Local Wineries

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AUGUSTA WINERY

Augusta Winery, founded in 1988 by Tony Kooyumjian, is located in the scenic town of Augusta Missouri which is nestled on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley. In 1980, Augusta was recognized as the first U.S. Wine District, or Viticultural Area #1, because of its unique soil, climate, historical significance, and quality of wines produced from grapes grown in vineyards that date to the 1800’s.

At Augusta Winery the managers and tasting staff are constantly trained on not only the wines we produce, but the wines of the world

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BALDUCCI VINEYARDS

Patricio and Angela Balducci moved here from Italy in 1906 to start a new life. Angela was from a beautiful little town called Loano, right on the northern Mediterranean Sea, and Patricio was from Gatiola in Tuscany. They gave America a taste of their Italian heritage throughout their lives, thriving in the wine and food industry. Their love for fine wine and good food has remained a strong family characteristic.

Their son, Louis P. Balducci, worked in the California vineyards as a young man, which ignited his passion for wine

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LAKE CREEK WINERY

A few years ago the Flesch brothers purchased a portion of the Eichmeyer family farm positioned on the river bluffs near Marthasville, Missouri. The property had a circa 1870’s farmhouse and several other structures that were uninhabited for quite some time. Initially the brothers took to the land, clearing and establishing the vineyards on the property.

Realizing what still lay ahead of them, they took on additional partners, Don Flesch and Henry Slodkowski, and began the restoration of the buildings. It has taken several years of hard work, but Lake Creek Winery is now a beautiful place with picturesque views, patios, gardens and a fully restored farmhouse

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MONTELLE WINERY

The Augusta region was nationally known for its wine during the 19th century, but Prohibition halted the state’s winemaking for decades. Then, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a few pioneering souls began to refurbish the old vineyards and winery buildings

One of these pioneers was Clayton Byers, who founded Montelle Vineyards in 1970. The winery was later purchased in 1998 by present owner and wine maker Tony Kooyumjian

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NOBOBLEIS VINEYARDS

The beauty of Augusta wine country awaits at Noboleis Vineyards with wine tastings, lunch served daily, live music, and a place to relax while enjoying the views of rolling vineyards and hillsides.. A family-owned and operated winery, Noboleis Vineyards resides in the heart of America’s first recognized grape-growing region, the Augusta AVA, which is known for it’s rich soils and excellent conditions for producing high quality grapes and award-winning wines. Vineyards surround the winery and tasting room making it possible to view the grapes that go into our 22+ portfolio of wines, ranging from dry to sweet and full bodied reds to light, crisp whitesRead More