Mark and Ellen Zobrist are long-time New Haven residents, and both are employed by the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New Haven. They have two sons, Brad and David.

Deeply interested in historic preservation, Mark and Ellen have restored numerous local buildings. Downtown, the Walt Theater and Altheide store have also been restored by a family partnership. The Zobristís current project is restoring the old Gruebbel Store and opera house, located directly across from the hotel.

Jeanne Damschroeder was born and raised in Washington, Missouri. Jeanie went to Borgia elementary and high school. She has worked in the hospitality industry for 25 years.

The Missouri State grape is the Norton. This adaptable, self-pollinating variety has been cultivated since the 1830s and is likely North Americaís oldest grape variety still commercially grown. Norton/Cynthiana has long been prized for its hardy growth habit and intense flavor characteristics, which produce lush, dry premium red wines of world-class quality and distinction. (RSMo 10.160)

In the hands of Missouri vinters, Norton grapes produce a wine that is deeply dark, dry, and fruity, a cross between a well-made Merlot and an almost-sweet Zinfandel. Author Todd Kliman explores the history of the grape, as well as American wine-making, in his entertaining book The Wild Vine.

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