Autumn RV Road Trip to Missouri Wine Country

Since the 1850s, the Missouri River has nourished the wineries of Central Missouri. The countryside surrounding villages like Hermann, Rocheport and Augusta boasts more than three dozen wineries waiting to delight autumn RV travelers. Take the time to explore these suggested autumn RV road trips to Missouri Wine Country; they’ll nourish your soul and leave you with delicious memories.

Hermann, Missouri Wine Country Road Trip
At the heart of Missouri’s Wine Country, you’ll find the quaint 1830’s German settlement of Hermann. Nestled against Missouri river bluffs, Hermann delights the eye and offers the palate almost a dozen area wineries. As you travel south from I-70 along Missouri Scenic Hwy 19, you’ll be surrounded with the beauty of fall foliage and hillside vineyards.

Once you reach the town itself, affordable RV camping is the first order of business on your Hermann wine country road trip. Hermann City Parks Campground offers a full range of hookups and picturesque creek side campsites. The park is also easy walking distance to Hermann’s shops, restaurants and historic attractions. By the way, if you’d like to leave the RV parked at the campground, the Hermann Trolley travels to four area wineries, as well as many of the town’s other attractions.

Your wine country itinerary can continue at Hermannhof Vineyards, where you’ll be charmed by the beauty of mellow brick and stone. Stroll the riverside courtyards and historic wine cellars, and then settle in to savor local delicacies and a full selection of vintages.

Your next stop might be Adam Puchta & Son Wine Company, just a couple of miles out of town. From a crisp Chardonnay to the fruity blend of their Vignoles, you’ll find something to take home as a luscious memory. Also on the Hermann Trolley route (and a spectacular autumn drive away) is OakGlenn Vineyards, one of the most scenic vineyards you’ll ever visit. Enjoy the vista from atop the bluffs along the Missouri River and treat yourself to a glass of their award-winning Chambourcin.

Last stop on this Hermann Wine Country RV itinerary is Stone Hill Winery, also just moments away from town. A century and a half of winemaking expertise has lead to regular awards for this hilltop winery. Visit one of three historic wine tasting rooms before selecting one of their specialties to enjoy back at the RV. These are just four of the wineries in the Hermann Wine Region; be sure to check MissouriWineCountry.com or Missouri Wines for information on others in the area.

Rocheport, Missouri Wine Country Road Trip
About an hour west of Hermann lays the remarkably scenic river town of Rocheport. Within this village on the Katy Trail you’ll discover a slower pace of life and a wealth of vintage architecture. To add to your sensory feast, camp twenty minutes from town at Katfish Katys, adjacent to the Katy Trail and two state conservation areas. For another back-to-nature RV camping experience, camp at Finger Lakes State Park near Columbia, only thirty minutes north of Rocheport.

Start your Rocheport Wine Country RV itinerary at Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery, offering both fabulous wines and a legendary bistro for RV travelers to enjoy. Check their calendar of events; you may just find an added bonus during your stay!

Less than an hour south, near the Missouri capitol of Jefferson City, allow yourself the pleasure of relaxing in the scenic glory of Native Stone Winery. The hiking trails, both a winery and brewery on-site and a very nice restaurant make this stop worthy of a day trip. Several more Central Wine Region locations can be visited within an hour’s drive of Rocheport.

Missouri’s Wine Country rolls along the Missouri River and offers RV campers the abundance of the grape. Make plans to visit Missouri’s wineries in autumn; it’s a road trip filled to the brim with new discoveries.

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