Off the beaten path – Peaceful Bend

A couple of weekends ago, we decided to have a late lunch / early dinner. I was scrolling on Instagram and saw that Peaceful Bend was having Taco Takeover, so I convinced Curtis we needed to go there to eat. You will find Peaceful Bend Vineyard just outside of Steelville, Missouri, off the beaten path down Highway T.

According to their website, “Peaceful Bend Vineyard began life in the 1940s as a livestock farm owned by gentleman farmer & St. Louis doctor, Axel Arneson.  After discovering a love of wine and grape growing in the early sixties, Axel and his wife decided to plant a small vineyard at Peaceful Bend in 1965.  By 1970 the Arneson’s had decided to open a public winery and realized their dream to open to the public by 1972.  From 1972 – 1990 the winery was a family affair and a weekend retreat for the Arneson family.” The current owners, Clyde and Katie, purchased the vineyard in 1998. “We’ve been proud to make wines in keeping with the original owner’s vision: Missouri-grown grapes made into blended wines which are named after the different creeks and rivers that surround our little town of Steelville. We are now in a brand new building and have expanded our business to include making craft beer and offering an eatery.”

Walking into the winery, we quickly found that the atmosphere inside was a warm contrast to the rainy weather outside. Katie welcomed us as we sat down and took our order. This wasn’t our first time to Peaceful Bend, but it was the first time we sat inside the dining room. During the summer, they have fun outdoor concerts and events like Burger Bash! Check out their Facebook page for the latest events and happenings.

Along with the tacos, they were featuring an Apple Cider Sangria. It was so good we had to have a second glass! Our tacos were delicious as well, and we really enjoyed visiting with Katie after we ate! I made sure that I left room for dessert. We split a Nacho Sundae, and it was worth the calories for sure!! You can see that Curtis was ready to dive in!!

I love that we have so many different options, especially those that source from our local farmers. If you are in the area, check out Peaceful Bend Vineyard, located at 1942 Highway T, Steelville, MO  65565.