Tag Archives: Wine Country

Wine-ing Along the Katy Trail


The weather is beginning to cool down and it’s a great time for a bike ride. Here are the breathtaking wineries you can find along the Katy Trail (AKA- bicycle heaven). The legendary Katy Trail is a 237 mile (386 km) trail stretching across most of the state of Missouri. It is built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas …

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10 Ways to Celebrate Missouri Wine Month

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September is Missouri Wine Month. What does that mean exactly? It means it’s the perfect time to discover or rediscover the beauty that is your local, award-winning wine scene. There are 130 wineries in the state and the industry has a $1.76 billion impact each year. There are so many wonderful things to experience in Missouri wine country. Here are …

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Are you a Missouri Wine MVP? Earn Rewards for Visiting Wineries


The Missouri Wine and Grape Board recently announced the launch of the Missouri Winery Visitors’ Program (MVP).  MVP encourages you to visit Missouri wineries where you collect points that may be redeemed for rewards.  The more wineries you visit, the more points you can earn to redeem for rewards such as cool MVP gear, fun wine experiences, and special sweepstakes …

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Harvest in Missouri: Grapes to Glass

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Harvest is a really big deal in wine country; and for good reason! It’s a year of hard work coming to fruition, and at the same time, it’s the beginning of another lengthy yet exciting journey from grape to glass (AKA the winemaking process). Grape harvests in Missouri generally begin in late August and continue through the middle of October. …

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Camping Along the Katy Trail


The flat, crushed limestone surface of Missouri’s Katy Trail is ideally suited for foot and bicycle traffic (some sections also permit horseback riding) and it’s an excellent gateway to a variety of Missouri adventures. You probably know the trail stretches 240 miles on an east-west alignment across Missouri, starting near St. Charles and paralleling the Missouri River for much of …

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Along the Katy Trail: Augusta

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It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. We just left charming, historic St. Charles, next up is Augusta! This gorgeous town is 35 miles west of St. Louis …

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Missouri Wines Showcased in Excelsior Springs

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I consider myself a true Missouri wine oenophile, but I also dabble in being a foodie from time to time. That said, there is a place in Excelsior Springs that is ideal for indulging in Missouri’s plethora of wines, while also enjoying perfectly paired cuisine. Willow Spring Mercantile claims to have the world’s largest selection of Missouri wines, and I …

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Hermann Romantic Getaway: Eat, Stay, Play in Wine Country

Stone Hill Winery cellars in Hermann.

When the weather in Missouri turns chilly, it is time for a romantic getaway to warm things up. Hermann is a historic, romantic and entertaining option for you and that special someone this winter. Enjoy delicious dinners at local restaurants and sip wine while watching the snow fall. Spend the night cuddling by the fire at a beautiful bed-and-breakfast. The …

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Book Showcases Missouri’s Flavors

Enjoy all the ways you can "Savor Missouri."

Like food? Well, who doesn’t? Fond of wine and beer? Sure. Then you are sure to enjoy “Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine,” compiled and written by Nina Furstenau. This coffee-table-style, full color book is a treasure of culinary delights. Travel the roads along the Missouri, Meramec and Mississippi rivers to discover tasty food, award-winning wine, hand-crafted beer, …

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Missouri: A Winter Wine-derland

If you think wineries are only for the warmer months, think again! I find them to be a great oasis to escape the hustle and bustle, finish shopping, warm up and relax. Decorated for the holidays, and ready to greet you, are more than 100 wineries throughout the state. As the vineyards go into hibernation, the wines ferment and the …

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