Amigoni Family Vineyards was established in 2000. Currently, the 10 acre farm has six acres of vinifera grapes. Vinifera grapes are the vine species that produces over 99 percent of the world’s wines today. Vitis vinifera has been planted all over the world. It is native to Europe as well as East and Central Asia. There are estimated to be thousands of varieties of this species, some of the best know are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling and Zinfandel. Amigoni Vineyards has the majority of the vineyard planted to Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other vinifera varieties planted in the vineyard are Viognier, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Amigoni Vineyards is located about 30 miles east of Kansas City, Missouri just off Route 50 near a small town called Centerview, Missouri.
The vineyard is about 9 miles west of Warrensburg, MO. Our vineyard is owned and managed by the Amigoni Family. We have recognized that growing vinifera under the adverse conditions of the continental climate is challenging and against the grain. However, we have developed unique techniques that protect vines and push the envelope to be successful with the premium international varieties of grapes. Every growing season we learn another small piece of the puzzle to growing these varieties. Our wines represent accomplishment of persistence and bring you this wine that will change your opinion of Missouri wines.
The Terroir…Taste the Soil
The French coined the term “terroir”. The literal meaning is that each vineyard of grapes will develop a unique flavor influenced by the land and its own unique micro-climate. Our vineyard in Centerview, MO has a limestone and shale bedrock base about 60 inches from the surface which is ideal for grapes roots. The surface layer of the land is black, firm silty-clay loam. The land is terraced and has a unique terroir that should allow very good ripening of the grapes, moderate air circulation and black limestone influences that will add to the complexity of the grape juice. Our signature grape, Cabernet Franc is also the signature red grape of the Loire Valley of France. The wine you will taste from our grapes will not ever taste exactly like the Loire Valley which has its own terroir. Our Cabernet Franc will be influenced by the soil, wind, rainfall, winter cold, summer heat, and management of the vines. Our award winning Cabernet Franc is also influenced by the clones we have selected. We have clones 214, 332 and 327 in our vineyard blocs. Buy our wine and taste the soil. We hope you enjoy every unique character of soil and realize that Missouri can grow world class wines.