Wineries in Branson
Who would have thought that the gorgeous rolling landscapes overlooking the Missouri River were home to the first wineries
established in the United States? Most do not realize
that the Augusta Appellation which surrounds the lands
around Branson Missouri is the home of America's First
Wine District, established in 1980. Second to
California's Napa Valley, this lush region near Branson
Missouri has an incredible climate for wine production
and two Wineries in Branson MO are famous for their
award winning varieties. Located just minutes from our
Branson Bed and Breakfast, these Wineries in Branson MO
would be great places to tour or spend the afternoon.
Resting in a rolling valley along the Missouri River, just outside of the city in a town called Hermann, is one of Branson's most beautiful and oldest Branson Missouri Attractions, the Stoney Hill Branson Winery. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Stone Hill Branson Winery welcomes visitors to its regal and elegant winery estate. Visitors can tour the winery's ancient underground arched cellars, the largest series of vaulted cellars in America, and learn about this Branson Winery and its unique and vast history. In addition to the tour, visitors are offered the chance to see the state of the art production facility and enjoy up to 12 free tastings of a variety of their wines. After enjoying
what amounts to be almost a full glass of wine (after all
12 tastings) you might be hungry, and the winery's
German vintage restaurant located inside the old barn and carriage house is a great way to start or top off the tour.
Established in 1847, Stone Hill Winery was, at the time before the Prohibition period, the second largest winery in the United States, and its wines were world renowned. Having won gold medals in eight world's fairs, including the 1873 fair in Vienna and the 1876 fair in Philadelphia, the Branson Winery had gained plenty of recognition and was shipping more than 1,250,000 gallons of wine per year to various locations around the United States and world. All of the amazing
notoriety and excessive production however would soon come to an end. During the Prohibition time, production halted and this winery's cellars were used for growing mushrooms instead of the gratifying wines of its past. After the Prohibition the winery stood in ruin until the Held family restored it to its former glory. Today, Stone Hill Branson Winery is known as Missouri's oldest and most award winery, and in 2008 the winery produced a record 260,000 gallons of wine using the latest technology and viticulture techniques. The winemaking team of David John, Shaun Turnbull, and Tavis Harris produces wines that are again helping Stone Hill Winery to gain international acclaim. The trio has produced wines that have won more than 3,400 awards since 1993, including 194 medals in 2006, 155 medals in 2007 and 218 medals in 2008 which has led to Stone Hill Winery gaining national recognition and features on spots on Discover America and The Early Show on CBS. For an interesting and sophisticated afternoon of pleasure, visit the oldest Branson Winery, one of the
most popular Branson Missouri Attractions.
Mount Pleasant Winery is located in nearby Augusta Missouri and was founded in 1859 by George and Frederick Munch, two German immigrants who settled in the region claiming its scenic beauty reminded them of their pristine homeland. They soon realized that this beautiful countryside was also
ideal for making wines, and they quickly planted several
vines. During Prohibition, the winery was forced to
close however, and all of the thriving vines that had been planted were removed. It was not until 1966, when the winery reopened, that the lands were restored and the vineyards replanted using the self-rooted vines and classic grafted European varieties that the winery's owners brought to the region. Today, Mount Pleasant Branson Winery produces 16 grape varieties on 85 acres of land and the original wood cellars are still used to age the "estate bottled" wines and the international award winning Augusta Ports that it is known for. Come and tour this Branson Winery and see why the Wineries in Branson MO are some of the finest in the country.
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