When brothers Jesse and Asher Dale and their wives, Katy and Ana, founded Dale Hollow Winery in Stover, Missouri, in 2013, building a family business was always a part of the plan. Jesse and Asher’s parents, Kenny and Beth, owned the first five acres used for the initial vine plantings; throughout the years, the family has had to teach themselves the basics of grape-growing and winemaking.

Their hard work has paid off, though: Dale Hollow was an instant hit, drawing locals and tourists alike for wines like the dry Knockout Red blend, off-dry Vignoles and St. Vincent, which Jesse likens to a Pinot Noir.

Stop in the tasting room for a bottle – Beth and Katy collaborate on the labels – to pair with local snacks like Cheddar cheese from Hemme Brothers Creamery, beef sticks from White Angus Ranch and summer sausage from Coyote Creek Ranch.

Dale Hollow Winery, 314 E. First St., Stover, Missouri, 573.569.0094, dalehollow.wordpress.com

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