Their focus is on the customer
and wine, plus providing a serene environment for
both.They invite everyone to come enjoy the
pristine 72 acre estate including a wine garden,
hiking trails, river access and the wide array of
wine and sundries available.
But for the moment, Katie and Clyde
welcome you into a virtual visit of their little
corner of the world. There are more pictures on
the Tour page, plus a
new "Latest" page
with current happenings, with much of the rest of the site being self
explanatory. Plans are to have the site
"shopping cart ready" by the summer of
2002, to make ordering more convenient. For now,
please feel free to call, fax or email orders.
Questions, comments, corrections
or additions are not only welcome, but also
Clyde and Katie
Gill acquired the winery in 1998. Driven by the
desire to express themselves in the form of wine,
both left the security of employment at
Missouri's largest winery to take on the
adventure called Peaceful Bend.
Katie's background in viticulture
stems from a degree in horticulture, specializing
in grape growing (called viticulture) from
Michigan State University.
Clyde learned to make wine from
an extensive apprenticeship coupled with aggressive
self study and attendance to a handful of short
courses and seminars on winemaking.
Their wedding was held at
Peaceful Bend in the Spring of '99, spawning the
new slogan of:
"The Perfect Marriage
Vineyard and Cellar"
is their main employee with her primary duty being
"Official Guest Greeter" She is
pictured here in her secondary role as grape
sampler. Thanx a bunch to Lynette Redenbeaux for
capturing Jude in full character!