Welcome to the Meramec River Wine Trail

Celebrating the Missouri Ozark Highlands Wine Region

April 13-14, 2024
11am-5pm each day
$30

Tour the wineries of the Meramec River Wine Trail while you enjoy delicious wines paired with specially-selected nibbles designed to wow your taste buds! You’ll receive a souvenir wine glass, special discounts and complimentary tastings while you get to know what the area has to offer. Grab a friend and plan to spend the weekend savoring the flavors of the trail!

All ticket sales are final.

Wine & Food Pairings

Prairie Barn Winery & Christmas Tree Farm

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Peaceful Bend Vineyard

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St. James Winery

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Eagles’ Landing – Crooked Creek Cellars

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How It Works

1. Purchase a ticket online (you must be 21 to participate). A ticket will be emailed to you. Bring your ticket with you and start at any of the participating wineries. Pairings begin at 11am each day and end by 5pm.

2. Pick up a glass at your first winery. Be sure to have your glass and ticket at each winery you visit on the trail. A winery representative will check your ticket before serving you.

3. Enjoy all the food and wine pairings! Also, feel free to sample and enjoy the unique atmosphere each of the wineries on the Meramec River Wine Trail offers.

Policies and Other Notes

(1) You MUST be 21 or older to attend the event.

(2) By your presence at the event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your attendance constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with this event.

(3) All policies and rules of each winery remain intact and applicable while you are on the participating winery’s property.

(4) Ticket sales are final. Ticket sales will end at 11pm on the Sunday before the event to allow for inventory to be purchased by individual wineries.

(5) The event will be held regardless of weather. If the wine trail cancels for any reason, a reschedule date will be announced or a raincheck will be issued to you for an upcoming event.

(6) Arrangements for transportation are the responsibility of attendee. Visit our website for a map to all the participating wineries.

(7) If you have allergies, please contact the individual wineries to confirm whether or not they can accommodate you.

THIS IS OZARK HIGHLANDS WINE

The Meramec River Wine Trail features wineries in the Ozark Highlands AVA, between Historic Route 66 and the Meramec River. Explore local shops and restaurants while visiting winery members and tasting locally grown Missouri wines!

Peaceful Bend Winery is nestled in the hills near the Meramec River and offers tastings, live music, and spacious outdoor seating area. Home brewed wines, beers, and appetizers.

Eagles’ Landing & Crooked Creek Cellars (formerly Just a Taste), located in downtown St. James. Tastings, Restaurant, Full Bar, Event Space, Drink Club.

St. James winery is known for their large award winning wine selection and being Missouri’s largest winery. Partnered with the Public House and sharing and outdoor courtyard “The Gardens” to enjoy food, drink, and music.

Prairie Barn Winery & Christmas Tree Farm (formally Three Squerrels Winery) is a new spin on an old farm. Offering a range of home made wines, outdoor fire pit, hay rides, and cabins.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO ON THE WINE TRAIL?

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DRINK

This area is home to some of the most unique grapes and wines in the world. Visit the local wineries on the tour to sample Missouri made wines and learn more about what makes them so unique!

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EAT

Everything from diner to gourmet eats it’s here! Support the local businesses in the area and try a range of flavors and styles at restaurants and cafes nearby.

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RELAX

Slow down and chill at one of the many Bed & Breakfasts or campground resorts nearby. Take the edge off and visit local spas to rejuvinate yourself or visit local events for live entertainment!

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EXPLORE

This area is home to many great outdoor activities including hiking, floating, and not too far away ziplining and skydiving! There are many rivers, trails, and gorgeous views of the rolling hills and bluffs in the region.

Learn More About the Ozark Highlands AVA

The Ozarks are located in the middle of the US and span across multiple states, mainly Missouri and Arkansas. The Ozark Plateau is what remains of ancient geological landmass formed during the precambrian era. The St. Francois volcanic mountains and the surrounding area have created a rich and fertile land ideally suited to grow grapes… [BLOG COMING SOON!]

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