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Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards

Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards A dream fostered out of the love of wine and family wine-making tradition became a reality with the founding of Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards by its proprietors Ken & Becky Miller in August of 1994. Travel scenic highway 94, also called the Missouri Weinstrasse (wine road), and the first stop you find is Sugar Creek Winery. This area, one of the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi, including the winery grounds, was part of the original land grant given to the frontiersman Daniel Boone to settle the area. Follow the highway and you'll be directed to turn up a hillside road. When reaching the top you will be rewarded by a wonderful view that takes in the Missouri River and its bluffs to the east and estate grown grapes to the west. Proprietors Ken & Becky, challenge wine enthusiasts, hikers and cyclists to "take to the hill" and sample their fine wines.

Take Hwy 40-61 and turn south onto Hwy 94. Travel just 12 miles along the scenic Lewis & Clark Trail in the Missouri River Valley,. Just after leaving Defiance watch for our sign, and then the driveway up to our winery on your right leading up a lofty hillside above the Katy Trail, overlooking the Missouri River Valley.

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125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance, MO, US, 63341 Email:
Phone: 636-987-2400 Web:
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  "Birdlegs" Blush
This Chambourcin / Chenin Blanc blend has fresh citrus tones with a lively finish. "If you had bird legs, you'd blush too!!"
  Blackberry Thicket
Delicious warm or cold-for after dinner sipping or try it with a splash of club soda.
  Boone Country White
Crisp, fragrant Riesling-style wine-makes a great companion for either fish or poultry.
Planted in 1997, produces a medium-bodied red wine with a fruity aroma and earthy/spicy complexities. Chambourcin pairs well with barbecue, pork, or pasta dishes.
A cross of Chardonnay and Seyval grapes. Planted in 1995. Usually processed dry in oak barrels which enhances its full body. Perfect with heavier seafood dishes as well as chicken with cream sauces.
Added to vineyard in 1999 to offer a strong, bold, red variety. This produces a rich, full-bodied wine with dry character and spiciness. Berry flavors enhance red meat smoked meat and wild game.
  La Rustica Red
Four grape varieties blended together offer a sweet wine ripe with cherry and wild berry flavors. Great with cheese or fruit served on your deck or patio.
  La Rustica White
Balanced blend of Seyval and Vidal grapes-slightly sweet and fruity start with a dry finish.
  Peach Hollow
Light and sweet in texture, a fun picnic wine that reminds you of biting into afresh peach.
  Raspberry Patch
Tastes like freshly picked raspberries-great chilled or heated with a cinnamon stick.
  Seyval Blanc
This dry white wine with a crisp, fruity taste is perfect with fish and veal
  Signature Port
Classic after dinner dessert wine--delicious now but will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come.
  Signature Red
Medium body dry red wine with ripe fruit berry tones, and a nice smokiness from the American oak.
  Sunset Red
Smooth semi-dry red has spicy berry flavors which complement pasta or lighter meat dishes.
  Vidal Blanc
Planted in original vineyard in 1995.White grape used to make a dry to semi-dry full-bodied wine. Clean citrus flavors create a nicely balanced wine. Perfect with seafood and poultry.


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rhodies says...
Norton Wine Review: A much publicized location, conveniently located by a short drive out of St. Charles (St. Louis), that is more hype than winery. With only the first tasting pour at SCW we wanted to get the heck out of Defiance since it was obvious what trap we had driven into. If one wants to dash out of town after work for an evening "quickie" drink before the sun goes down, this is your place, but if you wish to sit down and enjoy the setting with a five star wine, drive another 3.6 miles to Chandler Hill's Winery or only three minutes from Sugar Creek for a wonderful setting with a fine Norton at Montelle's Vineyard.