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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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  • 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...

  • Chambourcin

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonel

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

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Popular Wineries in Missouri View all

  • Peaceful Bend Vineyard

    Quaint, quiet setting with Great wines and friendly service.

  • Blumenhof Vineyards

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

  • Claverach Vineyards & Winery

    Claverach Farm and Vineyard is a small family business, newly opened in Eureka, Missouri Area. Th...

  • The Eagle's Nest Winery

    The Eagle's Nest Winery, Inn & Bistro announces its 8th Annual Wine Makers Dinner to be held on S...

  • Vance Vineyards & Winery

    Good Times will be had by all that visit Vance Vineyards & Winery. Whether you are there for a w...

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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


    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

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