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!

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

Wine & Flowers: The Perfect Present

June 08, 2024

 

Missouri Wine is for more than sipping! This is your next perfect gift, up your wine giving game with this wine bottle bouquet!

Supplies:

• Floral Foam

• Bottle of Missouri Wine

• Fresh assortment of florals (synthetic florals work as well)

• Bowl of water

Let’s Build it:

  1. Cut a square of floral foam. Take wine bottle and turn upside down, pushing top of bottle (cap facing foam) into the center of the square. Creating the perfect size indent into foam. Once this step is done, remove bottle from foam and set aside.
  2. Take bowl of water and submerge each side of floral foam into bowl. Make sure each side has been covered with water. Allow to drain for a minute or two on a separate dish. For synthetic flowers, you do not have to soak the floral foam.
  3. Once lightly drained, place foam on top of wine bottle, aligning the hole with the bottle cap. If you would like to trim side of foam to make a smaller bouquet, now is the time to do so. It’s easier when foam is already placed on bottle because you can see the proportions clearly.
  4. Take a knife to slice off any excess foam you would like to remove.
  5. Once your foam is shaped to your liking, cut your florals stems off, leaving about an inch or inch and a half of stem to pierce through foam. For Synthetic Flowers do the same.
  6. Arrange your flowers in the foam to your liking. Ensure the bouquet is even and shaped all the way around in a 360-degree design. 
  7. Place the bouquet back on top of your wine bottle. Your gift is ready to give!

Pro-tip: Use a bottle of Missouri Wine for your bouquet!

If you need a graduation gift, special present for mom or a "just because" bouquet, this DIY is the way to go!

 

Summer Sipping: Events in Missouri Wine Country

May 31, 2024

Missouri Wineries not only offer delicious wine, but a lot of events to fill your summer calendar with fun! Check out some of these events and explore Missouri Wine Country!

Adam Puchta Winery - Hermann

Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery - Centertown

Baltimore Bend Vineyard - Waverly 

Beckett’s Winery - Glasgow 

  • June 22: Plant Swap and Sale | 11am

Belvoir Winery and Inn - Liberty 

Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant - Holts Summit

  • June 14: Dueling Pianos

Cedar Lake Cellars - Wright City

Chandler Hill Vineyards - Defiance 

Christine’s Vineyard - Webb City

Defiance Ridge Vineyards - Defiance

Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery - Potosi

Hunter Valley Winery - Cape Girardeau

Jowler Creek Winery Platte City

LaChance Vineyards - De Soto

Lake Creek Winery - Marthasville

Les Bourgeois VineyardsRocheport

McKelvey Vineyard – New Haven

Montelle Winery - Augusta

Noboleis Vineyards - Augusta

Shamrock Hills – Excelsior Springs

St. James Winery – St. James 

Stone Hill Winery - Hermann

Stonehaus Farms Winery– Lee’s Summit

The Peculiar Winery - Peculiar

Villa Antonio Winery– Hillsboro

Walnut Creek Winery ­– Holt

West Winery – Macon

Weston Wine Company – Weston 

Wildlife Ridge Winery– Smithton 

Willow Spring Mercantile – Excelsior Springs

Plan your next getaway in Missouri Wine Country! No matter which wineries you end up at, you are sure to have a fun time with great wine. Click this link to plan now!

https://missouriwine.org/education/enjoy-wine/winery-search

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