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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...

  • 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 ...

  • Vignoles

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

  • 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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  • Louis P. Balducci Vineyards

    Louis P. Balducci was a wine pioneer in the wholesale wine business in Missouri from 1946 - 1979....

  • Crown Valley Winery

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

  • Mount Pleasant Winery

    Mount Pleasant Winery was established in 1859, and is located in the heart of the Augusta Appella...

  • Wenwood Farm Winery

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

  • Terre Beau Vineyards

    The building that houses Terre Beau Winery is over 150 years old, and stands today near the cent...

  • St. James Winery

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

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