Unbeknownst to many visitors, Missouri is one of the leading grape-growing and wine-producing states in the country. Throughout the late 1800s, Missouri was actually the leading producer (by volume) of wine in the United States – and actually held the second spot until prohibition hit in the 1920s.
Nearly 100 wineries are scattered throughout the state, stretching from the northernmost region to the southernmost – which create some of the most recognized and award-winning wines produced in the world.
While the mountains provide a challenge for growing grapes in the Branson area, there are a handful of wineries that offer sampling and taste-testing for visitors to the area.
Featuring some of the region’s most famous wines and varieties, these beautiful facilities allow you to sample some of the most delectable and palatable drinks in the Midwest.
Whether you’re looking for an afternoon of relaxation or a fun morning activity before heading out for your fun-filled day, you will find that these offer a fun and educational experience during your next visit.
All of Branson’s Wineries are FREE to Guests!
Visitors will find that each of the wineries located in Branson offer free tours and sampling, providing guests save money on their trip and take part in some of the tastes, flavors, and culture of the Ozarks.
While Missouri has long been a producer of award-winning wines (with vineyards scattered throughout the state), Branson is becoming famous in its own right for bottling some truly remarkable wines.
Wine aficionados can tease and tempt their taste buds while touring one of the many wineries in town. Many offer free tours and samples, and you can buy a bottle or two for a souvenir… or yourself!
In town, you will find three award-winning facilities that produce some of the best wine that you will find anywhere.