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Wine industry began in Missouri in the 1840s when an influx of German immigrants, inspired by the enthusiastic findings of writer Gottfried Duden, relocated there They eventually founded the town of Hermann, and the state’s first commercial winery, Stone Hill. The success of these wines, most notably The Black Pearl, Hermannsberger, and Starkenberger sold in St. Louis and other large cities, and inspired others to follow. The transcontinental railroads gave a further boost to the wine industry, although it also allowed California wines made from Europeam varietals to prosper. Because European varietals didn’t grow well in the Missouri climate, the most successful wines were produced from French-American hybrids and natives such as Norton. But their popularity kept Missouri the second most popular American wine source leading up to the Prohibition. 
 
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Varietals Produced in Missouri View all

  • Chardonel

      Grape: Chardonel Color: White   Main Regions: New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio. ...

  • Norton

    Norton was first created in the experimental garden of the eccentric Dr. Daniel Norton in 1820s Richmond, VA. His int...

  • Vignoles

    Popular in northeastern and midwest regions of America, this white wine-producing hybrid produces an excellent desser...

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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Popular Wineries in Missouri View all

  • St. James Winery

    Founded in the 1970's By Jim and Patricia Hofherr, St. James Winery is named for the city it was ...

  • Röbller Vineyards

    Since our first vintage in 1990, we at Röbller Vineyard have experienced many successes. Our quai...

  • Westphalia Vineyards

    At Westphalia Vineyards, we add no sulfites to our handcrafted wines, opting instead for traditio...

  • Hermannhof Winery

    Hermannhof's ten magnificent stone cellars and charming brick superstructure are among the 100 ea...

  • Stonehaus Farms

    Located just 20 minutes southeast of downtown Kansas City, this family owned winery provides a co...

  • Stone Hill Winery

    Nestled among the rolling hillsides of the Missouri River, in a countryside reminiscent of German...

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Missouri on Snooth

  • Welcome Bantony,Yes, plenty of cab fans here.  I have tended to prefer ... ... If you can find them in Missouri, try the Read More

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  • Hello, I am from the middle United States (Missouri) and am interested in refining my wine knowledge (and enjoyment).  I prefer Cabernet Savignon and also enjoy a good cigar.  I will be looking to enjoy more red wines and would like to be able to know more.  Read More

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  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info ... ... are different - the oak in Missouri is not the same as that in France, although both are oak.  Only recently have people started using barrels for flavor. Actually there's no particular reason to make barrels at all, or to make them round any more, but people do... Read More

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  • We're enjoying a St. Francis Zinfandel tonight while watching the Alabama /Missouri college football game.  This is paired with a nice pizza and salad that we picked up after visiting Sandra's mother in the hospital.  She was moved to the rehab floor last night so hopefully they will be working hard on getting her mouth and tongue control back. ... Read More

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  • Good decision on the Barefoot PG, Diana.Thanks for the tip on the Tonnelle.  I can't say that I am familiar with it or have ever seen it in a store, but, if I do, I'll keep your comments in mind. Read More

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  • Well, now I am intrigued by your pouty winemaker.  He sounds very ... ... know what the laws are in Missouri.  So, I don't know if that can work for you.I hope my rambling has not put you off. &nbs Read More

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  • Not at all.  The rambling that is.   I am surprised by the ... ... wine shipped to our home in Missouri, so ordering directly from the wineries is an option, and we currently belong to Laithwaite wine club, which has been a fun way to try new wines.  One I would highly recommend as the most delicious wine I've ever had" is Chateau La Tonnelle,... Read More

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  • Thanks for the info, I will definitely check out "whatcha drinking".  As for my pouty winemaker-he just loves wine, loves to talk about it, loves to share it with an appreciative audience, tastings are always worthwhile, although the environment is a little dicey:)  And you really need to give Celebrity a chance as far as the sommeliers and wine... Read More

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  • There I was bragging that I knew about Norton, and you go and show me up by mentioning St. Vincent.  That sent me off to the Googlesphere.  Well, now I know.A "pouty" winemaker?  In my limited experience meeting winemakers, I guess the only one I might put in that category is Mike Caparone.  I think he might have been in a slighty bad mood since... Read More

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  • There is a winery in Mt Vernon that makes a beautiful St. Vincent, and Seyval Blanc, Montelle makes a delicious Seyval Blanc, and I have even had a good Cab Franc on occasion.  And I do like the Norton, in particular, Bommarito in New Haven.  Also, there's a guy in St. James, Heinrich, who is an old German in overalls and a beret who makes delic... Read More

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