See the first wine district (AVA) in the US
The Defiance - Augusta - Dutzow area hosts the first AVA district in the United States, and has a long history of producing award-winning wines. Come taste the best kept secret in the wine world, and see why our wines will keep you coming back for more!
Award Winning Wines
Charming and Inviting
One of the area's most picturesque wineries that offers award winning Missouri wines as well as West Coast varietals. You'll love the expansive tasting room and deck overlooking the manicured vineyards and grounds.
Montelle has one of the most beautiful and dramatic views you will find anywhere in the state. The expansive deck provides views of the town of Augusta, the Missouri river valley and beyond. Along with their award-winning wines, this is an absolute "must-visit." (A Hoffmann Family Company)
Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful valleys, Noboleis provides beautiful sccenery and great wines any time of year. The winner of many Missouri Wine Competitions, Noboleis has a spacious private room for events and hosts numerous weddings on their spacious grounds.
Nestled on a hilltop by the Daniel Boone Monument, this quaint establishment offers unbelievable valley views, great food, and wonderful wines. It is an absolute must-see for any trip through the area.
Defiance Ridge Vineyards
Spacious indoor and outside dining area and event space, beautiful grounds, full-service restaurant, tasting room. A beautiful wedding venue. Live music and events year-round. Open 7 days a week.
Augusta Winery has won the Governor’s Cup for Best Missouri Wine multiple years in a row. With a cozy outdoor patio, and a beautiful patio covered in grapevines, the setting is hard to beat for downtown Augusta. Be sure to stop by and taste some of the best wine Missouri has to offer. (A Hoffmann Family Company)
If you want to pair your wine with great food, then go no further, as Balducci offers both in one place. Beautiful views, live music, and a "soon to be built amphitheater" to offer the best in regional entertainment. (A Hoffmann Family Company),
Holy Grail Wines incorporate Old World Traditions used centuries ago. Their wine is unique because of the way it is made, using the great traditions used centuries ago. These methods are not used by many wineries today, and you can see and taste the difference in the wine.
Sugar Creek Winery
Sugar Creek has unfettered views of the Missouri river valley, and St. Alban's cliffs. Live music and award winning wines combine with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere to produce an unforgettable experience.
Mount Pleasant is one of the oldest wineries in the state, having been established in 1856. It survived Prohibition to become a jewel in the crown of area wineries. A large event space and beautiful views of the bottoms distinguish this winery. (A Hoffmann Family Company).
Blumenhoff provides a direct link to the German heritage of the area, exuding a feel that you are in a valley in the Alps. Situated in a beautiful valley near Dutzow, you won't want to miss this gem. Live music, cozy outdoor area, and great wines.
Cedar Lake Cellar's premium Missouri wines are hand-crafted locally in the spirit of Missouri wine country. French-American hybrid and native grapes are blended for superb balance, taste and aroma. There is also a selection of California and other wines from around the world, along with food, music, and fun!
Wine, Beer & Spirits
Map of Area
Our maps of the area show you where to find all the wineries, breweries and distilleries.