Heather Davis realized a 15-year dream when she opened The Vineyard Market in Ozark, Missouri, in June, just across the street from the famous Lambert’s Cafe. The chic shop features retail wines, a humidor, wine bar, bakery and café, plus wine-themed gifts and gift crates. Browse and buy a bottle of wine from her curated selection and drink it at the bar (sans corkage fee) or order a wine flight or create your own. The Vineyard Market also features live music and has a family-style table big enough for large parties and celebrations. The café offers rotating food items like brisket and a fire-roasted veggie flatbread, seafood chowder and a strawberry-turkey croissant sandwich with a wine-infused spread, plus seasonal salads like the dry Italian salami with dill Havarti, fire-roasted artichoke hearts and pistachios. Davis is on hand to help you pick the perfect wine pairing; grab cigars or a gift on your way out.

The Vineyard Market, 1759 W. State Highway J, Ozark, Missouri, 417.882.0399, thevineyardmarket.com

Nancy Stiles is a freelance writer based in St. Louis.

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