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.
Step into history at the Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park. The Daniel Boone Home is in the rolling hills of wine country, overlooking the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800s, 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 village is a simulated town, comprised of more than a dozen 19th century buildings moved to the site from within 50 miles, including: a general store, school house, grist mill, carpenter shop and the Old Peace Chapel.
1868 Route F, Defiance MO 63341, 636-798-2005
Hours: June-September, daily, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; October-May, daily, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.