AUGUSTA, Mo. – Raise a glass to Augusta Winery. Men’s Journal named it one of the best wineries in the nation. The winery came in at number three on their list.
The Men’s Journal list includes wine regions such as Napa, Walla Walla Valley, and Washington. This is the description on the magazine’s website:
“The Midwest isn’t the first region to come to mind when you think of wine, but Augusta—a mere hour from St. Louis—was actually federally approved AVA (or American Viticultural Area) on record; it earned that status in June 1980, eight months before Napa. It recently took home an award at the 2018 Missouri Wine Competition for their 2016 Norton Estate Bottled—a special honor considering the Norton is the oldest American grape and Missouri’s official state grape. The winery itself is situated on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley. You can sample five regular wines for just $5 or more premium/limited production wines for $8.”
Augusta Winery is an hour west of downtown St. Louis. They have been in business for over 30 years.