Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Montelle Winery

While we're not well-known, like NAPA Valley, there are several good wineries in Missouri.

With my sisters, Ginny & Linda, I spent Labor Day at the Montelle Winery, located in the Augusta Wine District. The Augusta Region was nationally known for its wine during the 19th century, but Prohibition halted the state's wine making for decades.

Then in the late 60's and early 70's, a few adventurous entrepreneurs began to refurbish the old vineyards and buildings of Missouri's wine-growing regions.

The Montelle Vineyards was re-opened in 1970. It sits high on a bluff offering breathtaking views. On summer weekends, there's live music and Sunset Dinners.

We had a great afternoon, enjoying the local wine and dancing!

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