The Missouri Wine Trolley Tour You’ll Absolutely Love
When German settlers arrived in the area now known as Hermann in the mid-1800s, they quickly realized the rocky soils were perfect for growing grapes. Missouri wine country was born and, since the 1980s, wine regions around Hermann, Augusta, the southwest Missouri Ozark mountains and highlands, and the south central region around St. James have all been designated as American Viticultural Areas (AVA). AVA’s are recognized by the federal government as, “grape-growing regions having distinguishing geographical features,” and Missouri was the first state to earn an AVA classification.
Summer is the best season to try award-winning Missouri wines and Hermann is still one of the leading wine producers in the state. So, pack your bags and head to Hermann because your chariot to wine country awaits!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you taken the Hermann Trolley? Tell us about your wine weekend in the comments below.
If you’re looking for more opportunities to try Missouri wines, check out this Missouri wine trail.
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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