Spotlight on Augusta, Missouri

Augusta, Mo. is located on the bluffs above the Missouri River Valley, a scenic 35 mile drive from St. Louis. Augusta is an unpretentious community where folks still work and live, where people still hang clothes on lines to dry, gather at churches for socials, where children still play at the town square, where fathers meet across the street at the tavern to play horseshoes, and families come together at the ball diamond to cheer their team on to glory.

Visitors can enjoy the flavors of the community while strolling around this quaint village – it’s the way the world used to be and visiting families seem to enjoy it that way. There are many ways to relax in Augusta. For instance, you may fancy a bicycle ride on the Katy Trail. The scenic Katy Trail is the longest “National Rails-to-Trails” project. Some cyclists enjoy leisurely day trips of the local area while the more adventurous undertake overnight journeys spanning the entire trail from Clinton to St. Charles, Mo. Also in the area is the Daniel Boone Home and The Lewis & Clark Trail giving visitors yet another facet of entertainment to enjoy their stay.

Augusta is home to several excellent Missouri wineries where visitors can sip the vintner’s special wines and enjoy picnic lunches with spectacular views of the rolling hillside vineyards. The Augusta region is not only notable to the state of Missouri, but has been recognized internationally since the turn of the 21st century when Augusta began exporting wine to Germany. In 2003, the 2001 Chardonel from Augusta’s Winery was labeled the “Best US wine” from the German wine magazine Selection. Today, the region is flowing with fourteen unique wineries that are comprised of hundreds of powerful blends that compete with some of the finest wines from all over the world.

Apart from the wineries, a simple walk through town will uncover unique specialty shops, B&Bs, restaurants and bakeries. Special events are hosted year round by local businesses and towns people. However you choose to spend your leisure time, you will find a special experience awaits you.

Augusta Region Wineries

Augusta Winery
Blumenhof Vineyards
Chandler Hill Vineyards
The Eagle’s Nest Winery
EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery
Louis P. Balducci Vineyards
Montelle Winery
Mount Pleasant Winery
Mount Pleasant Branson Winery
Noboleis Vineyards
Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards
Wildlife Ridge Winery