As you drive down scenic Highway 94 from St. Charles, south of Highway 40/64, you’ll begin a trip on one of
Missouri’s greatest treasures,
The Weinstrasse (German for “road to the wineries”), encompassing Defiance, Augusta and Dutzow …
approx a 14 mile stretch.
The first stop along the way will be Sugar Creek Winery , just outside the town of Defiance. Ken and Becky Miller have created a unique wine tasting experience with beautiful views of the Missouri River Bottom area.
After your stop there, continue to drive on and the flat areas give way to increasing elevations along the bluffs.
Outside of Defiance Missouri is…Chandler Hill Winery.
Next stop will be Montelle Winery with unparalleled views of the Missouri River Valley. Wonderful patios and picnic benches invite you to linger and sip on one of Montelles’ award winning wines. Augusta is just a bit further down the road.
Augusta has two wineries and several shops within walking distance.
The well-known Mount Pleasant Winery with fabulous views of the river bottom valley is very popular. You will find a huge tasting room, a gourmet cheese shop, and plenty of picnic areas.
Augusta Winery is just down the street from Mount Pleasant Winery.
Small in size but great in wine producing, Augusta Winery has won many prestigious medals. It is a must for the wine connoisseur.
If beer seems more to your liking, then you must not miss
The Augusta Brewing Company. Micro-brewed beers with unique and lively flavors will tease your taste-buds. And you don’t want to miss their delicious gourmet dinners that are served on Friday and Saturday nights. Just up the hill from the Katy Trail.
Spend a weekend at a Bed & Breakfast in Missouri Wine Country …
at The Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast
Nostalgia…Romance…Peace…Comfort…are what you will find as you step back in time and onto the porch of this vintage Victorian. Our Bed and Breakfast is filled with elegant antiques and plump, cozy furnishings, and we are looking forward to pampering you in style and comfort. Let The Lindenhof Bed and Breakfast create the perfect escape for your honeymoon, anniversary, or special occasion and give yourselves
“a chance to enhance the romance”.
Also, check out Augusta’s newest restaurant …
The Silly Goose
Don’t let the name fool you, this is serious cuisine.
Halcyon Massage is nestled in historic Augusta Missouri. Whether clients are bicyclists from the Katy Trail, visitors experiencing Augusta for the first time, or friends and neighbors, Halcyon – the power of peace and calm – can be a welcome part of any person’s life …
For shopping enthusiasts, you may want to step into The Uptown Store or Augusta Emporium … the place for antiques and collectibles.
Gallery Augusta offers distinctive home furnishings and are known for their extensive Jesse Barnes Gallery.
At Augusta Wood, Each year they search America for unique, quality items that add that special touch to our shop and eventually your home. Many pieces would make your gift-giving opportunities much easier. Their specialties include: solid wood furniture; custom upholstered chairs; sofas & ottomans; iron beds; limited edition artwork (including Jesse Barnes, Thomas Kinkade & Mark Hopkins ); florals; figurines & giftware and framed accents.
Open Monday through Saturday.
If creative design ideas is your thing, then you definitely want to visit with Randall and Marge Oaks,
owners of …Oaks Crossing
in historic Augusta, Missouri.
A visit to Oaks Crossing is more than just going to a place … “it’s an experience …
Book your next Business Outing, Wedding,Reception or Special Event.If you lack ideas for your home and gardens, they will literally fill your head with new ones.
Also check out Kate’s Coffee at Oaks Crossing and try their gourmet coffee …
Don’t miss Centennial Farms for fresh produce…
The farm has been owned and operated by our family for over 150 years and we represent the fourth generation. Their first orchards and vineyards were planted in 1969 on what had been a grain and livestock farm.
They offer “a taste of history” along with seasonal fruit and vegetables and good things made in our farm kitchen. Come visit their market in the century old timber framed barn which is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
The Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Plein Air Art Festival …
This is an outdoor painting event drawing over 100 artists from around the country.
The event is held for approx 10 days starting the end of April and into early May.
A visit to Augusta wouldn’t be complete without a bike ride or stroll along the Katy Trail , a Department of Natural Resources project and a Missouri State Park. Stretching approx 240 miles from Clinton Missouri to Saint Charles Missouri, this gem brings in bicycling enthusiasts from all over the United States and the world. The KATY Trail runs through town. So bring your bicycle…or you can rent in Defiance…
Augusta has long been known as the heart of Missouri Wine Country. All through the year offer various events. Check the wineries
“calendar of events”…
Noboleis Winery, is just about one mile west of Augusta.
Balducci’s Winery and Vineyards is a few more miles down Highway 94. Set back in a valley, they offer great wines as well as pizza, pasta and salads from their well-known St. Louis restaurants.
Blumenhof Winery waits 4 more miles up ahead to round out your visit to the Weinstrasse. Very German in style you’ll feel as if you are in a Bavarian village as sounds of the German Bands (seasonal) gather people to the dance floor for a polka.
Sightseeing excursions could take you out to Daniel Boone’s Home and Village, to the new
Klondike Park, and the Busch Wildlife Area.
Also within a short drive there are several Golf Courses…
Whatever your interests, the Greater Augusta Region welcomes you to explore and enjoy all that it has to offer.