Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Winery


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We plan on spending all the weekends we can this summer at wineries. Napa Valley is 2,000 miles away, but there are award-winning vineyards right here in Missouri. We tallied up the reader suggestions for the winery that should get some more love; vote for your favorite after the jump.

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Charleville Vineyards (16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve; 573-756-4537):

Jered Christopher: Charleville hands down. They love what they do and it shows.

Cedar Lake Cellars (1108 Schreckengast Road, Hickory Grove; 636-745-9500)

Kim Berly: My current favorite in the area: cedar lake cellars

Balducci's Winery and Restaurant (6601 Highway 94 South, Augusta; 636-482-8466)

Ryan Stufft: Balduccis.

Sugar Creek Winery (125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance; 636-987-2400)

Sally Olson: Sugar Creek in Defiance, MO. The owner gave us a tour, and we were all impressed. They are really passionate, hard-working, and make great wine.

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