augusta winery Augusta Winery’s Small-Batch Wines Win Big Founded in 1988 by owner and winemaker Tony Kooyumjian, Augusta Winery produces award-winning wines and is located in historic Augusta, Missouri, 45 minutes from St. Louis. Only eight years earlier, Augusta was recognized as the first U.S. American Viticultural Area (AVA) for its unique soil, climate, historical significance and quality of wines produced from its grapes, which is apparent when you stop by for wine tastings and live music at its yearround tasting room. Kooyumjian set out to produce the highest-quality wine possible to best represent the terroir of the Augusta AVA, and the result is Augusta Winery’s offerings that range from dry dinner wines to sweet dessert wines utilizing grape varieties such as Vidal Blanc, Chardonel, Seyval Blanc, Vignoles, Chambourcin and Norton. The wine has garnered national acclaim and won numerous awards, including multiple gold medals at this year’s international Pacific Rim Wine Competition in Southern California. The wine is produced in small
quantities to ensure the grape is handled with special care to be enjoyed by those who travel from across the state and country to relax and at the getaway. Augusta Winery features a tasting room, gift shop, dining and drinking options like cheese-and-sausage platters and local craft brews, a covered terrace and a 10-foot open-air, grapevine-covered arbor with live music through the end of the month. The area is ripe with other local attractions and scenic views, including the sight 400 feet above the Missouri River Valley that can be experienced at Augusta’s sister winery, Montelle Winery. Both are “true to the terroir” of Missouri’s rich and celebrated soil, and the wines at Augusta should be enjoyed to fullest, with the same fervor and pride with which they were grown. 5601 High St., Augusta, MO 63332 888.667.9463, augustawinery.com
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aerie’s winery Autumn Adventure awaits at grafton resort When the leaves begin to change colors this month, there are many ways to spend a weekend day or evening within just an hour or so of St. Louis. One option along the Great River Road is Aeries Winery, with one of the area’s best views high atop the bluffs in Grafton, Illinois. Driving up the steep path the winery, you’ll pass by many of the amenities that comprise Aerie’s Resort, which encompasses the winery. Lodging options include suites and cottages, a 300-person terraced event space and a treetop zip line that offers a bird’s-eye view of the hills.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November. You might even catch an eagle flying over the bluffs that sit 250 feet above flood level. Whether you’re stopping in for a leisurely lunch before you continue your journey along the Great River Road or soaking up the scenery all afternoon, Aerie’s Winery is a worthwhile destination. 800 Timber Ridge Drive, Grafton, IL 62037 618.786.7477, aeriesview.com
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6601 highway 94 south • augusta, missouri 63332 636.482.8466 • www.balduccivineyards.com
For a more grounded approach, the winery is the perfect spot to snack on delicious appetizers, sandwiches and wood-fired flatbreads. Try a small plates selection, like “fireball” dip with cream cheese, sweet pickled jalapeños and pecans; a roasted squash and chorizo, blackened duck over wilted greens; or steamed Baja mussels. As for wine, its Aerie’s Private Label series is produced in conjunction with several award-winning wineries in offerings including Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, a semisweet white Adlerschreier or the dry red Confluence Conundrum. Out on the expansive wraparound deck, there is plenty of seating for sipping wine while listening to the live music every
wine tasting • vineyard tour • special events • craft beers Potosi, MO • www.edg-clif.com Inspired Local Food Culture
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Published on Sep 23, 2016
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...