Day-Long Totality Event at Noboleis Vineyard and Winery
Augusta, MO/July 30, 207 (STLRestaurant.News) – It’s been 575 years since the St. Louis area was graced with a total eclipse of the sun. It will happen again on Monday, August 21, 2017. That’s when the moon will move between the earth and sun, creating the illusion of night in the middle of the day. Not everyone will experience the total eclipse, but those in a 70-mile band running from northwestern Missouri to southern Illinois will. That includes a portion of the St. Louis area, and some great locations just outside the city. Where will you be at the moment of totality? One of Missouri’s favorite wineries, Noboleis Vineyard and Winery is inviting you to watch the spectacle at their 74-acre vineyard in Augusta, Missouri.
Noboleis is in the perfect position for spectacular viewing. The Great American Eclipse will pass through Augusta around 1:15 p.m., bringing totality for about 2 minutes 19 seconds. When that happens, day will seem like night. The sky will grow dark, the stars will become visible, and temperatures could fall 10-15 degrees. It’s sure to be breathtaking. You can be in the center of it all at Noboleis Winery’s Eclipse Day at the Vineyard. They’re building a whole day of fun around this once in a lifetime event starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 5:00 p.m.
Eclipse Day at the Vineyard will feature live music, food specials courtesy of Geisert Farms, and of course, the award winning Noboleis wines. Eclipse viewing glasses will also be available for purchase. With a momentous cosmic event upon us, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to make their way to Missouri to bear witness. Hotels and inns in the totality band are booking up fast. So, for St. Louis area residents, Noboleis Vineyards and Winery is the perfect place to kick back, relax and take in the spectacle. It’s well inside to totality band, but right on St. Louis’ doorstep! There’s plenty of room for spectators, but limited parking available, so reservations are required for Noboleis’ Eclipse Day at the Vineyard. Prepaid parking is $10 per car and includes four pairs of eclipse viewing glasses. Buses and large passenger vans must call ahead to reserve a spot.
Noboleis Vineyard and Winery is a beautiful place to spend the day any time of year. The winery offers breathtaking views of their 74-acres of rolling hills and vineyards. This award-winning winery is open Sunday – Friday from 11:00 a.m.-to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-to 4:30 p.m.
Robert and Lou Ann Nolan purchased the land in 2005 and began the work of turning the abandoned, yet fertile farmland into a beautiful vineyard. By 2010, the winery was up and running. The very first vintage of wine grown, produced, and bottled at Noboleis Winery won awards at the Missouri Governor’s Cup. By 2012, Noboleis had become a destination winery on the Augusta Wine Trail, with live music and lunch available on weekends May – October, and a year-round tasting room. They do weddings and other special events too! This family owned, family grown wine continues to win awards across Missouri. The vineyard and winery are a lovely place to spend the day, and Eclipse Day at the Vineyard promises a spectacular view for this once in a lifetime event.
Owners: The Nolan Family
100 Hemsath Road
Augusta, MO 63332
Phone: (636) 482-4500