A dream fostered out of the love of wine and family winemaking tradition became a reality with the founding of Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards by its proprietors Ken & Becky Miller in August of 1994.
Travel scenic highway 94, also called the Missouri Weinstrasse (wine road), and the first stop you find is Sugar Creek Winery. This area, one of the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi, including the winery grounds, was part of the original land grant given to the frontiersman Daniel Boone to settle the area.
Follow the highway and you’ll be directed to turn up a hillside road. When reaching the top you will be rewarded by a wonderful view that takes in the Missouri River and its bluffs to the east and estate grown grapes to the west. Proprietors Ken & Becky, challenge wine enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists to “take to the hill” and sample their fine wines.
From the vineyard manager’s point of view, “Great wines come from great grapes”, and it has been Sugar Creek’s goal to achieve this from the beginning. Old vineyards have been replaced with current popular varietals such as Vidal, Cynthiana, Chambourcin and an exciting new varietal Chardonel, a hybrid of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc. The winery also contracts with other Missouri grape growers to meet production requirements.
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. The inviting atmosphere of Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards welcomes everyone to come & enjoy their favorite wines, cheese, sausage and snacks along with a small gift shop.
125 Boone Country Ln
Defiance, MO 63341