Scavenger Hunt Invites Wine Enthusiasts to Experience America's First Wine Trail

Top Quote Missouri Weinstrasse Hosts Event May 15-25 at All Four Wineries. End Quote
  • St. Louis, MO-IL (1888PressRelease) May 07, 2015 - Starting May 15, the Missouri Weinstrasse, a group of four Augusta-area wineries, will host a Scavenger Hunt to welcome the spring winery season. The event will encourage travelers on the wine road to experience wines that express the flavors of the local vineyards at each of the four Weinstrasse locations - Sugar Creek Winery, Montelle Winery, Augusta Winery and Balducci Vineyards. Those who visit each winery will be rewarded with a commemorative wine glass at the final stop.

    "Each year, we see more enthusiasm for the kind of authentic winery experiences people can have on the Missouri Weinstrasse," says Tony Kooyumjian, owner of Augusta and Montelle Wineries. "All of the wine we make is grown on our properties' vineyards. So that gives wine trail travelers a true vine to glass experience."

    The Weinstrasse wineries' aim is to create an experience not unlike their German heritage in the region - wherein travelers would journey to a winemaker's farmstead and sample the flavors from that area. And since the area is the first American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the United States, the wines made from the vineyards in the region hold significance for even the most experienced wine connoisseur.

    About Missouri Weinstrasse
    The Missouri Weinstrasse was born out of a desire to re-create traditional winemaking as the center of the community landscape. As part of the first American Viticultural Area (AVA), the wine made at the four Missouri Weinstrasse wineries - Augusta Winery, Balducci Vineyards, Montelle Winery and Sugar Creek Winery - expresses the full flavors of local vineyards and uses the same artisan wine-making techniques that led to the region's designation. For more information about the Missouri Weinstrasse, go to

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