As one of the oldest grape growing regions in the United States, wine is an integral component of the history, culture and economy of Missouri. So, we thought it was a good time to sit back, grab a glass and talk about Missouri wine.
The Missouri wine industry started around the town of Hermann on the banks of the Missouri river in the late-1830s, and by the mid-1880s, more wine was produced by volume in Missouri than in any other state.
Today, Missouri is home to more than 130 wineries, 425 grape growers, and has more than 1,700 acres yielding 3-4 tons of grapes per year. The wine industry in Missouri has $3.2 billion in economic impact annually, with more than 28,000 jobs supported, resulting in $1 billion in wages for Missourians. Furthermore, Missouri welcomes 875,000+ wine-related tourist each year, resulting in 1.16 million gallons of Missouri wine sold annually.
That is a lot of wine. And with eleven wine trails, nearly every region of the Show Me State has a winery to explore. If that’s not enough to get you interested, how about the fact that Missouri wineries have been winning national acclaim for years, in all types of red and white varietals.
So next time you want to raise a glass come to Missouri and we will show you just how amazing our wines truly are.
For more information on Missouri’s food solutions industry, contact Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.932.3973 or via our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have, and show you how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion, collaboration and investment needs.