Looking for a place to kick back for the afternoon or enjoy some tunes with friends? Check out these wineries in and around Cape County for a relaxing weekend break.
“A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.”– Clifton Fadiman
Wineries In and Around Cape County
With their warm and welcoming atmosphere and delicious wines, these wineries are a must-visit destination for any wine lover in and around the Cape County area.
Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery
Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned and operated winery located in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. The winery sits on the picturesque banks of Apple Creek where the property includes a vineyard, tasting room, and event space. They produce a variety of wines, including red, white, and fruit wines, using grapes sourced from Missouri and other regions. The tasting room offers snacks and small bites to pair with the wines and Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery hosts regular events, including live music and food and wine pairings, making it a great place to spend an afternoon or evening with friends and family. Apple Creek is very well-known for its Friday Steak nights with hand-cut ribeyes and a few other mouth-watering dining options.
Hemman Winery is a charming family-owned winery located in Brazeau, Missouri. Situated in southern Perry County, the winery offers stunning views of the surrounding rolling hills and countryside. Hemman Winery is known for producing high-quality, handcrafted wines using traditional winemaking techniques, focusing on locally grown grapes. Visitors to the winery can enjoy a tasting of the winery’s award-winning wines and simply relax with a glass of wine on the spacious outdoor patio. Plan to attend their special events throughout the year including fall grape stomping and the Brazeau Old Fashion Christmas Walk in December.
River Ridge Winery
River Ridge Winery is a charming winery nestled in Commerce, Missouri. You will enjoy the beautiful drive to River Ridge. The Winery produces a wide range of wines, including red, white, and fruit wines, using locally grown grapes. Visitors can enjoy tasting the winery’s offerings from the outdoor patio while enjoying the live entertainment or the Fermentation Cafe also offers a light menu and small bites to pair with the wines. River Ridge Winery hosts regular events, including live music and food and wine pairings, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Choose from a variety of gifts at the Yule Log cabin is open from September to December.
Alto Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery located in the rolling hills of southern Illinois. Founded in 1985, the winery has been producing high-quality wines using locally grown grapes for over three decades. The vineyard features a variety of grape varietals, including Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, and Norton. The winery also hosts regular events, including live music and food and wine pairings, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.