Missouri Wine Country
A Fall Tour of Missouri Wine Country
I really enjoy seeing the beautiful fall colors in Missouri.
I have spent many years traveling to various parts of the country to enjoy their fall foliage, but I will have to tell you that this year I have seen some of the most beautiful colors right in my home state.
We live about ten miles from the start of Missouri wine country, so on a beautiful October afternoon my husband and I got in the car and headed down the road to photograph the fall colors. There were so many beautiful scenes that I was able to capture many wonderful shots.
We took some time to stop by the Katy trail for some photographs and then proceeded to the various wineries to take advantage of their spectacular hilltop views!
So, sit back and relax and enjoy the beauty that is Missouri Wine Country!
photos by mbgphoto
Sugar Creek Winery View - view overlooking river valley
As you travel west on Hwy 94 one of the first wineries you will come to is Sugar Creek Winery. It is set up on the top of a hill and has beautiful views of the hills and valleys along the Missouri river.
You can find more information here on Sugar Creek Winery
View from Sugar Creek Winery
Sugar Creek winery is one of our favorite wineries to visit. They have lots of casual seating along the hillside and often bring in bands to entertain during summer and early fall weekends. It is a great way to sit among friends and enjoy their tasty wine along with some cheese and crackers.
Gold, Orange and Yellow colors line the Road
Traveling through the wine country is a colorful sight in the fall. Beautiful hues of yellow, gold and orange line the roadsides.
Read all about Missouri Wine Country
If you would like to learn more about Missouri wine country this book is for you. This author gives your background on the history of Missouri wineries along with a wonderful guide to the wineries. He also includes the offerings at each of the stops.
This guide will make the perfect companion on your tour of Missouri wineries.
View from the Road to Montelle Winery
This is the view as you wind up the hill to Montelle winery. My husband stopped in the road so I could jump out and capture the beauty of the hillsides on my camera! Breathtaking views!
You can find more information here on Montelle Winery
View of the Missouri River from the Montelle Winery
Enjoying the beautiful view at the Montelle Winery
Missouri Wines - Images of America
See more of Missouri Wine country.
Katy Trail State Park - a great place for a hike or bike ride
The Katy Trail state park is a wonderful recreation path for bicycling and hiking. it was built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which was called the Katy Railroad. When this railroad quit operations in the 1980's the opportunity open up to use the corridor for a recreation area that runs nearly 200 miles across the state of Missouri.
I have been on several sections of the Katy trail over the years and it is wonderful! These photos show a small portion of the trail that runs near the Missouri river and also wind through Missouri wine country.
Looking down the Katy Trail
This photo was taken on a weekday. On a beautiful fall weekend it would be hard to take a photo without hikers and bicyclists in the photo. Walking and biking along the trail is a popular pass time.
More Information on the Katy Trail
If you are interested in learning more about the Katy Trail in Missouri this is just the book for you. Whether you want to bike or hike the trail this book gives you all the information you will need to get started.
Fall Colors Reflected in a Small Pond
Brilliant Red Tree
This bright red tree was standing alone alongside the tree. I thought it was a striking color.
Other trees are shades of orange and gold.
Missouri Wine Country - Defiance, Missouri
Located just 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis you can find a number of wonderful Missouri wineries. Follow Hwy 94 as it winds south and west of St. Louis and you will be entering Missouri wine country. This is just one of the sections where you will find wineries in Missouri. Many of the wineries are set in the hills overlooking the Missouri river!
Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year. I love the beautiful colors and the cool crisp days!