Arkansas Wine Trail

Arkansas wine is a natural byproduct. Two European families settled in the Arkansas River Valley, attracted by its fertile sandy soil and moderate climate. These 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, the beginning of viticulture in Arkansas.

  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
    Family-owned vineyard and winery near downtown Altus, offering tours of wine production, unique local and regional wines and wine and juice tastings. Newly remodeled wine store and gift shop has added a full kitchen with fresh food offerings, coffee and soda drinks and gourmet food items. Accessible parking and restrooms.
  4. Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.

    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
    Arkansas Grown grapes and fruit from local vineyards and orchards. All the wines are produced on-site. A unique setting in a Spanish-style building on U.S. 62 in Eureka Springs houses both the taste room and the Art Gallery with the work of over 15 regional artists on display. .
  6. Railway Winery & Vineyards

    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. 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. .
  8. 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.
  9. Movie House Winery, LLC

    Morrilton
    Handcrafted wines made in small batches; tasting bar; wine making classes and supplies; gift shop
  10. 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.
  11. Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Events Center

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