Mound City Hosts Wine Festival

Mound City Hosts Wine Festival

About 2000 people attended the Great Northwest Wine Festival Saturday in Mound City.
(Mound City, Mo.) About 2000 people attended the Great Northwest Wine Festival Saturday in Mound City.

The event featured 8 different Northwest Missouri wineries and one all the way from Herman, Missouri.
  
It's the 4th year the wine fest has been held in Mound City.
And this year's event drew people from as far away as Texas and Arizona, to the Midwest.
  
Coordinators say, they hold the yearly festival to raise money to help start up new businesses in northwest Missouri.

"Someone helps assist these people and starting up their business, and maybe retaining some of their business, and over the last 6 years we've been able to start up or maybe help maintain 87 businesses," said Winefest Coordinator Marilyn Alldredge.

This years festival saw a spike in attendance compared to last years, when temperatures dropped into the lower 40s.
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