If you are looking for something to do outside of the typical Arkansas activities of hiking, biking or chasing waterfalls, look no further than a trip to several Arkansas wineries.
Did you know Arkansas wine goes all the way back to the late 1800’s? It’s true! Arkansas vintners were producing wine well over 100 years ago and likely would have a much larger presence now, had it not been for prohibition slowing things down a touch. The fact of the matter is, even though half the counties in Arkansas are still dry, there are a growing number of Arkansas wineries – and a number of original ones – enough for an Arkansas wine trail! Many vintners from other Southern regions like Texas are now eyeing Arkansas Land for Sale to move the operations this way. Land is a lot cheaper for them here and taxes are much less.
The Arkansas Wine Trail
Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery
8045 Hwy. 186, Altus
This location is a favorite due to patio area much like you would find in a California winery. The tasting room offers a few cute gifts as well. They have large vineyard of mostly Cynthiana grapes as well as the largest Chardonnay vineyard outside of California. Not to mention they are the largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas.
Mount Bethel Winery
5014 Mount Bethel Drive, Altus
The Post family has been producing wine in Arkansas since the 1800’s and this historic cellar offers several traditional wine varieties as well as many specialty fruit wines.
1700 Saint Mary’s Mountain Road, Altus
Post Winery is the largest winery in Arkansas and also Arkansas’ first commercial vineyard. Owned and operated by the Post family who owns several of the local wineries. Post offers unique local and regional wines, tours of their winery, and tastings as well as dining options.
Wiederkehr Wine Cellars
3324 Swiss Family Drive, Wiederkehr Village
The oldest winery in mid-America, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars is located on the southern slopes of the Ozark Mountains, offering free tours and wine tastings. The buildings have a Swiss/German look to them and the food served in therestaurant is excellent. The restaurant offers a romantic setting for dinners as well as lunch.
Keels Creek Winery
3185 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs
Featuring wines made from locally produced grapes and fruit from local vineyards and orchards, Keels Creek Winery has been in operation since 2006. Visit the tasting room and art gallery, where the work of over 15 regional artists is on display.
Railway Winery & Vineyards
4937 Highway 187, Eureka Springs
Railway Winery is a small farm winery whose vineyard produces 12 varieties of grapes and several fruits. Stop in and sample artisan wines and feel free to picnic on the grounds. Local products including jellies, coffees, wine accessories and more are also available.
335 North Barrington Road, Tontitown
Located in NWArkansas, near Fayetteville. The “Taldo House,” built in 1917 and once home to “Dixie Pride Bonded Winery #40,” is now houses Tontitown Winery, owned by the Ranalli family who have been in the wine business since 1923.
Cowie Wine Cellars & Vineyards
101 North Carbon City Road, Paris
Cowie Wine Cellars produces limited amounts of the fine wine in the Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. Visitors receive a complimentary wine tasting with cheese and can observe their wine making operation.
Movie House Winery
112 E. Commerce Street, Morrilton
Movie House Winery was founded in 2011 in the renovated Petit Jean Movie Theatre, built in the 1930’s in downtown Morrilton. Movie House Winery focuses on small batch wines with a tasting bar on premises, plus wine making classes and supplies.
Sassafras Springs Vineyard
6461 East Guy Terry Road, Springdale
Sassafras Springs Vineyard’s tasting room began its life 50 years ago as milk barn and has been transformed into a unique and wonderful place to sample their locally produced, Arkansas wines. Tasting flights are offered daily, as well as several Arkansas beers.
If you are thinking of starting your own winery in the area, please contact us to help find the perfect spot! We specialize in Arkansas land for sale.