Experience some of the country’s most incredible, award-winning wines with tours, tastings, and shopping at some of Branson’s beautiful wineries!
Unbeknownst to many Branson 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.
Tour Branson’s Famous Wineries!
Visitors will find that each of the wineries located in Branson offer tours and sampling, providing guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience where they can 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 several award-winning facilities that produce some of the best wine to be found anywhere!
Wineries in Branson
For nearly a decade Lindwedel Wine Garden has been offering up beautiful views of the Ozarks, great food, and some of the best wines to be found in the region.
Overlooking the Ozarks
Set atop a vantage point that overlooks the beautiful Ozark forests and mountains, the winery offers unmatched views of the area. Relax on the deck as you sip a glass of wine or take in the scenery as you relax at one of the tables set amongst the property.
Regional Wines Available
If you’re looking for a taste of the Ozarks, then you can’t get much better than one of the region’s legendary wines. Grown in the Midwest and many of which are made by hand, they will give you a taste of home-grown goodness.
While it comes as a surprise to many visiting the area, Missouri is actually known as a superior place for vineyards and grape growing – and the region has produced a countless number of award-winning wines!
Host Your Event!
If you’re looking for an amazing location to host your next event, Lindwedel Wine Gardens would make the perfect choice. With a backdrop that overlooks the treetops, it’s great for weddings, anniversaries, or other social events where you want to leave a long-lasting impression.
A Unique Winery Experience!
Those wishing to experience something entirely new and different on their next visit will find that this provides a departure from the typical activities or attractions you might be accustomed to visiting on your trips.
Nearly 10,000 square feet of wine tasting, shopping, and education facilities await your arrival at the Mount Pleasant Winery in Branson.
Featuring wines made from one of the original wine-growing areas in the country, you will have the chance to browse the many different varieties of wine available, taste some of the award-winning wines, and explore one of the most beautiful and modern facilities of its kind anywhere in the United States.
Wine-Making & Tasting Tours!
Whether you want to sample a few of the the many varieties of wine available on-site; shop the wine store for something to take home for yourself, your family, or friends; or even bottle your own wine – there are plenty of things to see and do at Mount Pleasant Winery.
One of America’s First Wine-Growing Districts!
Celebrating more than a century of making some of the best wine in the country, Mount Pleasant has been operating since 1859 and holds the distinction of being the very first wine-growing district/region in the country to be officially appointed by the United States government.
Spread over 78 acres in the heart of the Midwest and growing 12 different varieties of grapes, the land allows them to produce a variety of different wines.
Bottle Your Own Wine!
One of the most intriguing and unique aspects of the winery is the ability for customers to bottle their very own wine! Using a specially-designed French oak barrel that can hold up to 600 gallons, your unique experience will create memories that you will cherish forever.
Wine 101 Class
This one-of-a-kind experience allows visitors the chance to learn more about wines and the wine-making process. While this part of the winery’s activities is a ticketed event, you will learn how to distinguish and differentiate wine as well as food pairings – in addition to receiving a free wine glass as a souvenir to take home with you and a self-guided tour of the art collection on-site.
One of the most popular attractions of the winery is the free tastings and tours that are available to all guests who visit the facility.
With a history that is deeply-rooted in the Ozarks, Curling Vine Winery (formerly Stone Hill Winery) welcomes visitors to tour its 12,000 square foot facility, learn about the winemaking process, and sample some of the many award-winning wines which have made this Missouri company famous around the world.
FREE to All Visitors!
As one of the most popular free activities and attractions in the Branson area, people have been visiting the famous winery for decades – returning each year to sample some of the new wines and picking up some bottles of their favorites.
As one of the oldest wine-making facilities in the state, Stone Hill Winery have been creating award-winning wines for nearly as long as they have been around – with nearly 4,000 awards to date.
With their quality processes and care that goes into producing each batch, they have secured for themselves a spot amongst some of the top producers in the country.
This family-run business has achieved recognition and major media coverage for the high quality and taste of their wines – and have been recognized as one of the top businesses in the state of Missouri.
FREE Winery Tours & Samples!
Opening their doors to the public, the winery welcomes thousands of guests through its door each year.
Take part in an hour-long tour that will educate and intrigue you as your guide takes you through the entire wine-making process. It is during this tour that you will have a chance to taste and sample some of the varieties and styles for which they have become so famous for.
Your guide will walk you through all of the things that go into producing the different tastes that each wine produces, from the oak-cask aging process, to the bottling of the wine – it’s an educational and informative hour that everyone will love!
Gift Shop & Wine Store On-Site
Take a bottle home with you for family or friends (or yourself) or browse the hundreds of items available for sale at the gift shop on-site.
From the Spumante to Sherry, you not only have the chance to taste these on-site – you can pick up a bottle to take home. Whether you prefer the darker, earthier undertones for your palate or you like the lighter and fruitier wines – you will find them all here.
After your tour, spend some time in the store where you will find all of the different types of drinks that Curling Vine Winery produces. Many take back some bottles for themselves or ship them to relatives or friends to help share their experience and the great taste of the Ozarks’ finest beverages.