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sun winery edgewildRestaurant wild Serenity and Scenic Views at Wild Sun Winery & Winery Affordable Fine Wine Paired With Inventive American Cuisine EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery doesn’t grow grapes on its property in Chesterfield, Missouri, but a winery does operate onsite. Husband-and-wife owners Andy Kohn and Dee Dee Kohn, a certified sommelier

and certified specialist of wine, source unfinished wine from several West Coast wineries to age in custom-made French and Missouri oak barrels stationed around the handsome dining area, producing more than 2,000 bottles of wine. The cellar list is a carefully crafted selection of both domestic and international fine wines from high-end winemakers. Several EdgeWild house labels are available by the glass, such as the 2012 rosé made with Pinot Noir grapes and a 2013 Viognier made with grapes from California’s Russian River Valley. Take advantage of EdgeWild’s enclosed patio, which is open year-round and features a beautiful fire pit. Executive chef Aaron Baggett is a St. Louis native who was classically trained in New York, and his menu is a mix of traditional American favorites and elevated classics, including seasonal wild mushroom and Brie soup. Don’t miss the “full-bodied entrées” including bison meatloaf or the wild catch of the day. EdgeWild has a sister restaurant, EdgeWild Bistro & Tap, in Creve Coeur. 550ChesterfieldCenter,Chesterfield,Missouri, 636.532.0550,

Sometimes you just need a change of scenery, and the two men behind Wild Sun Winery believe the atmosphere at their winery might be exactly what you need. Co-owner and president Edward Wagner worked in marketing and sales at AnheuserBusch for 17 years before embarking on his

decades-old dream to open a winery and microbrewery. Co-owner, vice president and winemaker Mark Baehmann spent 33 years making wine at some of the state’s top wineries including Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, Montelle Winery and Mount Pleasant Winery, with the intention of eventually opening his own winery, as well.

Wild Sun is a charming winery in Hillsboro, Missouri – just a short drive from St. Louis – and features a country estate for clearing your mind and relaxing with family, friends and, of course, enjoying a variety of wines. Of its 10 or so red and white offerings, the two best-sellers are Radiance – a dry white Chardonel and Vidal Blanc blend aged in stainless steel tanks – and Ravage, a dry red blend of predominately Chambourcin that’s an everyday, go-to wine that complements many different foods. A limited food menu is available including pizza, baked breads, cheeses, sausage and desserts. Picnic baskets are also allowed. Plus live music Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays through October will jazz up the end of a fun day spent in Missouri countryside.

Wild Sun celebrated its one-year anniversary in September, and if the progress of the past year is any indication, there is much more in store for the winery. 4830 Pioneer Road, Hillsboro, Missouri, 636.797.8686,

Noboleis vineyards Great Vino and Views

In Augusta, Missouri, on a hilltop overlooking surrounding rows of grapevines, lies Noboleis Vineyards, founded in 2005 and opened in 2010. The four grape varieties initially planted include Chambourcin, Traminette, Norton and Vignoles. The 84-acre winery – with its idyllic old Mulberry tree that’s become the logo on its labels – now offers 23 wines ranging from dry, full-bodied reds to light, sweet whites to satisfy any palate. Standouts include its Noble Ice Wine and a white port called Vino Dulce. Its 2014 Norton also recently won the C.V. Riley Award for Best Norton at this year’s Missouri Wine Competition. With aromas of cherry, nutmeg and dark chocolate, the 2014 Norton includes flavors of black currant and plum for a complex peppery layered profile. Long oak-aging gives it a smooth, soft finish. Noboleis also boasts a tasting room open year-round, serving appetizers (such as Bavarian pretzels and pita and hummus) and signature pizzas for lunch. The tasting room carries every wine in Noboleis’ portfolio, while local wine shops,


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restaurants and select grocery stores across the region offer varying Noboleis selections. The winery also hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions with breathtaking views as well as catering and tiered bar options available upon request. Otherwise, guests can enjoy those magnificent views on the patio, as Noboleis is open daily with live music every weekend from May to October. Whether you’re looking for a wine tasting or simply a place to relax with a glass of vino, Noboleis is the perfect spot. 100 Hemsath Road, Augusta, Missouri, 636.482.4500,

October 2016 Feast Magazine  

Inspired by our love of nature, this issue of Feast is dedicated to the joys of fall in the Midwest. Crack open a cold one, find a place to...