Wine Country Gardens in Defiance MO
Enjoy Peaceful Country Living and Great Food at the Wine Country Gardens
Wine Country Gardens is only 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis, but the country living atmosphere makes you feel as if you were a world away.
Set on a hill in Missouri wine country, Wine Counry Gardens has a large nursery, a great wine tasting bar, and a wonderful patio cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Enjoy good wine and wonderful food in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
photos by Mary Beth Granger
Lunch at Wine Country Gardens Patio Cafe
country living at it's best
I had my first experience at the Wine Country Gardens cafe on a wonderful spring afternoon. A group of my friends met there for a little wine tasting, a stroll around the gardens and a great lunch at the patio cafe.
Our first stop was the wine bar where we sampled three of the many wines that were offered. My favorite was a semi-sweet white German wine called Scheurebe-Kabinett-2005. The wine bar is set in a large room with big windows overlooking the valley. There are tables set about and you can also order from their appetizer menu and enjoy some nice treats with your wines. I would suggest their wonderful homemade chips and dips.
Next, we ordered our lunch. I ordered the special of the day, a chicken breast stuffed with sundried tomatoes and a brie cheese sauce. It was served with some great loaded mashed potatoes. The meal was very tasty and filling. At only $6.00 it was really a bargain.
My friends ordered the following sandwiches: Beef Tenderloin, The Defiance and the Portobello. Everyone ordered the homemade chips and all were pleased with their selections. All of the meals were under $10.
I'm looking forward to having lunch at the Wine country Gardens again and trying other menu items!
Are you bringing a gift of wine? Here are some nice accessories to give with the wine.
It's always nice to have a wine saver handy.
Dining is Available on Big Country Porch
Lunch on the Patio - beautiful garden setting
On my second visit to Wine Country Gardens, my friend Beverly and I ate out on the patio. It was a beautiful September day and we really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the great food.
Beverly had their Hawaiian Salad. It was full of great fried chicken, macadamia nuts, yellow and red peppers, and greens. It was served with a great tasting poppy seed dressing.
I had the special of the day, which was a Chicken Reuben. It was served an marbled bread and was delicious. it was served with their apple coleslaw.
Swan at Wine Country Gardens
There is always something interesting going on at Wine Country Gardens. I met a group of woman from my Bible class there and we enjoyed watching the Swans in the lake. Afterwards we went to the cafe and had a delightful lunch.
This time I had the salad with salmon potato pancakes on them. Very good!
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Sundays from 9-1
Enjoy a Wonderful Country Breakfast
Featuring Stuffed French toast with Peach Marmalade Sauce
Waterfall adds to Peaceful Setting
Yummie Adult Desserts
Homemade Ice Cream and Wine are Combined to make wonderful ice cream and sorbet desserts.
Try flavors like
Tripleberry Fruit Wine
Beautiful Views Surround the Wine Country Gardens
Petunias adorn one of the Outdoor Patios
Wine Country Gardens provides a Peaceful Atmosphere
Wine Country Gardens features a Beautiful Nursery - flowers surround the cafeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Wine Country Gardens
Saturday Theme Dinners
Sunday Afternoon Music
for more information and directions see WineCountry Gardens
Where is Defiance, Missouri?
From St. Louis take 40/64 west to Hwy 94 and then take Hwy 94 south. Wine Country Gardens is approximately 9 miles from Hwy 40/64.