Augusta Winery

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About

Augusta Winery’s award-winning wines may be enjoyed with locally produced cheese and sausage on the outdoor wine terrace or in our Wine & Beer Garden. The garden features a spectacular 10-foot grape arbor above, a peaceful fountain, craft beers, and free live weekend entertainment from May to October. The Augusta Winery tasting room also features a gift shop, custom labeled wine, gift certificates, and gift baskets made to order. We also have our Owl’s Nest, which is where we teach a variety of wine courses. This building is also used as indoor seating during the winter months, and can be rented for corporate or private events. So, if you are searching for a place to hold your next event then please contact us for information about catering and building rental. We invite you to take a scenic drive thorough the Missouri River Valley and visit Augusta Winery, where our award winning wines and the historical atmosphere of Augusta will keep you coming back time and time again.

Location Description

Located in the scenic town of Augusta Missouri which is nestled on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley

Features

  • Known for our Estate Bottled Wines.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 12

Winemaker

Tony Kooyumjian is a third generation vineyard owner and grape grower. His grandmother immigrated to California from Armenia in 1915 and established a vineyard in San Joaquin Valley, which she operated with her son until 1960. Mr. Kooyumjian initially decided to choose a career other than grape growing. His interest was in aviation, and after graduating from college he pursued various aviation jobs until he was hired as a pilot by Ozark Airlines in St. Louis, which later became Trans World Airlines and then American Airlines.

It was during his airline career that Tony was given the opportunity to travel the world and discover fine wines in various countries.His appreciation of wines, along with a statewide resurgence in interest to reestablish the Missouri wine industry, lead him to reopen the old Weprich Winery in St. Charles. The winery was later renamed Winery of the Little Hills. Although he never received a formal education in Enology, Tony attended numerous short courses at various Universities and read and researched the subject extensively. His first vintage, in 1980, was 1000 gallons, or 420 cases, of wine.

History

Augusta Winery, founded in 1988. In 1980, Augusta was recognized as the first U.S. Wine District, or Viticultural Area #1, because of its unique soil, climate, historical significance, and quality of wines produced from grapes grown in vineyards that date to the 1800’s.

The Team

Mark Nienhueser - Cellar Master:

Mark Nienhueser, our cellar master, draws on his many years of experience to constantly ensure that the wines are nurtured through each step of production and that the facilities are kept immaculately clean and sanitary. Because we are a small production facility, we are able to separate the wines from each vineyard and blend them in such a way that we can achieve perfect balance and expression.

Paul Hopen - Vineyard Manager

The secret to our success in producing outstanding, terrior driven wines is our vineyards. The vineyards are managed by lifelong viticulturist Paul Hopen. Our philosophy is to farm our vineyards with a respect for the land and the environment. We use sustainable farming methods and, as a result, our wines are fresh, fragrant, focused, and well balanced but most of all express the uniqueness of our vineyards

Awards

We take pride in our wines, which are vinted in small quantities so that special care may be given to each lot. It is this attention to detail that enabled Augusta Winery to win the Governor’s Cup for Best Missouri Wine in 2004, 2006, & 2007.

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

Address

5601 High St
Augusta, Missouri 63332
United States

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