5 Unique Wineries In Missouri With The Most Magical Surroundings

Missouri is home to some of the most stunning wineries and vineyards in the country, offering a plethora of artisan-made wines with robust flavors. But what is also amazing is the beauty of the wineries themselves – these five wineries in particular make gorgeous destinations for their architecture and landscaping.


Chaumette Vineyards & Winery

STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery is the premier midwest winery destination. Expect gracious service, quality entertainment and elegant accommodations. Visitors can also enjoy a magnificent view of the rolling hills in historic Sainte Genevieve, Missouri.

Established in 1990 by Hank and Jackie Johnson, Chaumette Vineyards & Winery is located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, home of the first colonial settlement on the west side of the Mississippi River by the French in the early 1750s.

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Chaumette Winery is a premier wine resort destination with private villas for overnight stays, a pool and a full-service restaurant, wedding and event venues, among more traditional winery amenities.

It is a secluded, scenic and serene destination in the heart of beautiful Ste. Genevieve wine country.

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The beauty and quiet of Ste. Genevieve’s Saline Creek Valley is everywhere you turn at Chaumette, and it offers numerous picturesque outdoor and indoor ceremony sites to tie the knot on your special day.

Websitehttp://chaumette.com/


Cave Vineyard

STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI

This one-of-a-kind vineyard is unlike any in the world, nestled in the rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve in eastern Missouri, this winery offers a unforgettable experience.

Once guests have made their selections, they are invited to enjoy a glass of wine inside a cavern in the forest. It is believed that the cave for was mined for Saltpeter by early French settlers decades ago. Today, the cave is inhabited primarily by wine enthusiasts enjoying the sounds of a babbling brook and the taste of quality wines.

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Enjoy the marvelous views within the cavern while sipping a variety of semi-sweet, sweet, dry, and semi-dry wines.

Inside the tasting room, choose from a variety of cookies at the biscotti bar. Originally deriving from Italy, these cookies are traditionally flavored with almonds , pine nuts, and a variety of spices.

Websitehttp://cavevineyard.com/


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Chandler Hill Vineyards

DEFIANCE, MISSOURI

This unique grape-growing region has produced some of the highest quality wines in the Midwest.

In addition to our award-winning Missouri wines, Chandler Hill also offers a selection of the very finest wines from the West Coast. Their West Coast wines come from vineyards in Napa Valley, Willamette Valley, Columbia Valley, and the legendary Central Coast. The grapes are hand-selected by vintners to produce the finest wines.

THE VINEYARD’S UNIQUE HISTORY

In the early 1870s, a freed slave named Joseph Chandler traveled north on the Mississippi River from the Civil War-torn south and settled near Defiance, Missouri. Later, he was befriended by the Fluesmeier family, who lived on property next to that belonging to the family of Daniel Boone and worked there for many years.

Chandler Hill Vineyards operates on the same property the freed slave, Joseph Chandler once owned. The winery and tasting room stand on the site of Joseph Chandler’s modest cabin.

During excavation, many century-old artifacts were uncovered, including a shotgun, rifle, tools, china and more. These relics of Joseph Chandler are on display at the winery. The stones from his original cabin foundation were also carefully removed and now surround the refreshing waterfall at the winery entrance.

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The winery is Tuscan-inspired with a Napa twist and a Missouri soul. Chandler Hill is open year-round and offers a large tasting room, an expansive deck with vineyards views, as well as a full-service restaurant and event venue.

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As a premier wedding venue, the winery offers delicious Wine Country cuisine and award-winning wines, beautiful views of the vineyards, lake and surrounding countryside.

Websitehttp://www.chandlerhillvineyards.com/index.html


Cedar Lake Cellars

DEFIANCE, MISSOURI

Cedar Lake Cellars features more than 170 acres of paradise, including an expansive winery along with luxurious event venues for your most important occasions. Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri Wine Country, Cedar Lake Cellars is worth the short ride to experience the area’s serene beauty.

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Enjoy a romantic dinner in the tasting room next to a massive stone fireplace or celebrate with friends on the picturesque patio.

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A private haven nestled on more than 170 acres, Cedar Lake Cellars offers a spectacular setting for engagements, weddings, and special lifetime celebrations.

Website: http://cedarlakecellars.com/


Stone Hill Winery

HERMANN, MISSOURI

Stone Hill Winery is a Missouri winery located in Hermann, Missouri, along the Missouri River, in what is called the Missouri Rhineland of the Hermann AVA. Established by German immigrants in 1847, it is the largest winery in the state.

Established in 1847, and well before there was a Napa Valley wine industry, Stone Hill grew to be the second largest winery in the United States.

Stone Hill wines are world renowned, winning gold medals in eight world’s fairs, including Vienna in 1873 and Philadelphia in 1876. By the 1870’s, the winery was shipping 1,250,000 gallons of wine per year.

Today, Stone Hill is Missouri’s oldest and most awarded winery. Stone Hill’s yearly production is approximately 300,000 gallons of wine, using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology. Stone Hill’s wine-making team produces wines that are again receiving international acclaim. Winning more than 4,000 awards since 1988, Stone Hill Winery has continuously ranked among the nation’s top award winners.

Photo Courtesy of Stone Hill Winery

Photo Courtesy of Stone Hill Winery

The serene location and beautiful grounds are the perfect setting to host an elegant wine-country style party or gathering.

Websitehttp://stonehillwinery.com/


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