Lake of the Ozarks
The Lake of the Ozarks is a unique place. Fun is the word generally used to describe it. Another could be eclectic. The sprawling and winding coastline, if stretched out, would be as long as the coast of California. The difference in the 10 mile marker and the 60 mile marker is stark: from Bagnell Dam in Osage Beach (marker 0) to about 60 you will see developments, entertainment, restaurants and enormous boats.
Juxtaposed to this is the “other side”: small cabins sparsely dotting the landscape, jon boats, timber blanketed bluffs and steep cliffs. In fact, as a child, we would spend the majority of our lake time around Gravois Mills (5 mile marker or so) and I remember fishing with my dad on the other side and asking him, “What’s the name of this lake?”.
Other towns have claimed the moniker “Gateway to the Lake”, but we would argue that Stover is situated perfectly for easy access to all points. In 30 to 40 minutes we can get to either end, so fishing, swimming, and boating are integrated into the culture of our fair town. We have a label series to celebrate this fact. The phrase “All roads lead to…” was unfortunately taken, so we simply say that our little slice of paradise is the center of the universe.
To celebrate the magnificent lake, we have two wines as different as the topography and people who inhabit the areas around it: Lake House and Hiawatha Peach. The first is a delicate, dry white blend with bright acidity and the second is a sweet dessert wine ripe with full peach flavor.
Lake House Hiawatha Peach