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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. 
 
Missouri is finally emerging from the devastation of the Prohibition, with many boutique wineries focused on quality Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Missouri View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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...

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Popular Wineries in Missouri View all

  • Montelle Winery

    The Augusta region was nationally known for its wine during the 19th century, but Prohibition hal...

  • St. James Winery

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

  • Seven Springs Winery

    Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills between Camd...

  • Sugar Creek Winery

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

  • Baltimore Bend Vineyard

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

  • The Eagle's Nest Winery

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

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Missouri on Snooth

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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! I live in...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Big Al has arrived, but...


  • 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


  • So, I'm back after my trip to Denmark (and Italy, but more about that ... ... REALLY bad experiences with Missouri reds), I was more than pleasantly surprised. However, the wine was very hot on the palate, so we let it breathe for an additional 30 minutes, which really paid off! The wine opened up into a wonderful aromatic and powerful wine wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine from Denmark? by 1302504MetteinCoMo 1302504 MetteinCoMo


  • Welcome to Snooth and good luck with your explorations.  I am off to ... ... ... wines are available in Missouri.  We have wineries sprouting up all over the place.  Many of them are making excellent wine, but have limited distribution.Another great resource is Sean Sullivan's Washington Wine Report.  He hosts a monthly virtual tasting that t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Exploring the North West!


  • JTRYKA, the Norton grape is definitely interesting (!), and I have yet to have ... ... is the official grape of Missouri). Maybe this has to do with the climate in MO that favors the sweet white wines; or perhaps that many of the tastings, I have been to around here use freshly opened bottles. I suspect that a Norton wine, being so extremely h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! by 1302504MetteinCoMo 1302504 MetteinCoMo


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