Missouri’s winemaking history goes back to the 1750s but the first official viticultural area in the United States wasn’t designated until 1980. And it was Augusta and not Napa that led the way. It was followers of Daniel Boone that founded the town of Augusta, Missouri, but it was German immigrants who established the first wineries. So influential were these Germans that the greater region is referred to as the Missouri Rhineland and State Highway 94 between Defiance and Marthasville is called the Missouri Weinstrasse.
|Established||June 20, 1980|
|Total Acreage||9600 acres|
|Number of Wineries||5|
|Varietals Cultivated:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Couderc Noir, Norton, Rayon d’Or, Seyval Blanc, St. Vincent, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles|