Cuttings from Missouri grape vines helped restore the French wine industry after they fell desolate as Mildew and then Phylloxera spread throughout the country. Winemaking wouldn't hit its stride in Lafayette County until the late 1990's. But today Lafayette County now has six wineries, more than any other single county in the state and are considered among the best produced anywhere in the United States.
The rolling hills and fertile loess soils of Lafayette County offer not only a stunning rural landscape, but have produced Missouri’s oldest and largest apple- and peach-growing region.
The Wineries of Lafayette County
All close by, these local wineries offer great selection in quiet, natural settings.
1. Odessa Country Winery –
2466 McNeel Rd, Odessa, MO. • (816) 633-7843
2. Arcadian Moon –
19203 Old US 40, Higginsville, MO. • (660) 584-6661
Open Sun-Th 11a-7p, F-Sat 11a-10p
3. LaBella Vineyards & Winery –
11644 Flournoy School Rd, Wellington, MO. 64097 • (816) 240-2404
M-TH closed, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5
4. Fahrmeier Family Vineyards –
9364 Mitchell Trail, Lexington, MO. • (816) 888-9490 Brandon • (816) 934-2472 Joan
Th 1-5pm, Fri 10a-1a, Sat 10a-1a, Sun 1-5p
5. Terre Beau Vineyards –
100 South Lynn, Dover, MO. 64022 • (660) 259-3010
6. Baltimore Bend Vineyard –
27150 Hwy 24, Waverly, MO. 64096 • (660) 493-0258
Apr 1-Dec 31: M-Sat 11a-6p, Sun 1p-6p
Hwy 24 from Lexington to Waverly
Wineries and more wineries! In-season roadside stands plus wonderful scenery and wide open spaces. Birders, bring your camera and binoculars for a stop at the Baltimore Bend Conservation Area. Be on the lookout for Barn Quilts and Missouri Century Farms.