Missouri wineries are home to some of the most relaxing patios with breathtaking views that range from seemingly endless rows of vineyards, to the Missouri river, to miles of hills and valleys. If you're looking to get away and enjoy the beauty of the Show Me State, a patio in local wine country is the place to be. Here are some tips for the perfect patio adventure.
Picnic: Many Missouri wineries allow you to bring in food. Picnic on the patio? Yes, please! Be sure to check with the winery first, and while many allow food, none allow outside beverages, unsurprisingly.
Sun protection: You'll find everything from gazebos, to pavilions, to umbrellas on the patios in Missouri wine country, but there's no guarantee you'll be in shade the whole visit. Remember your shades and sunscreen. Red wine is great, red skin... not so much.
BYO-non-breakable glass: The majority of wineries have glassware for you to use, some require a deposit, some don't, but you can always opt to bring your own wine "glass". There are double-walled wine glasses that will help keep your vino cold, and even some with lids, which can be handy when sipping outside.
Tunes: If you're a live music fan, you're in luck. Several Missouri wineries have live music on the weekends during the summer and fall months. Be sure to check Missouri Wine's event calendar for dates and times.
Posse: Don't forget your friends, or family, or co-workers! A day spent unwinding on a winery patio is best enjoyed together.
Patio weather is here and Missouri wine country is waiting!