If you want to have a great wine tasting experience and learn how to pair wines with your favorite food, visit Mount Pleasant Winery in Branson. Mount Pleasant Winery offers every visitor to taste some of their most sought-after wines with a food pairing class for free. This winery has been producing excellent wines for more than 150 years. Its award-winning list of wine varieties have become the top choice of many wine enthusiasts. The original winery was first established in the wine-growing district in Augusta, Missouri.
The winery in Branson was made a distribution point of wine products of both facilities. Tourists who visit both the two facilities can have the chance to experience first-hand production process and can have samples to take them home. In April 2008, Mount Pleasant Winery was opened in Branson in a 9,200-square-foot facility. Visiting tourists can have the chance to receive samples of award-winning wines in a bottle of their own taken from 600-gallon French oak barrel.
Tours to the wine facility and wine tasting are offered daily at the Mount Pleasant Winery in Branson. There is a fee of $5 for anyone who is interested in tasting wines in the winery. Interested visitors can join with the Wine 101 classes in the facility where participants are taught how to pair wines with food. They will also get to learn intricacies in wine tasting. The fee for Wine 101 classes where you learn in pairing with the right food is $15 per person.
The vine yards of Mount Pleasant Winery are located on the hillsides that are not susceptible to floods and frosts. Hillside areas have access to southeasterly breezes and are exposed to sunlight which can be a good ingredient in growing grapes. Farming in the hillsides involves agricultural techniques that can help produce highest quality of grape fruits. It takes five years for a vine tree to bear a full fruit production. To meet the demand of wines, Mount Pleasant always plants additional vines every year. Growing of vines in the hillsides use viticulture, a vine growing system that is economically viable and ecologically and socially supportive.
Grapes are harvested in the vineyard during late summer. The harvests are then transported to the crushing area and pressed into juice. After the extraction of the juice, it will be transported through underground pipes to large tanks and then transferred to small barrels in the cellars. Some of the extracts are placed in oak barrels to age, while some varieties will be placed in stainless tanks. After this long process, the wines will be fermented with natural process of yeast that converts the fruit sugar into alcohol. Fermenting process may vary from three to sixty days, depending on variety, temperature, and yeast strains.
Mount Pleasant Winery is proud to be a smoke free environment in Branson. Come experience the wine tasting opportunity and participate in a Wine 101 class session and learn how to pair wines with food.
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