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Missouri Rhine Valley Association Building the Bridge Summer Event in Washington, Missouri


Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:15 a.m. to 8:16 p.m.


Washington, Missouri
Washington MO


Board Amtrak in St. Louis (9:15am) or Kirkwood (9:44am) and ride to Washington or drive yourself…

A Farmers’ Market, boutique shopping, and art galleries await as you stroll the downtown area.

Then on to a brewery tour with food and beer tastings from local producers.

Afterward you will board a coach to take you to Blumenhof and Noboleis Wineries, where you will enjoy a wine tastings and the food pairings.

Back in Washington we will tour the Todd Geisert Farm and then enjoy a multi-course pig roast dinner on the farm overlooking the Missouri River. Dinner will be prepared by chefs Matt Bessler and Rob Uyemura. If the weather does not cooperate, then the meal will be served under the Washington Farmers’ Market.

After a great day of touring and fabulous food and spirits, the evening return train will leave Washington at 8:16pm.

If you would like to add a special treat, stay the night in a local bed and breakfast or hotel. Click here for information. Most have pick-up and delivery service to and from the station. Please call Mary Beth @ 636-239-2715, ext. 101 for lodging accommodations and to extend your return train ticket for the next day (departs Washington 12:31pm).

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This Farm to Table event is sponsored by the Missouri Rhine Valley Association. It will provide participants with a ride on Amtrak to Washington, Missouri where they will board a coach for an experience wine tastings, food pairings and local cuisine.


Cost is $175 per person, including Amtrak, Tours, Tastings and Dinner ($145 without the train) - through June 1, 2014. After June 1, the price will increase $25 per person ($200 and $170). The event is for adults, 21 and older. The dress code is casual. Go to for information and reservations, click on "new" and "events" or call Mary Beth Rettke at (636)239-2715 extension 101. Space is limited so make your reservation today!




Matthew Herring,
East Central Regional Office, MU Extension
phone: 636-583-5141

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