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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

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Popular Wineries in Missouri View all

  • Whispering Oaks Vineyard & Winery

    Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery produce superb wines to meet the desires of the wide customer...

  • Vance Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Bias Vineyards & Winery

    Bias Vineyards and Winery is a small family-owned winery with a limited production. Our wines are...

  • Claverach Vineyards & Winery

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

  • Mount Pleasant Winery

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

  • 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

  • Chandler Hill Savage Norton Black Label Reserve


    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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  • 5 Year Anniversary Red Blend


    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

  • Dennis & Ellen, welcome to the Snooth Forum.  I'm sure that all ... wineries in, for example, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia from locals in those areas.Oh, and links to another site don't count.  If you can spend the time to compose a report, just copy it and paste it, here.Now, keep in mind, we are also a bunch of egotistical jerks.  W... Read More

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  • Adam Puchta Winery Rosé 2004


    It's been a couple of years, but this was one of my favorite Norton wines in Missouri. Read More

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  • Welcome Bantony,Yes, plenty of cab fans here.  I have tended to prefer ... ... If you can find them in Missouri, try the Read More

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  • Hello, I am from the middle United States (Missouri) and am interested in refining my wine knowledge (and enjoyment).  I prefer Cabernet Savignon and also enjoy a good cigar.  I will be looking to enjoy more red wines and would like to be able to know more.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info ... ... are different - the oak in Missouri is not the same as that in France, although both are oak.  Only recently have people started using barrels for flavor. Actually there's no particular reason to make barrels at all, or to make them round any more, but people do... Read More

    Forum post in the topic All about Oak

  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • 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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