Trip Ideas: Augusta Viticulture Area
Augusta was the first federally designated viticulture area in the United States. The area around Augusta, including the villages of Defiance, Dutzow and Marthasville, encompasses several bed and breakfast inns, boutique shops, a microbrewery and excellent wineries where guests can savor award winning Missouri wines while enjoying a picnic lunch, live music and great views.
Morning
We produce small batch, hand-crafted wines. Cheeses, sausages and picnic supplies are available. You are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets. Tours offered.
100 Defiance Road, Defiance MO 63341, 314-409-6139
Hours: Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Step into history at the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center. The Daniel Boone Home is nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800's from its adventures to its lifelong struggles. The Boone Home brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Within the thick limestone walls, stories of a daring man offer a glimpse into family matters, risky adventures, and hard fought battles.

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center is owned and operated by Lindenwood University. The university has helped in the creation of the village, which is a simulated town comprised of over a dozen 19th century buildings moved from within 50 miles of the local area. This village included buildings such as a general store, school house, grist mill, carpenter shop and the Old Peace Chapel.

Guided tours operate on the hour, please call for availability. The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center offers guided tours of the Daniel Boone home and/or village, as well as self-guided tours of the village. Groups are welcome. School groups/field trip options are also available. Call for more information.

1868 Route F, Defiance MO 63341, 636-798-2005
Hours: 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. (Oct. 1-May 31); 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (June 1-Sep. 30)
A circa 1885 "Gone with the Wind" style home on 1.3 acres. The balcony overlooks the Missouri River bluffs, offering magnificent views and sunsets.
5619 Fifth St., Augusta MO 63332, 636-482-4307
Hours: Office: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Afternoon
Founded in 1859, Mount Pleasant Winery is within the Augusta Appellation, the first federally designated viticulture district in the United States. The tasting room offers samples and sales. A 45-minute, guided tour is available Saturdays and Sundays, noon and 1 p.m., April thru October. Private tours are available year-round, by appointment.
5634 High St., Augusta MO 63332, 800-467-9463
Hours: April-October: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11a.m.-5:30 p.m.; November-March: Daily, noon-4 p.m.
Augusta Winery features a year-round tasting room, gift shop, and a covered terraces. The Wine and Beer Garden is open April through October with free, live music on the weekends.
5601 High St., Augusta MO 63332, 888-667-9463
Hours: March-December: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.; January-February: Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
This shop features antiques and collectibles. Located in the heart of Missouri wine country.
5595 Walnut St., Augusta MO 63332, 636-228-4024
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Enjoy estate bottled wines. Large outdoor seating area; limited indoor seating. Tours by appointment. One mile from the Katy Trail Dotzow Trailhead.
13699 Route 94, Dutzow MO 63342, 800-419-2245
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-5:30 p.m.
Situated atop Osage Ridge, 400 feet above the Missouri River bottoms. Breathtaking views; a tasting room; gift shop; free Wi-Fi; an expansive outdoor deck under the trees; and the original Stone House for private events.
201 Montelle Drive, Augusta MO 63332, 888-595-9463
Hours: May-September: Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; October-April: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Evening
Our charming 1860s farmhouse is located right in the middle of Missouri Wine Country. We are in the hillside farming community of Concord Hill, population 40, just 1.3 miles from the Katy Trail and about 3 miles west of Marthasville. The inn has been completely updated with modern heating, cooling and plumbing and has three large guestrooms, each with private bath, plus a loft that can sleep up to six. We serve a full hot breakfast we call "George's Big Country Breakfast" and can accommodate any special diets; just let us know in advance. Delicious dinners are available with prior arrangement.
16469 Concord Hill Road, Marthasville MO 63357, 636-782-2032
Hours: Office: daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Augusta Brewing Company & Beer Garden is located on the KATY Trail in Augusta, Missouri. With Augusta's strong German heritage, there always been a love of great beers. Our hope is to revive this tradition by serving our own Beer in this unique setting.
5521 Water Street, Augusta MO 63332, 636-482-2337
Hours: Sun.-Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Circa 1867 cottage and 1885 Victorian house, both decorated with unusual antiques. Located four blocks from the Katy Trail, wineries, micro-brewery, shops, massage therapy, history museum and restaurants.
219 Public St., Augusta MO 63332, 888-309-7334
Hours: Office: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.