Ahh, Memorial Day weekend, that traditional start to summertime in the U.S.
If there’s a “traditional” food for this “traditional” holiday, it’s got to be burgers or dogs and maybe the “traditional” beverage is beer.
But if a brewski is not your, uh, cup of tea, maybe it’s vino. In fact, we can’t think of a more pleasant way to while away the holiday weekend than sipping wine at one of the area’s many nearby wineries enjoying the scenery and, in many cases, the live music.
Here are some wineries offering live music this weekend:
Adam Puchta Winery is not only the oldest winery in the state–and the country–the same family has owned it since 1855.
Located on a secluded, quiet tract a couple of miles outside of Hermann, this winery frequently offers live music on the lawn on the weekends. This weekend it will be Varlett Hearts from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday 5/29/11.
Augusta Winery is located in quaint Augusta, Mo. overlooking the Missouri River Valley. In fact, Augusta was designated the first U. S. Wine District –the first American Viticultureal Area (AVA) also known as the Augusts Appellation because the area has vineyards that date to the 1800s.
Augusta, Winery is offering live music all weekend. Here’s the line-up:
Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Ed Belling (pop and rock)
Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Harmony Culbreath (folk rock/pop/rock)
Monday, 1-4 p.m., Ivan Smith (pop/rock/other)
For more information, call 636-228-4301 X 24 or click here.
Chandler Hill Winery says it’s the closest full-service winery to St. Louis. Located in the rolling hills near Defiance, it offers spectacular views of the Missouri River Valley.
The winery will close early Saturday and Sunday for private events but there will be live music earlier in the afternoon on both days.
Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Vince Martin
Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Alvin Jett
For more information, call 636-798-2675 or click here.
Montelle Winery in Augusta with its sweeping views of the Missouri River Valley is the idyllic place to sip a glass of wine and enjoy the free live music.
What a treat! Montelle is offering free entertainment all three days of the holiday weekend. Here’s who’s playing:
Saturday, noon-4 p.m., Doc-Rock-It (rock, club, rockabilly)
Saturday, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Brian Clarke Duo (variety)
Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Stone Mountain Railroad (country rock)
Sunday, 6-9 p.m., Johnny Chase Duo
Monday, 1-4 p.m., Mark Moebeck (classic rock/pop/folk/novelty)
For more information, call 636-228-4464 x23 or click here.
Mount Pleasant Estates, the oldest winery in the Augusta Appellation, was started by two brothers from Germany. Today visitors can taste the wares in a 4,000-square-foot tasting room (there is a $5 charge for a flight of five wine tastings which is applied to any wine purchase you decide to make) or sip wine on the terrace while enjoying expansive views of the Missouri River Valley. Mount Pleasant Estates is located in Augusta, Mo.
This weekend you can enjoy three days of “Live Music On The Patio:”
Saturday, 1 p.m., Falling Martins
Sunday, 1 p.m.. Nikko Smith
Monday, 1 p.m. J. Barringhaus
For more information, call 636.482.9463 xt. 22 or click here.
Stone Hill Winery, perched above the picturesque town of Hermann, offers some of the most exquisite views of the Missouri River in the state—and the winery’s series of arched underground cellars are the largest in North America. All of the elements combine to make a visit to this winery most memorable.
And, this weekend, there’s music to boot:
Saturday, 1-5p.m., Steve Leslie
Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Mark Moebeck
For more information, call 1-800-909-9463 or click here.