Independence Uncorked 2015

Independence Uncorked is a wine festival in Independence, MO on the grounds of the Bingham-Waggoner estate, on September 12, 2015. It is sponsored by the Rotary Club and there were about 20 different wineries there, plus some people selling snacks or crafts. When you pay to get in they give you a stemless wine glass which is your glass for the day, so you have a lovely keepsake and you don’t have to use plastic cups. The wineries usually bring just a few different wines to taste but it is a great way to sample a lot of wines from a lot of wineries all over Missouri in one day. There were so many wineries present that we were unable to try them all, so here are the ones we tried.

Terre Beau

100 Lynn St
Dover, MO 64022

Cannonball Red – a good Concord, my favorite


3158 MO 265
Branson, MO 65616

Table Rock White – pretty good
Rose – ok

Sugar Loaf Winery

66 Feline Ln
Camdenton, MO 65020

Foxy Red – spicy and the sweetest but not awesome
Blushed Pelican – meh
Vignoles – meh

Wenwood Farm Winery

1132 Brick Church Rd, County Road 406
Bland, MO 65014

Creek Bed Red – was very tart but drinkable
Silver Dick – surprisingly sweet, named after a politician

Mallinson Vineyard

3029 N River Blvd
Independence, MO 64050

Citrine is their sweetest white and it wasn’t very sweet oh well

Tipple Hill

10510 SE Hwy 36
Easton, MO 64443

Green Apple – like a green apple
Tropical Fruit Temptation – like a pina colada
Blueberry – like blueberry
Black Cherry – not as good as the other 3 but a nice sweet oasis in this festival. They also had a sangria slush that we didn’t try.

Casa de Loco

442 Riverbird Ln
Camdenton, MO 65020

Kona Port – port with coffee in it, it’s unusual but pretty good
Casa Cooler – a sweet sparkling wine they had on tap
Rojo Loco – an ok red wine, somewhat sweet
White Trashindel – kind of a blush and white, not great but it would make a great gag gift for a wine snob

Baltimore Bend

27150 US 24
Waverly, MO 64096

Sweet Beginnings – sour and meh
Just Peachy – nice and peachy, the best

Albonée Country

2200 S Crenshaw Rd
Independence, MO 64057

Catawba – did not like
Jubilee – the sweetest they brought, it was complex and spicy and oaky but I didn’t like it


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