This winery was built after prohibition, in 1934, by Italian immigrants. The building houses a museum dedicated to the Italians who settled the Rosati community, in 1898, and developed the area’s grape and wine industry.
The history is told through old photographs; artifacts; documents; vintage wine-making equipment; and a video entitled, “Rosati Missouri-Little Italy of the Ozarks,” in which local residents tell their story of the Rosati community from 1898 to 1988.
In addition to the museum, there is a gift and wine shop where you can purchase medal winning wines from throughout Missouri, plus a few wines from Italy.
The Rosati Winery Museum can host private events in the “Leo Cardetti Room,” located in the original 1934 wine processing room, featuring exposed wood beams and rustic brick walls.
What do Welch’s Grape Company, German prisoners of war, and Route 66 have in common with Rosati? You will have to visit to find out.
Open April-October. Closed Wednesdays/holidays.