BRISTLE RIDGE VINEYARDS and WINERY started with a vision, a piece of land that was good for growing grapes , an old building that was originally a water tower and an 800 foot well. The property is located on Bristle Ridge so this was a perfect name. BRISTLE RIDGE VINEYARDS and WINERY was established in 1979, as the first vineyard and winery in Johnson County Missouri. It has been in the same family since that time. Originally the tasting room was located in the old water tower. Today the tasting room/gift shop is in a new home, which is handicapped accessible.
The bottled product begins with the care and maintenance given to the vineyards. Grapes know their job and we are the care-takers of the vine. Care is given to produce quality wines. Bristle Ridge is known for the flavor of the fruit that comes from each variety of grape. Specialty wines are made from fruit within the state to remain “Made in Missouri”. We welcome our guests to walk through the vineyard to see first hand how Mother Nature and Missouri Sunshine work to develop our grapes. Children are always welcome and we have grape juice for them to sample.
Since it has opened, the winery and grounds have been a work in progress. The setting is tranquil and relaxing. The view from the porch to the North is mesmerizing and sunsets are a spectacular way to end the day.
Our Motto: Conversations, Celebrations, Occasions and Events. This is a perfect setting for small groups of 80 and under. Our grounds can be rented for: Weddings. Receptions, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Parties, Reunions, Private Meetings, Private Wine Tastings, Alumni Gatherings, Office Gatherings, or simply a place to Entertain Family and Friends. A modest deposit is required to secure a date. Cheese, sausage and crackers are available, catering can be arranged as well as meat and cheese trays.
We take pride in our variety of commodities including “Made In Missouri” products. This allows for customizing gift baskets in all price ranges. There is a 15% discount on case wine purchase.. Visa and Master card are accepted as well as personal checks, with photo ID
Open Daily April - December from 9:00 A.M. - 8: P.M. January - March 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays. INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER please call ahead. CLOSED on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Extended hours apply for private functions.
Bristle Ridge respectfully requests that only their product be consumed on premise, unless other arrangements are made. Bristle Ridge continuously strives for customer satisfaction to make your visit enjoyable. 660.422.5646