In a former life, a catfish farm occupied our property, and many of our local customers either remember it or have heard stories about it. By the time we purchased the land it was in private hands, and a second conjoined home had been added to the south of the original farmhouse. In the months leading up to our opening, the old homestead kitchen was refashioned as our tasting room, the ample deck was reinforced to support large crowds and the two outbuildings were refitted to house production and host events.
In Greek poetic fantasy, Arkadia means “a pastoral paradise.” With four lakes on 75 acres, the name Arcadian Moon is certainly an apt one, and our logo is the representation of the moon reflecting off of our lakes. Because starting this winery was a dream, and where but the stars do we look when dreaming, our first series of Wines was named for those heavenly bodies – stars, moons, and constellations.
Since opening our doors in 2013 as Arcadian Moon Vineyards & Winery with a focus on Midwestern varietals and desire to become one of Missouri’s best winery destinations, we’ve expanded rapidly, adding live music on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from spring to fall, opened a full-service kitchen serving wood-fired pizzas and casual cuisine seven days a week, and are now one of Missouri’s newest craft breweries. To better reflect this growth and organic transformation, we now go by Arcadian Moon Winery & Brewery, but to our friends, family and regulars, we’re just “Arcadian Moon” – or sometimes simply “The Moon.”
Arcadian Moon is the perfect place for an afternoon or evening of wine or beer tasting, but we’re also a great choice to host your wedding; reception; engagement, birthday, anniversary, retirement, or holiday party; class reunion; or business meeting. With ample grounds, a large deck and multiple event and meeting spaces, we have just the right space for whatever you’re planning. With our certified kitchen and staff, choose from our catering options or have us help you create just the menu you’re looking for. Plus, with our Lakeside Suite and RV hookups, you can even spend a night or a weekend – or more – with us.
From Crimson Cabernet to Vignoles – and from dry to sweet – Arcadian Moon has a wide selection of Midwestern varietals, as well as a few blended Wines . Up next will be the launch of our Explorer Series™, featuring Wines from grapes grown beyond the heartland, such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, and Syrah. Our craft beers include Kölsch, Irish Ale, Brown Ale, Baltic Porter, Oatmeal Stout, IPA, Hard Ginger Ale, with more to come as we are able to expand our production capacity.
We are located just 45 minutes east of Kansas City, one mile off I-70 at exit 49.