Any time of year is a great time to explore Missouri wine country, but fall has a special allure. With more than 130 wineries and 12 wine trails scattered all over the state, how are you supposed to figure out where to go and when? It can be daunting, so Missouri Wines has several tools to make planning your next vino adventure easier.
Interactive Winery Maps
On the wineries section of Missouri Wines website, there is an interactive map search that can be used in two different ways, by distance or keyword. If you want to plan your trip based on location, select Distance. From there enter the zip code and how far away from that zip code you're interested in going and Submit. The map will show you all of the wineries in that area. You can see details about the winery by clicking on the map dots or select Show List View if you prefer to evaluate the results in a list format. The keyword search works very similarly except that the map shows the wineries that match the keywords you entered. You can take your search even further by using the Refine by Amenities option. If you'd like wineries that offer tours or food or are pet friendly, you can narrow the results using this tool. If you prefer to use a physical map, that's an option too! Just use the Request a Winery Guide form and Missouri Wines will send one directly to you.
Wine Trails Map and Info
There are now 12 wine trails across the state, each offering a unique experience. You can see where they lie on the map, a description of what they're all about, and a list of member wineries on the wine trail section of Missouri Wines site. You'll also find links to the wine trails' websites for specific event and promotion details.
On the Travel section of their site, you'll find several downloadable trip ideas ranging from wineries and attractions along Route 66, to a triangle tour of Missouri's metro areas and nearby wineries. These can be adjusted or used as a ready-to-go getaway guide. You'll also find travel and tourism related blog posts on this page to help inspire your next Missouri wine adventure.
Go, Do Calendar
One of the best things about having such a varied group of wineries in the state are all the unique and exciting events they host. Check out this calendar for event listings at area wineries or where Missouri wines will be featured. You'll find everything from DIY craft nights, to yoga in the vineyards, to wine festivals.
We hope these tools help you plan your next trip to explore Missouri wine country, and don't forget you can earn rewards just for visiting participating wineries as an MVP. Click here for more info about the rewards program.