Missouri May 18, 2019
This Daytrip Will Take You To The Best Wine And Waterfalls In Missouri
When’s the last time you just spent a day doing something you love? It’s probably been too long for most of us, right? That makes now the perfect time to carve out time to set off to some lovely wineries and beautiful waterfalls on this daytrip in Missouri.
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Hit the road on this daytrip to several enchanting wineries and breathtaking waterfalls. Ready? Off we go!
1. Cave Vineyard
Let's kick off our delightful daytrip at Cave Vineyard in Sainte Genevieve. Begin your visit with a bit of wine tasting. Then, stroll down a picturesque path to the Saltpeter Cave, where you can have a picnic, sip on some of the wine you just purchased, and even nibble on delicious biscotti from the winery's Biscotti Bar. The cave promises cool temperatures, an enchanting escape during those hot summer days.
2. Mina Sauk Falls
Now that we've had a bit of wine, we're ready to head to our first of two spectacular waterfalls. Nestled within Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, the breathtaking falls will require you to lace up your hiking or walking shoes. Embark on the 2.9-mile Mina Sauk Falls Trail that's been rated between easy and moderate. Snap plenty of pictures of the multi-level waterfall that drops a total of more than 130 feet.
3. Black River Wine House
So, you're probably ready for a little more wine and relaxation by now, right? Off we go to Black River Wine House in Annapolis. If you're hungry, bring a picnic basket with you so you can enjoy a delicious meal as you sip wine. Sit back, relax, and if you're lucky, you'll visit on one of the days when there's live entertainment.
4. Rocky Falls Shut-In
Next, we're heading to Rocky Falls Shut In in Winona. The easy .01-mile trail promises a leisurely stroll, where you'll also have access to bathrooms, grills, and a picnic area. Feel the mist of the 40-foot waterfall as it cascades down.
5. St. James Winery
Can you believe we're already at our final stop of the day? We're headed to St. James Winery in St. James. If you visit between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., you can join one of the guided tours of the winery. Regardless of when you visit, enjoy complimentary wine tasting. And, carve time out to check out the winery shop, too.
What’s your favorite daytrip in Missouri? Let us know in the comments! Then, if you’re up for a little more exploring, start planning your visit to these 12 waterfalls in Missouri that require absolutely