Looking for a great venue to have your once in a life time event? I’ve visited a few lately and want to give you the scoop on what to expect.
One of my favorites is Chandler Hill Vineyards, located at 596 Defiance Road, Defiance, MO 63341. Chandler Hill is set in the rolling hills of the Missouri wine country, with a picturesque view and enchanting charm. During the summer it boasts a large, covered deck with umbrellas and view of their vineyards. During the winter their huge fireplace draws you into the warmth of the tasting bar and event space.
I recently worked with Megan Lewis, Chandler Hill’s awesome Events Coordinator on a gorgeous wedding in July. The wedding was perfect in every way. It’s so important to have a wonderful venue to make your wedding outstanding.
A little history, …The man’s name was Joseph Chandler who died in 1952 at the age of 98. Chandler Hill Vineyards operates on the same property he once owned. The tasting room and winery stand on the site of Joseph Chandler’s modest cabin.
During excavation, many century-old artifacts were uncovered including a shotgun, rifle, tools, china and more. These relics of Joseph Chandler are on display at the winery. The stones from his original cabin foundation were also carefully removed and now surround the refreshing waterfall at the winery entrance.
Early in the 21st century, the current owners of Chandler Hill set a goal to create a Midwest winery like no other. Construction began in 2007 with the creation of a winery that idyllically is situated on a hilltop at the entrance to Missouri wine country. The essence of Chandler Hill is understated elegance. From the tasting room to the 5,000 square foot deck overlooking our vineyards, spring-fed lake, rolling hills and the inspiring Osage Valley teeming with wildlife, Chandler Hill is an enchanting year-round destination unlike any other.
Painstakingly crafted from authentic materials and boasting signature details like their celestial sky lights, candle lighting over their oversize tasting bar or magnificent fireplace in the tasting room, Chandler Hill has the power to whisk visitors away to a special place.
With approximately 6 acres of vineyards on the property and 4 acres of vineyards offsite, we’re proud of the quality of the grapes we grow and the wine it produces. Winemaker Tom Murphy oversees the task of pruning, cultivating, planting and harvesting our vineyards. We currently grow 3 varietals: Vignoles, Chambourcin and Norton. We also harvest Vidal Blanc and Traminette grapes offsite and produce the wine in-house. Our hands-on approach results in us using manpower to do the majority of the work. If participating in our grape harvest sounds interesting to you, check out our Harvest Boot Camp. Tour the vineyards to get an up close look at the vines and our vineyard practices.
So, if you’re looking for a venue that’s easy to work with, magical in the summer, and cozy in the winter, call Chandler Hill Vineyards. You can reach Megan at either 636.798.2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her Jodell from Starry Night Events sent you!
Starry Night Events, LLC
Title Photo by White-Klump Photography
Bottom photos taken from Chandler Hill Vineyards website