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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...

  • 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...

  • Chambourcin

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

  • 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

  • Chaumette Vineyards & Winery

    Established in 1990 by Hank and Jackie Johnson, Chaumette Vineyards & Winery is located in Ste. G...

  • Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard & Winery

    Small family-owned winery in the Missouri River Valley producing wines from Missouri grapes such ...

  • Röbller Vineyards

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

  • Pirtle Winery

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

  • Baltimore Bend Vineyard

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

  • 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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Missouri on Snooth

  • 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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  • We are very pleased to meet you, Diana.  Tell us what wines you enjoy. ...  Not many outside of Missouri have much (any) experience with that grape.   ; Read More

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  • I am always interested in learning more about wine and enjoy talking to vintners, sommeliers, and fellow winos.  Read More

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  • Summit Lake Winery So Blue Blanc NV

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    One of the best I have had! I am not a fan of the dry and often bitter after taste and that wasn't an issue with this wine. Pleasantly pleased! Read More

    Wine review by angel21570


  • "I don't particularly like Chrome and I don't trust Google not to ... ... the Yellowstone into the Missouri then the Mississippi. Didn't make it to New Orleans because it was taking too long but had plenty of adventures. In the North American context we have to consider them at least two different drainage basins. But Europe is so much smaller... Read More

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  • Stone Hill Pink Catawba Stone Hill Pink Catawba

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    If you like sweet wines this is a very nice wine for a summer BBQ.. Read More

    Wine review by lakenvelder


  • Augusta Norton Cynthiana Estate 2004

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    our standby Read More

    Wine review by tailleur


  • St. James Winery White Blend Ozark Highlands Friendship School Red NV

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    Very grape scent. A sweet wine good with a German meal. Read More

    Wine review by lakenvelder


  • Oak Glenn Norton 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by 1337811Oblio88 1337811 Oblio88


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