Lindwedel Winery: a peaceful setting for enjoying great wine

 

For Kim and Steve Lindwedel, owning a winery was part of a dream of a new life. They moved with their three daughters from the St. Louis area in 1995, with a wish to get out of the big city. Their love for the lake and scenic views led them to settle in the Ozarks on Table Rock Lake just outside of Branson, Missouri.


The idea of a winery began as Steve sought to tie together his chemistry background, his love of farming, and his wish to enjoy family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. He began looking at establishing a vineyard, but found that the time, effort and finances required to begin and maintain one were not feasible.


It was after several trips to the wine country of Missouri with friends and family that the dream of bringing that wine country atmosphere to the Branson area began to look like a possibility. In March of 2007, Kim and Steve purchased a house on 15 acres located just west of Branson. The land has a beautiful view overlooking the rolling hills of the Ozarks, the lights of west end of the Highway 76 Branson “strip,” and the Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower.
 

Right around this time, their son-in-law, Adam Jett, was finishing up his business degree. “My internship for my college degree was to open a business,” Adam explained. “And it just so happened that my in-laws were starting up the winery at the same time. So, they let me use their new business as my internship and it worked out so well that I stayed on.”

 

Today, Adam is the manager of the winery and has helped shepherd the growth of the business since it opened its doors in March 2007. “We began as a retail wine shop and now we've become a winery where we produce our own wine,” he said. “The winery produces around 6,000 gallons now with usually about 15 different selections from the wine list.”

 

Their wide assortment is an impressive collection of local wines made right on the premises from mostly Missouri-grown grapes. They include Sparkling Moscato, Rojave, Summer Rose, Blascato, and Chambourcin to name just a few. “We buy as many Missouri grapes as we can and it's usually 100% primary sources throughout the state,” Adam said, who is also the winemaker for Lindwedel. “Our blackberry wine is our best seller. It’s a sweet wine and we sell a lot more sweet wines than we do the dryer ones.”


The pastoral setting and relaxing atmosphere is every bit a part of the Lindwedel experience as the notable selection of wines. Nestled in the Ozarks close to Table Rock Lake and Branson, the winery offers expansive, breathtaking land and city views to its visitors.

 

“We have live music on weekends and snack items that are offered to compliment your wine,” Adam said. “We offer a serene, peaceful setting to sit out on our deck and enjoy your wine.”

For a complete list of their wines and a fall schedule of live events visit www.lindwedelwinery.com

Lindwedel Winery
3158 State Hwy 265
Branson , MO 65616
417-338-0256

Hours:

Sunday through Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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