not be patented by Cornell as its hybridizing came via Illinois. This wine had a pleasant sweetness. St. Francois Winery had an exceptional dry treatment for their Chambourcin which I found interesting, but not typical to what I’ve gown accustom to enjoying. The “Cynthiana” Norton wine seemingly was a non-vintage year production which was enhanced with only a 5% blending of Chambourcin wine. To both of us this selection had a degree of musky aromas with earthy tastes. Also available were a few semi-dry and sweet wines which balanced out the offerings for visitors. If you plan on taking wine notes, be sure to bring your own pen and paper since such will not be offered to you or available upon asking.
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