Alive! That is the best description of grape vines during the summer. The grapes are beginning to change color from green to deep purple and golden hues, taking on the characteristics that will be used to make delicious, award-winning wines. What sounds better than a summer stroll through a beautifully vibrant vineyard? After seeing where the grapes come from, the wines you taste seem to burst with flavor. A full wine experience is available to you in Missouri Wine Country.
Enjoy the sunshine on the patios and outdoor seating that is abundant at wineries, along with breathtaking views of rivers, bluff tops, hills and countryside. A relaxing day trip to one of the numerous wineries in Missouri may be just what the doctor ordered for a retreat that won’t break the bank.
Invigorate your mind and body with a cycling trip along the Katy Trail and stop at one of many wineries along the way. Each offers a one-of-a-kind experience with adventurous and delicious wines, unique and gourmet food options and the perfect setting for making memories.
The Augusta, Hermann, and Ste. Genevieve areas all boast clusters of wineries making them a great destination to getaway for a few days. These areas not only feature wonderful wines for you to taste. Restaurants, antique shops, historic sites and unique lodging ensure your visit is entertaining, comfortable and delicious!
If you find yourself in one of Missouri’s metro areas, you don’t have to look far to find the nearest winery or wine trail. There are nine wine trails beckoning you and your traveling party for a fun-filled excursion. While you’re visiting a Missouri winery, don’t just taste the wine, experience it. Many wineries offer tours and host special events with everything from live music, to movies under the stars, to wine releases and more.
For more information about Missouri wine country, visit the Missouri Wine and Grape Board’s website or download the Missouri Wines app on your smart phone. We’ll see you soon!
Written by Christa Holtzclaw, marketing specialist for the Missouri Wine and Grape Board.