Arkansas Wine Trail

Arkansas wine is a natural byproduct of The Natural State. Back in 1880, two European families settled in the Arkansas River Valley, attracted by its fertile sandy soil and moderate climate. The two pioneers of the American wine industry were Jacob Post, who came to America in 1872, and Johann Wiederkehr, who immigrated to Altus from Switzerland in 1880. Area conditions reminded them so much of the fine wine-making regions of Germany and Switzerland that they each established vineyards, which was the beginning of a wine heritage and viticulture in Arkansas. Today the wine industry is also found in Eureka Springs, Gamaliel, Eureka Springs and Tontitown.

  1. Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery

    Altus
    Located in Arkansas's Wine Country, this winery is the world's largest planter of Cynthiana grapes, the largest U.S. Chardonnay vineyard outside California and the largest Zinfandel planter in Arkansas; wine tasting room; available for weddings and special events. Bus tours should call in advance. Wedding packages, RV camping available; Project Sustainability includes recycling program, use of sustainable products, eco-friendly cleaners; water runoff used in the vineyards
  2. Mount Bethel Winery

    Altus
    Historic cellar offers over 100-year-old tradition of wine making, bottling and tasting, plus tours; several traditional grape wine varieties as well as several specialty wines made from Arkansas-grown fruit such as blueberry and strawberry; gift shop
  3. Post Winery

    Altus
    This fifth-generation family-owned and operated vineyard and winery since 1880 offers tours, wine and juice tastings, grape-related gift shop. New retail sales and visitor center; watch through the viewing window as your favorite wines are bottled, and taste some new favorites.
  4. Wiederkehr Wine Cellars & Vineyards

    Wiederkehr Village
    Swiss-German heritage, free tours and wine tastings, gift shop; family owned since 1880. Weinkeller Restaurant is housed in original hand-dug 1880 wine cellar and features continental cuisine.
  5. Keels Creek Winery

    Eureka Springs
    Produces its own wines entirely with local grapes. Tasting room located in a Spanish-style building that is shared with Keels Creek Art Gallery.
  6. Railway Winery & Vineyards -- TEMPORARILY CLOSED

    Eureka Springs
    Small farm winery located outside of Eureka Springs near Beaver Bridge; features artisan wines and local products including jellies, coffees, wine accessories and more. tasting room; vineyards have 14 varieties of grapes and several fruits. GROUPS: tours and special functions available with prior notice
  7. Raimondo Winery

    Gamaliel
    Set on a bluff overlooking Norfork Lake and the Ozark Mountains. Family-owned boutique winery specializes in producing small quantities of handcrafted Italian and Iberian wines made from California grapes. Also offering imported extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Tasting room and wine store open daily; cooking classes offered. Located at Blue Lady Resort.
  8. Tontitown Winery

    Tontitown
    Housed in the 1917 Taldo House which was one the home of Dixie Pride Bonded Winery #40; features Ranalli Farms grapes and old-fashioned recipes. Winemaking has been a Ranalli family tradition since 1923. History room features traditions of grape growing, winemaking Italians who founded town. .
  9. Cowie Wine Cellars & Vineyards

    Paris
    Complimentary wine tasting with cheese; visitors can observe wine making operation and the Gallery of Barrels, which features oil paintings on the barrel heads. Winery Bed & Breakfast suites available.
  10. Movie House Winery, LLC

    Morrilton
    Handcrafted wines made in small batches; tasting bar; wine making classes and supplies; gift shop
  11. Neumeier Winery

    Wiederkehr Village
    Best-known for its uniquely dry Muscadine wine. Located high atop Saint Mary’s Mountain in the middle of Arkansas’s growing wine industry. Custom pottery by a master artisan formed and fired on-site.
  12. Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Events Center

    Springdale
    Venue includes a winery, chapel and 3,500-square-renovated stables for gatherings