Arkansas grape production is centered on three areas within the state: the Altus, Ozark Mountain, and Arkansas Mountain regions, which boast perfect conditions for growing grapes, and also happen to be some of the most beautiful parts of Arkansas. A trip on the Arkansas wine trail offers the beautiful surroundings and high quality products you’d expect from one of the nation’s larger and more well known wine regions.
1.An Enchanted Evening Wine Tasting Yurt
© An Enchanted Evening Wine Tasting Yurt
Nestled away in the hills of Roland, An Enchanted Evening provides a unique and intimately beautiful experience for its guests. This lovely vineyard has a tiny tasting room in an actual yurt, where guests can gather around the central, circular tasting bar to indulge in some of the winery’s products, like the Enchanting Dry White, or Together Again, a red that is classified as semi-sweet. A tasting fee does apply, but is waived with the purchase of a bottle of wine. If the yurt and its cozy furnishings start to feel a little claustrophobic, or if it’s a beautiful day outside, guests are also welcome to enjoy their wine out on the gorgeous patio, which overlooks Pinnacle Mountain.
29300 AR-300, Roland, AR 72135, Phone: 501-330-2182
2.Bath House Row Winery
© Bath House Row Winery
Bath House Row Winery is actually home to two incredible winteries: Bath House Row and Winery of Hot Springs. Both of these great labels great delicious wine from native Arkansas grapes called Muscadine grapes, as well as other creative wines from other fruit like strawberries. The tasting room is even kid friendly, as the winery offers fresh grape juice for kids to do their own ‘tasting’. Products at Bath House Row Winery and Winery of the Hot Springs include playfully named wines like Capone’s Red and Slick Willy’s, as well as dessert wines and more traditional varietals like merlot and chardonnay. The wineries also produce a line of hot sauces that incorporate muscadine grapes into the recipe.
220 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901, Phone: 501-620-4880
28728 Wolf Picnic Area Dr, Bay Village, OH 44140, Phone: 216-635-3200
© BoBrook Farms
Since the mid-1990s, BoBrook Farms has been a charming family owned and operated farm in Pulaski County. Located very conveniently to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, BoBrook Farms makes for a perfect way to round out an afternoon spent hiking or exploring the park, or as a destination on its own. BoBrook Farms grows lots of products, including grapes, berries, and pumpkins, and their associated winery is called Riverbottom Wines. The wines at Riverbottom are made primarily with grapes grown on site, though they do source some juices from around the world for some of their more traditional varietals. Wine tastings are offered on the weekends and are free for guests, and there is also beer and some light snacks on the menu as well.
13810 Combee Ln, Roland, AR 72135, Phone: 501-519-5666
4.Chateau Aux Arc
© Chateau Aux Arc
Located in the heart of the Altus viticultural region, Chateau Aux Arc creates modern and creative wines in the distinctive style of the Arkansas region. With a beautiful and spacious tasting room at the top of St Mary’s Mountain, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view along with their glass of wine. The tasting room also functions as a charming gift shop, full of local crafts, wine related gifts, snacks and food, and other wares. At Chateau Aux Arc, guests can enjoy sweet and dry wines with an emphasis on Arkansas favorites, like the Cynthiana, which has been named the state grape of Arkansas and is sometimes referred to as the “Cabernet of the Ozarks”.
8045 AR-186, Altus, AR 72821, Phone: 479-468-4400
5.Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards
Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards is a small, family owned and operate winery in the Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas. Operations at Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards are casual and homey, and its list of delicious wines includes Cynthiana wines, a blueberry wine, and Robert’s Port Wine, all of which have won awards. In the tasting room, guests can try four tasters for free, with a small additional fee to keep the glass or try more wine. Visiting Cowie is a unique experience because not only do they have a tasting room but they are also home to a small wine museum, which details the history of winemaking in Arkansas with unique exhibits and old historic winemaking artifacts.
101 N Carbon City Rd, Paris, AR 72855, Phone: 479-963-3990
6.Dionysus Wine & Brew
© Dionysus Wine & Brew
Tucked away in the Ozark Mountains is Dionysus Wine and Brew, a local winery whose owners have over six decades of knowledge and experience in the industry. Dionysus prides itself on being able to create a wide variety of wines, from all the classics to more unique types like chocolate wine, blackberry wine, and strawberry wine. The tasting room is small but friendly, and guests even have the option to stay overnight in an on site yurt. Dionysus also makes craft beer, and their tasting room doubles as a gift shop for adorable wine and beer related gifts as well as brewing and winemaking supplies.
9017 AR-186, Altus, AR 72821, Phone: 479-209-1234
7.Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery
© Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery
The tasting room at Keels Creek Winery and Art Gallery is simple and tasteful, with round high top tables made from hollowed out oak barrels where guests can enjoy a glass of wine and each other’s company. There is also a shady outdoor area with patio tables under wode umbrellas, peaceful park benches, and other lovely seating options. At Keel Creek, wines include both reds and whites, ranging from sweet to dry, and many of them are available to try in the tasting room. Guests who want to take bottles home with them can do so daily during the opening hours of 11am-6pm from May through november, and 12pm-5pm from December through April. Keels Creek is also home to an art gallery, where guests can shop for a beautiful souvenir from a local artist to take home with them.
3185 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, Phone: 479-253-9463
8.Mount Bethel Winery
© Mount Bethel Winery
The Post family has a long history of winemaking in the Altus region of Arkansas, and their name can be found on several wineries throughout the region. Since the early 20th century, the family has been growing grapes and producing wine, and Mount Bethel Winery showcases some of that history and talent. In the tasting room at Mount Bethel Winery, guests will have the opportunity to try some of these wines, poured by the family members themselves, who are always happy to teach guests about all the love and work that goes into each bottle. The tasting room and wine store are open seven days a week, from 8:30am to 6pm on Monday through Saturday, and from noon until 5pm on Sundays.
5014 Mt Bethel Dr, Altus, AR 72821, Phone: 479-468-2444
9.Movie House Winery
In 2011, Ken and Sherrie Sowers opened Movie House Winery in a beautiful historic building which was built in the 1930s as a movie theatre. Because the owner also operates a successful chiropractic business in the same building, it’s known to locals as the “wine and spine building”. Movie House Winery is a great place to stop by for a tasting, and their wines range from old-world classics like Merlots and Cabernets to incredibly unique modern flavors like jalapeno wine or raspberry Zinfandel. Movie House Winery gives a lot of charming, Hollywood-themed names to their products, like Godfather Red, My Fair Lady Sauvignon Blanc, and Gone with the Wine Vino Blanco.
99 Sandtown Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 501-477-3131
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10.Post Winery, Inc
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Post Winery, Inc, is the oldest commercial vineyard in Arkansas. It was first started in 1880 by the illustrious Post family, and it is the home of the Muscadine wine for which Arkansas is now famous. Located on a plateau above the Arkansas River Valley, Post Winery is well situated for growing grapes, and after nearly 140 years of winemaking, they sure know their stuff. The tasting room and retail store is open seven days a week during the warmer months and six days a week year round, and some of the most well-known wines on the tasting menu include Blue Parachute white wine, Post Moscato in its distinctive blue bottle, and some drier varieties like Chambourcin and Seyval. Post Vineyards also sells delicious non-alcoholic grape juice made from their estate grapes.
1700 Saint Mary's Mountain Road, Altus, AR 72821, Phone: 479-468-6400
11.Railway Winery & Vineyards
© Railway Winery & Vineyards
Railway Winery and Vineyards doesn’t have a particularly fancy tasting room - it’s located in a small, simple building on the property near Trestle 71-7, the railway for which it is named - but their artisan wines taste like they come from a much larger operation. They grow a dozen varieties of grapes and a few other types of fruit, and visiting Railway Wineries on a sunny Arkansas afternoon is a great excuse to try some of their wines. The tasting room is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm, and on Sundays from noon to 5pm. Guests can drink in the tasting room, relax on the patio, or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a glass of wine while looking over the vineyard.
4937 State Hwy 187, Eureka Springs, AR 72631, Phone: 479-244-7798
12.Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
© Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
There’s a reason Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery is a premier event destination for fairy tale worthy weddings: it’s a beautiful place, on a gorgeous piece of land in Northwest Arkansas. At Sassafras Springs, guests can enjoy a tasting of their award winning wines to find out just why it has won awards and been voted the #1 winery in the region. In the Fire and Vine room, guests can taste wine or have a beer, cozy up by the fireplace, and enjoy a delicious plate of charcuterie, specialty pizza, or other great meal. Tasting sessions cost $5 per person and include four pours and a souvenir wineglass.
6461 E Guy Terry Rd, Springdale, AR 72764, Phone: 479-419-4999
13.Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts
© Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts
Okay, so Arkansas isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think ‘tropical’, but no one ever told that to the people at Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts. At this unique winery in Hot Springs, Arkansas, they make delicious nontraditional wine from tropical fruits, berries, and citrus. Most of the wines at Spa City Tropical Winery have themed names, like Hurricane Class 5 - a signature blend of white sangria made from pineapple, mango, watermelon, passionfruit, and more, or Juicy Melon, a refreshing watermelon wine. Spa City Tropical Winery also makes vegetable wines, like 40 Karat, made from carrots, or hot sun, made from tomatoes and peppers.
258 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-617-6256
© Tontitown Winery
Winemaking has been a tradition in the Ranalli family since the 1920s. For generations, this family has kept the spirit of Italian winemaking alive in the heart of Arkansas with delicious reds, whites, and port wines made in both the traditional varietals as well as more modern types in the Arkansas style. The tasting room at Tontitown is open seven days a week in the 1917 Taldo House in Springdale. Visitors can enjoy a free tasting of some of Tontitown’s best wines and buy a bottle for themselves to take home. Tontitown also boasts a small History Room, which contains exhibits about grape production and the Italian history of winemaking.
335 N Barrington Rd, Springdale, AR 72762, Phone: 479-361-8700
15.Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.
© Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.
At Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, the oldest winery in the region as well as the largest, wine is made in the Swiss tradition. At their location on St. Mary’s Mountain, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars has been making wine since 1880 by the Wiederkehr family. Today, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars has expanded from a winemaking facility to also include a restaurant with a full menu. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner specialities that are perfectly paired with a glass of wine. The wine list varies from Riesling, Cabernet, Sangiovese, and Burgundy to Muscadine, Niagara, and Sangria.
3324 Swiss Family Dr, Wiederkehr Village, AR 72821, Phone: 479-468-9463
15 Best Arkansas Wineries
- An Enchanted Evening Wine Tasting Yurt, Photo: An Enchanted Evening Wine Tasting Yurt
- Bath House Row Winery, Photo: Bath House Row Winery
- BoBrook Farms, Photo: BoBrook Farms
- Chateau Aux Arc, Photo: Chateau Aux Arc
- Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, Photo: bbourdages/stock.adobe.com
- Dionysus Wine & Brew, Photo: Dionysus Wine & Brew
- Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery, Photo: Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery
- Mount Bethel Winery, Photo: Mount Bethel Winery
- Movie House Winery, Photo: Delphotostock/stock.adobe.com
- Post Winery, Inc, Photo: Post Winery, Inc
- Railway Winery & Vineyards, Photo: Railway Winery & Vineyards
- Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery, Photo: Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
- Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts, Photo: Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts
- Tontitown Winery, Photo: Tontitown Winery
- Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc., Photo: Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.
- Cover Photo: LadyInBlack/stock.adobe.com