Vignoles (pronounced veen-yole) is a French-American hybrid grape that has gained massive popularity in Missouri because not only does it grow well in our demanding Midwest climate, but it makes deliciously fruity wines. Vignoles wines are made in a wide range of sweetness levels from dry, to decadently sweet dessert wines, and everything in between, most commonly semi-sweet and full of flavor.
August cues the winding down of summer activities, but a glass of Vignoles is the perfect way to hang on to the stress-free, summer fun all month long. Celebrate Vignoles Month in Missouri wine country this August.
Fifteen percent of all grapes grown in the Show Me state are Vignoles. Their wines are known for fragrances of fresh cut tropical fruit. This refreshing varietal boasts citrus, floral and tropical flavors which make it a great choice on hot summer days. Vignoles is a food friendly wine; fresh fruit and spicy dishes pair especially well with Vignoles. Sweet cuts heat and a glass of Vignoles will help put out the fire from your favorite spicy foods.
During the month of August, Missouri wineries will feature Vignoles with wine releases, special events, themed tastings and much more. With 130+ wineries and 11 wine trails in Missouri wine country, what are you waiting for?
Head out to a nearby winery and experience Vignoles – it’s the perfect way to celebrate a unique grape variety and an award-winning wine industry dating back more than 160 years.