For Dinner and a Movie on Friday, August 3, we're offering a delicious spin on our popular WineIn Movies, a Friday night movie-watching party on the patio. Dinner and a Movie guests may reserve dinner from 6 to 8:30 PM. Menu by Chef Pete Dulin. $20/person (not including tax and gratuity). Wine sold separately.
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, August 3
6-8:30 PM - Dinner
8 PMish - Guests are welcome to stay for a screening of the featured movie, Chef, at dusk.
Suggested wines: Kaiscape, Vidal Blanc, Rosé, Loft Red, or our newest wine, Backpack Red.
Zucchini mushroom goat cheese galette with heirloom tomato corn salsa (Pictured above.)
Chilled lentil salad with radish, mint and lemon
Peaches and blackberries marinated in Ishq dessert wine
Backpack Red, Fence Stile's newest semi-dry red wine, is made for adventure. It's perfect for a picnic, an outdoor excursion to the lake or a hike, or indoor indulgence. We've created a Chambourcin-Norton blend that's easy-drinking. The addition of Norton adds body and structure to enhance the fruit-forward flavor of Chambourcin. Visit the Tasting Room for the debut of Backpack Red from August 3rd-5th and try this newly-released wine.
Fence Stile's owner and winemaker Shriti Plimpton named the wine Backpack Red. Its light body and versatility makes the wine suitable to pair with picnic foods that wouldn't hold up to heavy, full-bodied, more tannic reds. Enjoy Backpack Red on a picnic or camping trip with fresh summer fruit and vegetables with hummus, artisan cheese, whole grain bread and local charcuterie.
"Picnics are generally daytime adventures," Plimpton says. "Having a heavy, full-bodied red in the middle of the day isn't always pleasant. Backpack Red offers a lighter, more adventurous option for red wine drinkers. White wine drinkers who want to explore the red side will appreciate the fruit-forward style of this wine. Also, there's no need to chill this wine when you are hitting the trails and lakes."
To celebrate the release of Backpack Red, Fence Stile will have a la carte food specials on the wine release weekend, August 3rd-5th. In addition to our regular Nibbles menu, guests may order these French summer picnic-inspired foods.
Goat cheese pearls, olives, and grape tomatoes marinated in olive oil and herbs
Baguette with olive and spicy chickpea tapenade
Chilled lentil salad with radish, mint and lemon
Fancy cheese board with mixed nuts, house-made crackers and mustard, olives, and grapes
This year's Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week. Extend your holiday weekend with a visit to Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery. Here are five reasons to visit us this weekend in Excelsior Springs.
1) Freedom tastes great with wine. So does apple pie and barbecue! Bring a picnic and celebrate Independence Day this weekend with a glass of red, white or rosé wine made from French-American hybrid grapes. While at Fence Stile, raise a toast to Missourians that helped save the European wine industry in 1846. You see, phylloxera, an American plant louse, infested European vineyards in the late 18th century. Missouri's first entomologist Charles V. Riley inspected France's ailing grape crop in 1871 at the invitation of the French government. Riley determined that phylloxera was the issue. He also found that some Native American rootstocks were immune to the louse. Missouri grape nurserymen grafted French vines onto native American grapevine rootstocks in order to grow healthy grapes. As a result of the successful trial, millions of cuttings of Missouri rootstock were shipped to save the French wine industry from disaster. Vive Missouri! Today, French-American hybrid grapes are grown and harvested throughout Missouri and Kansas because they grow well in Missouri's soil and climate. Try Fence Stile's Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles and Seyval to experience their taste and aroma.
2) Winery & Wine Cave Tour with Candlelit Tasting on Saturday. Enjoy a tour of the property, the vineyards and the winery. Finish with a candlelit tasting in the CELLAR57 club room and the wine caves. Keep the tasting glass and enjoy 10-percent off the wines purchased on the tour! $35/person. Reservations required. Upcoming tour dates include July 7th - 12:30 pm, July 14th - 12:30 pm, July 21st - 12:30 pm, and July 28th - 12:30 pm. Contact email@example.com to reserve a spot.
3) Wine-In Friday. July 6th - In Eat, Pray, Love, a married woman (Julia Roberts) realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself."
Arrive early and settle in with a bottle of wine. Bring food or order light bites from our Nibbles menu, such as bread, house-made crackers, pretzel bread, cheese, olives, and savory gourmet nuts from Savory Addiction. The movie starts at sunset. Gather at a table under the white canopy on the patio. Enjoy the sunset. When the sky grows dark enough, we'll start the movie on our screen above the stage. Please dress for the weather.
4) Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery is dog-friendly. Bring the puppers with you to the countryside. Escape the fireworks and relax. Enjoy our scenic vineyards, patio, cellar garden, shaded picnic tables, and air-conditioned Tasting Room. While Fence Stile's Becca and Kai (pictured above) won't be at the winery to greet you, your dogs are welcome to make new friends as you enjoy wine. We also have a pond for any water-loving pals.
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.