Wineries, Vineyards, and Wine Tastings
History of Missouri Wines and the Resurgence of Wineries in MO
Before prohibition, Missouri was the country’s second leading wine producer, behind only New York. Today, a new generation of well-educated winemakers, healthier lifestyles, and the increasing consumer demand for locally brewed spirits has once again catapulted Missouri’s wine industry into the international spotlight. Growing 70 percent since 2001, Missouri now ranks 11th in the nation. Missouri wines are once again winning national and international acclaim.
Take a tour of Southeast Missouri Wine Country while you’re here.
A “must” for visitors to the Show Me State!
Farmington, MO Winery
Take a short drive to Twin Oaks Vineyard and Winery in Farmington, Missouri. The Hutson Family has spent years cultivating and maintaining their 180 acre farm, with 25 acres in vines. They made their dream a reality by producing their own commercial wine in 2006. Their tasting room sits in the middle of their vineyard ~ a lovely spot to go for a relaxing afternoon where you can enjoy their delicious wines or a glass of cold premium beer. You may wish to tour the vineyards and take lunch under the 350-400 year old Oak trees, for which their vineyard is named. The inviting porch has a perfect view of the vines and the tranquil lake. Let the sounds of the fountain wash over you as you savor the panoramic view from the large patio. Enjoy live entertainment by fine area musicians throughout the season. ~ just 24 miles away
Fredericktown, MO Winery
Vance Vineyard and Winery is a small, but growing, family-owned business. This area saw an influx of German immigrants in the early 1800’s who were searching for a homeland that reminded them of their beloved “Old Country”. The rolling hills and clean rivers beckoned to them and they cleared the land of trees, stumps and rocks and planted their crops. The “Old Schulte Farm” is now home to Vance Vineyard and Winery. The tasting room construction is representative of the German architectural style, as are the entry towers and the plantings. Visitors to the Winery will easily imagine themselves in the heart of German wine country. It houses a banquet/meeting room, a hearth room with piano bar, and a small gift shop. Several balconies and patio areas, one with an outdoor stone fireplace, provide ample and comfortable seating for viewing the lake, the historic old silo, and of course, the vineyard. Enjoy their wines with a selection of cheese, sausage, crackers and fruit. ~ just 20 miles away
Park Hills, MO Winery
Visit The St. Francois Vineyards & Winery in Park Hills if you wish to experience a deeper understanding of the “winemaker’s experience”. You will learn about different varieties, growing and propagation. Quality plantings, rooting and cuttings are available. Enjoy hand crafted wines, and locally made cheese and sausage from their tasting room or outdoor patio in a scenic vineyard setting. ~ just 28 miles away
Coffman, MO Wineries
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery – Chaumette is located on 310 acres of lush meadows and quiet splendor. Enjoy the sophisticated rural experience. View original art in the Gallerie De Vins and take a tour of the Vineyard or Winery.
Charleville Vineyards – near Coffman in an area historically known as “Clearwater”, overlooking the Saline Creek Valley in nearby Ste. Genevieve County MO. This is a family owned vineyard and is one of Missouri’s newest wineries. The property houses a tasting room and patio. You can sip their fine wines in a rustic country setting high atop a hill overlooking a panoramic view.
Crown Valley Winery – Located on 300 acres of which 120 are vineyard. The architecture and interior of the winery features hand-carved oak doors with reclaimed stained glass, copper and wrought iron crafted by local artisans, leaf stamped copper bars and church pews from the 1930’s. They offer winery tours, tastings, a banquet facility, a deli, gift shop, and indoor/outdoor seating.
Cave Vineyard – Open year round this family owned winery derives its name from the Saltpeter Cave, located on the property. The tasting room offers the opportunity to sample wines and purchase hand crafted quilts and products from local artisans. Share a bottle of wine in the natural cave wine cellar or enjoy the tasting room view overlooking the beautiful rolling hills.
Coffman, MO wineries ~ just 38 miles away