Missouri Wine Grape Demonstration Garden

A collection of wine grape cultivars best suited for the Ozarks region is demonstrated in a garden south of the Gray-Campbell Farmstead and to the east of the Peace through People Pavilion. It commemorates Missouri scientists and viticulturists (grape growers) who, during 19th century, helped set the foundations of modern grape cultivation, breeding, and genetics. Their pioneering work of utilizing genes from wild grapevines has benefitted viticulture around the globe. Many varieties in this garden were developed using principles that were passed down by these scientists and growers. The Garden is maintained with under the guidance of professors and researchers with Missouri State’s viticulture program.