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Mission Mountain Winery

Address
82420 US Hwy 93
Dayton, MT 59914
United States
Tasting Charge: 
Refunded with purchase

Winery Features

Established:
1984
Winemaker: 
Tom Campbell
Owners: 
Tom Campbell
Hema Campbell
Mission Mountain Winery is a family owned winery located on the West Shore of Flathead Lake , in Dayton Montana. It is the first Bonded Winery in the state of Montana. UC Davis educated winemaker Tom Campbell is a well known and acclaimed NW wine pioneer.
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Mission Mountain Winery is a family owned winery located on the West Shore of Flathead Lake (the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi), in Dayton Montana. There is even access to the winery by boat. It is the first Bonded Winery in the state of Montana. The initial Vineyard was started thirty three years ago and the Winery's first vintage was 1984.

Tom Campbell Jr. is the man behind the winemaking. Following the wisdom of his father Tom Sr., Tom Jr. trained at the University of California at Davis in Enology (wine making ) and Viticulture ( grape growing), he then worked as an enologist at several different winery's including: Jekel and Shiloh in California and the Ste. Michelle and Quail Run (now Covey Run) in Washington. He then started Mission Mountain Winery in Montana with his father in 1984. Tom Jr. and his wife Hema also started Horizon’s Edge Winery in Zillah,Washington in 1985 and sold it in 1999. He also is director of wine production for Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville , WA and owner / wine maker of Tanjuli Winery in Zillah, WA.

The Winery currently produces approximately 6,500 cases of wine a year. The wines produced include: Vin Gris, Riesling, Monster Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, a "blush" wine called Sundown, an exceptional Muscat Canelli dinner wine, Nouveaux Riche a dessert Muscat Canelli, Ice Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Monster Red a Merlot - Cabernet blend, Malbec, Syrah, Cream Sherry, Port, Cocoa Vin ( a chocolate port, and Blanc de Noir Champagne.

The vineyards in Montana grow Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and small amounts of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. The other grapes are grown in our own vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills of Washington.

It is amazing that some of the finest wines in the world come from this small winery in northwest Montana. The wines have met with excellent acceptance by Montana Residents and visitors to the winery from all 50 States and 30 Foreign Countries as well reviews from national and international competitions and wine writers. Our wines have received International recognition winning over 100 medals ( mostly gold).

We invite comparison with any your favorite wines in a blind tasting and know with confidence that you will be pleasantly surprised. Enjoy the high quality of our wines.

We toast your good taste!

Tom Campbell Sr. and Tom Campbell Jr.