150 Years of Missouri War and Wine

As we continue to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Missouri, it is a great time to take a look at our state’s history.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Hermann was a thriving wine community home to more than 60 wineries producing more than 100,000 gallons of wine. By the late 1880s, Hermann’s wineries were producing more than 2,000,000 gallons.

Before Prohibition, Missouri ranked No. 2 in the nation in wine production; it’s safe to say the history of our state’s wine industry runs deep. Today, Missouri is home to more than 115 wineries. So when you are out exploring our state’s rich heritage and visiting Missouri Civil War battle sites, stop in a winery and taste how far we’ve come in 150 years.

Let this regional list of battlefields and wineries serve as your tour guide. For a complete list of Missouri wineries and a winery map, or to download our handy app, visit MissouriWine.org.

Northwest Region Wineries

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Central and Northeast Region Wineries

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 Southeast Region Wineries:

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Southwest Region Wineries:

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Written by Danene Beedle, marketing director for the Missouri Wine and Grape Board