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!

Mrs. Joan Daleo

Joan Daleo, hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, comes from a family deeply entrenched in the produce industry. Her journey began with her grandparents, Sam and Rose Daleo, who ran a retail and wholesale produce business. In 1973, her parents, Joe and Louise, opened Ole Tyme Produce in St. Louis County, where Joe meticulously selected all the fruits and vegetables.

Winemaker's Tasting - A Blending Experience

Location
The Bistro 14020 W Hwy BB Rocheport, MO 65279

Description
Join us at The Bistro on The Blufftop at Rocheport for a guided wine blending experience with our head winemaker, Jacob Holman, assistant winemaker, Annie Benjamin, and wine expert, Alex Bergman.
We will be combining different varietals to create a composite wine that's unique from any of the wines on their own.

Must be 21+ to participate.

The Tasting Room: After Dark St. Patrick's Day Edition

Location
The Tasting Room 12847 W Hwy BB Rocheport, MO 65279

Description
Join us for a special After Dark event to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Two Fathoms is a local duo that plays the Celtic Harp and Irish Tin Whistle- from jigs to reels they bring Celtic music to The Tasting Room.
We will feature a couple of fun St. Patrick's Day inspired wine cocktails and there will be a selection of bites available.

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