You know you’re from St. Louis when ‘wine country’ means Hermann, Augusta or Ste. Genevieve. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favorite St. Louis area wineries. Enjoy!
High & Jackson Street, Augusta, MO 63332 Phone: 888-MOR-WINE
In 1988 the Augusta Winery was established by Tony Kooyumjian to produce the highest quality wine possible in the Augusta Viticultural area. The Augusta Winery features those high quality wines, ranging from dry dinner wines to sweet dessert wines. Numerous medals from around the country attest to the quality of these wines. Augusta Winery is centrally located in the historic town of Augusta, Missouri. In 1980 Augusta was recognized as the first U.S. Wine District, or Viticultural Area #1, because of its unique soil, climate, historical significance and quality of wines produced from grapes grown in vineyards that date to the 1800’s. Augusta vints its wines in small quantities so special care may be given to each lot. The Winery also features a tasting room, gift shop area with wine related items and locally produced cheese, sausages and bread available.
On Hwy 94 in Dutzow, MO 63342 Phone: 800-419-2245
Blumenhof Winery is located in the historic village of Dutzow, Missouri’s oldest German settlement (founded in 1832). The winery takes its name—”Court of Flowers” in German—from the Blumenberg family’s ancestral farm in northwestern Germany. Beginning with its first vintage in 1986, Blumenhof Winery has been dedicated to growing, producing and bottling a wonderful selection of Missouri-grown varietal wines from their own vineyards established in 1978. Winning state, national and international awards for several years attests to their quality and commitment. Tasting room and gift shop, along with inside and outside areas to enjoy their wines are also available.
21124 Cave Rd., Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 Phone: 573-543-5284
Cave Vineyard is a family owned establishment. It derives its name from the Saltpeter Cave, located on the property. The vineyard was established in 2001 and is tended to by our family to produce wine that we hope brings your family and friends together. The tasting room offers the opportunity to sample our fine wines and purchase hand-crafted quilts and products from local artisans. Share a bottle of wine in our natural cave wine cellar or enjoy our tasting room view overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve.
596 Defiance Rd., Defiance, Missouri 63341 Phone: 636-798-2675
Chandler Hill is unique in that they offer a selection of the very finest wines from both California and Missouri. Their California varieties come from their vineyards on the sunny slopes of Napa Valley and the legendary Central Coast. They offer a tasting room, winery, marketplace and restaurant.
Charleville Vineyards & Winery
16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 Phone: 573-756-4537
Charleville Vineyards is a family owned vineyard. After harvesting grapes for seven years, Charleville opened its tasting room in early July, 2003. The property houses a tasting room and patio. You can sip their fine wines in a rustic country setting high atop a hill overlooking a panoramic view of some of the highest points in Ste. Genevieve County. Experience the essence of a working vineyard! The owners will be happy to share information about not only the wines but the grapes that make them so special. The vineyard is situated on a rolling hillside above the Saline Creek Valley. Charleville Vineyards is located off of Highway WW near Coffman in an area historically known as “Clearwater”, overlooking the Saline Creek Valley in Ste. Genevieve County MO.
Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
24345 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 Phone: 573.747.1000
The rich and romantic heritage of France runs deep at Chaumette Vineyards in the heart of Sainte Genevieve County. Here, just a few miles from the historic river port, amid graceful hills, luxurious views, and carefully tended vines sits a proud addition to America’s quality vineyards. Chaumette is located on 310 acres of lush meadows and quiet splendor. Enjoy the sophisticated rural experience with original art in the Gallerie De Vins, on a tour of the Vineyard or Winery or in one of several wine classes. Chaumette is located off Highway I-55, (exit 150) at Highway 32, go west 100 feet to Highway B, then South for 14 miles to Coffman. Take Highway WW approximately 2.5 miles to the winery.
Cottleville Wine Seller & Wine Garden
5314 State Hwy N. St. Charles MO 63304 Phone: 636-244-4453
The Cottleville Wine Seller house has it’s roots deep in Missouri history. Constructed in 1849, the building was erected on Plank Road, now called Highway N. Lorenzo Cottle was the founder of Cottleville. The land was owned by his father, Dr. Warren Cottle. He was the first in the country to build a mill in the early 1800′s. You can still find some of the stone throughout old town Cottleville.In 1849 the nearby metropolis of Saint Louis, with a population of 63,000, was the jumping-off place for Forty-Niners eager to make their fortune in the gold fields of California. In 1849 the first President from Missouri took his place in the White House. Senator David R. Atchison, the Pro Tem of the Senate, was named to fill the vacancy between the resignation of James Polk and the inauguration of Zachary Taylor. Atchison’s term lasted only one day–a Sunday–because Taylor refused to be sworn in on the Sabbath for religious reasons. The historical house has weathered over 160 years of civil and international wars, depressions, political turmoil, and recessions, culminating in its modernization and renovation in 2008.
Crown Valley Winery
23589 St. Rt. WW, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 Phone: 573-756-WINE
Nestled in the rolling hills and scenic views of Coffman in historic Ste. Genevieve County, Crown Valley Winery is a gem to behold with over 300 acres of which 120 are vineyard. The architecture and interior features unique materials such as hand-carved oak doors with reclaimed stained glass, copper and wrought iron crafted by local artisans, leaf stamped copper bars and church pews from the 1930’s. Live musical guests play most weekends. Also available are winery tours, tastings, a banquet facility, a deli, gift shop, and indoor/outdoor seating.
330 East First Street, Hermann, MO 65041 Phone: 800-393-0100
Hermannhof’s ten magnificent stone cellars and charming brick superstructure are among the 100 early Hermann buildings placed on the National Register of Historic places. Construction of a brewery/winery commenced in 1848 and was completed in 1852. In 1974, the Hermannhof Cellars were purchased by the Dierberg family and renewal began. Today, all the cellars are utilized in premium wine production of 15,000 cases. These historic cellars contain casks made from white oak from the forests of France and Missouri. For a truly memorable experience, The Inn At Hermannhof features spacious, historically decorated guest rooms with luxurious amenities.
On Hwy 94 in Augusta, MO 63332 Phone: 636-228-4464
Montelle Winery is located atop Osage Ridge just 1½ miles east of Augusta, Missouri. It commands a magnificent view of the Missouri River, the Village of Augusta and the surrounding farms and vineyards. Montelle Winery is a combination of Montelle Vineyards, founded in 1970, and Osage Ridge Winery, founded in 1984. The present owner, Tony Kooyumjian, acquired the winery in 1998. Winner of numerous awards, Montelle has achieved fame for its superb dry and semi-dry table wines. These wines include Seyval, Vidal, Vignoles and red wines such as Chambourcin, Cynthiana and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their semi-dry wines are popular as well as their German-style white wines. They are also noted for their rich dessert and fruit wines.
Mount Pleasant Winery
5634 High Street, Augusta, MO 63332 Phone: 636-482-4419
George Munch, who came to the area with his brother, Frederick, from Germany, founded Mount Pleasant Winery in 1859. He established the winery in an area that reminded him of his homeland. Today, Mount Pleasant is the largest grower of grapes in the Augusta Appellation with over 60,000 vines. Approximately 4,800 of these are vinifera – Chardonnay and the Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Other varietals include Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Rayon d’Or, Vignoles, St. Vincent, Chambourcin, Couderc, Chardonnel, and Cynthiana. Enjoy wine tasting and then settle down on the patio with its majestic view and enjoy a bottle of wine and maybe some bistro food from the Augusta Grocery. During the winter months you can enjoy romantic candlelight dinners, or more lighthearted evenings at a murder mystery dinner theater.
Sainte Genevieve Winery
245 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670 Phone: 573-883-2800
Located in the historic district of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, the oldest French settlement west of the Mississippi, is Sainte Genevieve Winery. A special connection is felt with the French through their rich history and their wines. The winery is located in a beautiful 5,000 square foot, turn-of –the century home. Sainte Genevieve Winery is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1984.
Stone Hill Winery & Vintage Restaurant
1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, MO 65041 Phone: 800-909-WINE
Since its establishment in 1847, Stone Hill Winery has undergone significant and inevitable changes. From early success as the nation’s second largest winery to the catastrophic times of Prohibition, from its use as a mushroom-growing facility to the resurgence of Missouri’s wine industry, Stone Hill Winery has evolved into a world-class winery. Today, perched dramatically on a hill overlooking the beautiful German town of Hermann, Stone Hill Winery & Restaurant is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Missouri Wine Country. Each year Stone Hill welcomes thousands of visitors who enjoy not only the award-winning wines and juices but also the region’s Old-World hospitality and surrounding beauty. Stone Hill’s visitors enjoy spectacular scenery from the winery’s Conservatory on the inside to the commanding view overlooking the town of Hermann on the outside. For more traditional surroundings, guests may dine in casual comfort at the adjacent Vintage Restaurant, where hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and German specialties are lovingly served with European flair. Once the winery’s original stable and carriage house, this beautifully restored building features a private room for lunch or dinner, and special group menu selections are available.
Sugar Creek Winery
125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance, MO 63341 Phone: 636-987-2400
Travel scenic highway 94, also called the Missouri Weinstrasse (wine road), and the first stop you find is Sugar Creek Winery. This area, one of the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi, including the winery grounds, was part of the original land grant given to the frontiersman Daniel Boone to settle the area. Old vineyards have been replaced with current popular varietals such as Vidal, Cynthiana, Chambourcin and an exciting new varietal Chardonel, a hybrid of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc. The winery also contracts with other Missouri grape growers to meet production requirements. Whether you enjoy the outside terrace, gazebo, or the cozy indoor parlor turned tasting room; Sugar Creek offers a wonderful way to spend a relaxing afternoon. The inviting atmosphere of Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards welcomes everyone to come & enjoy their favorite wines, cheese, sausage, and snacks along with a small gift shop.