Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Ballas 2nd Anniversary Wine Tasting!

2nd Anniversary Big Wine Tasting!
The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO

Saturday June 29 from 1pm-4pm
$5 per person with reservations
$10 on June 29 at the door

CALL 314.989.0020 

Here is a partial list of the wines we will taste....
  • 2008 Penfolds Grange (only 1 bottle to taste until it is gone)
  •                    Rated 100/100 Wine Spectator
  •                    Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate
  • Parlay Longshot 2011
  • Parlay Bookmaker 2010
  • Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010 
  • Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2009
  • Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris 2012
  • Sean Minor Pinot Noir 2010
  • Win Gap Crown Chardonnay 2009
  • Mark Ryan Vincent 2011
  • Casey Flat Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  • Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011
  • W. Hansel Chardonnay Meadows Vineyard 2010
  • Open Range Red Blend 2009
  • Chapoutier Bila Haut Rouge 2011
  • Sanford Chardonnay 2010
  • Markham Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Stonestreet Legacy 2007
  • La Crema Pinot Gris 2012
  • Angela Pinot Noir 2009
  • Brewer Clifton Chardonnay
  • Melville Viognier
  • Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Rita 2011
  • Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah 2010
  • Merryvale Starmont Chardonnay 2010
  • Marietta Old Vine
  • White Knight Viognier 2011
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blanc
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noir
  • Vina Eguia Riserva 2007
  • Monchoff Riesling 2011
  • Ken Wright Pinot Noir 2010
  • Chapelle de  Bois Fleurie 2010
  • Marchiori & Barraud Malbec 2011
  • Cuvee de Maule 2009
  • Deforvilee Chardonnay No Oak 2011
  • Triumph Chardonnay
  • Triumph Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Triumph Sauvignon Blanc
  • Graff Piesporter
  • Matt Holliday Wine

Wines subject to change

2008 Penfolds Grange....$675 net
100 points | $850 | 330 cases imported | Red
An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins present but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040. From Australia.—H.S.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Spectator

Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label. Drink it from 2018 to 2035+.

Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate

Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita

In stock and online

Terra Incognita Bottle
Boulevard / Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita...$11.99
Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have once again embarked upon a journey into the unknown. It was in 2012 that we first convened to craft a beer for SAVOR attendees. And it’s that collaborative effort, aptly named Terra Incognita, which brought us together to relive our collective adventure in 2013—and this time we will release it out into the world.
Earlier this year, Sierra Nevada Head Brewer Steve Dresler and Boulevard Brewmaster Steven Pauwels met in Kansas City to create a blend of three components:
Terra Incognita aged in Templeton Rye barrels
Terra Incognita aged in a 2,000-gallon foudre
Fresh Terra Incognita dry-hopped with East Kent Golding

The end result is a, fittingly, earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of our two locations. The blend incorporates (roughly) 45% foudre-aged, 30% Templeton-aged, and 25% fresh dry-hopped beer—all aimed at showcasing some predominant oak characteristics with a subtle hint of earthy hops. Then just prior to bottling we added a dose of the wild yeast Brettanomyces, and allowed the beer to age for over three months.
In the spirit of two breweries joining forces, we encourage you to enjoy this beer with good friends (and good food), and then join us in eager anticipation as we wait for Terra Incognita to return yet again in 2014.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pegau releases.....

2010 Pegau Chateaneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve...$59.99 / 500ml
Yes, it is not a half bottle, it is a 2/3 of a bottle -- 500ml

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee, which I tasted from several foudres, is essentially equivalent in quality, but it has not yet been bottled. If I understood Paul Feraud correctly, he tends to prefer the 2009, but says Laurence prefers the 2010. In any event, this is one of those “pick’em” dilemmas. The 2010 is a fabulous wine of exceptional intensity, tremendous flavor authority and full-bodied power. It is slightly more reserved than the more flamboyant 2009, but of course it is still in foudre. Very rich with lots of Provencal herb, smoky, meaty, kirsch, black currant and blackberry notes, it is a stunningly viscous, thick and rich effort with a slightly more vibrant finish. This magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape should age for three decades or more based on how well the 1989 and 1990 are maturing. This 2010 should be bottled early next year, and released in Fall, 2013. 
Rated 96-98/100 The Wine Advocate

We scored some of the 2007 from the cellars of Pegau!

2007 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Capo....$419.99
For the fourth time, the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has been produced, and for the fourth time, it has received a perfect score although I might back off the 2000's perfect score based on the fact that it seems to be more of an upper-ninety point wine than pure perfection these days. The 2007 may come closest in style to the 1998, the debut vintage, although the tannins are sweeter and the wine is perhaps fatter and richer in the mouth. The alcohols in these cuvees can be very high, ranging from 16.1% in 2003, 15.8% in 2000, 16.3% in 1998, to 15.5% (the lowest ever) in 2007. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of smoked meats, Peking duck, licorice, lavender, aged beef, grilled steak blood, black currants, plums, sauteed cepes and soy. Enormously concentrated, broad, expansive and massive but not over the top, this is a tour de force in winemaking that is impossible to imagine unless one has a bottle to work through over the course of 4 to 5 hours. Although they advertise using all 13 authorized varietals, this wine is over 90% Grenache, largely from the famed La Crau section of Chateauneuf du Pape. They do have other vineyards from which they pull some of the fruit that goes into the Cuvee da Capo, including St.-Jean, Esquilons and occasionally Monpertuis. The 2007 seems to be broader, fatter, more unctuously textured and more flattering to drink at this stage than the 1998 was. In that sense, the evolutionary development may resemble their 2003s. The 2007 was bottled in February, 2010, and my anticipated drinking dates are 2014-2030+.
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

New Russian Standard Gold....

Russian Standard Gold Vodka...$28.99
Russian Standard Gold is a unique combination of classic vodka and carefully selected extracts of Siberian Ginseng, or "golden root" in Russian, adding vigour and vitality to celebrations.The product packaging - with its sumptuously embossed gold foiled label and one-of-a-kind gift box - embodies the true traditions of Russian generosity and gift giving. This is what makes Russian Standard Gold an ideal vodka to celebrate the many golden moments in life shared with friends, family and colleagues.

We also have....
Russian Standard Original...$19.99 LITER
Russian Standard Platinum...$21.99 / 750ml
(apparently gold is more expensive in Russian than platinum)

Limited Edition Flag Label Gin

Small’s American Dry Gin Limited Edition Flag Label...$28.99
This summer be a part of American gin history and make unique “liberty” cocktails using our American Dry Gin, Small’s. Share the story with the public about the 400 year history of modern gin while shaking libations and inform your people that the world of gin is not just London Dry. As we reclaim our lost small batch heritage we find ourselves amidst the most unique point in spirit history of the last 100 years. Never before have there been as many well made, artisinal products available. Never before have we had the explosion of flavors, aromas, styles and texture. 

We are delighted to be a part of this process and this Fourth of July, and summer, we hope you celebrate with our American Dry Fourth of July Gin Cocktails using Small’s.

Write your Congressmen and be a part of history affecting change in TTB law governing the definitions of gin and helping to create this new category, American Dry. Below is our letter that we encourage you to copy and write or email your Congressmen.


Dear Congressman,
RE: Chapter 4, Class and Type Designation for Spirits
We propose an amendment to the TTB Class and Type Designation under spirits for the category of gin under Title 27--Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms (gin standard of identity is below) for the primary reason that historical categories of gin (ie. London Dry, Old Tom and Geneva gins) are not given specificity for their historical styles. This is an egregious disservice to the consumer. Consumers have the right to know from where and what style of spirit it is they are consuming. Current gin definitions are vague and ambiguous such that a Geneva gin could be labeled London Dry without any oversite. Our secondary reason to request an amendment to the standards of identity is to foster appellation of spirits within the United States which would give greater regional specificity to American spirits and define more precisely the style and quality each spirit. Consumers deserve to have stronger oversite on distilled spirits much as we have a robust appellation process for vineyard land and wines in America.

Your Name

Subpart C—Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits
§ 5.22 The standards of identity.
(c) Class 3; gin. “Gin” is a product obtained by original distillation from mash, or by redistillation of distilled spirits, or by mixing neutral spirits, with or over juniper berries and other aromatics, or with or over extracts derived from infusions, percolations, or maceration of such materials, and includes mixtures of gin and neutral spirits. It shall derive its main characteristic flavor from juniper berries and be bottled at not less than 80° proof. Gin produced exclusively by original distillation or by redistillation may be further designated as “distilled”. “Dry gin” (London dry gin), “Geneva gin” (Hollands gin), and “Old Tom gin” (Tom gin) are types of gin known under such designations.

Recipe of the week: Makers Mark Bourbon Bacon Cookies

Taste them tomorrow at Forsyth Saturday June 29

Extra Notes:
This is one of my signature recipes, with two of my favorite things, bacon and bourbon, accented by chunks of rich, dark chocolate. The smoky, saltiness of the bacon pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the bourbon, chocolate and vanilla flavors. Honestly, these cookies will win you friends and admirers. No joke.

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Level: Intermediate

Makes 3 dozen cookies


  • 3 tablespoons Maker’s Mark® Bourbon  ***
  • 3/4 pound bacon, 1/4-inch dice (We used Jones Heritage)   ***
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt   ***
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup reserved bacon fat, chilled 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   ***    
  • 2 large eggs     ***
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces   ***
We drizzled Sweet Sophie Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup on top right after they came out of the oven!!!!!

***  In stock at The Wine and Cheese Place Forsyth

In a large sauté pan, cook out the diced bacon until the bacon pieces are golden and crisp. Remove the bacon pieces from the fat and drain on a paper towel. Strain the fat through a fine sieve and measure out a ½ cup of bacon fat and chill the bacon fat until it congeals and is set.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat the butter, chilled bacon fat, granulated sugar, light and dark brown sugars, vanilla and Maker’s Mark® Bourbon in large mixer bowl until it is well combined.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the cooked bacon pieces and chopped chocolate bits. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment-lined baking sheets at least 3 inches apart.
Bake in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Keep in a dry, airtight container for up to 5 days.

* A fattier sliced bacon is preferred, as lean bacon and turkey bacon will not work for this recipe.
** Use a dark chocolate with 65% cocoa or higher. Anything from a 65%-85% chocolate will work well.

New Ballas Anniversary Weekend!

New Ballas 2nd Anniversary 
Big Weekend Tastings!

Friday June 28th from 4-6pm


Saracco Moscato d'Asti
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio
Zuani Bianco
2006 Vajra Barolo Albe

2007 Collosorbo Brunello di Monalcino

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino bursts from the glass with freshly cut flowers, spices, rose petals and sweet red berries. The 2007 impresses for its poise and fabulous overall harmony, especially in the way expressive aromatics and fruit are woven together. I very much admire the wine’s feminine, gracious personality. This is a terrific showing from Collosorbo. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025." - Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

Kerry from Perennial will feature these
Perennial / Half Acre Plan B
Perennial Woodside Tripel
Perennila Aria

Plus we will have other beers to taste...
Ommegang Fleur to Houblon
Ommegang Gnomegang

Stift Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier
Stillwater Cellar Door
Deschutes / Great Lakes Smoked Porter
'tSmisje  Calva Reserva
Valeir Donker
Hantverksbryggeriet Baronen Barley Wine

Thursday, June 27, 2013

New - Ruhstaller (California)

Captain Frank Ruhstaller was California’s Premier Pioneer Brewer.
He embodied the Spirit of California, partnering with local hop
and barley farmers to grow the finest ingredients for his beers.

131 years later, Ruhstaller remains committed to the Captain’s
legacy. Our beer is made with California hops and barley, grown by
farmers we know and trust like Sean McNamara of Winters.

When you enjoy a Ruhstaller, you experience the rich, nuanced
flavors only California-grown ingredients can deliver.


Jan-Erik Paino, Founder

Ruhstaller 1881 California Red Ale – Kuchinski Hop Ranch...$5.99 / 22oz
BARLEY | California Metcalf & Copeland
HOPS | California Cascade, Columbus & Chinook
IBUs | 35
ABV | 5.6%
A true California Red Ale with all ingredients hailing from the Golden State. This hop-yard-specific version of our classic 1881 showcases the lively character and floral aromatics of California-grown hops followed by a clean, crisp finish.

Ruhstaller CAPT California Black IPA....$5.99 / 22oz
BARLEY | California Metcalf & Copeland
HOPS | CTZ, Cascade, Centennial & Citra
IBUs | 55
ABV | 7.6%

Our California Black IPA embodies Captain Frank Ruhstaller’s legacy, boldy balancing the bright citrus aroma and profile of an IPA with a surprisingly smooth, lightly-roasted chocolate malt body.

Flying Monkey Beers

In stock now!

Flying Monkey Amber Ale...$7.99 / 6pk
Flying Monkey Four Finger Stout...$7.99 / 6pk

Brewed in Weston, Missouri

Stillwater and Mikkeller Rauchstar

Stillwater / Mikkeller Rauchstar...$10.99 pint
Smoked beer collaboration
Rated 98 on RateBeer

Very limited barrel aged edition

Stillwater Mikkeller Barrel Aged Gypsy Tears...$14.99 / pint
This beer was made together with our good friends from Stillwater Artisanal at the danish brewery "Fanø Bryghus".
It is a stout, that has been fermented with Brettanomyces and aged in old Brunello Barrels. This gives a funkyness to the deep dark malts, that dominates the beer.
Cruising down the street smoking indo sipping on Gypsy Juice - laid back!

Rated 98 on RateBeer

New Imperial Porter

We are the first place in the U.S. to show distribution of this beer on RateBeer

Nomada Brewing Co. Royal Porter..$7.49 / 11.2oz
9.5% Imperial Porter

Rated 99 on RateBeer

Bon Appetit - Fresh Off the Boat: 10 Great New Imports from Around the World
A trio of Spanish beer-industry vets joined forces for Nómada, a peripatetic brewery specializing in full-flavored, thoroughly modern quaffs. Among the standouts you'll find the fruit-forward, caramel-nuanced Humala IPA and the Unlive Papaya Crash Edition, an imperial IPA fashioned with the tropical fruit.

What to drink: The creamy Royal Porter calls to mind chocolate pudding blended with coffee and raisins.

Fresh Off the Boat: 10 Great New Imports from Around the World

Evil Twin Low Life

Rated 98 on RateBeer for the style
Evil Twin Low Life Pilsner....$8.99 / 22oz

Style: Pilsner
Brewed: Westbrook Brewing Co. SC, USA
ABV: 5.5%
A clever woman once said; ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’. On that note we threw in a young, unacknowledged hoppy pilsner gave it a limp, wrinkly flavor and finished it off with an insulting high price that will give you a foul feeling in your mouth. That’s why we name Evil Twin Brewing’s Low Life the Golddigger of Beers.

Maraschino Cherries

Natural Maraschinos
Enjoy guilt-free indulgence! Oregon Cherry Growers is the first to develop maraschino cherries made of ingredients from 100% natural sources.

Royal Harvest Bordeaux Maraschino Cherries with Stems...$5.99 / 13.5 oz jar
Featuring the full bodied, mouth filling flavors of a fresh Bing cherry, the Bordeaux Maraschino is quickly becoming the ingredient of choice in the finest restaurants. Made 100% from natural food sources, it’s the perfect addition to desserts, fresh salads, meat glazes and dark chocolate. The robust taste of Bordeaux naturally pairs to the following: (foods) anise, balsamic, coriander, lemon; (wines) Pinot Noir, Port, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah; (liquor) Brandy.
Ingredients: Cherries, Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Fruit & Vegetable Concentrates (color), Natural Flavor.

Royal Harvest™ Nature's Maraschino Cherries with Stems..$5.99 / 13.5 oz jar
Enjoy guilt free indulgence! Nature’s Maraschino is 100% made from natural sources using only fruit and vegetable concentrates and real sugar. Its wild cherry flavor complements any food and beverage. Nature’s Maraschino Cherries pair nicely with the following: (foods) almonds, apricots, caramel, cheese (brie, goat, ricotta, gorgonzola), chocolate (dark, white), cream, cream cheese, crème fraîche, currants (red), kirsch, lemon, mint, vanilla; (wines) Pinot Noir, Port, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah; (liquors) Armagnac, Brandy, Cognac, Grand Marnier.

Ingredients: Cherries, Water, Sugar, Citric Acid, Fruit & Vegetable Concentrates (color), Natural Flavor.

Old South Tomolives!

Pickled Green Tomatoes!
Back in stock!

Old South Tomolives...$3.49 /  8oz jar

No, it’s not an olive, but a unique pickled tomato grown from our exclusive seed. Hand-picked, cured, and finished in small batches. Tomolives make the “Ultimate”martini garnish and will liven any relish tray!
Ketel One Vodka has chosen the Tomolive® as the exclusive garnish for its signature "Ultimate Martini".

Craft Beer Bowling League!

4 Hands Brewing and Flamingo Bowl present...

contact for more info and to join

Excel Brewing, Breese, Illinois

In stock at Forsyth and online

Excel Carlyle Lake Lager...$8.99 / 6pk
"It's a delightful drinking beer made of barley and corn with a light hop character.  This brewing process (lagering) takes 3 times longer than the other beers that Excel produces.  Carlyle Lake lager is a classic American Pilsner.  It's truly an anytime beer!

Excel Shoal Creek Wheat...$8.99
"Shoal creek Wheat is made from water taken from the local Shoal Ceek.  This beer is a German-style Hefeweizen giving a crisp beer with a balance of sweet malt.  The hazy gold beers supports on off white tightly beaded whipped cream foamy head.

Excel Eastside IPA....$9.49
"California breweries are known for their distinctively American take on the classic English style: India Pale Ale.  Heavily hopped, Excel Eastside IPA brings to the forefront notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and pine with a dry finish.  Here at Excel, we're brewing up some West Coast flavors on the East Side.

Excel Ctira...$8.99 / 6pk
"Excel Ctira is a blonde ale that is made from simple ingredients with a light hop character.  the citrus flavor is derived from the hops during the brewing process and from the addition of natural lemon and orange flavor.  This makes Citra refreshing and very drinkable."

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New Chieftain releases

1998 Chieftain Laphroaig Islay 14 Year Old Cask Strength....$119.99
ABV: 60.5%
Cask Number 8600
Bottles produced 257
Distilled September 1998
Bottled March 2013

2000 Chieftains Linkwood Speyside 12 Year Old....$73.99
ABV: 46%
Bottles produced: 329
Distilled: June 2000
Bottled: March 2013

1989 Chieftains Miltonduff Speyside 22 Year Old Cask Strength...$189.99
ABV: 55.1%
Cask Number: 18
Bottles produced: 305
Distilled: November 1989
Bottled: August 2012

1992 Chieftains Glentauchers Speyside 20 Year Old Cask Strength...$159.99
ABV: 59.9%
Cask Number: 6016
Bottles produced: 265
Distilled: September 1992
Bottled: March 2013
A rare bottling from Glentauchers, we do not see many bottles of Glentauchers in the U.S.   Glentauchers is used a lot in blending for Chivas Regal, Teachers and Ballantines.

1997 Chieftains Glenrothes Speyside 15 Year Old...$79.99
ABV: 46%
Bottles produced: 342
Distilled: September 1997
Bottled: March 2013

22 Year Old Macallan

Rare and limited, only 330 bottles produced.

1991 Samaroli Macallan....$299.99
Distilled: 1991
Bottles: 2013
Age: 22 Years
Bottles produced: 330This single malt is a dualism of fragrance and harmony. Fresh, generous and rich.  Mint, rosemary and herbs complement the sensation of chocolate and leather, that finishes with a touch of peat.  Complex and intriguing.

Abita Lemon Wheat

Abita Lemon Wheat in stock now!
Lemon Wheat (May-September) is a crisp, refreshing beer made with lemon peel for a fresh citrus taste and aroma. This unfiltered brew has a hazy, golden color and is made with lager and wheat malts, Centennial hops and Biere de Garde yeast. This brew is an excellent choice with many dishes. It pairs wonderfully with salads if the dressing is not too sweet. Great with shrimp, lobster or any fish, even the most delicate.

ABV 4.4%
IBU 18

Jefferson's Presidential Select 21 Year old

Jefferson's Presidential Select 21 year Old...$109.99

Limited - 1 bottle per person
First come first served at Forsyth
No reservations

Monday, June 24, 2013

Rock Hill Tastings!

Open House Liquor Tasting!

reservations not needed

Mad Buffalo Whiskey
June 28, 2013 from 5pm-7pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road - Rock Hill Missouri
Meet Chris Burnette, Head distiller and presidient
From Union, Missouri
In stock and online now

Mad Buffalo Brewing Thunderbeast Storm
Moonshine Corn Whiskey...$27.99
Mad Buffalo Brewing Company, Inc. is a small, family-owned company that focuses on high quality, hand-crafted distilled spirits produced in small batches. Each inspired by our distinct family traditions. The Mad Buffalo Distillery, owned and operated by the Mad Buffalo Brewing Company, Inc., is a craft, small-batch producer of ultra-premium spirits that includes vodka, whiskey, rum, absinthe, gin, moonshine and other products. We focus on the “craft” in craft distillation. We consider ourselves to be artisans first, and beverage producers second. Everything we do revolves not only around the finished product, but how it comes into being. Our processes, traditional in nature, have been learned, honed, and crafted into a modern day replication of traditional methods. We still do most everything by hand. From malting our own grain, to our hand-crank grain mill, to actually stirring our mash, we focus on what is best for our product.Located in Union, Missouri, Shawnee Bend Farms has been in the family for nearly 50 years and serves as the backdrop for the Distillery. It is a serene place where the neighbors are as close as family. Which is good, since we value our community, our friends, and our family. We work diligently to maintain a good relationship with the surrounding residents and include them in our plans when possible. We also work to ensure that they, if they are able and willing, are looked to first before looking to outside local vendors. We try to keep it “in the family.”

Open House Wine Tasting!
reservations not needed

June 29, 2013 from 12pm-3pm
The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road - Rock Hill Missouri
Sean from Terra Firma will be tasting a selection of wines (TBA)