Wine made its way to Missouri in the early-to-mid-19th century when German Immigrants settled in the Show Me State. Missouri’s climate, the long, hot summers, good sun exposure, and thin rocky soil, is excellent for growing grapes. And the industry has grown rapidly in this area. Even making its way to downtown St. Joseph.
503 Winery opened at 613 Edmond Street in 2018. Joey and Shauna Collins took their love for Missouri wines and are sharing it with others, all while supporting Missouri and the local community.
They serve and sell Missouri wines, beer and whiskey. They also feature their own wines, which have very familiar names that represent the city’s history. They have the Patee House Chardonel, Robidoux Red, Jesse James Sweet White and Pony Express Sweet Red. They also have live music and special events at their unique store front for the community to come together at and enjoy.
The reviews from customers all have the same sentiment, awesome owners and great wine selections.
“This place is a St. Joseph gem! As soon as we walked in, we were happily greeted with a free wine tasting of wines from all over Missouri. There was excellent live music, and we walked upstairs to the loft to listen and enjoy good conversation with a bottle of red we enjoyed so much, we bought a second one on the way out. There was so much unique character that as we were sitting, we made comments that we almost felt like we weren’t in St. Joseph anymore,” one customer wrote.
The owners of 503 Winery are also starting on a new adventure. They are opening an event center on K highway, outside of Amazonia, Missouri. They broke ground in March and are hoping to be open soon. The tout the beautiful view as one of the biggest highlights of the venue. The property also will have an RV park and a winery of course. At SJC Marketing, we love to support local businesses and the entrepreneurs that are such an important part of our community!