Branson, Missouri, the Live Entertainment Capital of the Midwest, is one of those rare destinations that truly does have something for everyone. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind – Branson and the surrounding area has music, museums, shopping, thrill rides, lakes, golf, hiking, tigers, horseback riding – and Missouri spirits. The Branson/Tri-Lakes area offers visitors and locals some great spirits – everything from wine to moonshine!
Stone Hill Winery: Stone Hill Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the state of Missouri. The seven vineyards of Stone Hill Winery are located in Herrmann, Missouri, and there are three winery locations: Hermann, New Florence, and of course, Branson! Opened in 1986, the 12,000 square foot Branson location offers regular tours, and receives hundreds of guests a day! The fun and informative tours gives folks an in depth look at one of the state’s most awarded wineries, and offers the opportunity to sample Stone Hill’s flavorful wines and juices.
Lindwedel Wine Garden: Lindwedel Wine Garden was established in 2007, and was the culmination of the dream of Steve and Kim Lindwedel, who moved from the St. Louis area to Branson in 1995. Steve had a chemist background, and worked for many years to establish a vineyard and open the winery. Today, visitors can enjoy Lindwedel wine in the company of family and friends, all within view of some of Branson’s finest attractions, including the Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower!
Bearcreek Wine Company: Bearcreek Wine Company, located just north of Branson in Walnut Shade, Missouri, offers the complete bed, breakfast and winery experience! With private label wines that have fun names like Back-Forty, Vigilante, Whitetail and Hillbilly Persuasion, you’re sure to enjoy the Bearcreek experience!
Copper Run Distillery: Also located in Walnut Shade, Copper Run Distillery gives adventurous visitors a taste of Ozark Mountain Moonshine at their unique and beautiful distillery! Copper Run distills handcrafted spirits (moonshine, whiskey and rum) in small batches for guests and customers to enjoy. This distillery prides themselves on using ingredients and equipment that come from as close to home as possible, and using time honored methods, including a 140 gallon, direct fired copper pot for distilling. Copper Run offers live music and events several times throughout the month, plus tastings and incredible mixed drinks!
Next time you’re in town, be sure to check out all the Branson spirits that are available, and taste some for yourself!