The midwestern state of US once played an important part in the country’s wine history, since in the 1860s, Missouri made more wine than California and New York combined. It is still the top ten wine-producing states in US and enjoys robust support from the state government.
The first American AVA is in Missouri- Augusta, where Missouri’s best vineyards located today. Many of Missouri’s 114 wineries are very successful in national wine competitions, such as Augusta, Adam Puchta, Crown Valley, Montelle and Stone Hills etc. Most of the vines are American varieties and Hybrids such as Norton, Vidal Blanc, Serval Blanc, Chambourcin etc.