Gateway Chapter

Browse chapters by location

The Word:


26th Annual Missouri Winefest

January 12, 2012 -- If you've ever wanted to taste all of the best wines from Missouri wineries in one stop, then the Missouri Winefest is your opportunity. The popular, longstanding Missouri Winefest returns to Westport Plaza in the Indoor Pavilion on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 from 12:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event directly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The celebrated, two-day tasting festival features more than 50 wines from nine (to date) of Missouri's favorite wineries. Food from local vendors will be available for purchase and singer Tony Viviano will provide live entertainment. Back by popular demand, Viviano, who has established a reputation as St. Louis' best Frank Sinatra song stylist and entertainer, will perform on both days.

Other vendors will be on site selling items such as jewelry and accessories.

For the past 25 years, the Missouri Winefest has brought together wineries from across the state to showcase their best wines for true wine lovers and those just interested in learning more about Missouri wines. For the entrance fee of $20, guests receive a commemorative wine goblet for sampling and unlimited tasting privileges. Each winery will also sell bottles of the wine sampled at the festival.

Participating wineries at the 26th Annual Missouri Winefest include: Artesian Springs Winery, Cedar Lake Cellars, Farhmeier Family Winery, Sainte Genevieve Winery, St. James Winery, Serenity Valley Winery, Stone Hill Winery, Vance Vineyards & Winery and Westphalia Vineyards.

WHAT: 26th Annual Missouri Winefest

  • 50 wines for tasting from nine (to date) of Missouri's finest wineries
  • Each winery will have bottles available for purchase
  • Live music by Tony Viviano
  • Local vendors will sell food and items such as jewelry and accessories

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12, 2012

TIME: 12:00 p.m. ? 5:00 p.m. on both days

WHERE: Westport Plaza (Indoor Pavilion)

PRICE: $20 (entrance fee)

Note: A limited number of VIP tables are available for purchase. For more information on VIP tables, please call The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society directly at 314-878-0780 or email Kim Thorwegen at

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Westport Plaza are the presenters of the 26th Annual Missouri Winefest. For additional information about the event, please call 314.576.7100 or visit

About Westport Plaza

Westport Plaza is a centrally located 42-acre development offering an unparalleled combination of amenities and services.  Tenants and visitors may enjoy over 18 restaurants and entertainment venues, specialty retail business services and two Sheraton Hotels.  Building conference rooms and hotel airport shuttle service are available, complementary to tenants.  An on-site professional management team assists tenants on a daily basis.  For more information on Westport Plaza, please visit

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.  The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the qualtiy of life of patients and their families.  LLS funds livesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  Founded in 1949 and headquarted in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada.  To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, MOnday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

last updated on Thursday, February 02, 2012