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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...

  • Chardonel

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

  • 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

  • Stonehaus Farms

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

  • Charleville Vineyard

    Drawing inspiration from the land and from family heritage, owners Jack and Joal Russell pride th...

  • New Oak Vineyards

    New Oak Vineyards was established in 1998 by the owners Tim and Barbara Gasperino whose dream was...

  • Crown Valley Winery

    Gently sloping terrain and well-drained soils form the foundation of our 600-acre estate. Crown V...

  • Sugar Creek Winery

    Never mind that hilly, wooded area in West Kirkwood Missouri known as Sugar Creek, we've found ou...

  • River Ridge

    River Ridge Winery, situated in a century old farm house, and nestled in the hills above the Miss...

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Missouri on Snooth

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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


  • Boulevard Brewing Double-Wide Ipa 4 Pack 12oz. Bottles

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • 5 Year Anniversary Red Blend

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    Many things can affect your opinion when experiencing a wine for the first ... ... Noboleis Winery in Augusta, Missouri where there are some wines that taste like you are somewhere over the rainbow. And on the day of their 5 year anniversary, this wine made it a real celebration!We were very lucky to have one of the Winery Managers, Megan, ass... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash


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