ST. LOUIS – The New York Times said Missouri Wine Country on their list of budget vacation options.
The publication wrote, “The region along the Missouri River about an hour’s drive west of St. Louis was called “Rheinland” by German immigrants in the 19th century when they arrived and began growing grapes.”
They also spoke to David and Jerri Hoffman, the couple who are remodeling Augusta, Missouri.
“The top grape is the Norton Red,” Jerri told the New York Times. Augusta, Missouri was designated the first American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the United States in 1980, but many of its wineries predate Prohibition in the 19th century era. The Hoffmanns were born in Washington, Missouri and own businesses and property in the Hoffmann Family of Companies. As of March 3, 2021, the couple had acquired six vineyards in Missouri, including Balducci Vineyards, Augusta Wine Company and Montelle Winery, Kneornschild Vineyards, Washington Vines, and the historic Mount Pleasant Estate, who are working to make Augusta a national wine tasting destination close.
https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/nyt-says-missouri-wine-country-is-a-fun-cheap-vacation/ According to the NYT, Missouri wine country is a fun, budget-friendly vacation