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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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Popular Wineries in Missouri View all

  • St. James Winery

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

  • Röbller Vineyards

    Since our first vintage in 1990, we at Röbller Vineyard have experienced many successes. Our quai...

  • Westphalia Vineyards

    At Westphalia Vineyards, we add no sulfites to our handcrafted wines, opting instead for traditio...

  • Hermannhof Winery

    Hermannhof's ten magnificent stone cellars and charming brick superstructure are among the 100 ea...

  • Stonehaus Farms

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

  • Stone Hill Winery

    Nestled among the rolling hillsides of the Missouri River, in a countryside reminiscent of German...

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  • Stone Hill Hermannsberger Blend 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by herrinchick

  • Stone Hill Champagne Blend Brut Rosé 1997


    No written review

    Wine review by herrinchick

  • Mount Pleasant Pink Catawba NV


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    Wine review by bobfeelgood

  • Adam Puchta and Son Wine Company Vignoles NV


    Had a glass of this tonight. Love this wine. Read More

    Wine review by richrach

  • 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


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    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

    Forum post in the topic North Carolina Wines?...

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