By Justin Franz, 7-08-12
||Caption: The Mission Mountain Winery in Dayton. - Justin Franz/Flathead Beacon
The Mission Mountain Winery has been a staple in Dayton for nearly three decades and is open for tastings every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located along U.S. Highway 93, Mission Mountain was the first bonded winery in the state of Montana and was the brainchild of Tom Campbell Jr., who studied Enology and Viticulture at the University of California at Davis. Campbell also learned from his father, Tom Sr.
Every year the winery produces 6,500 cases of wine, with everything from Vin Gris to Pinot Gris. Much of it is available to taste every day (from May 1 to Oct. 31) when the establishment opens its doors. For $5, a visitor can try a variety of wines and, if they purchase a bottle, they don’t have to pay for the tasting. You can even dock your boat on nearby Flathead Lake and check it out.
For more information visit www.missionmountainwinery.com
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