The end of the year draws near and a new year approaches. Winter months are a natural time to relax, reflect, and gather at Fence Stile Winery with loved ones and friends. Fence Stile's Tasting Room offers a cozy spacious place to eat, drink, and socialize for casual gatherings, parties, or simply for well-deserved down time. Here are ten reasons to plan a visit to Fence Stile. See you soon!
10: Relax by the fireplace in our Tasting Room! Sip on a glass of your favorite wine, sparkling wine, fall/winter sangria, or mulled wine. Grab a spot by the fire and let tensions melt away. We now have Fence Stile logo flute glasses to enhance your sparkling wine experience. If you do a sparkling wine tasting ($5) of Enticement, Captivation, and Sejour, and buy a bottle of sparkling wine afterward, then the tasting fee is waived. If you purchase three bottles of sparkling wine, we'll include a Fence Stile logo flute glass ($5 value). Guests may also purchase logo flute glasses ($5 per glass) for celebrating at home.
9: Live Music. Enjoy free live music by talented local artists on Saturday afternoon. Here's our upcoming lineup:
December 14, 2-4 pm - Chris Edwards
December 28, 2-4 pm - Brad Allen
January 4, 1-3 pm - Jim Thomas
January 18, 1-3 pm - Joy Zimmerman (pictured below)
8: Board games! We have board games, such as Yahtzee, giant Jenga, and bag toss, in the Tasting Room. Guests are welcome to bring their favorite board game from home. Wind down with some gaming, snacks, wine, and fun.
7: Food and drink: We have weekly Chef's Specials that range from soups to frittatas to hearty dishes like red beans and rice. The vegetarian-friendly menu changes each week and features flavor-forward seasonal dishes that pair well with wine. We also have cheese, olives, crackers, bread and other items on our Nibbles menu. Guests may also bring food, whether it is a picnic basket, snacks, pizza or a favorite dessert. No outside beverages allowed.
6: Winery and wine cave tour with candle-lit wine tasting - Enjoy a 90-minute tour of the property, the vineyards & the winery. Finish with a candlelit tasting in the CELLAR57 club room & the wine caves. Keep the tasting glass & enjoy 10% off bottles of wine purchased after the tour! $35/person. Reservations required. Check our calendar or Facebook page for additional dates in 2020. Tours are typically scheduled on Saturdays at 11:30 am.
Sat., December 21, 11:30 am
Sun., December 22, 12 pm,
Sat., December 28, 11:30 am
5: Kai the goldendoodle does her job best as social greeter when we have guests. She doesn't get paid (well, maybe the occasional treat). Frequent pets, hugs, and undivided attention from guests are her job perks. Kai is in the Tasting Room on most Saturdays and Sundays as her schedule allows. Guests may also bring their dog to the estate. We're pet-friendly and have room indoors and outside.
4: Vineyard LifeStile - Shop and explore our Vineyard LifeStile line of gifts and accessories. We have scented candles, notecards, sugar and salt scrubs for skincare, homemade jams, jellies, and spicy mustard, and more. We can assemble a custom gift basket to include a bottle of wine, glassware, and Vineyard LifeStile items to make thoughtful gift-giving easy for wine lovers.
3: Make an easy getaway! Based in Excelsior Springs, Fence Stile is located 40 minutes from Kansas City and near surrounding Liberty, Kearney, Richmond, and other locations in the greater metropolitan area. Escape from chores and demands of the workweek. Take a break and enjoy a day trip to Fence Stile's Tasting Room. We're located near Van Till Winery in Rayville and Excelsior Springs-based Four Horses and a Dog Winery, Dubious Claims Brewing, and our friends at Willow Springs Mercantile. Spend time with us and support local businesses!
2: Plan a romantic adventure or special occasion. Visit Fence Stile's Tasting Room for a romantic day filled with wine, chocolate truffles, and a special meal (contact us for catering at firstname.lastname@example.org). Celebrate retirement, birthdays, bridal party, anniversary and other life moments in a spacious, scenic setting. Plan a spa da to pamper yourself and a loved one. After all, the winery is located near The Elms Hotel and Spa, where they shuttle guests to Fence Stile, and Inn on Crescent Lake, a charming bed-and-breakfast mere minutes away from the winery.
1: Wine! Of course, our selection of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine draws guests to our Tasting Room. We're known for dry to semi-dry wines, but offer semi-sweet, sweet, and dessert wine on the menu. Guests may also choose from our seasonal sangria, mulled wine, and wine cocktails, beer and soft drinks. Celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2019, Fence Stile produces wine from grapes grown and harvested on its ten-acre estate. We're proud to showcase the potential of Missouri-grown grapes that defy stereotypes of regional wine. Visit Fence Stile, taste our wines yourself, and find a new favorite.
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.