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
Take a tour of Southeast Missouri Wine Country while you're
here. A "must" for visitors to the
Show Me State!
Caledonia Wine Cottage is located
in "Ramsey House" on historic Main Street in Caledonia.
Built in 1824 as a "stage stop inn", the structure
is on the National Register of Historic Places. The old inn
was used during the Civil War as a hospital. Around every
corner of the Wine Cottage is a bit of history. Purchased in
2006 and recently renovated, the Caledonia Wine Cottage now
serves a selection of local Missouri wines and specialty micro-brews.
They offer local cheeses and sausage, as well as Amish products,
jams, jellies and more. Enjoy outdoor patio seating and
entertainment on the weekends. ~ 11
miles north of Elephant Rocks on Hwy 21
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
with a selection of cheese, sausage, crackers and fruit.
~ just 20
Park Hills, MO
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
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.
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