This article is presented in partnership with Missouri Wines.

Springtime is a perfect opportunity to explore Missouri’s unique and beautiful wine country. Need a reason to visit? Here are seven.

1. Palate-Pleasing Wines for All

No matter what your taste preference might be, Missouri’s award-winning wine lineup has something for you, from varietals like Norton and Vignoles to proprietary blends and dessert wines. If you have a penchant for fruit wines or meads, several wineries offer them. Searching for slushes or craving a canned concoction? Missouri wine country offers vino in a variety of vessels.

2. Unbeatable Views 

Wineries across the state offer unbeatable atmosphere for guests to enjoy fresh air, clear skies, and great company. Sip among expansive gardens, along the bluffs of the Missouri River, or amid scenic views of vineyards. Even from cozy indoor seating areas, guests can enjoy Missouri wine country’s breathtaking scenery.

3. Experiences That Excite

Where else can you play disc golf with a glass of wine or enjoy wine in a cave? In addition to award-winning wines, Missouri’s wineries offer thrilling attractions and opportunities. Looking for some behind-the-scenes action or education on how your favorite varietal gets from vine to wine? Many wineries offer exclusive tours and educational events to expand your wine wisdom. 

4. Events, Festivals, and Trails, Oh My!

Whether you’re looking for an evening out or a weekend-long excursion, there’s always something to do in wine country. Check out one of eleven wine trails to discover a pre-planned adventure. Do festivals, fairs, or live music fit your style? Many wineries offer these and much more. Stop in for a crush festival during harvest or sip and shop during a holiday event in wine country.

5. Staycation Escapes

Need a break from the daily grind but don’t want to travel far? Missouri wine country offers ample accommodations to fit your needs. Picturesque cottages, villas and bed and breakfasts welcome visitors for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. For those on the adventurous side, treehouse abodes, camping facilities, and spooky stays may be just what you’re looking for.

6. Pals and Paws Welcome

Celebrate friendships and meet other wine fans on your next visit to a winery in the Show-Me State. Missouri wines’ furry fans are also welcome at a number of pet-friendly wineries, and some locations have their own resident pets.

7. Patronage Perks with MVP

You can earn rewards for exploring Missouri wine country with the Missouri Winery Visitors Program. Members earn points when they visit wineries, and those points can be redeemed for exclusive rewards, experiences, and sweepstakes. Sign up to be an MVP before your next excursion to wine country.

Visit a winery near you, or one that’s been on your Missouri wine country bucket list, and make unforgettable memories.