Quench your thirst with Missouri-made beer, wine and spirits
Missouri's unique and vibrant beverage scene showcases dozens of picturesque wineries, craft breweries and farm-to-glass distilleries, making the Show-Me State a great place to quench your thirst.
Here are nine locations across the state to enjoy wine, beer and spirits made in Missouri:
Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport – Located about 10 minutes west of Columbia, this popular spot has a large selection of wines, from sweets such as Riverboat Red to limited edition choices like Vidal Blanc.
Wood Hat Spirits, New Florence – With a variety of spirits nationally and internationally awarded and recognized, Wood Hat Spirits is a perfect place to stop for a taste or a bottle of Aged Blue Corn Whiskey and Montgomery County Bourbon.
Wellspent Brewing Co., St. Louis – This newly opened brewery and taphouse is located inside a renovated early 20th century theater in Midtown. Sample the Dad Jorts, a farmhouse IPA and On the Bright Side: Boysenberry, a fruited sour ale.
Logboat Brewing Co., Columbia – Featuring year-round favorites such as Snapper and Lookout, Logboat Brewing Co. also offers seasonal creations like Alien Gold and Jupiter's Moons. The tastes are out of this world (sorry, couldn't resist).
KC Wineworks, Kansas City - In the trendy Crossroads Arts District, KC Wineworks has several distinct wines, including a barrel-aged Chambourcin that pairs well with pork, duck and salmon.
Holladay Distillery, Weston - A short drive north from Kansas City to Weston leads to this 160-year-old distillery, the oldest west of the Mississippi River. Holladay White Dog Bourbon is a must-try.
Copper Run Distillery, Walnut Shade -This secluded distillery 20 minutes north of Branson has rustic décor and specializes in moonshine, whiskey and rum - including a 120-proof white rum.
Mother's Brewing Company, Springfield - Stop by Mother's tasting room to sample flavors you can't find in stores, like Velvet Elvis, and regular brews you can, such as Lil' Helper.
Chaumette Vineyards and Winery, Ste. Genevieve – A unique wine country experience with awe-inspiring views and award-winning wines. Enjoy six tastes for $5 followed by a Cajun-inspired culinary adventure at Grapevine Grill. Plan ahead and stay the night in one of their cozy villas.
Please remember that if you drink, do so responsibly. Designate a driver, and never drink and drive.
Written by Amanda Long