We would like people to know, having our own winery has been a dream come true. Our winery is small, but you have to start somewhere and build your dream to bigger and better things. Nothing has been handed to us. We have accomplished this with hard work, sacrifice, determination & many long hours of never ending work.
It has taken five years to open the door.
If you have a dream and goal in life, don't let anyone or anything stand in your way of accomplishing that goal. It comes down to one simple thing, "how much you want it & how much your willing to work for it".
Lonnie, started making wine at the age of 22 . Wine making has been in his family since the 18th century. Lonnie also made wine in Germany while he was stationed there in the Army. Over the years he has produced the most sought after Norton wine in the state of Missouri. He is a small producer and believes in quality wines, not commercial quantity's. Our wines are all reserve wines limited quantities, all wines are aged in Missouri Oak Barrels. Our motto is Making Wine The Way It Was done Centuries Ago, using old world European traditions of wine making, grapes are had picked, every bottle is done by hand, no commercial equipment is used. These are traditions used by my ancestors which I incorporated today.
Lonnie Stonebraker - Wine Maker
Hand picking Missouri's official State Grape "Norton"