The rich tradition of wine making in America began sur & # 39; ozna in the 1800s, when European immigrants brought their skills in different areas of the country unsettled. In just a few decades before California and other west coast of the country of production were settled, many eastern and north-western states wine industry flourished. In the 1830s a group of German immigrants entered the valley of the Missouri River, just west of St. Louis, near the present town of Hermann, Missouri.
These early settlers celebrated as topography and climate of the valley of the river resembled their native areas of Germany and Switzerland. In particular, the different varieties of grapes grown on the slopes of the surrounding German, which made the founding fathers and leaders of cities to encourage further cultivation and eventually wine. In a few short years, a prolific grape harvest has merged with the skills of wine-growers with solutions and & # 39; was born the first American wine region.
After the ban of the production of wine has become viable again, and since the 1960s in Missouri opened more than 75 wineries. Located on a 20-kilometer stretch, the wine region just over an hour from St. Louis boasts historic villages and seven wineries. People who love wine trails and wine travel, attracts a variety of reasons, not least among them – winning wines and spectacular scenery.
Missouri has long been known for deep, rich red wines, which are typically made from traditional grape varieties such as Norton and Shamburtsyn. Wineries in this region use this native grape varieties to develop award-Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Burgundy. But these wineries – it's not all red, so winemakers on this wine trail also produce clean and delightfully fresh styles such as ryling and shardoneli.
Visiting Central Missouri wine trail usually begins with the visit of St. Louis. From St. Louis Drive west on Interstate 44 to Highway 100 Missouri, continuing on Highway 100 twenty miles to the city of New Haven. This charming village with a & # 39 is the eastern edge of wine trails and a & # 39 is home to the historic vineyards and winemaking Robller, from which a magnificent view over the valley of the Missouri River.
To the west of New Haven and on the road to Germany was the winery "Bamaryta almond tree," a family winery estate, which produces sweet awarded the port, among other proposals. A few miles to the west – Vineyards and Winery Bias, located on an area of 64 acres of the farm, which employs mikrapivaravarnya and winery, only the 2nd such operation in the United States. Do not forget to try Bias & # 39; River Blush Rouge, easy to clean glow.
When they reached the area of Hermann, you will discover four blooming wineries offering wine to try Missouri. Wineries Stone Stone, Oakglenn, Adam Puchta and Hermannhof offer wine tasting, wine tours, and scenic views. Take time to savor the proposals in each. Among those we particularly liked were sharp Shamburtsyn with Okglena Vidal Blanc and the Stone Hill. Stone Hill and Hermannhof – it is other required stop, not only for its excellent wines, but also for the historical conditions.
The western end of the wine trails are designated scenic town of Hermann, Missouri. It is a city that you really like – historic architecture, local restaurants and specialty shops. It is the perfect place to spend the night and take part in one of their many local activities, several devoted to the enjoyment of wine. In addition to fitness, which is within you, Herman also known for its easy access to bike paths Kathy, which winds through the valley of the Missouri River.