Arkansas Wine Tours Make a Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Getaway [VIDEO]
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about special ways to say ‘I Love You’ to your significant other. Sure you could take her out to dinner, give her some flowers and candy but why not take her on a wine tour through the rolling hills of the natural state Arkansas.What could be more romantic than that? Just you and your loved one sampling some of the best wines from some of Arkansas’s best wineries. Did you know Arkansas is the oldest and largest grape juice and wine producing state in the southern United States. According to Arkansas.com, Each year visitors from all over the country flock to the natural state to savor award winning wines made right here in Arkansas.
There are many wine tours in the state but the most famous starts in Altus, the heart of wine country, about 2 hours west of Little Rock just off I-40. This town features lots of antiques, shops, crafts, a coal miners museum and a beautiful city park located in the town square. You have to make it a point to eat at Kelts, they have some of the best food in the state.
Then it’s off to the three wineries located in the area – Post Winery, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Mount Bethel Winery, and Chateau Aux Arc all operate in Altus. Two others Wiederkehr Wine Cellars and Neumeier Winery are found in Wiederkehr Village. Each offers Arkansas wine free tours and operates tasting rooms. Some offer extra amenities such as a gift shop, a restaurant, a RV park, or a bed and breakfast inn.
You can relax and enjoy dinner at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars. Try out the original hand dug wine cellar, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site of the Weinkeller Restaurant and features Swiss and Continental cuisine.
Lodging can be found at several bed and breakfast inns with traditional hotels just minutes away at Ozark and Clarksville. The Villa at Chateau Aux Arc, a guest house on the grounds of Chateau Aux Arc winery, is walking distance from the vineyards and tasting room. You can also book a night at the bed and breakfast inn at Cowie Wine Cellars about 25 minutes away in nearby Paris, our next stop.
In addition to the states wine breweries Arkansas also boasts some great Brew Pubs, Micro Breweries & Distilleries of course there all legal.
So whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s Day I wish you the best but you will definitely score some major points with your lady on the wine tour…just sayin’.
See these YouTube videos on the Post Winery in Altus, Arkansas.