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Sept. 13 Big Muddy Speaker Series in Rocheport

"Making Wine on a Missouri River Bluff"

presentation and tour by Curtis Bourgeois, CEO of Les Bourgeois Vineyards


Since 1986, the Bourgeois family has been growing grapes and selling their wine from their blufftop property near Rocheport, MO. Curtis Bourgeois will join us for a talk describing the history of his family's business followed by a tour of their recently completed wine production facility.

7:00 p.m. - Tues. Sept. 13, 2011
lower floor of the
Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
in Rocheport, MO

(directions below)

Presentation is FREE! Click here for flier (pdf)
Come early to purchase a great dinner upstairs at the Bistro!

The Missouri River has been a corridor for wine production since the area was first settled by German immigrants in the Hermann area. An increasing interest in local wines has caused an explosion in Missouri Valley wine production in recent years, along with large-scale planting of a several varieties of grapes that thrive in the moist, rich hills adjacent to the river.

Les Bourgeois Vineyards is now the third largest winery in the state. Tipping a glass of local wine while overlooking the Overton Bottoms during a beautiful sunset has become a local tradition.

Curtis Bourgeois will share with us the Les Bourgeois story, then we'll all head over to their newly finished wine production barn for a tour of the new facility.

Les Bourgeois Bistro

photos courtesy of Les Bourgeois Vineyards


  • Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It's the first exit east of the Missouri River.
  • Head north toward Rocheport.
  • After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
  • The presentations are held in the lower level. You can either enter at the restaurant entrance then go down the stairs to your left past the bar, or you can follow the walk to the right of the restaurant and enter through a glass door into the lower level.
  • 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO (click for Google Map)

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