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ROAD TRIPPIN' Columbia: Les Bourgeois Vineyards
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (CBS2/FOX28) - Roll through the countryside of central Missouri and when you see vineyards bursting with deep purple grapes, towering bluffs covered with orange and yellow leaves and beautiful sunsets over the meandering Missouri River, pull over to enjoy one of the sweetest distractions you might ever find. Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery started small and now, as it celebrates 30 years of making some of the best wine in the country, it boasts 40 acres of extraordinary white and red grapes. Mother Natures nectar includes Riverboat Red, an amazing flavor with the aroma of raspberry and cherry, a dry red made from the state Norton grape and sparkling wine thats won gold medals for excellence year after year. Add that kind of quality refreshment to a series of river bluffs that contain outdoor decks and bars, A first class bistro offering a menu to match the great wines and all of it with some of the best river views in the state and you have a place thats fast becoming a destination location for travelers. A sunny fall afternoon at Les Bourgeois finds couples on a romantic dinner date, businesses entertaining clients and girlfriends on a getaway toasting a day of relaxation amid the treetops.