A few years ago the Flesch brothers purchased a portion of the Eichmeyer family farm positioned on the river bluffs near Marthasville, Missouri. The property had a circa 1870’s farmhouse and several other structures that were uninhabited for quite some time. Initially the brothers took to the land, clearing and establishing the vineyards on the property. Realizing what still lay ahead of them, they took on additional partners, Don Flesch and Henry Slodkowski, and began the restoration of the buildings. It has taken several years of hard work, but Lake Creek Winery is now a beautiful place with picturesque views, patios, gardens and a fully restored farmhouse. The winery borrows its name from the original region, settled by Germans, called Lake Creek. During these early years the region was recognized for its grape growing attributes offering similar climate and soils to those found in wine growing regions in Germany. Today Lake Creek Winery offers the very best in Missouri wines with attention given to producing wines that stand the test of time and pay homage to the region and the brother’s German heritage.
Meet the Team
Lake Creek Winery is a small start-up winery producing less than 5,000 cases of wine per year. We currently offer 13 varietals. We work in collaboration with other local wineries, sharing tank space and equipment to produce our wines. I’m sure we all remember going to the laundromat before we could afford our own washer and dryer, same concept. Our production center is currently under design and development and once completed, will be located on the property near our barn.
Lake Creek farms is situated on the bluffs of the Missouri river in Marthasville, Missouri. Through three glacial periods silty loam soil was deposited on these bluffs. And it is this special soil that is ideal for viticulture. The river valley provides a unique climate, foggy mornings, hot dry days and cool breezy nights that are ideal for viticulture. Lake Creek currently has six blocks of grape vines, equaling several acres, under trellis. We are currently clearing and preparing land for additional vineyards to be planted in the near future.