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OOVVDA Winery: 5448 N. Berry Lane, Springfield, 417-833-4896
The wine from this spot is created a bit differently: OOVVDA offers nearly all of its wines bottled in both sweet and dry versions. A favorite is the peach melba made with fermented peaches and raspberries and a hint of vanilla. Customers also love the cherry wine made with pie cherries. Try these and other favorites in the tasting room.
Tyler Ridge Vineyard Winery: 7325 N. Farm Road 171, Springfield, 417-536-1630
Just a quick drive north of Springfield brings you to Tyler Ridge Vineyard Winery, where you can sample some fine wines in a refurbished 112-year-old farmhouse. Guests are welcome to walk around the vineyard and pack a picnic to hang for the entire day. The winery is open on weekends from May through October.
Sure, 7C’s has wine. They have plenty of wine. But the winery also has several types of mead—including a gold medal–winning alfalfa mead—that it can’t make fast enough. Stop by for a taste of the delicious stuff, then leave with some of the spot’s wine, which is packaged in recyclable pouches. It’s portable and oh-so-convenient!
Lindwedel Winery, 3158 State Highway 265, Branson, 417-338-0256
Whether you like your wine dry or sweet or red or white, Lindwedel Winery has plenty that’ll please your palate. The winery is closed in January and February, but starting in March, enjoy a few samples in the tasting room. Then post up on the patio to enjoy some vino with a view. There’s live music on Sundays starting in April.
Curling Vine Winery, 601 State Highway 165, Branson , 417-334-1897
Guests of this family-friendly winery enjoy free tours, wine tastings and bottling demonstrations, so you know you will leave with a bit more knowledge on your favorite Curling Vine drink than you had coming in. There is also a moonshine still display here, and it is open year-round, spreading the boozy-love even more.
Keltoi Vineyary & Winery, 17705 County Road 260, Oronogo, 417-642-6190
You can walk around the vineyard and tour the cellar at Keltoi Vineyard & Winery, a beautiful spot that’s located just north of Joplin. Guests enjoy sampling wines in the cottage, where they can also pick up wine and other souvenirs. Both red and white French hybrids are grown here, as well as Norton grapes.