5 New Missouri Wineries You Need To Visit

September 14, 2023

Looking for some new Missouri wineries to explore? We did the work for you! Here are 5 of Missouri’s newest wineries!

Mathany Family Vineyards

Among the 1,150 miles of Lake of the Ozarks shoreline sets MFV. Mathany Family Vineyards is a family-owned winery that is 100% sustainably farmed. Their winery opened to the public in the summer of 2023, so the next time you are at the Lake of the Ozarks, swing by 100 Grand Vintners Lan

Mathany Vineyard bottle in front of water

 

The Rocheport Winery

In the heart of Rocheport, MO is one of the newest Missouri wineries. Only steps off the Katy Trail, enjoy beautiful views of the Missouri River with a glass of Rocheport Cellars’ sparkling wine. With endless Airbnb’s and excellent bed and breakfasts, make a whole weekend out of your visit!

Outdoor space at the rocheport winery

 

Shamrock Hills Vineyard and Winery

Shamrock Hills Vineyard and Winery, previously known as Four Horses and a Dog, officially reopened on April 1, 2023, under new ownership. Only 8 miles from the old winery, the new owners have opened a new tasting room with amazing views. From live music and Chief-themed winery days, there’s always something going on at 12300 Shoemaker Rd!

Shamrock hills sign

 

Silver Rails Vineyard & Winery

Located off Highway 63 in La Plata, MO is Silver Rails Vineyard & Winery. Try the delicious wine slushies or even a flight of their wines. This family and pet-friendly winery officially opened in May of 2023.

silver rails winery

 

The Terrace at French Village

The Terrace at French Village is a must-visit with delicious food and quality wine! Housed in an old home built in 1887, this winery has waterfalls and beautiful views overlooking southern Missouri.

the terrace at french village

The list of Missouri wineries continues to grow daily. Start planning your trip to these 5 amazing Missouri wineries today!

3 Ways to Celebrate Missouri Wine Month

September 05, 2023

September is Missouri Wine Month and we invite you to celebrate this exciting fall season! Explore new areas of wine country, attend wine festivals, or host your own wine celebrations. Missouri wine country is closer than you think, how will you celebrate?

Fall view of wine country

1. No matter where you travel in Missouri, there is so much to explore and see. Missouri has five American Viticultural Areas, which are designated wine grape-growing regions in the United States. They are located across Missouri with regions including the Ozarks, Augusta, Hermann, and more. With 5 AVA regions and 129 wineries to choose from, there is so much to visit in Missouri wine country.

2. Fall in Missouri offers lots of winery events, especially wine festivals. These fall fun paloozas are the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into wine culture and learn more about Missouri wine. Festivals can include live music, wine tastings, Wine 101 classes, and the chance to meet winery owners and winemakers. Click here for a full lineup of fall events.

 

3. Planning a wine night at home instead? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Missouri Wine Month is the perfect time to host your own wine celebration. Gather friends or family and invite them over for a harvest themed dinner, wine tasting, or wine pairing festivity. Dinner gatherings area great time to show off Missouri wines. We even have a wine serving survival guide for you.

Independence UncorkedSeptember is the perfect time to discover all that Missouri has to offer – whether it is beautiful wine country, fun   wine strolls, or staying at home and sipping on delicious Missouri wine. No matter how you celebrate this September, always remember Missouri wine country is closer than you think!

Trip Planner: Lake of the Ozarks

August 25, 2023

The Lake of the Ozarks, located in Central Missouri, is the perfect escape to get away for a weekend! With 1,150 miles of shoreline, there is no doubt you will find something to do. From delicious cuisines, fun activities for the whole family and Missouri Wines, the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect oasis.

View our interactive trip planner to begin planning your next getaway!

Chardonel: A springtime staple

April 04, 2023

Chardonel month 2023 Every April, we take the time to focus on Chardonel. This “springtime staple” is easy to love. As the weather turns warmer, it is the perfect seasonal transition to white wines. Its crisp and delicious fruity notes awaken the senses, just as spring warms the Earth in Missouri wine country. The crisp acidity is balanced and refreshing, perfect for all kinds of wine enthusiasts.

Augusta Winery’s 2021 Estate Bottled Chardonel won Best Chardonel Varietal at the 2022 Missouri Wine Competition held in July. The winemaker, Colin Pennington, was excited that Augusta Winery secured this honor.

“The 2021 Chardonel was produced from a young vineyard where the vines are still establishing themselves,” Pennington says. “I couldn't be happier with how this Chardonel turned out and I'm excited to see what this vineyard produces in the future.” 

You’ll find another award-winning Chardonel at Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann. Their 2021 Chardonel took home top honors, earning a Jefferson Cup at the 2022 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition.

Lee Baker, Adam Puchta Winery’s Brand Ambassador, shares excitement about what you’ll experience from their winemaking process for Chardonel.

“It’s made using the ‘Sur Lie’ (on the lees) style which is how the signature aromas and flavors of green apple and unripe pear come to life,” Baker says. “Being left on the lees imparts a softer mouthfeel that is present in the finish of this lightly oaked dry white wine.”

One of the best ways to explore the Chardonel varietal is to experience it in pairings

Baker says their Chardonel pairs beautifully with seafood, baked Brie, French cheeses, grilled chicken, alfredo, pesto, Portobello mushrooms, and more.  They also feature a Chardonel cheese sauce, served with warm, Bavarian style pretzels, at their 1855 Cellar Bistro.

Add these delightful springtime staples to your list to try the next time you visit Augusta and Hermann. Share your experiences with Chardonel by tagging #missouriwine and @missouriwine on social. Cheers to Chardonel Month!

Trip Planner: Hermann

March 28, 2023

Download and save to utilize this clickable PDF on your next trip to Hermann!
Enjoy highlights of Missouri wine country with this new and improved trip planner.
Wine, dine, stay and explore these wonderful Hermann locations!

Buckle Up Summertime is Here – Lets Take a Road Trip!

June 18, 2024

What could be better than a hot sunny day hanging out with friends? We can only think of one thing that could make this day be better, a road that leads you through scenic Missouri Wine Country!

Charleville Winery looking over the beautiful land while watching the sunset

Every great road trip starts with a game plan and mapping out the adventure. Historic Route 66 and breathtaking highways 94 and 100 wind through wine country and are great starting points for first time road trippers. Want to visit a specific Missouri wine region? We have 12 interactive trip planners that are loaded with resources and links to all things lodging, dining and of course, wineries to visit. As you plan out your road trip itinerary, be sure to use our Rewards Uncorked website to check in to wineries you visit along your route; with 125+ wineries spread across the state, there is bound to be a winery near you! Want to extend your trip into more than one day? You can find several wineries with on-site lodging that allow you to rest before another day on the road.

 

Now that your trip is planned and your bags are packed, don’t forget pack Missouri wine!

Pouring Missouri Wine into 2 glasses

No matter where your road trip takes you, make sure it always includes leading you back to Missouri Wine Country. Don’t forget to share photos using #MOWines. 

Wineries That Also Brew Beer

June 13, 2024

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift 

 

Missouri Wine Country has something for everyone. With Father’s Day coming up there are more than 125 wineries to visit throughout the state, there are countless memories to be had. Wine fans have a wide range of styles and sweetness levels to choose from in the tasting rooms of Missouri, but that’s not all. Many of our wineries also serve beer, usually sourced from local breweries, while some even brew it themselves. Here are seven wineries that also brew beer that you don’t want to miss… 

Arcadian Moon Winery & Brewery – Higginsville 

Arcadian Moon Winery & Brewery is the first brewery in Lafayette County in nearly a century. They have a variety of beers ranging from porter to pale ale and update their offerings seasonally.

 

Cave Vineyard – Ste. Genevieve 

Cave Vineyard is home to several beers under the S.I.L.’s moniker which stands for sons-in-law. The family joke is that the sons-in-law of the owner have found a way to fund their hobby. Currently, they have three brews available by bottle, but occasionally, they brew up something fun to put on tap.

 

Charleville Vineyard Winery & Brewery – Ste. Genevieve 

Charleville Vineyard Winery & Brewery has seen great success with this brewery, recently opening an additional location in St. Louis. They recently brewed batch #1 in St. Louis, while batch #1000 brewed in Ste. Genevieve. Views at the Ste. Genevieve winery and brewery location are hard to beat though. 

 

Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard – Potosi

Potosi now has Edg-Clif Brewing Company on site offering a selection of six different beers on draft to try or take home in a growler. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle, the wide-open spaces of Edg-Clif century farm is perfect for you.

 

Hermannhof Winery & Tin Mill Brewery – Hermann

The brewery is located at a landmark 100-year-old mill in historic downtown Hermann. With Hermann’s strong German roots, they focus on the art of an authentic German Brewing style. The mill brewery features a rotating 20-tap list featuring premium German lagers and a variety of seasonals. 

 

Steele Crest Winery and Microbrewery – Cape Girardeau

The winery and sits on five acres in Jackson, newly expanded brewery feature ample indoor and outdoor seating. Plus, who can resist wood-fired pizza to go with their wine or beer? 

 

Wild Sun Winery & Brewery – Hillsboro

The winery resides on a beautiful ten-acre estate in Hillsboro where they say stop by to see what it means when they say “live, life, wild” while enjoying several wine and beer options. They have six beers on tap to enjoy while overlooking their property. 

 

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Whether you’re a wine fan, a beer connoisseur or both, Missouri Wine Country has plenty to offer. Go take a trip and enjoy

Picnic Perfect: Celebrate with Missouri Wine

June 11, 2024

Today is International Picnic Day! Celebrate with a Missouri Wine at your picnic in Missouri Wine Country!

Many wineries offer food and outdoor seating which you can partake in with their great Missouri Wine selection. There are a few Missouri Wineries that allow you to bring in your own food, so pack your picnic basket and get out to enjoy Missouri Wine and Missouri Wine Country!

7C’s Winery offers up ample picnic space and fully-equipped grills for visitors to enjoy along with their selection of wine and mead. After enjoying your picnic, play a round of disc golf on the winery’s on-site course.

Adam Puchta will be a beautiful winery to have your picnic. Located along a winding creek Adam Puchta Winery will have plenty of delicious wine and scenery for your picnic.

Augusta Winery serves delicious wines, cheese and sausage, and beer. With a covered terrace and live music, your picnic will definitely be enjoyed here.

Baltimore Bend Vineyard encourages visitors to take in the area’s Civil War history as they picnic on the property. For wine enthusiasts who need to substantiate their snacks, the winery offers food for purchase.

Find a shady spot at Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery’s patio to enjoy your picnic with friends and catch live music on the weekends. As the weather cools this fall, bring a picnic and cozy up in the winery’s heated and enclosed deck.

Brix Urban Winery and Market serves up delightful meads and snacks to accompany your picnic selections. While you’re visiting, consider sticking around for a ghost tour or haunted pub crawl of the historic Ste. Genevieve area. 

Cave Hollow West Winery is a great spot for guests who want to take in the history and geologic wonder of the nearby Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, and have the ability to picnic as they enjoy delicious wines with Mark Twain-inspired labels.

Cave Vineyard boasts a natural cave where visitors can enjoy their picnic on a hot summer day. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages, and the winery offers a mouthwatering selection of fresh bread and local meats and cheeses.

Curling Vine Winery is open daily all year long. Enjoy your picnic and then see how sparkling wine is produced on-site in the traditional way.

Feel at home in Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard’s rocking chairs and fire pit areas as you enjoy a picnic paired with one of the winery’s award-winning wines. Take in the quaint rural scenery as you uncork and unwind.

Fence Stile Vineyard & Winery welcomes guests to sip and snack amongst scenic views of the winery’s courtyard and estate vineyards. Visitors can also order snacks and hot paninis from the kitchen.

G. Husman Wine Company offers a unique look at the history of the Missouri grape industry. Take your picnic basket there and learn more about “the father of the Missouri grape industry’s” heritage and history through their wine.

Hemman Winery welcomes picnic baskets in their historic building, which was formerly an 1850s country store. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Brazeau village’s historic buildings during their visit.

Hermannhof Winery produces a wide array of wines from sweet, dry and everything in between. They are sure to have the perfect wine to enjoy with your picnic.

Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery  welcomes guests to bring picnic baskets to their sustainable vineyard, or to try one of their ready-to-enjoy picnic sacks.

Keltoi Vineyard & Winery sets itself apart as a peaceful and serene spot for a picnic and glass (or bottle) of delicious wine. Take a walk around the winery’s mile-long trail and marvel at the Celtic-inspired features smattered throughout the property.

LaChance Vineyards will allow you to have a picnic with a country feel. There wines are as unique as the scenery and are sure to make your picnic special.

Noboleis Vineyards gladly welcomes picnic baskets as visitors come to relax with friends under the winery’s signature tented pavilion. Forgot to pack enough food for your group? The winery offers a spread of prepared food that pairs flawlessly with their wine selection.

Odessa Country Winery, just outside of the Kansas City area, invites visitors to pack a picnic and enjoy with a bottle of wine on Joe’s Catfish Pavilion or in the Hunter’s Mancave. Challenge your gang to a free game of pool after sipping and savoring.

Old Farm Winery encourages guests to pack a picnic and spend an afternoon at the winery, where live music and the winery’s history are sure to keep you entertained.

Peaceful Bend Vineyard offers you a chance to kick back and relax while enjoying your picnic. Refreshing and unique wines and scenery makes this winery a great picnic spot.

Reserve Cellars of Hermann is on the historic Hermann Farm. Go back in time and enjoy their wine with your picnic.

Röbller Vineyard and Winery will make you feel just at home. Family owned and operated on a beautiful hillside will make this picnic feel like you are right at home.

Sand Creek Vineyard’s spacious veranda is an ideal perch for watching wildlife and enjoying breathtaking views as guests snack on picnic fare. The winery also offers light fare, chocolate and wine-a-ritas for purchase. 

Serenity Valley Winery is a superb lakeside spot for guests to bring their picnic basket for a day of relaxation. Make sure to bring an extra treat to feed the winery’s pet ducks and geese that meander the property.

On a steamy summer day, Stone Hill Winery encourages visitors to cool off with a free tour of the winery’s historic underground cellars before enjoying a picnic.

Westphalia Vineyards welcomes guests with picnic baskets to enjoy their snacks with sips of sulfite-free wines. While you’re visiting the winery, make sure to inquire about local Waygu beef offerings.

Villa Antonio Winery is close to St. Louis if you are looking for a getaway from the city. Enjoy your picnic alongside picturesque vineyard and lakeside views.

Wild Sun Winery & Brewery offers a park-like property with plenty of shade trees for visitors to picnic beneath. The winery has a full menu for especially hungry guests, along with a large selection of wine and beers.

Pick a winery, make your picnic basket, and head out to enjoy International Picnic Day!

Wineries listed may not be the only Missouri Wineries that allow outside food to be brought it. Feel free to contact your local winery and inquire before heading out!

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