Stop in at Tassel Ridge Winery to try some of our award-winning wines, tour the Winery, and shop in our gift shop for wines, wine-related items, local cheese, and chocolates.

While you’re visiting Tassel Ridge Winery, we invite you to also explore the region because there are many unique places to visit and stay at. On the website, we have a section called “Attractions” which lists by individual towns what these places are.

For the past few weeks, we have been highlighting a few towns at a time. This week, the focus is on Centerville, Moravia, Albia, Melrose, Chariton, Russell, and Lucas.

As coal mining was an important part of Appanoose County, visit the Historical Coal Mining Museum, along with the Appanoose County Courthouse, and the Historic Courthouse Square District. Located in a 100-year-old home, The Shoppes at Bradley Hall offer lots of shopping opportunities. Places to stay include: The Continental and One of a Kind Bed and Breakfast.

The entrance to Rathbun Lake can be found near Moravia with a number of camping and lake activities available. Stay at the Honey Creek Resort or the Grey Goose Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Albia offers several historic tours through the Albia Chamber of Commerce, plus check out the Monroe County Historical Museum which is located in the Electric Car Barn.

Whispering Breezes is open year round on Rathbun Lake and offers a variety of accommodations along with breathtaking lake views.

Chariton has a variety of places to see, including: the Cinder Path Trail, the Hy-Vee Distribution Center, the Lucas County Historical Museum, the Pin Oak Lodge, the Pin Oak Marsha, and Red Haw State Park. Check with the Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street for details on taking an Amish Country Tour and be sure to stop at Piper’s Candy store, located on the Chariton Square.

The Russell Historical Society has a museum showcasing items of historical significance.

The John Lewis Memorial Museum of Mining and Labor is located in the town of Lucas.

Check the above links for more details about all of these places.