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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

  • Vignoles

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

  • Norton

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

  • 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 ...

  • Chardonel

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

  • 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

  • Blumenhof Vineyards

    Blumenhof Winery is located on Highway 94 in the historic village of Dutzow, Missouri's oldest Ge...

  • Baltimore Bend Vineyard

    Baltimore Bend Vineyard is a family owned and operated business located in the northeastern corne...

  • Keltoi Winery

    Keltoi Vineyard was established in 1998 when Erv and LeeAnn Langan purchased 43 acres north of th...

  • Stone Hill Winery

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

  • Wenwood Farm Winery

    A boutique winery located in the beautiful Ozark Highlands region of Missouri, Wenwood has a uniq...

  • Pirtle Winery

    Family-owned and operated since 1978, the Pirtle Winery produces superior quality wines with a gr...

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Missouri on Snooth

  • Seeing that list some of the states have big wine industries (California, ... ... Oregon and Virginia) but why Missouri is such friendly place for wine drinkers? Also, from the outside, I see the US as a country that strongly believes in free entreprise, and since the Reagan era has lifted a lot of barriers and regulations. So, why alcoholic b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines not available locally


  • Diego, a few years ago somebody posted a link to a report that discusses your ... ... District of Columbia, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon and Virginia were the highest rated states.  All of them:Allow winery-to-consumer shippingAllow retailer-to consumer shippingDo not have government control of wine salesAllow Sunday sales of win... Read More

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  • Had a little going away party for a friend that is moving to Jefferson City, Missouri: Started with a bottle of riesling that got broken and this:I don't know why but I like cheap Vinho Verde and the same for Gruner Veltliner.  Good - but cheap is fine for me.  This was good.Then we did this with food - lottsa Italian food:Left to right - the Ti... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Nice reference link Emark. Hope that helped a bit Alan C? Although you were ... ... d'Yquem. I live in Missouri now, and sweet wines still dominate here, and throughout the Midwest. DMCKER, always a pleasure to read your input on anything. I still have a lot of respect for Broadbent's contributions to the world of wine collecting, and he was ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Historical Wine Question


  • SNOOTHER 2135490, why don't you use a name? We'd be very happy to have ... ... all pretty much from Missouri when it comes to wine. Would almost certainly be interesting to drink some bottles with you in a number of circumstances, even if I might not feel the need to pay a consulting fee for the pleasure. Good luck on that business. Perhaps y... Read More

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  • Hermann Wiemer Magdalena Cabernet Franc 2012

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  • Nicely done!  BTW, Emark isn't the only one with a few wines on hand ... won't hand deliver to Missour Read More

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  • DM, Scarlett is a Cab from McGah Family Vineyards made by our very own Mike ... barrel yesterday. Becklyn Missouri Hopper, Kennefick Ranch, BGIII and Dr. Crane Elysian. Great fruit intensity so far. Still have not gone through ML so it's about the fruit and not the nose at this point. Sneak peek is promisin Read More

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  • Chandler Hill Savage Norton Black Label Reserve

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    AmaZing! Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


  • Chandler Hill Savage Norton Black Label Reserve

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    Wine is an amazing adventure! Each time you open a new bottle, it always files ... discovering great wines from Missouri is like being one of the famous explorers of early American history. Lewis and Clark, Jacques Marquette, Tom Sawyer, and Huck Finn. Once you discover a few of these flavorful wines from Missouri, you will want to find myster... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


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