As you know by now, the Augusta AVA was the first recognized AVA in the United States. Clayton Byers founded Montelle Vineyards in Augusta in 1970. It was purchased in 1988 by current owner and winemaker Tony Kooyumjian, one of only two winemakers in Missouri to be named a top 100 winemaker in the United States. Tony’s wines have been highly decorated, including winning “Best of Show” in California wine competitions.
Montelle Winery has often been called the most scenic winery in Missouri. Visit and you will see why. Taste on the outdoor deck that overlooks the lush vineyards and green rolling hills of the Missouri River Valley. Order lunch at their Klondike Café.
As with Cave Vineyard, Montelle also produces brandy. In fact, they were the first winery in Missouri with a distillery.
Whether it be impressive wine, stunnng views, the cafe’, or the distillery, Montelle is the perfect place for an outing or to host your meeting or event. Find out more about Montelle here: