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A STL wine bar is a great place to sit and have a drop of your favorite wine (or try a new bottle), but it’s often also a great place to go to try new foods, pair wine with delicious food, and enjoy gourmet cooking.  Wine bars are a great place to visit and catch up with old friends or even make new ones. If you enjoy bellying up to your regular bar or tavern but want to try something different, check out what your local wine bar has to offer. If you’re planning a trip to the wine bar, here are a few of the dishes you might see on the menu. A wine bar is a great place to sit and have a drop of your favorite wine (or try a new bottle), but it’s often also a great place to go to try new foods, pair wine with delicious food, and enjoy gourmet cooking. If you’re planning a trip to the wine bar, here are a few of the dishes you might see on the menu

St. Louis Wine Bars 

St. Louis Wine Bars  Phone  Location
 33 Wine Shop & Bar  314-231-9463  Lafayette Square
 Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas  636-724-3434  St. Charles
 Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar  314-241-8141  Downtown
 Cork Wine Bar  314-521-9463  Ferguson
 Ernesto's Wine Bar  314-664-4511  Benton Park
 Little Hills  636-946-9339  St Charles
 Louie's Wine Dive & Clayton Kitchen  314-875-9373  Clayton
 Grapeseed  314-925-8525  South St. Louis
 Novella Wine Bar  314-680-4226  South St. Louis
 Olive & Oak  314-736-1370  Webster
 One 19 North Tapas and Wine Bar  314-821-4119  Kirkwood
 Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar  314-726-5757  Clayton
 Robust Wine Bar  618-307-3203  Edwardsville
 Sasha's Wine Bar  314-771-7274  Shaw
 Truffles  314-567-9100  West County
 The Vino Gallery  314-932-5665  Central West End

Popular Menu Items at St. Louis Wine Bars

Soup: From the high end to the warm and hearty, wine bars almost always have some form of soup. Soup is an excellent choice for any menu because it is variable, can be changed up per the day of the week, and usually loved by all. Soup is also a great appetizer for a main meal and has been known to go well with wine. Many soups are also made with wine, so you can see how the menu items blend together. 

Hors d'oeuvres: From cheese blocks and pickles to more complicated menu items such as stuffed scallops, sliders, or even chips, you can find all sorts of Hors d'oeuvres at wine bars. Some of the most common options include cheese platters with different selections of cheese, and meat platters with items such as salami, ham, and more. Stuffed dates, bruschetta, crab cakes, and more, might also be on the menu depending on where you are at. 

Seafood:Seafood is popular to serve with white and rose wine, and it is easily dressed up into an array of fancy dishes, which is what makes it so popular at wine bars. Expect salmon, mussels, and probably shrimp to be on nearly every wine bar menu. A few various incarnations could include crab cakes, shrimp scampi, cocktail shrimp, and more! 

Tapas:Tapas are a similar to Hors d'oeuvre but are served as the main meal. The tradition originated in Spain and might include anything from bruschetta to stuffed peppers and cheese. Regardless of what is on the tray, diners are generally going to have a good time savoring small bites of food paired with excellent wine. One of the best things about tapas is that you get to try a little bit of everything, and some options are all you can eat.

Sandwich: No menu would be complete without the trusty sandwich, and many wine bars literally make an art out of them. From hamburgers and reubens to more exotic sandwiches with steak, avocado, or meat loaf, you can expect to find and enjoy a range of sandwiches. Many options will be piled high with delicious filling, but most will be arranged to look as good as they taste. 

No menu would be complete without the trusty sandwich, and many wine bars literally make an art out of them. From hamburgers and reubens to more exotic sandwiches with steak, avocado, or meat loaf, you can expect to find and enjoy a range of sandwiches. Many options will be piled high with delicious filling, but most will be arranged to look as good as they taste. 

Every menu is likely to be slightly different so look around, check out different menus, and see what you like. If you are in a new place, you can almost always benefit from asking the waiter for a recommendation and going with that. Most of the time they will know what is good! Importantly, you might also want to ask for a wine pairing suggestion with your meal.


MO wineWine, which is a drink we all know and love, is produced from fruits such as grapes and berries by drying and then fermenting them. Once the fruits ferment, the sugar within the fruit will turn into alcohol. The wine will display a different color, taste, and aroma depending on the type of fruit that it was made from. Wine is divided into three main categories - fortified, sparkling, and table.  Wine is known as fortified when a bit of brandy is added into it to enrich the alcohol.  Wine is deemed as sparkling when it has the right level of C02.  Table wine, the third category, is wine in it’s natural form - which is different from any other type of wine.  Normally, grapes are the preferred ingredients for making wine.  They contain an equal amount of acid and sugar, which can’t be found in any other type of fruit.  When drying the grapes, a high amount of heat is needed.  To use grapes with wine though, you need to know the exact harvest season.  If you don’t pick the grapes during the right time, your wine will suffer due to the level of increases in sugar and a lack of acidic extent.

During the beginning stages of wine making, the grapes or other fruit is crushed by a large cylindrical container that will deflate the juicy parts of the fruit into large bags that are attached to the machine.  Next, the juicy part of the fruit is fermented through the use of heat.  During this part of the process, present yeast will help to convert the sugar into alcohol.  Once the sugars start to break down into alcohol, the wine will get a buttery flavor.

Wineries in Missouri  Phone  Location
 7C's Winery  417-788-2263  Walnut Grove, MO
 Adam Puchta Winery  573-486-5596  Hermann, MO
Albonee Country Inn & Vineyards  816-220-2820  Independence, MO
 Amigoni Urban Winery  913-302-0011  Kansas City, MO
 Apple Creek Vineyard & Winery  573-788-2211  Freidheim, MO
 Augusta Winery  636-228-4301  Augusta, MO
 Baltimore Bend Vineyard  660-493-0258  Waverly, MO
 Bardenheier Wine Cellars  573-678-2442  Richwoods, MO
 Belmont Vineyards  573-885-7156  Leasburg, MO
 Belvoir Winery  816-200-1811  Liberty, MO
 Bias Vineyards  573-834-5475  Berger, MO
 Blumenhof Vineyards  800-419-2245  Dutzow, MO
 Bommarito Winery  573-237-5158  New Haven, MO
 Buck Mountain Winery & Vineyard  573-760-0458  Doe Run, MO
 Bushwacker Bend Winery  636-338-2100  Glasgow, MO
Bynum Winery  816-566-2240  Lonejack, MO
Casa De Loco Winry  573-317-9695  Camdenton, MO
Cave Hollow West Winery  573-231-1000  Hannibal, MO
Cave Vineyard  573-543-5284  Ste. Genevieve, MO
Chandler Hill Vineyards  636-798-Cork  Defiance, MO
Charleville Vineyards  573-756-4357  Ste. Genevieve, MO
Chaumette Winery  573-747-1000  Ste. Genevieve, MO
Claverach Farm and Vineyard  636-938-4996  Eureka, MO
Claymalnay Vineyards & Winery  573-642-0399  Frankford, MO
Cooper's Oak Winery  66-456-7660  Higbee, MO
Crown Valley Winery  573-758-9126  Ste. Genevieve, MO
 Durso Hills Winery & Bistro  573-783-8776  Marquand, MO
 Eagle Pass Winery  573-778-3575  Poplar Bluff, MO
Edg-Cliffs Farms & Vineyard  573-438-4741  Potosi, MO
Edgewild Winery  636-532-0550  Chesterfield, MO
Eichenberg Winery  660-668-3511  Cole Camp, MO
Endless Summer Winery  573-252-5000  Hermann, MO
Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery  816-500-6465  Excelsior Springs, MO
 Golden Rock Winery  573-317-9463  Camdenton, MO
 Grapes of Held Winery  573-857-2039  Fairdealing, MO
 Grey Bear Vineyard & Winery  573-377-4313  Stover, MO
 Hemman Winery  573-824-6040  Brazeau, MO
 Holy Grail Winery  636-221-7604  Augusta, MO
 Horst Vineyards  417-934-9463  Mountain View, MO
 Hunter Valley Winery  573-332-0879  Cape Girardeau, MO
 Indian Creek Winery  573-590-0086 Monroe City, MO 
 Indian Hills Winery  573-222-3709  Puxico, MO
 Jacob's Vineyard & Winery  660-627-2424  Kirksville, MO
Jowler Creek Winery  816-858-5528  Platte City, MO
Keltoi Winery  417-642-6190  Oronogo, MO
Ladoga Ridge Winery  816-866-4067  Smithville, MO
 Les Bourgeois Winery  800-690-1830  Rocheport, MO
 Lindwedel Winery  417-338-0256  Branson, MO
 Little Hills Winery  636-946-6637  St. Charles, MO
 Lost Creek Winery  636-932-4142 Marthasville, MO
 Louis Balducci Vineyards  636-482-8466  Augusta, MO
 Montelle Winery  888-595-9463  Augusta, MO
 Mount Pleasant Winery  417-336-9463  Branson, MO
 Noboleis Vineyards  636-482-4500  Augusta, MO
 Oak Glenn Vineyards  573-486-5057  Hermann, MO
 Persimmon Ridge Winery  636-948-2082  Barnhart, MO
 Pirtle Winery  816-640-5728  Weston, MO
 Red Fox Winery  816-392-0955 Urich, MO
 River aux Vases Winery  573-883-5405  Ste. Genevieve, MO
 River Ridge Winery  573-264-3712  Scott City, MO
 Riverwood Winery  816-579-9797  Rushville, MO
 Robller Vineyard & Winery  573-237-3986  New Haven, MO
 Sainte Genevieve Winery  573-883-2800  Ste. Genevieve, MO
 Sand Creek Vineyard  573-759-9999  Farmington, MO
 Serenity Valley Winery  573-642-6958  Fulton, MO

During the beginning stages of wine making, the grapes or other fruit is crushed by a large cylindrical container that will deflate the juicy parts of the fruit into large bags that are attached to the machine.  Next, the juicy part of the fruit is fermented through the use of heat.  During this part of the process, present yeast will help to convert the sugar into alcohol.  Once the sugars start to break down into alcohol, the wine will get a buttery flavor.

Next, is the settling.  Settling involves the yeast cells or any other type of material flowing near the top of the wine.  Once it is at the top, it is then filtered with all sediments being gathered on the filter.  Aging is next, which is where the wine is tightly packed away in special contains that won’t allow any contact with air for months - sometimes even years.  Once the wine has been aged, it is transferred into smaller bottlers then shipped out and sold.


When the wine is bottled, it is done in a way that makes it easy to distinguish the several types of wine.  Colored bottles are preferred, as they will greatly reduce the risk of oxidation, damage, and several other possible risks.  The bottles are also labeled according to their manufacturer and brand as well, which makes it easy for you to select the wine you are interested in.

Once you have bought a bottle fo wine, you should always make sure you store it in the right place.  The most appropriate places to store wine is the basement, underground cellars, or anywhere else that is damp and cool.  No matter where you store your wine at, you should always make sure that temperature stays around 55 degrees F. 

Never store the wine in an area where the temperature fluctuates, as it can harm the wine.  A humidity level of around 60% is also important, in order to keep the cork moist.  If the temperature is too low, it can also harm the wine.  When you buy your wine, you should always make sure that you store it in the right location.  Wine that is properly stored and taken care of can be truly amazing once you drink it - making it more than worth the time and effort.

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