|A sampling of Les Bourgeois wines|
Do you think of Mizzou (the University of Missouri) when someone mentions Columbia, MO? The town has much more to offer.
Just a short drive west of Columbia, the town of Rocheport is home to the Katy Trail State Park, Les Bourgeois Winery, antique shops, the Lewis and Clark Trail and a beautiful landscape. The tour through the working winery gave us a comprehensive overview of the wine-making process, including the differences in processing red and white wines. We learned that the oak barrels used for aging the wine can cost anywhere from $300 to $1,500 each.
Afterward we enjoyed a wine tasting. I found a white and a red that I really like. Then we drove past the vineyard to Les Bourgeois Bistro, where we ate a delicious lunch.
The bistro sets atop a bluff overlooking the Missouri River and offers a great view - inside and out.
|Les Bourgeois Bistro|
|Antique Store in Rocheport|
Dinner took us to the Flat Branch Pub and Brewery in downtown Columbia, a hopping restaurant that was filled to capacity. Good food and great company.
Looking forward to another day in Columbia tomorrow.