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How Missouri Helped the Wine World (Virtual Event)

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How Missouri Helped the Wine World (Virtual Event)

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Get a taste of the unique history Missouri scientists played in saving the global wine industry, and sip the regional wines that make Missouri famous today. On Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. ET, join Museum Curator Nezka Pfeifer of the Missouri Botanical Garden, who has curated the current exhibition, Grafting the Grape: American Grapevine Rootstock in Missouri and the World, for conversation and a virtual tour of the exhibit. AWS Director of Education and St. Louis native Aaron Mandel will discuss in more detail the characteristics and qualities of Norton, the historic grape that remains a cornerstone of the Missouri wine industry. Registration and participation are FREE.

Taste Some Missouri Norton
After learning about Missouri’s contributions, we’ll get a chance to taste distinctive wines made from a unique grape variety — Norton, sometimes referred to as Cynthiana. Learn how Norton’s unique characteristics require a careful hand in the cellar. You can find out more and taste two well-regarded Nortons from storied Missouri producer Stone Hill Winery. If you have never had Norton, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. In 2020, Stone Hill Norton was honored as Best Native Wine in the American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition.

Get the Wine and a Deal
Aaron will discuss two Nortons from the historic Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, MO. Stone Hill’s Legacy stretches back 170 years, to a time when Hermann made more wine by volume than Bordeaux.
Stone Hill Winery 2017 Missouri Norton (AWS Wine Competition Best Native Grape Winner)
Stone Hill Winery Cross J Norton

Please use discount code AWS2021 for a 10 % discount applied to those two wines. Please order before Sept. 24 to ensure you receive the wines in time.
Of course, wines are not required to participate in this free lecture and tasting. Be more efficient: pool your orders or team up with other AWS members or friends for a watch party.

Stone Hill can only ship to the following states: AK*, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MN, MI, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
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October 3
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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