Congratulations to Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery
(Lee’s Summit, Mo.)…A locally-produced wine has been chosen as the best wine in Missouri. Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery in Lee’s Summit won the 2012 Missouri Governor’s Cup (the state of Missouri’s most prestigious wine award) for its Strother Ridge Vignoles Semi Sweet. Judges in the 2012 Missouri Wine Competition chose the Vignoles from almost 300 wines.
The presentation of the Governor’s Cup culminated the 2012 Missouri Wine Competition, a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines. The Governor’s Cup recognizes the best wine in the state, determined by a panel of eight national judges and one industry judge from across the U.S. who conduct blind tastings. Throughout the course of the competition, judges passed out 47 gold medals, 87 silver medals and 82 bronze medals. 38 Missouri wineries participated in this year’s competition.
“This competition truly showcases the top wines in Missouri,” said Jim Anderson, Executive Director of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board. “This year, more wines were entered and more medals were awarded than ever before, which is a direct reflection of the quality of wines Missouri is producing.”
Brett Euritt is the owner at Stonehaus Farms. His parents opened the winery in 1996. Euritt says, “This is the first time the Missouri Governor’s Cup has gone to a wine produced west of Hermann, Missouri. I am grateful for this recognition and hope it helps puts wineries on the west side of Missouri on the map.”
Stonehaus Farms produces dry, semi sweet, fruit and dessert wines…all of which are produced from grapes grown in Missouri, and all of which can be sampled in the winery’s tasting room. The property also has two event facilities and can host weddings, parties or other special events for up to 225 guests. More information is available at www.stonehausfarms.com.