In 1988 the Augusta Winery was established by Tony Kooyumjian. His goal was to produce the highest quality wine possible to best represent the terroir in the Augusta Viticultural Area. Augusta Winery features those high quality wines still today, ranging from dry dinner wines to sweet dessert wines utilizing grape varieties such as Vidal Blanc, Chardonel, Seyval Blanc, Vignoles, Chambourcin, and Norton. Numerous medals from around the country attest to the quality of these wines.
Augusta Winery is centrally located in the historic town of Augusta, Missouri. In 1980 Augusta was recognized as the first U.S. Wine District, or Viticultural Area #1, because of its unique soil, climate, historical significance and quality of wines produced from grapes grown in vineyards that date to the 1800s. Augusta Winery vints its wines in small quantities so special care may be given to each lot. The Winery features a tasting room, gift shop, a variety of cheese and sausage, local craft brews, a covered terrace, and a 10-foot open-air grapevine covered arbor with live music on weekends April - October. Gift certificates and custom labeled wine for your special occasions are available. Picnic baskets are welcome.