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Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery

By Nancy Kelso | April 01, 2015
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Fence Stile Wine

Owners Shriti and William Plimpton and their lovely Goldendoodle, Becca, will greet you at Fence Stile. Located just outside of Excelsior Springs, this destination features a large patio and a breeze. Always a breeze. In fact, that breeze is integral to the health of the vineyard. In humid Missouri, plants are vulnerable to molds. Shriti looked at 57 properties before finding just the right place. High elevation, sloping terrain, and low-lying areas allow the vineyard to exist in a symbiotic relationship with nature. Nearly a third of the acreage is wooded, providing a natural habitat for bluebirds, wild turkeys, red-tailed hawks, and bats. By working with nature, the Plimptons have been able to avoid the regular use of pesticides and fungicides in their vineyards.

Fence Stile wines are featured in several KC area restaurants. They intentionally feature drier wines than are typically found in Missouri. After a free tasting, you can pair a bottle with a snack of local cheeses and meats while taking in a movie. Fence Stile’s Friday Night Wine-In Movie on the patio or Saturday’s local singer-songwriter gigs ensure a great visit. On cooler nights, gather around the fire pit and enjoy the quiet countryside. Visitors are always welcome to bring their own picnic.

Find it

31010 W 124th Street
Excelsior Springs, MO
Article from Edible Kansas City at http://ediblekansascity.ediblecommunities.com/drink/fence-stile-vineyards-winery
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