Craft Breweries, Wineries, and
Whether you love wine or beer, or just a spirited cocktail, the Ozarks abounds with craft breweries, wineries, and micro-distilleries that are open year-round for tours and tastings.
Located in the heart of downtown, our locally owned Mother’s Brewing Company is a popular magnet for craft beer lovers. The Brewing Association named this local brewery the seventh fastest growing in the nation. Stop in for a tour and head to the tasting room for a chance to sample its immensely popular line of heady craft beers. And while you’re downtown, don’t miss the Springfield Brewing Company just a few blocks away. Originally built, owned, and operated by a brewing equipment fabrication company, this bar and restaurant is a favorite destination for visitors and locals alike. In 2013, it received the silver medal for its Heart of Darkness Dunkel; its tenth medal from the Great American Beer Festival. In nearby Walnut Grove, Missouri, Piney River Brewing Company also offers its own varieties of award-winning craft brews. Be sure to try its Old Tom Porter, the recipient of the gold medal at this year’s festival.
Mother’s Brewing Company | Springfield Brewing Company
White River Brewing Company | Piney River Brewing Co.
If wine is more to your taste, the Ozarks offers plenty of opportunities to add to your collection. Established in 1986, the Ozark Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) is the sixth largest wine area in the United States, covering southern Missouri and parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas—totaling 3,500,000 acres. Within this area is the Ozarks Mountain Wine Trail, a trail comprised of 10 local wineries and distilleries. Explore Tyler Ridge Vineyard Winery just six miles north of Springfield. Head a little further to Walnut Grove for the 7C’s Winery featuring wine and “meads,” or wines made from honey. Or sample a variety of wines made solely from grapes grown at the Fruit Experiment Satiation at the Missouri State University – Mountain Grove Campus. If you’re planning a trip to Branson to the south, stop at the historic Stone Hill Winery. Whichever way you go, you’ll find incredible Missouri wines paired with breathtaking Ozarks scenery and hospitality.
7C’s Winery | Missouri State University Wines
OOVVDA Winery | Stone Hill Winery
For those who enjoy spirits, we have Ozark Mountain Moonshine to satisfy even the most distinguished tastes. Missouri Spirits House, Springfield’s first and only spirits house for discriminating palates, hand-produces bourbon, vodka and an unaged corn whiskey – all of which are then hand-bottled and hand-labeled. If you like to make an event out of your spirits, visit Copper Run Distillery, a small-batch artisan distillery that features a real Ozarks moonshine, whisky, and rum made with all-local products. Swing by the tasting room to sample a variety of spirits or one of their signature cocktails, order some food, and enjoy some live music!
Missouri House Spirits | Copper Run Distillery