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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

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • Blumenhof Vineyards

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

  • Wenwood Farm Winery

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

  • Crown Valley Winery

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

  • Pirtle Winery

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

  • Summit Lake Winery

    Opened in February 2002, SLW sits high on the blufftop overlooking Highway 54, the Missouri River...

  • Mount Pleasant Winery

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

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Missouri on Snooth

  • Augusta Norton Cynthiana Estate 2004

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    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


  • Serenity Valley Winery Serenity's Trio NV

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    This wine surprised me, since it is very different from most white wines produced in Missouri (drier, fuller and produced with more traditional grapes)! I got the explanation from the producer; their wines are made from grape juices imported from around the world, hence the more European and even Californian styled wines.Medium deep straw yellow... Read More

    Wine review by 1302504MetteinCoMo 1302504 MetteinCoMo


  • There are many to explore, I just came back from a trip to Walla Walla and ... ... ... you and you can find in Missouri.  Cheer Read More

    Forum post in the topic Exploring the North West!


  • EMARK and JTRYKA: I'm from Denmark, not a great wine country (!), but ... ... stores! I currently live in Missouri (Columbia), which to my big surprise is wine country with about 200 wineries spread throughout the region. The wines here are very different from the more traditional wines of Europe and also of California (Californian wine is ver... Read More

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


  • Sainte Genevieve Winery Vidal NV

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    This wine is somewhat unapproachable, and may be enjoyed best with a meal (chicken, spicy food). It has a beautiful golden color and a very fruity nose with hints of honey, melon and pear that carried over into the palate. Unfortunate, the fruity flavors were overpowered with a lingering tart acidity and excess alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by 1302504MetteinCoMo 1302504 MetteinCoMo


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