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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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Chambourcin

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

  • Chardonel

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

  • 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...

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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...

  • Claverach Vineyards & Winery

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

  • New Oak Vineyards

    New Oak Vineyards was established in 1998 by the owners Tim and Barbara Gasperino whose dream was...

  • Stonehaus Farms

    Located just 20 minutes southeast of downtown Kansas City, this family owned winery provides a co...

  • River Ridge

    River Ridge Winery, situated in a century old farm house, and nestled in the hills above the Miss...

  • Louis P. Balducci Vineyards

    Louis P. Balducci was a wine pioneer in the wholesale wine business in Missouri from 1946 - 1979....

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  • St. James Winery Norton Ozark Highlands Reserve 2006


    Blood and meat jus aromas with a metallic tinge. Maty and gamy. Tart, high tannin and acid. Very coppery and bloody. Perhaps it's past its time. Not fir me. Awful. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Hello,My name is Leslie and I live in Missouri.  I am definitely a beginner with regards to wine.  I'm an avid beer drinker, but have been wanting to venture into the world of wine for some time now.  I find that I really like earthy, rich, jammy, dry wines.  Kind of like the beer I like.  Although I am not opposed to any particular varietal.  I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello from Missouri

  • Yellow Farmhouse Vineyard Chambourcin Rouge 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by dayres22

  • Augusta Winery Red Blend Augusta River Valley Red NV


    Just finished a bottle GRRRRREEEEAAATTT!!! Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Hi all,This generous group was so helpful during a previous post of mine about ... Zins to Riojas to backwoods Missouri Nortons and Chambourcins. And as a single girl, budget and proximity/variety/density of tasting and learning experiences is key.If I may be so bold and greedy...please, fire away!Thank you - again and in advance,Mol Read More

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  • So last fall my former brother-in-law (we remain great friends) brought some ... a Chambourcin drinker from Missouri.  Some of the wines they carry are hybrids, some are non-vinifera, but there's a viognier, pinot grigio, a cab franc and a cab sauvignon, among others, as well as the native muscardine, which was used in scuppernong, a wine with... Read More

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  • So I just go back from my 2-week road trip driving cross country to visit my ... ... I stopped in northwest Missouri to try some wines made from the Norton grape, which is the official grape of the state, as well as some wines in the Snake River Valley in Idaho, which is still an emerging wine region.So back to Walla Walla, which was the poin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic My Recent Road Trip to Walla...

  • Hi everyone,I'm a newish lurker who jumped on a great fare to San Francisco ... ... from my little pocket of Missouri wine country near St. Louis in mid-August with the intent of visiting the Sonoma area as a solo traveler.  I will be arriving early afternoon on a Thursday and staying until early Monday morning.As a solo female traveler and a r... Read More

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  • Adam Puchta and Son Adams Choice NV


    Very Spatelese in characteristic Read More

    Wine review by Majburt

  • Adam Puchta Misty Valley


    Sweet. Smooth. Friuty. Light. Read More

    Wine review by Majburt

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