Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter in Wine Country

A lot of people often ask, "what is there to do in wine country in the winter?"

The answer is... A LOT!

Wineries --
The majority of the wineries in Historic Missouri Wine Country are open, with indoor seating, many with fireplaces and several with food.  You can also catch a "pop-up dinner" at Montelle Winery on select nights, special events at Noboleis, Mount Pleasant, and Chandler Hill, or just stop in for a glass of wine and bring your own food to Sugar Creek.  There is always something going on at these fine places.

Hiking --
A hike in the winter is often said to be the best time of year.  With the foliage gone, it is easy to see wildlife, landscape formations, and a beauty that isn't always visible.  You can find some great hikes off of Highway 94 at the Lewis & Clark Trail, Klondike Park, Lost Valley Trail, Matson Hill Park, or just walk the Katy Trail between Defiance and Weldon Spring to see some beauty.

Historic Sites --
Everyone knows the story of Daniel Boone, don't they?  If not, drive out to the historic Daniel Boone Home, now a St. Charles County Park.  There you can tour the home, visit Boonefield village, and learn about a piece of pioneer history.  History can be found a short drive away on beautiful Main Street in St. Charles, one of the sites of the Lewis & Clark adventure. 

Of course, there are also plenty of quaint B & B's in the area from Defiance to Augusta if you'd like to experience more than a day.  Don't let the winter keep you at home when there is so much to do just a short drive away from the city.  There's always plenty to do in Historic Missouri Wine Country!

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