April 02, 2014
Missouri boasts more than 125 wineries in the state and 29 of them are in the backyard of the state’s major metropolitan areas. So, next time you find yourself in St. Louis or Kansas City, take a quick trip to wine country. (All wineries listed are within a 45 mile radius of the city centers.)
1. Little Hills Winery & Restaurant – St. Charles
Winery of the Little Hills produces some 15 types of wine all bottled locally. The winery serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, year round.
2. EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery – Chesterfield
Located in the heart of Chesterfield, EdgeWild is a modern casual restaurant serving affordable American fine wines with inventive American cuisine.
3. Yellow Farmhouse Winery – Defiance
The Yellow Farmhouse is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon – easy to get to- easy to find. A beautiful green lawn on the hillside provides the perfect picnic area where picnic baskets are welcome.
4. Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards – Defiance
Whether you enjoy the outside terrace, gazebo or the cozy indoor parlor turned tasting room, Sugar Creek offers a wonderful way to spend a relaxing afternoon.
5. Chandler Hill Vineyards – Defiance
Chandler Hill Winery overlooks vineyards, a hidden lake, and the inspiring Osage valley teeming with wildlife. As you enter you will see rolling hills of grapes being nurtured for future vintages.
6. Augusta Winery – Augusta
The Augusta Winery features high quality wines, ranging from dry dinner wines to sweet dessert wines. Medals from around the country attest to the quality of these delicious wines.
7. Montelle Winery – Augusta
Montelle Winery is located atop Osage Ridge and commands a mind-blowing view. Winner of numerous awards, Montelle has achieved fame for its superb dry and semi-dry table wines.
8. Mount Pleasant Estates – Augusta
Only a short distance from St. Louis, the winery offers a calm, friendly experience quite the opposite of the daily hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy wine tasting and then settle down on the patio with its majestic view.
9. Noboleis Vineyards – Augusta
As a boutique winery, Noboleis offers quality wines that range from dry to sweet and serve every palate. The tasting room and winery sit on top of a hill overlooking vineyards and the rolling hills of Augusta, MO.
10. Balducci Vineyards – Augusta
At Balducci Vineyards you’ll find great food, great wine and great friends go hand in hand. Balducci features world class wine and food, paired with beautiful scenic vistas.
11. Holy Grail Winery – Augusta
Holy Grail winery focuses on making wine using “Old World Traditions”, delivering full body wine, rich intense fruit aromas and bold flavors.
12. Villa Antonio Winery – Hillsboro
You’ll find an array of delicious wines, authentic Italian cuisine and most importantly… welcoming hospitality! Wine tasting offered every day and lunch, served from 11 AM to 4 PM.
13. Persimmon Ridge Vineyards – Barnhart
Visit Persimmon Ridge for a quiet outdoor experience in the vineyards. Come to the four season tasting area to sample Missouri wines and find a table under the trees to enjoy a bottle of your favorite.
Blumenhof Winery is located on Highway 94 in the historic village of Dutzow, Missouri’s oldest German settlement, founded in 1834. Taste award-winning wines; enjoy live music and a welcoming atmosphere at Blumenhof Winery.
15. Amigoni Urban Winery – Kansas City
Amigoni is located on the first floor of the historic Daily Drover Telegram building in the Stockyards District of Kansas City and called an “urban winery” because they specialize in small lots of handcrafted Missouri-grown vinifera wines made in the city.
16. Albonée Country Inn & Vineyards – Independence
Nestled on a hillside in historic Independence overlooking the Little Blue Valley, you can experience the warm hospitality of the owners at this family winery. Sample their wines while enjoying the property’s serene seating.
17. Belvior Winery – Liberty
Belvoir Winery is a family-owned winery located in the historic Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, Missouri. They offer tours exploring the 110 year history of the property and have paranormal events exploring the other-worldly events that occur regularly on the property.
18. Stonehaus Farms Winery – Lee’s Summit
The owners strive to provide customers with great wines, personal service and a warm and inviting atmosphere. They pride themselves on being a working winery, with all wines produced and bottled on site.
19. Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery – Platte City
Jowler Creek is a sustainable, family-run vineyard and winery nestled amongst nature in the hills just north of Kansas City, Missouri. They specialize in making high-quality wines that are fun to drink and easy to pair with local Kansas City foods.
20. Ladoga Ridge Winery – Smithville
The winery is surrounded by a beautiful 4-acre vineyard and offers wine tastings, food, gift shop items, indoor and outdoor seating, music and tours.
21. Pirtle Winery – Weston
Housed in an 1867 church building, the winery produces white wines, red wines, apple wine and mead (honey wine). The winery has attained a national reputation for superior mead.
22. Weston Wine Company – Weston
One of Missouri’s newest wineries, Weston Wine Co. offers a truly unique experience, treating every visitor like royalty. Stop by for a cupcake and wine tasting today!
23. Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery – Excelsior Springs
Enjoy a view of the vines from the outdoor patio, relax with a bottle of wine by the fire pit or enjoy a glass of wine in the indoor tasting room. The winery also offers wine flights and wine pairings.
24. LaBella Vineyards & Winery – Wellington
At LaBella, you can taste a variety of wines and enjoy them in the tasting room or on the patio overlooking the surrounding lake and vineyards.
25. Odessa Country Winery – Odessa
This small, artisan winery specializes in semi-sweet country wines. Consider an afternoon picnic at nearby Powell Gardens, a shaded walk around Lake Venita, shopping at the Odessa Outlet Mall, fishing at nearby lakes, or stay at a bed and breakfast.
26. Van Till Farms Winery – Rayville
“Farm to Table” is the motto, where the freshest farm products are made into artisan delights. Enjoy your selections on the four-season garden patio, an unusual, relaxing setting in which to pair gourmet foods with unique Missouri wines.
27. Fahrmeier Family Vineyards – Lexington
True to the pioneering spirit of the region, Fahrmeier Family Vineyards handcrafts unique artisanal wines of a character and quality. Spend an afternoon sampling wine in the restored 1930s-era tasting barn, tour the vineyards, relax and take in the vistas on the garden patio.
28. Arcadian Moon Vineyards & Winery – Higginsville
Discover a serene and beautiful atmosphere at Arcadian Moon Vineyards & Winery, offering delicious wine and gourmet food. Right off Interstate 70, it’s the perfect detour to any trip across Missouri.
29. Riverwood Winery – Rushville
Located north of Kansas City in the peaceful setting of the scenic Missouri River Bluff wine country, Riverwood is committed to using environmentally friendly, sustainable practices to produce truly local wines, with a genuine “Taste of Place”.