Fence Stile offers food and wine events in July that use plentiful summer vegetables, fruits and herbs. You can make a reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the event, the number of people in your party and a phone number where you can be reached to finalize your reservation.
Dinner and a Movie
Friday, July 13
6 PM Dinner.
8 PM (dusk) - Guests are welcome to stay for a screening of the featured movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey, at dusk.
$20/person (not including tax and gratuity). Wine sold separate. Suggested wines: Kaiscape, Reserve Vidal, Rosé, Becca Blend.
Peruvian causa (chilled savory potato cake) topped with avocado, aji amarillo pepper sauce, and tomato and garnished with hard-boiled egg and Peruvian botija olive.
Tower of zucchini, rosemary, and tomato with cheddar polenta served Napoleon-style
Watermelon with lavender blossoms, purple basil and Thai basil from Fence Stile’s herb garden, smoked salt, charred scallions, and basil-infused olive oil
SAVE THE DATE - Dinner and a Movie
Friday, August 3
6 PM - Dinner (Menu to be announced)
8 PM (dusk) - Guests are welcome to stay for a screening of the featured movie, Chef, at dusk.
Sunday, July 22. Two seatings: 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM
$35/person (not including tax and gratuity)
This wine and food event features four small bites (heavy appetizers) paired with four wines. The food is plated and served as one course with matching wines. We'll discuss sensory notes of the food and wine. You can make a reservation by emailing email@example.com. Please specify the event, the number of people in your party, the desired seating time and phone number you can be reached at.
Salad of jicama, cucumber, and mandarin orange with citrus dressing paired with Kaiscape.
Strawberry lemon balm tomato jam on bruschetta served with rosé.
Mushroom fried olive onion tart served with Chambourcin.
Caramelized peach with honey and spiced granola crumble served with Vidal Blanc.
A small team of researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia arrived at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery in early June to conduct a field test. Fence Stile welcomed the team and volunteered several rows of its grapes for a test that involved evaluating the growth and reproductive effects of broad-spectrum herbicide Dicamba on Missouri grapes. Sarah Dixon, a graduate research assistant and master’s candidate in the Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, led the field team on behalf of the project's principal investigator Dr. Reid J. Smeda; Professor, Weed Science.
Soybean farmers that use Dicamba on their crops have been able to combat increasing populations of glyphosate (Roundup)-resistant weeds. According to a summary of the research project, adoption of Dicamba is expected to be widespread on more than five million acres of Missouri soybean. Labeled use of Dicamba can occur between early spring through initial soybean flowering.
Dicamba regulates growth and causes significant damage to broadleaf plants, including grapes, at concentrations measured in parts per million. The risk for damage to vineyards from Dicamba can occur through both particle and vapor drift with impacts possible for up to several years. The goal of the research is to conduct field-based experiments to determine the initial and long-term (two years) impact of Dicamba on grape growth and reproduction.
Research at Fence Stile
Research is being conducted on established grapes at two Missouri vineyards, including Fence Stile, with effects of Dicamba followed for two years at each location. Current available research on the impact of Dicamba in wine grapes is based off of greenhouse studies with rooted grape cuttings. Much less is known about the response of field-grown grapes to accidental exposure of Dicamba.
During the test at Fence Stile, grapevines were exposed to Dicamba during initial growth and flowering, which coincide with early and mid-season application timings on soybean. Selected rows of grapes were covered by plastic field tunnels to isolate them from other rows in the vineyard. The effect of particle and vapor drift will be determined independently and results can serve as a baseline to understand expected losses from off-target movement of Dicamba.
The treated rows of grapes will be compared to an untreated control group to evaluate any level of plant injury, grapevine development, BRIX sugar content during veraison, and berry development. Grapes will be hand-harvested and grape yield per plant will be recorded. 50 random grape berries placed in sealed containers and frozen for laboratory analysis of important berry characteristics.
The research team received funding for the second year from the Grape and Wine Institute to continue this research.
Photographs courtesy of Sarah Dixon.
Summer officially begins on June 21 but we're already celebrating the season with rosé, the perfect summer sipper for hot, humid days.
Celebrate Rosé Day on Saturday, June 9
Visit Fence Stile and celebrate Rosé Day! Try a flight of all three of our estate rosé wines. Purchase the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages by the bottle as a three-pack and receive 10-percent off your purchase. This is a rare opportunity to sample and purchase the limited-release 2016 rosé vintage at the Tasting Room today only. Bottles of the 2016 rosé are also available at Whole Foods Market (more details below). Drop in, sample the rosés, and compare the flavors and aromas between these vintages.
For your listening pleasure, crowd favorite Laura Lisbeth will perform live music on Saturday from 2-5 PM on the patio.
Pre-Weekend, Two-for-One Deal
Get an early start to the weekend with a visit on Thursday to our Tasting Room. We offer a two-for-one tasting each Thursday. Bring a friend and receive two tastings for the price of one (a $5 value). A tasting includes a sample of five wines of your choosing. We have red, white and rosé wines, ranging from dry to semi-dry to sweet. After you find a wine that speaks to your spirit animal, settle in with a glass or bottle and relax in the Tasting Room, outdoor patio, or Cellar Garden.
Fence Stile Wines Now at Whole Foods Market - Kansas City
Can't make it to the Tasting Room on Thursday? Visit the new Whole Foods Market (51st St. and Brookside Blvd, just south of the Plaza) on Thursday, June 7, where we will offer wine samples from 4-7 PM. Whole Foods Market now carries seven Fence Stile wines for purchase! Sample, sip and pick up a bottle for the weekend.
Fence Stile's Friday Night WineIn™
Our WineIn™(movies on the patio) season continues with a Friday, June 8, screening of Mrs. Doubtfire that features this unforgettable scene involving wine. Watch Robin Williams, Sally Field, and a dashing Pierce Brosnan perform in this classic role. Bring food or purchase items from our Nibbles menu to enjoy with wine. Once the sun sets at dusk, the movie begins on our patio. Watch the film under the stars in the countryside while surrounded by vineyards.
Trivia Time on Sunday, June 10
Make Sunday a fun day with afternoon trivia and wine. Bring a team or we will pair you with other wine pals for a few rounds of trivia from 1-3 PM.
Brand and events manager, chef and cellar rat Pete Dulin documents wine, food and operations at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery through writing and photography.