Discover Missouri’s Wine Country
The wineries in Missouri produce more than 900,000 gallons of wine each year making it a perfect destination for a winery weekend getaway. With the cooler temperatures, fall is the perfect season to travel to a few favorite wineries, enjoying the crisp air, great views and delicious flavors! There are more than 125 wineries in the state, although most are grouped together in different areas forming 10 unique wine trails. Here are a few of our favorites!
Kansas City Wine Trail:
There are quite a few wineries right here in our backyard! The Kansas City Wine Trail includes wineries in and around the Kansas City metro area. Amigoni Urban Winery, located in the West Bottoms, offers a great tasting room right in the roots of Kansas City. If the countryside is more your thing, visit the Albonee Winery and Country Inn. It sits on a hillside country estate located in Independence. And you can’t miss Arcadian Moon Winery & Brewery, which sits among 4 lakes on 75 acres in Higginsville. Taste wine, beer and their casual cuisine at their self-proclaimed “rustic paradise”.
The Ozark Mountain Wine Trail:
Located in southwest Missouri, the Ozark Mountain Wine Trail winds through gorgeous countryside. If you are wanting to escape the city, this group of wineries is for you! Start out at 7C’s Winery in Walnut Grove. Enjoy a bottle of wine on the porch, while snacking on cheese and crackers and enjoying the peaceful view of the country. Lindwedel Winery, once located in St. Louis, has given up its big city roots and moved lakeside. Located on Table Rock Lake, Lindwedel Winery offers both red and white wines and overlooks the rolling hills of the Ozarks.
The Route du Vin:
The French heritage of Ste. Genevieve area, located southeast of St. Louis, has inspired the wines of the Route du Vin. Begin your journey at award-winning Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, where you can sample wines from a variety of grapes such as Norton, Missouri’s state grape. In addition to enjoying a bottle of wine, you can dine at their restaurant Audubon’s or spend the day relaxing in their spa. Also make sure to visit Sand Creek Vineyard, the newest family-owned vineyard in St Francois County. This dog-friendly vineyard is the perfect place to enjoy a nice bottle of wine while overlooking the rolling hills on their large veranda.
Whether you take a drive around a few of Missouri’s wine trails or spend your weekend relaxing in one of Missouri’s campgrounds, we hope that you get out and enjoy the fall weather!