Mt. Pleasant Winery offers visitors a free wine tasting and an opportunity to join an educational winery tour. This winery in Branson has been producing the most sought-after wines for the past 150 years. Many wine enthusiasts in the region have remarkably favored the award-winning wines of Mt. Pleasant Winery as their top choice. The first wine facility was established in Augusta, MO which is 3 and a half hours north of Branson. The winery in Augusta maintained 12 varieties of grapes on 78 acres. This wine facility in Augusta have won numerous prestigious awards for more than two decades since it was first established.
After the successful operation of the wine facility in Augusta, Mt. Pleasant Winery in Branson was opened in April 2008 and was made a distribution point of wine products for both facilities. Tourists visiting the 9,200 square foot wine facility in Branson can have the chance to get samples of wines to bring them home. Tourists to the winery can shop for its award-winning wines, receive sample of their prestigious wines and can even request a bottle of wine of their own from 600-gallon French oak barrel.
Mount Pleasant Winery in Branson features daily winery tours and wine tasting. They charge $5 tasting fee to interested visitors in tasting wines. The winery also offers visitors Wine 101 classes, where they are taught how to pair wines with food and learn the intricacies of wine tasting. The fee for Wine 101 classes is $15 per person with schedules at 2 pm on Wednesdays and 11 am on Saturdays.
Grapes processed as wine at Mt. Pleasant Winery are grown on the hillsides that are not susceptible to frosts and floods. These hillsides areas allow sun exposure that also have access to south easterly breezes. Hillside grape farming involves agricultural techniques that provide the highest quality of grapefruits year in and year out. The vine tree takes five years to bear full fruit production. Every year Mount Pleasant plants additional vines to keep up the demand for wines. The vines are grown with the use of viticulture, a grape growing system that is economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially supportive.
When the grapes are harvested from the vineyard, it is then transported to the facility for crushing and pressing into juice. When the extraction of the juice from the grapes are finished it will be transported through underground pipes to large tanks and transferred it to small barrels in the cellars. Most of the wines are stored in oak barrels to age, while other varieties are placed in stainless tanks. The natural process of fermenting wines with the use of yeasts converts the fruit sugar into alcohol. Depending on variety, temperature and yeast strains, fermentation process may vary from three to sixty days.
Mount Pleasant Winery offers exceptional customer service and is proud to be a smoke free environment in Branson. Come visit the winery and participate in a Wine 101 class session and enjoy a private tasting with your friends.
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