It’s surprising to note that the oldest continuously owned and operated winery in the country is not in the more well-known California wine regions, but in Missouri. That winery is Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann and it is one of more than 120 wineries in the state.
In 1984, the Missouri Wine and Grape Board was established to support the wineries, which is now a billion-dollar business. Eight distinct trails link these vineyards.
You can learn more about the wines of Missouri, from their official website.
Augusta Wine Trail
The Augusta Wine Trail in Missouri was designated as the “First United States Wine District” in 1980 since wines were produced here prior to the Civil War. Ten wineries make up this trail. They are all family owned and open all year round.
Augusta Winery, Augusta
Blumenhof Winery, Augusta
Balducci Vineyards, Augusta
Chandler Hills Vineyards, Augusta
Holy Grail Winery, Augusta
Montelle Winery, Augusta
Mount Pleasant Winery, Augusta
Noboleis Vineyards, Augusta
Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards, Augusta
Yellow Farmhouse Winery, Augusta
Click here for more about the Augusta Wine Trail.
Hermann Wine Trail
Adam Puchta Winery, which was established in 1855, is one of the seven family-owned wineries in the scenic region of Hermann, Missouri, which is known for its food and wine events.
Adam Puchta Winery, Frene Valley
Bias Winery and Gruhlke Microbrewery, Berger
Dierberg Star Lane, Hermann
Hermannhof Winery, Hermann
OakGlenn Vineyards and Winery, Hermann
Robller Vineyard, New Haven
Stone Hill Winery, Hermann
This site will tell you more about the Hermann Wine Trail. It also has a calendar of events.
Kansas City Wine Trail
Nine wineries make of the Kansas City Wine Trail, which runs from Kansas City to Waverly in Missouri.
The trail goes in a loop so it’s easy to complete in a day trip or during a weekend getaway.
Amigoni, Kansas City
Baltimore Bend Vineyard, Waverly
Fahrmeier Family Vineyards, Lexington
Stonehaus Farms Winery, Lee's Summit
Albonee Country Inn and Vineyards, Independence
Amigoni Vineyards, Kansas City
La Bella Winery, Wellington
Odessa Vineyards, Wapello
Terre Beau Vineyards, Dover
You can find all the wineries on the Kansas City Wine Trail on this map.
Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail
The hills of Southeast Missouri produce a selection of wines on the Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail, which is Missouri’s newest wine trail. This region extends across 40 miles, but only includes five wineries.
Apple Creek Vineyard &Winery, Friedheim
Hemman Winery, Brazeau
Hunter Valley Winery, Cape Girardeau
The Barrens Winery, Perryville
Tower Rock Vineyards & Winery, Altenburg
Visit this link to see the exact locations of the wineries on the Mississippi River Hills Wine Trail.
Missouri Rivers Wine Trail
Along the Missouri River you’ll find six wineries producing award-winning wine and food, all close enough to explore in a Missouri day trip.
Bushwhacker Bend Winery, St. Glasgow
Canterbury Hill Winery, Summit
Coopers Oak Winery, Higbee
Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport
Serenity Valley Winery, Fulton
Westphalia Vineyards, Westphalia
Learn more about the wineries on the Missouri Rivers Wine Trail here.
Northwest Missouri Wine Trail
The Northwest Missouri Wine Trail runs just north of Kansas City, Missouri. The eight wineries include some unique sites, as well as some farms that also produce wine.
Belvoir Winery, Liberty Missouri
Fence Style Vineyards & Winery, Excelsior Springs
Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery, Platte City
Ladoga Ridge Winery, Smithville
Pirtle Winery, Weston
Riverwood Winery, North Rushville
VanTill Family Farm Winery, Rayville
Windy Wine, Osborn
This map will show you the locations of the wineries on the Northwest Missouri Wine Trail.
Ozark Mountain Wine Trial
The Ozark Mountains make for an unusual setting for Missouri vineyards.
The eight wineries are spread out in seven different towns throughout the region. You’ll find a variety of grapes, fruit wines, and Mead, made from honey, on the Ozark Mountain Wine Trail.
7 C's Winery, Walnut Grove
Lewsi Winery, Galena
Lindwedel Wine Garden, Branson
Oovvda, Inc., Springfield
Tyler Ridge Vineyard Winery, Springfield
Whispering Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Seymour
White Rose Winery, Carthage
Williams Creek Winery, Mt. Vernon
Learn more about the Ozark Mountain Wine Trail at this website.
Ste. Genevieve Wine Trail
The Ste. Genevieve Wine Trail, also known as Route du Vin (wine road), is in Southeast Missouri. This area is filled with rolling hills and known for its colorful fall trees.
Cave Vineyard, Ste. Genevieve
Charleville Winery & Brewing Co., Ste. Genevieve
Sand Creek Vineyard, Farmington
Sainte Genevieve Winery, Ste. Genevieve
Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Farmington
Read more about the Ste. Genevieve Wine Trail here.