Kristkindl Markt in Merry Olde Dutzow

Believe it or not, 2016 is Blumenhof's 31st vintage.  Now, over those many years we've won our share of shiny medals, but we really can't claim to be the shiny model of a success story--we're still a smallish family-owned farm winery with limited production and distribution.  Nevertheless, we're still here, doing what we love doing:  […]

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What’s New (and Delicious) on the New Wine Road

What's New (and Delicious) on the New Wine Road If you've taken a trip down Highway 94 the last few years you may have hit some bumps, maybe a pothole or two - rattling your collection of newly acquired Missouri wines (and perhaps shaking your nerves a bit too). Thankfully, Highway 94 was upgraded this […]

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A REAL CHANGE: VERAISON

Have you been following the political news lately? It's occurred to us that there some parallels between the political campaign and our vineyard right now.  While the two major political parties just had their conventions, our grapes are holding their own sort of "unification process" - veraison. CHANGE (chānj) v. changed, chang•ing, chang•es  1. The […]

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TWO CABS, NO WAITING at BLUMENHOF

Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is currently the most-planted wine grape in the world?  [Believe it or not, just a few years ago that honor was claimed by the Spanish white variety called Airén.  If you've never heard of it, you have lots of company.]  These days, almost everywhere red wine is grown (especially […]

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Award Winning Wines

A phrase that is thrown around a lot in the wine business is "Award Winning Winery." At most establishments, it's hard to tell what that means.  Awarded for what?  In some cases it's food, other times it's "cleanliness."  That's great and all, but how about the wine? Some "wineries" in the neighborhood can't tell you about awards they've received […]

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FINAL FOUR Days of MARCH MANIA

We've reached the F!NAL FOUR days of MARCH MANIA MARCH MANIA will extend through Sunday April 3rd!  This weekend will be your last chance to purchase any 12 (or more) bottles of your favorite Blumenhof wines for just $8.88 per bottle - including the newest vintage of Original Cyn (limit 6 bottles per case purchase), and […]

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MaRCh mAN!A Str!kes Aga!n!

MArCh MAn!A Alert: All Wines $8.88! Remember the good ole days in Missouri Wine Country?  You could count on being able to try wines without paying a fee.  Corkage fees were non-existent.  Wineries made wine.  It sure was weird. Here at Blumenhof we’re still Old School.  We make our own wine right here in Dutzow, and […]

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Public Displays of Affection at Blumenhof

According to archaeologists, human beings have been making wine for at least 8,000 years–nearly as long as the presidential campaign season.  Over those ages, people discovered how to make palatable wine mainly through the process of trial and error.  Winemaking was more art than science.  These days, enology (the science of wine) plays a larger […]

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RINGING (OR WOULD THAT BE “WRINGING?”) OUT 2015/Ringing In 2016

It’s been a soggy year.  A quick check of local weather records indicates that the Greater Dutzow Area has received about 60 inches of precipitation this year–almost 50% more than average.  Recently, torrential rains resulted in historic flooding that closed several major roads (SEE NOTE BELOW). This calls to mind one of our favorite “old […]

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HO! HO! HO! ALL WINES are now $8.88 in Merry Olde Dutzow!

Where does the time go?  Suddenly, we’re coming up on the end of 2015.  Unbelievable.  Seems like we were just picking grapes.  Were we just napping?  Anyway, now that we’re closing in on 2016, it’s time for the year’s Top Ten Lists, which customarily look backward at the year’s best books, movies, restaurants, sex scandals, etc.  […]

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