August 02, 2016

10 Beautiful Wineries Near St. Louis You Must Visit

There's nothing that will send your stress level down as drastically or create as perfect an ambiance for your special event as a winery. Lucky for us, Missouri and Illinois are full of them -- and we've rounded up 10 must-visit wineries near St. Louis for you, complete with photos so you can get a feel for each unique place. With so many great options, we know we've only touched the surface of all the great wineries the area has to offer -- so let us know any additional favorites in the comments!

There's nothing that will send your stress level down as drastically or create as perfect an ambiance for your special event as a winery. Lucky for us, Missouri and Illinois are full of them -- and we've rounded up 10 must-visit wineries near St. Louis for you, complete with photos so you can get a feel for each unique place.

With so many great options, we know we've only touched the surface of all the great wineries the area has to offer -- so let us know any additional favorites in the comments!

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Augusta Winery
5601 High St. 
Augusta, MO 63332
(888) 667-9463
Estimated drive time: 55 minutes (directions here) 
Augusta Winery overlooks the Missouri River Valley and provides a breathtaking view. During warmer months, take a glass out on the patio along with locally produced cheese and sausage and enjoy some of the loveliest views that Missouri has to offer. Photo courtesy of Augusta Winery.
Augusta Winery
5601 High St.
Augusta, MO 63332
(888) 667-9463
Estimated drive time: 55 minutes (directions here)

Augusta Winery overlooks the Missouri River Valley and provides a breathtaking view. During warmer months, take a glass out on the patio along with locally produced cheese and sausage and enjoy some of the loveliest views that Missouri has to offer. Photo courtesy of Augusta Winery.
Augusta Winery was founded in 1988 by Tony Kooyumjian. Fun fact: he actually started his career in aviation and didn't become interested in grape growing until after sampling fine wines in the countries he visited as a pilot. Today he and his wife, Cindy, own both Augusta Winery and Montelle Winery. Photo courtesy of Augusta Winery.
Augusta Winery was founded in 1988 by Tony Kooyumjian. Fun fact: he actually started his career in aviation and didn't become interested in grape growing until after sampling fine wines in the countries he visited as a pilot. Today he and his wife, Cindy, own both Augusta Winery and Montelle Winery. Photo courtesy of Augusta Winery.
Want to dig a little deeper into your love of wine? You can learn about the wine-making process in Augusta Winery's Vine to Wine course. Photo courtesy of Augusta Winery.
Want to dig a little deeper into your love of wine? You can learn about the wine-making process in Augusta Winery's Vine to Wine course. Photo courtesy of Augusta Winery.
Montelle Winery
201 Montelle Dr.
Augusta, MO 63332
(888) 595-9463
Estimated drive time: 51 minutes (directions here)
Montelle Winery's original owner, Clayton Byers, was one of the wine pioneers of the 1960s and '70s who set out to refurbish old vineyards that had been neglected since Prohibition. Tony Kooyumjian bought Montelle Winery in 1998. Photo courtesy of Montelle Winery.
Montelle Winery
201 Montelle Dr.
Augusta, MO 63332
(888) 595-9463
Estimated drive time: 51 minutes (directions here)

Montelle Winery's original owner, Clayton Byers, was one of the wine pioneers of the 1960s and '70s who set out to refurbish old vineyards that had been neglected since Prohibition. Tony Kooyumjian bought Montelle Winery in 1998. Photo courtesy of Montelle Winery.
Superior wine and a beautiful view aren't the only things you can enjoy while you're here. Montelle Winery is also the first winery in Missouri with a distillery and also produces peach, apple, cherry and grape brandy. Photo courtesy of Montelle Winery.
Superior wine and a beautiful view aren't the only things you can enjoy while you're here. Montelle Winery is also the first winery in Missouri with a distillery and also produces peach, apple, cherry and grape brandy. Photo courtesy of Montelle Winery.
Hungry? Order some food at Klondike Café, where the menu complements Montelle's wines. Photo courtesy of Montelle Winery.
Hungry? Order some food at Klondike Café, where the menu complements Montelle's wines. Photo courtesy of Montelle Winery.
Cedar Lake Cellars
11008 Schreckengast Rd.
Wright City, MO 63390
(636) 745-9500
Estimated drive time: 55 minutes (directions here)
Cedar Lake prides itself in being both a superior winery as well as an event venue. From weddings to corporate events, Cedar Lake Cellars has your soiree covered. Photo courtesy of Cedar Lake Cellars.
Cedar Lake Cellars
11008 Schreckengast Rd.
Wright City, MO 63390
(636) 745-9500
Estimated drive time: 55 minutes (directions here)

Cedar Lake prides itself in being both a superior winery as well as an event venue. From weddings to corporate events, Cedar Lake Cellars has your soiree covered. Photo courtesy of Cedar Lake Cellars.
Cedar Lake Cellars comprises more than 170 acres and includes two lakes. Photo courtesy of Cedar Lake Cellars.
Cedar Lake Cellars comprises more than 170 acres and includes two lakes. Photo courtesy of Cedar Lake Cellars.
When you go wine tasting at Cedar Lake Cellars, you'll have the opportunity to try Missouri's best wines in addition to wines from around the world. Photo courtesy of Cedar Lake Cellars.
When you go wine tasting at Cedar Lake Cellars, you'll have the opportunity to try Missouri's best wines in addition to wines from around the world. Photo courtesy of Cedar Lake Cellars.
Chandler Hill Vineyards
596 Defiance Rd.
Defiance, MO 63341
(636) 798-2675
Estimated drive time: 43 minutes (directions here)
"Tuscan-inspired, with a Napa twist and a Missouri soul," Chandler Hill Vineyard is the perfect place for any city dweller to get away for the day. Photo courtesy of Chandler Hill Vineyards.
Chandler Hill Vineyards
596 Defiance Rd.
Defiance, MO 63341
(636) 798-2675
Estimated drive time: 43 minutes (directions here)

"Tuscan-inspired, with a Napa twist and a Missouri soul," Chandler Hill Vineyard is the perfect place for any city dweller to get away for the day. Photo courtesy of Chandler Hill Vineyards.