See the oldest wine district in the US
The Defiance - Augusta - Dutzow area hosts the oldest wine 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 are the best!
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.
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.
Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful valleys, Noboleis provides beautiful sccenery and great wines any time of year. Check out the balloon race and other events held here.
Augusta Winery has won the Governor’s Cup for Best Missouri Wine in 2004, 2006, & 2007. Be sure to stop by and taste some of the best wine Missouri has to offer. The winery also hosts the Owl’s Nest, which is where a variety of wine courses and corporate events are hosted.
Defiance Ridge Vineyards
With an enoumous event space, full kitchen with chef, and beautiful grounds featuring flowering plants sold by the nursery, you won't want to miss Wine Country Gardens.
Montelle has one of the most beautiful views you will find anywhere in the state. The expansive deck privides shaded views of the Missouri river valley and beyond. An absolute must-visit.
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 wine tasting in a refurbished barn add to the charm of this lively winery.
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 Winery's today and you can see and taste the difference in the wine.
Lake Creek Winery
Nestled on a hilltop by the Daniel Boone Monument, this quaint establishment offers unbelieveable views and wonderful wines. It is an absolute must-see for any trip through the area.
Mount Pleasant is one of the oldest wineries in the state, having been established in 1856. It survived anti-alcohol to become a jewel in the crown of area wineries. A large event space and beautiful views of the bottoms distinguish this winery.
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.
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!
Look at our activity maps
Our maps of the area show you where to find all the wineries. There are a dozen wineries in the area. See if you can visit them all.
Fun activities for the whole family
Wineries provide a constant list of fun activities for the whole family. A few of the activities you'll find at Defiance area wineries include: