Wine Trails to Explore in Missouri

8 wine trails

Rows of grapevines at a vineyard in Augusta, Missouri

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It’s surprising to note that the oldest continuously owned and operated winery in the country is not in the more well-known California wine regions, but in Missouri. That winery is Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann, and it is one of more than 120 wineries in the state.

In 1984, the Missouri Wine and Grape Board was established to support the wineries, which is now a billion-dollar business. Eight distinct trails link these vineyards.

Augusta Wine Trail

The Augusta Wine Trail in Missouri was designated as the “First United States Wine District” in 1980 since wines were produced here before the Civil War. There are 10 wineries that make up this trail. They are all family-owned and open all year round.

  • Augusta Winery, Augusta
  • Blumenhof Winery, Augusta
  • Balducci Vineyards, Augusta
  • Chandler Hills Vineyards, Augusta
  • Holy Grail Winery, Augusta
  • Montelle Winery, Augusta
  • Mount Pleasant Winery, Augusta
  • Noboleis Vineyards, Augusta
  • Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards, Augusta
  • Yellow Farmhouse Winery, Augusta

Take a look here for more about the Augusta Wine Trail.

Hermann Wine Trail

Adam Puchta Winery, which was established in 1855, is one of the seven family-owned wineries in the scenic region of Hermann, Missouri, which is known for its food and wine events.

  • Adam Puchta Winery, Frene Valley
  • Bias Winery and Gruhlke Microbrewery, Berger
  • Dierberg Star Lane, Hermann
  • Hermannhof Winery, Hermann
  • OakGlenn Vineyards and Winery, Hermann
  • Robller Vineyard, New Haven
  • Stone Hill Winery, Hermann

This site will tell you more about the Hermann Wine Trail. It also has a calendar of events.

Kansas City Wine Trail

Nine wineries make up the Kansas City Wine Trail, which runs from Kansas City to Waverly in Missouri. The trail goes in a loop, so it’s easy to complete in a day trip or during a weekend getaway.

  • Amigoni, Kansas City
  • Baltimore Bend Vineyard, Waverly
  • Fahrmeier Family Vineyards, Lexington
  • Stonehaus Farms Winery, Lee's Summit
  • Albonee Country Inn and Vineyards, Independence
  • Amigoni Vineyards, Kansas City
  • La Bella Winery, Wellington
  • Odessa Vineyards, Wapello
  • Terre Beau Vineyards, Dover

You can find all the wineries on the Kansas City Wine Trail on this map.

Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail

The hills of Southeast Missouri produce a selection of wines on the Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail, which is Missouri’s newest wine trail. This region extends across 40 miles but only includes five wineries.

  • Apple Creek Vineyard &Winery, Friedheim
  • Hemman Winery, Brazeau
  • Hunter Valley Winery, Cape Girardeau
  • The Barrens Winery, Perryville
  • Tower Rock Vineyards & Winery, Altenburg

Take a look here to see the exact locations of the wineries on the Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail.

Missouri Rivers Wine Trail

Along the Missouri River, you’ll find six wineries producing award-winning wine and food, all close enough to explore in a Missouri day trip.

  • Bushwhacker Bend Winery, St. Glasgow
  • Canterbury Hill Winery, Summit
  • Coopers Oak Winery, Higbee
  • Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport
  • Serenity Valley Winery, Fulton
  • Westphalia Vineyards, Westphalia

Learn more about the wineries on the Missouri Rivers Wine Trail.

Northwest Missouri Wine Trail

The Northwest Missouri Wine Trail runs just north of Kansas City, Missouri. The eight wineries include some unique sites, as well as some "farms" that also produce wine.

  • Belvoir Winery, Liberty Missouri
  • Fence Style Vineyards & Winery, Excelsior Springs
  • Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery, Platte City
  • Ladoga Ridge Winery, Smithville
  • Pirtle Winery, Weston
  • Riverwood Winery, North Rushville
  • VanTill Family Farm Winery, Rayville
  • Windy Wine, Osborn

This site will tell you more about the wineries on the Northwest Missouri Wine Trail.

Ozark Mountain Wine Trail

The Ozark Mountains make for an unusual setting for Missouri vineyards. The eight wineries are spread out in seven different towns throughout the region. You’ll find a variety of grapes, fruit wines, and Mead, made from honey, on the Ozark Mountain Wine Trail.

  • 7 C's Winery, Walnut Grove
  • Lewsi Winery, Galena
  • Lindwedel Wine Garden, Branson
  • Oovvda, Inc., Springfield
  • Tyler Ridge Vineyard Winery, Springfield
  • Whispering Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Seymour
  • White Rose Winery, Carthage
  • Williams Creek Winery, Mt. Vernon

Learn more about the Ozark Mountain Wine Trail.

Ste. Genevieve Wine Trail

Saint Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve) Wine Trail, also known as Route du Vin (wine road), is in Southeast Missouri. This area is filled with rolling hills and known for its colorful fall trees. 

  • Cave Vineyard, Ste. Genevieve
  • Charleville Winery & Brewing Co., Ste. Genevieve
  • Sand Creek Vineyard, Farmington
  • Sainte Genevieve Winery, Ste. Genevieve
  • Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Farmington

Read more about this wine trail in the Ste. Genevieve area.