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. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.An Enchanted Evening Wine Tasting Yurt
2.Bath House Row Winery
4.Chateau Aux Arc
5.Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards
6.Dionysus Wine & Brew
7.Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery
8.Mount Bethel Winery
9.Movie House Winery
10.Post Winery, Inc
11.Railway Winery & Vineyards
12.Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
13.Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts
15.Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.
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
More Ideas in AR: Capital Hotel in Little Rock
Lovingly known as Little Rock’s ‘front porch,’ the Capital Hotel is a luxury hotel that has been providing discerning guests with an exceptional hospitality experience for more than 140 years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the historic hotel is located on West Markham Street in the heart of Little Rock and boasts an elaborately decorated Victorian front façade. The architectural gem also features traditional Southern-style Corinthian pilasters that articulate bay windows on the ground level, and round-arch openings set between Ionic columns. The Capital Hotel features a variety of well-appointed and comfortably furnished guest rooms and suites with contemporary décor and modern furnishings, private bathrooms, and upscale in-room conveniences. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the dining room, and other guest services include newspaper delivery (on request), laundry services, overnight shoe shine services, and a daily turndown service.
TheCapital Hotel features a variety of well-appointed and comfortably furnished guest rooms and suites with contemporary décor and modern furnishings, private bathrooms, and upscale in-room conveniences. Accommodations range from Superior and ASA guest rooms, Deluxe and Capital King Rooms to Junior Suites and Suites, all of which have plush carpeted floors, antique four-poster beds and period furnishings, work desks and chairs, and large windows with breathtaking views. All guest rooms have four-poster king or queen-size pillow-beds dressed in high-quality Frette linens, down comforters, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, single vanities, sizeable lighted make-up mirrors, plush Frette towels, bathrobes and slippers, and Molton Brown bath products. Modern in-room conveniences include high definition LCD TVs with cable channels, alarm clock/radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, umbrellas, and complimentary wireless Internet. Additional guest services include daily newspaper delivery (on request), laundry services, overnight shoe shine services, and a regular turndown service.
TheCapital Hotel is home to the award-winning One Eleven helmed by culinary master chef Joël Antunes, who takes guests on a gastronomic journey into America’s heart with a meticulously prepared menu served in a contemporary Bistro style setting. Hailed as one of the city’s legendary watering holes, the Capital Bar & Grill serves an extensive list of libations, including a range of personally selected wines, along with a menu of light meals and bar snacks.
A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the dining room, which includes freshly baked bread and pastries, seasonal fruit, cereals and homemade granola, yogurt, egg and other signature dishes, fruit juices, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.
Amenities and Recreation
The Capital Hotel offers amenities and facilities including five modern meeting spaces, an award-winning restaurant, lounge and lobby bar, valet parking, and a gourmet breakfast every morning.
Weddings & Events
The Capital Hotel offers five modern meeting rooms for business gatherings, corporate functions, social occasions and celebrations with a total of 6,000 square feet of space. Meeting rooms have separate kitchens for catering purposes and are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and customizable lighting. The most significant room is capable of seating 120 guests in a banquet configuration. Spaces for special celebrations and social events include the 1,800 square foot Ballroom, the Brooks and Baxter Salons, both of which offer 1,500 square feet of space, and the Cherokee and Quapaw rooms, which can accommodate up to 75 people for a reception and 50 guests for dinner.
Overlooking the Arkansas River, Little Rock is brimming with heritage, world-class attractions, a superb culinary scene and excellent entertainment for the whole family. Little Rock has a fantastic array of museums with interactive, hands-on activities, such as Arkansas Museum of Discovery, where kids can explore math, science, and technology in a fun way, or the Aerospace Education Center, which introduces children to the science of aviation and space.
The award-winning Little Rock Zoo is a great day out of exploring and discovering new animals, while the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a herd of Africa’s most significant mammal. Head into the great outdoors for hiking, biking, picnicking and getting up close to nature at some lovely parks, such as the Pinnacle Mount State Park, the Woolly Hollow State Park, or try Wild River Country or Magic Springs Theme Park for wild water fun with water slides, tidal pools, rapids and wave pools.
111 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-374-7474
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More Ideas in AR: Castle Rogue's Manor
Located near Beaver, Arkansas on seventeen acres of land in the Ozarks, Castle Rogue’s Manor is a 15,000-square-foot Medieval-style castle available for private event rental and living history home tours by appointment. Castle Rogue’s Manor was the brainchild of Smith Treuer and Debbie Sederstorm, local Ozarks residents and avid world travelers and art collectors with an interest in the history and mythology of the European Renaissance era.
In 1985, the couple decided to build a Medieval-style castle on a seventeen-acre plot of undeveloped land located near the towns of Beaver and Eureka Springs, once used as a limestone quarry providing materials for the nearby Crescent Hotel. According to Treuer, the property’s 100-foot limestone bluff, which offers 360-degree views of the Ozarks and the nearby Little Golden Gate Bridge, “begged for a castle” to be built on it.
As a personal passion project, Treuer believed that the completed castle would one day create an illusion of the fantasy and romance associated with the Renaissance era in Europe. Using locally-sourced and salvaged black walnut, red cedar, and redwood from the Ozarks’ forests, the couple constructed the mansion over the course of nearly two decades. When the home was appraised in 2011, it was valued at a sum of $1,800,000. As one of the newest castles constructed in America, the completed castle received national attention and was featured on the HGTV series Home Strange Home in 2012.
Attractions and Amenities
Today, the castle overlooks a 20-acre section of the Ozark forest, surrounded by a makeshift “moat” of the nearby Leatherwood Creek and Table Rock Lake. A total of eight structures sit on the property, arranged in the style of Renaissance-era castles and incorporating the area’s natural landscape into the estate’s design. Design elements are borrowed from Medieval European, Scandinavian, and Asian castles, blended with contemporary elements to create a timeless fantasy atmosphere. The main castle building is a twelve-bedroom, thirteen-bathroom residence, melding classic detailing such as guard towers with modern amenities, including wifi networking and a central vacuum cleaner system.
A four-level, 8,000-square-foot Great Hall is the central gathering space of the castle, divided into six room spaces, including a library, dining room, and theater with recessed space for a stage and movie screen for special events. Balustrades and carved stone columns used in the hall and around its landscaping are constructed from materials recovered from the Iowa State Capitol building. A multi-story fireplace adorns the hall, featuring a custom mantlepiece designed by Mel Shipley with sculpted dragon heads crafted with Sri Lankan moonstone, Persian turquoise, and Indian star ruby rocks collected from Treuer’s world travels. Outside the hall’s library, a large deck space has been constructed from 50,000 pounds of native rocks.
In addition to the main castle building, a nearby six-floor Gatekeepers Cottage contains two master bedroom suites. Post-and-beam construction supports the cottage’s unique roofing, which showcases four octagonal towers, and ornamental ironwork detail includes railings designed in Old English, Gothic, and Italian balloon style. A modern reproduction of a Renaissance-era English throne is located inside the cottage, along with paintings by artist Larry Mansker depicting Medieval jousters. The cottage’s bedrooms are covered by canopies and showcase memorabilia such as daggers and swords. A two-story garage, two “guard shacks,” and a drive-through barn adorned with a cupola are also located on the property.
The castle is currently insured as a museum and available for guided small group tours by appointment. The venue may also be rented for weddings, galas, charity events, and other private special events. The Great Hall seats up to 120 and can accommodate live musicians, film screenings, and other entertainment on its stage. Catering and china service are available for dining events upon request. Occasional public special events are also presented at the castle, including the Cats at the Castle social hour, offering a cash beer and wine bar.
In addition to the Manor, Treuer and Sederstorm also own and operate the Rogue’s Manor tavern in historic downtown Eureka Springs and the Beaver Town Inn and General Store in Beaver. Rogue’s Manor features an eclectic American menu curated by head chef Sederstorm along with wine and spirits offerings, and may be rented in conjunction with the castle as a facility for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Lodging is also available at the Rogue’s Manor tavern, including a Mediterranean room with a Roman-style marble jacuzzi and several penthouse suites. The Beaver Town Inn serves as the meeting site for all castle tours and offers lodging for up to 11 visitors, along with an assortment of furniture, fishing supplies, handcrafted artisan goods, and castle memorabilia for sale at the General Store.
State Hwy 187, Beaver, AR 72613, Phone: 479-981-6816
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More Ideas in AR: Captain Henderson House Bed and Breakfast
Located on the campus of Henderson State University in southern Arkansa, Captain Henderson House Bed and Breakfast is an exquisitely restored, Victorian-era home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Named for the former owner and namesake of Henderson State University, the charming Inn, which once served as the university’s museum, features eight beautifully appointed guest rooms with comfortable, contemporary décor and country-style furnishings, private bathrooms and lovely garden views. Elegant dining and living areas and relaxing lounges allow guests to unwind and socialize and a delicious breakfast is served in the sunny dining room every morning.
Captain Henderson House Bed and Breakfast features eight stylishly appointed guest rooms with comfortable furnishings and a warm and welcoming ambiance. All of the guest rooms have wooden or carpeted floors and feature king or queen-size beds in luxury linens, en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, plush towels, and guest bathrobes, and branded toiletries, and some have significant Jacuzzi tubs. In-room amenities include cable television with VCRs, individual climate control, clock radios with alarm, telephones, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and complimentary wireless Internet.
A hearty continental breakfast is served in the cozy dining room every morning and includes fresh fruit juice and fruit, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, freshly baked bread and pastries, egg and meat dishes and signature treats, along with coffee, tea, and other hot beverages.
Amenities and Recreation
In-room amenities at the Captain Henderson House Bed and Breakfast include cable television with VCRs, individual climate control, clock radios with alarm, telephones, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and complimentary wireless Internet. A hearty continental breakfast is served in the cozy dining room every morning, and the Inn has a relaxing living room and lounge in which guests can relax and socialize.
Located on the campus of Henderson State University in the charming town of Arkadelphia, Captain Henderson House Bed and Breakfast offers both a relaxing weekend away or an ideal base for exploring all that the city has to offer. Located in Clark County, the Inn is within an easy drive from Little Rock, the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Hot Springs, and DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Other attractions and activities in the area include the 78-acre Feaster Park with an outdoor pavilion, picnic areas, softball fields, outdoor basketball courts, and the famous Arkadelphia Aquatic Park and Recreation Center.
349 North 10th Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923, Phone: 870-230-5544
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