One of our favorite things about St. Louis in the summer is going to wineries. And we know which one we'll be checking out next. This place got almost 50 percent of the vote, a margin we haven't seen in a while. Your pick for St. Louis' most underrated winery is...
...Sugar Creek Winery (125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance; 636-987-2400). Oddly enough, our biggest write-in, with dozens of entries, wasn't even mentioned when we asked for nominations: Peaceful Bend Winery (1942 State Highway T, Steelville; 573-775-3000). Here's the full report:
Sugar Creek Winery (125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance; 636-987-2400): 45.01 percent Balducci's Winery and Restaurant (6601 Highway 94 South, Augusta; 636-482-8466): 24.63 percent Other: 19.96 percent Charleville Vineyards (16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve; 573-756-4537): 7.01 percent Cedar Lake Cellars (1108 Schreckengast Road, Hickory Grove; 636-745-9500): 3.4 percent
Did we get it wrong? Do you have a category you think should be our next edition of underrated/overrated? Let us know in the comments.
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