Taste Our Award-Winning Grapes


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A wine for everyone’s palate grows in the picturesque hills of Missouri. Whether you’re a lover of dry white wines or a full-bodied red, pair them with breathtaking views and relaxing afternoons. Missouri ranks amongst the notable wine-makers with medals and awards to show the fruit of our labor. Take home a bottle or two to share.

Situated atop Osage Ridge, 400 feet above the Missouri River valley, Montelle Winery offers breathtaking views of Missouri Wine Country. Located off of Route 94 in Augusta, enjoy 16 award-winning wines ranging from sweet whites to dry reds. Montelle is the first winery in Missouri to house its own distillery, producing four kinds of brandy. While you enjoy the view, stop in at the Klondike Café for  cheese platters, specialty wraps and other items. Hours vary throughout the year, so be sure to check the website for winery and café hours. Click here to watch the video from Feast Magazine, featuring Montelle Winery video

Recipient of the 2013 Visitor’s Choice Award for Favorite Winery, by visitors to the Kansas City-area, Pirtle Winery resides in a converted 1867 German Lutheran Church, one hour northwest of Kansas City in Weston. Try their Mellow Red, awarded "Best in Class" at the 2103 Missouri Governor’s Cup competition. Not only are the grape wines award-winning, so are their meads (wine made from honey). After your visit to the winery, step next door to the Vineyards Restaurant for a wonderful meal. Yelp.com reviewer Clarice W. says: “The Vineyards exudes a sense of simplicity, ease and freshness. Great for a relaxing end to a day trip in Weston.” Get an idea of what Weston and Platte County have to offer on VisitMO.com’s Trip Idea page.

Sustainability is a key for Jowler Creek Winery. This “green” vineyard and winery is located in Platte City, 30 minutes north of Kansas City. The winery offers a 45-minute tour showcasing the sustainable practices integrated into their operation, including how farm animals help with the management of the vineyards. Examiner.com featured Jowler Creek in a December 15, 2013, in this article: Sustainable Farming at Jowler Creek Vineyard.

Want to customize your wine? Head to Serenity Valley Winery, 12 miles west of Fulton, where you can make your own blend, complete with unique labels. Each wine-making experience creates 25 to 30 bottles just for you. While you relax with an appetizer, try their cranberry Shiraz Fiery Opal, awarded a gold medal at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

Enjoy an afternoon in Higbee (10 miles south of Moberly) and stop by the Cooper’s Oak Winery. They are located on the premises of A & K Cooperage, manufacturer of fine American and French oak barrels. Cooper’s Oak offers two types of icewine – a sweeter wine produced from grapes that were frozen, usually on the vine – along with the Cooper's Oak line-up of standard wines. Their specialty wines are perfect accompaniments to your after dinner dessert.

Cave Vineyard Winery derives its name from the remarkable saltpeter cave located below the tasting room. Stroll the cave and enjoy the koi pond and babbling brook at this winery, 16 miles south of Ste. Genevieve. Relax in the cave and enjoy a sausage and cheese tray, but if you want to try something new with your wine, buy some house-made biscotti for a unique tasting experience. Also,
if you purchase wine you may carry in your own picnic. Watch their YouTube video for a preview of Cave Vineyard Winery.

OOVVDA Winery (Overboe's Own Viking Vintners Distinctive Alcohols), whose third- and fourth-generation wine makers trace their roots to 1189 Norway, is on the north side of Springfield. Stop by for their unique fruit wines – apple, blueberry, red and black raspberry and cherry to name a few – and several grape varietals. They pride themselves on single-vineyard wines, developed from their estate grown fruit.

From Shawnee Bluff Winery’s decks, take in an incredible, 14-mile panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. The facility is perched high on a bluff, three miles south of Bagnell Dam, on Business Route 54. They have 13 wine selections and bistro-type snacks. Try a Casa Cooler – a perfectly blended champagne-style wine with white wine combo. Order portabella Philly cheese tapas. The winery has bluff-top cabins for overnight stays. Their sister winery, Casa de Loco, also sits atop a bluff, this one overlooking the Big Niangua River, eight miles west of Camdenton, in the Lake of the Ozarks area. There you can spend the night in the lap of luxury, with the latest technology and top-notch amenities.

Hannibal knows how to appeal to the hearts of everyone. Cave Hollow West Winery is located two miles south of town, by the Mississippi River, in the Mark Twain Cave Complex. Two of their selections are exclusive to this location: Mark Twain Reserve (semi-dry red) and An Innocent Broad (sweet white). Downtown, visit the Main Street Wine Shoppe, a quaint bar that serves more than 50 wines
(samples select choices) and has a nice beer list.


  Montelle Winery and Klondike Cafe
Situated atop Osage Ridge, 400 feet above the Missouri River bottoms. Breathtaking views; tasting room; ...

  Pirtle Winery
Pirtle Winery started in 1978. Our tasting room and gift shop are housed in a circa 1867 German Lutheran ...

  Jowler Creek Winery
Jowler Creek is Missouri’s first green vineyard and winery. We’re located just 30 minutes ...

  Cave Vineyard Winery
Our wine tasting room is located on top of a natural cave, 25 minutes southwest of Ste. Genevieve; 15 ...

  OOVVDA Winery
Third and fourth generation wine makers whose roots go to 1189 Norway, OOVVDA (Overboe's Own Viking ...

  Shawnee Bluff Winery
This winery offers 13 wine choices, along with brick-oven pizza and Italian dishes. The bluff-top decks ...

  Casa de Loco Winery
Casa de Loco sits atop a bluff above the Big Niangua River, eight miles west of Camdenton. The winery ...

  Cave Hollow West Winery
Hannibal's first winery, opened in 2011, is in the Mark Twain Cave Complex, two miles south of town. ...

  Cooper's Oak Winery – Higbee
The Cooper's Oak Winery is located in the gently rolling hills of north Missouri, 10 miles south of ...