Is there a better way to explore a city than through a winery tour?
The correct answer is no, there is not.
So, if you are travelling to St. Louis in the near future, consider winery tours a must-do on your list. St. Louis is home to some of the best vineyards in the US.
Take a look at the list below for 7 of the best winery tours in St. Louis as well as the best transportation option to ensure you can enjoy the day and get around safely.
1. Mount Pleasant Estates
Located in Augusta, Missouri, Mount Pleasant Estates is the oldest and largest vineyard within the greater St. Louis area. In addition to award-winning wine, this vineyard has incredible views of the Missouri River Valley.
Mount Pleasant Estates is located about an hour outside of St. Louis and is known for their Merlot, Norton and Vignoles. If you’re looking for the ultimate experience, visit Mount Pleasant on a weekend where they have live music.
2. Hermannhof Winery
The Hermannhof Winery serves great wine in a great atmosphere. Enjoy a glass of dry white Chardonel along with German sausage and cheese. Don’t miss the tour of the historic cellar from this winery that has been around since 1852.
Hermannhof Winery is located in Hermann which is just over an hour driving distance from St. Louis.
3. Defiance Ridge Vineyards
Defiance Ridge is known for its wines and its incredible views of the vineyards. Enjoy a tasting while sitting on the patio and taking in the sights or go inside and check out their new tasting room.
Defiance Ridge hosts weddings and other events to show off the scenery and the collection of memorable wines. They also offer a limited food menu with tasty snacks to pair with your choice of wine.
Defiance Ridge Vineyard is about a 35-minute drive from St. Louis making it one of the most convenient choices if you’re short on time.
Be sure to ask about Heath, the resident swan on the property.
4. Cedar Lake Cellars
Enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the breathtaking views of Cedar Lake or take a stroll across the many paths and bridges that allow guests to explore the property.
Cedar Lakes is one of the most popular wine tours in the St. Louis area and for good reason. A gorgeous tasting room, a large dining room, and outdoor seating near the firepit make it one of the largest cellars in the state.
Weekends at Cedar Lake can get crowded when people come to enjoy live music and good weather. If you can, try to reserve a picnic spot before it gets too busy.
5. Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
Chaumentte is a charming vineyard and winery with cottages for rent if you want to make your wine tour into a wine tour weekend. This property has a fabulous assortment of wines and great food sourced locally.
Chaumette is located about an hour outside of the city of St. Louis, so it is certainly within the day trip category if you prefer not to stay. Don’t forget to check out transportation advice in the logistics section below.
6. Adam Putchta Winery
This secluded spot is perfect for wine enthusiast that like to take their time. At Adam Putchta Winery you will have the opportunity to meet the owners and learn about the history of their award-winning wine.
As one of the oldest family wineries in the country, this is a can’t miss location for wine-buffs. Take a tour of the property, order food pairings and enjoy a leisurely day of fine wine.
Adam Putchta Winery is one of a group of wineries that also hosts a food and wine event with live music during the year.
7. Little Hills Winery
Little Hills Winery is located in scenic and historic St. Charles. Little Hills offers excellent wine and a full dining menu. At this full-service restaurant, you can find cuisine from Italy, France, and the United States.
Little Hills features an outdoor patio for sipping and snacking on warm weather days. With over two dozen varieties of wine, you are sure to find something you love from Little Hills.
Logistics For Your Winery Tour
By now you’ve likely picked out at least one or two wineries that are on your list to visit. But now comes the question, how will you get there?
While these wineries are all accessible by car, safe driving is still of the utmost importance. If you want to enjoy your day of relaxation without arguing over directions or finding a parking spot, we recommend hiring a professional to do the driving for you!
Winery transportation packages are perfect for groups from 3 to 55. Whether you are looking for an SUV, limo, or van, Limo Services St. Louis has you covered.
Prices vary based on vehicle, the number of guests, and total time. Generally there will be a minimum number of hours required to book services. You can request a quote ahead of time to secure your spot and set a budget.
You can create your own itinerary or take recommendations for wineries in the greater St. Louis area. Quality service, reliability, and customer satisfaction are of the highest priorities.
Book Your Winery Tour Today
If you are heading to St. Louis on vacation or looking for a weekend activity for friends or family, consider booking a winery tour.
The wineries mentioned above are all open for tours and tasting without reservations. Most of them have websites with details about wine and food offerings as well as any other logistics you may need.
For a safe and stress-free experience, you should also consider booking professional transportation for your outing. You can find transportation for small groups or larger corporate outings hassle-free with online booking.
If you are interested in booking transportation for your wine tour, you can contact us for availability and pricing.