Wine Tasting in Poplar Bluff

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Your one-night Vintner's Getaway package includes a tour of the Crown Valley Winery, wherein a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through the behind-the-scenes areas of the 55-acre winery, taking you step by increasingly zigzagged step through the wine-making process. Along the way, you'll get an up-close look at the massive tanks, the wine-storing oak barrels, and the bottling line before sampling the creations in their final form. You'll also enjoy a separate tour of Crown Valley's champagne house, complete with tastings of its effervescent, fizzy-lifting drinks.

23589 State Route Ww
Sainte Genevieve,
MO
US

StarView Vineyards is home to both native and French-American hybrid grapes that flourish on the vine during breezy, sunny summers. Seven varieties emerge from those vines, resulting in 12 signature wines, from the semi-dry, citrusy vignoles to the Red Star, a semi-sweet chambourcin. Stop by the tasting room to sip samples of these blends?along with wine slushies and sangrias?or head to the cafe to snack on grilled chicken sandwiches and pasta salad.

5100 Wing Hill Rd
Cobden,
IL
US

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, a USDA–approved big-cat rescue facility, plays motherly host to a roaring family composed of five tigers and a lone lioness with a sultry swagger. Adopting philanthropists can align with their striped or unstriped spirit animal, choosing from noble felines such as the elder Mohan—a white male tiger with blue eyes, a pink nose, and a natural screen presence—or Raja—the relentlessly caring mother of sisters Gracie and Thor.

13326 State Route
Sainte Genevieve,
MO
US

Nestled in the majestic rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve County, Cave Vineyard spans 14 fertile acres of prime grape-growing property and an on-property natural cave. This serene subterranean den—outfitted with electric lights, cozy tables, and wine casks—envelops famished blanket brandishers in a unique saltpeter picnic area. Each basket is loaded with an elegant spread of bread or crackers ($3), cheese ($5), olives ($5), and two decadent chocolate truffles ($5). Starting in May, stalagmites drip with quarter notes from cave-dwelling live music every Saturday. Guests are welcome to enjoy their picnics indoor in the event of a rainstorm or grape-juice tidal wave.

21124 Cave Rd
Ste Genevieve,
MO
US

Jim Traver has come a long way from the basement?metaphorically, at least. For years, he fine-tuned his winemaking experience, working as a high-school math teacher during the day and enjoying crafting wines as a hobby in the basement of his home. When he eventually began bottling, labeling, and selling his wines, he had long since perfected his technique, which he now applies to a whole portfolio of wines crafted onsite at Traver Home Winery. These wines range from the super-popular Dog's Breath Red, a light and fruity wine, to the jammy Marechal Foch with notes of blackberry, currant, and meandering guitar solos.

1429 County Road 1870
Willow Springs,
MO
US