A lot of people often ask, "what is there to do in wine country in the winter?"
The answer is... A LOT!
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.
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!