Facebook pixel

Wines from Missouri

Quality Focused Wines from Missouri

Missouri, which is a state located in the mid-western part of the U.S, is associated with quality-focused wines right from the nineteenth century.

The wine industry in the state is found to be growing rapidly with almost 6.5 square kilometres of land under vine cultivation.

Not recently, but the wine industry within the state has been showing a consistent growth for more than a decade now. Currently, the industry is contributing to more than $1.76 billion to the state.

Wine grape varieties

The Missouri Wine and Grape Board is providing a great support to the state’s wine industry via promotions and research efforts. Now, let’s see more about the viticulture and viniculture in Missouri here…


Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

Journey of Missouri’s Wine Industry

As I mentioned earlier, wine has been associated with Missouri for a longer duration now.

It was the German immigrants who founded the state’s wine industry in the earlier part of the nineteenth century.

This is why the wine corridor of Missouri is being referred to as the Missouri Rhineland. The wine journey of Missouri did not stop with just Germans. A few years later, immigrants from Italy also started the wine production here.

The history of U.S. wines reveals that during the mid-1880s, Missouri had produced more wine than any other state in volume. Also, Missouri was standing second as the largest producer of wine before Prohibition.

Not only these, this state has the pride of having the first American Viticultural area recognition in the country. The Augusta AVA of Missouri was the first to be denoted as AVA in the year 1980. Now, the number AVAs of Missouri has increased to five.

Geography and Location of Missouri Rhineland

The geographical area of Missouri Rhineland is found to be running from the west of St. Louis to the east of Jefferson City.

We can observe that most of this Rhineland is located in the valley of the Missouri River.

Why it’s been called as Rhineland is mainly because of its similarities to the Rhineland of Europe. This area is more suitable for vine cultivation with its soils being mostly rocky.

Yes, these soils are able to support other crops too. But, the steeper slopes are much utilized for vine cultivation here. As of now, the state has more than 126 wineries producing some excellent wines.

It’s true, that Prohibition affected the wine industry in Missouri as well. But, the state has slowly recovered from the damage and has already started to rebuild the wine industry.

Alongside concentrating on traditional varieties, the state is also experimenting with several new grape varieties now. Currently, the state is contributing almost 971,031 gallons of wine every year from around 400 vineyards.

We can expect the state to be turned into an important wine producer in the near future. The largest AVA of the state is the Ozark Mountain AVA and within this, there are three smaller AVAs including the Augusta AVA.

The other two AVAs that are located within this larger AVA are Hermann AVA and Ozark Highlands AVA.


Wine Varietals of Missouri

We can find that the longer and hotter summers of Missouri along with the good sun exposure are supporting well the growth of various grape varietals.

And, the most prominent among all the grape varietals is Cynthiana, which is belonging to Vitis aestivalis.

The other major varieties of grapes in Missouri include:

  • Concord
  • Catawba
  • Vignoles
  • Seyval Blanc
  • Chambourcin
  • Chardonel
  • Traminette
  • Vidal Blanc
  • Vignoles

Apart from these Native American varieties and French-American hybrid varieties, we can also find some Vitis vinifera varieties here. They include:


Tharani Rajamanickam

Tharani Rajamanickam


I am Tharani, I have Bachelors degree in Biotechnology. I am passionate about the wine industry and continue to explore, learn and share and I bring in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you keep updated with best wines in the world. Stay tuned..

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Vineyards in Piedmont, Italy

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Read also about other Wine Regions

Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants

Visit the Region

Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
French Champagne
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Fruit Juice
Mead and Tonic Wine
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Cognac and Brandy
Eau De Vie
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Tequila & Mescal
Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

About Wine Tours

About Wine Tours

A tour to the vineyards where your favourite wine was made, is an adventure that cannot be explained as you have to explore it for yourself.
Bandol Wine Tour

Bandol Wine Tour

Bandol, which is among the internationally popular wine regions, is located in the Provence region of France.
Chianti Wine Tasting Tours

Chianti Wine Tasting Tours

Chianti is produced in a region of Tuscany, the Chianti region is huge and overlaps several other prominent wine growing regions
The Secret behind Alsace Wines

The Secret behind Alsace Wines

Alsace wine, also known as Alsatian wine is one of the many wine varieties that are grown in the Alsace region of France. These have a Germanic influence on them and is primarily is white.
5/5 (1)

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here