Cuttings from Missouri grape vines helped restore the French wine industry after they fell desolate as Mildew and then Phylloxera spread throughout the country. Winemaking wouldn't hit its stride in Lafayette County until the late 1990's. But today Lafayette County now has six wineries, more than any other single county in the state and are considered among the best produced anywhere in the United States.


The rolling hills and fertile loess soils of Lafayette County offer not only a stunning rural landscape, but have produced Missouri’s oldest and largest apple- and peach-growing region.

The Wineries of Lafayette County

All close by, these local wineries offer great selection in quiet, natural settings.


1. Odessa Country Winery –

2466 McNeel Rd, Odessa, MO. • (816) 633-7843


2. Arcadian Moon –

19203 Old US 40, Higginsville, MO.   • (660) 584-6661

Open Sun-Th 11a-7p, F-Sat 11a-10p


3. LaBella Vineyards & Winery –

11644 Flournoy School Rd, Wellington, MO.  64097 • (816) 240-2404

M-TH closed, Fri-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5


4. Fahrmeier Family Vineyards –

9364 Mitchell Trail, Lexington, MO.   • (816) 888-9490 Brandon • (816) 934-2472 Joan

Th 1-5pm, Fri 10a-1a, Sat 10a-1a, Sun 1-5p


5. Terre Beau Vineyards –

100 South Lynn, Dover, MO.  64022 • (660) 259-3010

Fri-Sun 11a-6p


6. Baltimore Bend Vineyard –

27150 Hwy 24, Waverly, MO.  64096 • (660) 493-0258

Apr 1-Dec 31: M-Sat 11a-6p, Sun 1p-6p


Wine Tour Routes & Itineraries

Need Inspiration? These suggested tours along short wine trails offer an adventure amidst the beautiful rolling hills of our countryside. Taste the lusciousness of the land itself captured at our six local wineries, one of the largest concentrations of wineries in the state. These routes provided courtesy of Old Trails Regional Partnership.


Taste Your Way Along the Santa Fe

Hwy 24 from Lexington to Waverly

Wineries and more wineries! In-season roadside stands plus wonderful scenery and wide open spaces. Birders, bring your camera and binoculars for a stop at the Baltimore Bend Conservation Area. Be on the lookout for Barn Quilts and Missouri Century Farms.


Heart of the Trails

This ramble through the central part of the Old Trails Region offers surprising shopping, fascinating history, scenic drives and a chance to sample seasonal bounty and vintage wines.

Wine Country...Fine Country

On this easy day trip from the Kansas City area, you can visit four wineries, two produce markets and a country store, while you see some beautiful countryside and meet some very friendly people.

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