The founder of their wine heritage and Altus viticulture was Jacob Post, a German who arrived in America in 1872. From his cellar, he sold the first Altus wines to passengers on the Iron Mountain Railroad, when the train stopped by his farm for fuel and water.
His daughter-in-law, the colorful Katherine Post, was rumored to have served wine with her meals at her very popular restaurant during the Prohibition Era.
After Prohibition, the state legislature turned to her son James for help in writing laws to make winegrowing legal once again. He and his son Mathew formed the Post Winery at its present location.
By adding new grape varieties to the vineyards and improvements in the winemaking process, combined with increasing storage capacity, Matt made the winery a successful business. His 12 sons and daughters ensure the familie tradition of making fine wines will continue.
Today it is this fifth generation that is continuing this winegrowing tradition of excellence. Incorporating the latest technology has improved both vineyards and winery. Their resulting wines have been Gold Medal Winners. Taste the tradition and "Toast with Post."
The Arkansas River Valley is our incredible historic and geographical showplace, accessible by
car, motorcycle, bicycle or even foot . . . Post Winery is your main destination, just a few miles
south of I-40. Their tasting room and retail store is well-stocked and amiably staffed. All with a
decidedly local flavor.
Less than a mile up the road is St. Mary’s Catholic Church, built of locally-quarried sandstone in
1901. Enjoy the sweeping view of western Arkansas that includes Mount Magazine, Subiaco
Abbey and on a clear day, Queen Wilhelmina to the southwest.
They are a two hour drive or less from Little Rock, Fayetteville or Fort Smith, three hours from Oklahoma City, and five hours from Memphis. Plan a trip soon!
1700 St. Marys Mountain Rd
Altus, AR 72821
- Winemaker :
Andrew B Post
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