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Weingarten – Our Historical Namesake


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A couple miles east of Weingarten Vineyard lies the winery’s namesake, the town of Weingarten, Missouri. With roots deep in German history, the town is named after a church in the “Old Country” called Weingarten Pfarrkirche (meaning Wine Garden Parish Church). This church still stands today, and is located in the familiar Black Forest region […]

Weingarten POW Camp


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Weingarten was the location of a large prisoner of war camp during WWII. The camp had no pre-war existence, and unlike the other major camps in the state, it never served any military function other than a pen for Italian POW’s. The first POW’s, all Italian, arrived on May 7, 1943. The camp was enlarged […]

Missouri Winery


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Weingarten Vineyard is one of the newest Missouri wineries, located in historic Ste. Genevieve County. Missouri has a deep tradition in wine production with nearly 100 wineries in operation including Weingarten Vineyard. We are proud to add our unique touch to Missouri’s rich wine history. Located in Weingarten, MO, our vineyard features rolling hills, long […]

History of Missouri Wine Production


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Missouri’s vineyards at one time supplied the premier wine in all of the USA. The area of Missouri known as Hermann was regarded as the core of this young nation’s wine industry. Even now, this state boasts a flourishing business in bed and breakfast locales nestled in the state’s wine country, with vineyard tours a […]

Missouri Wine Varietals


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In Missouri, there are only a few hardy grapes capable of growing in the varying weather conditions of the state. Several strains have been developed and cultivated over the last one hundred years that thrive in the dramatic climate. When visiting Missouri Wine Country, check out these extraordinary grapes and the wines they produce. Chancellor […]

History of Ste. Genevieve


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Ste. Genevieve was established on the Mississippi River in the late 1740s. The present location is approximately two miles south of where it was originally located along the west bank of the river. The village was an extremely important French community and part of a larger region owned by France. The residents of this picturesque […]

Missouri Wine History


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The state of Missouri has a rich wine background with roots that run deep. Missouri’s Native Indian population started growing various indigenous grape specimens, and settlers originally from the continent of Europe continued the practice of cultivating these grape crops. Wine-making had its official debut in Missouri in the 19th century with the arrival of […]

Missouri Vineyards – A History


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The wine industry is thriving in the State of Missouri, which boasts almost one hundred wineries and four regions that have been classified as American Vitacultural Areas by the federal government. These regions were established hundreds of years ago by settlers who discovered that the soil and climate in Missouri were perfect for growing several […]

Ste. Genevieve Regional History


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The city of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri serves as the county seat of Ste. Genevieve County, although the original village of Ste. Genevieve originated in an area known as the Illinois Country. As its name suggests, Ste. Genevieve was founded by French-Canadian colonists. At present, the city is situated entirely to the west of the Mississippi […]

Missouri German Wine Heritage


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Missouri wine is produced from grapes grown in a region known as “Rhineland,”which derives its name from the German heritage of the Missouri residents who first began growing grapes in the state. Missouri’s tradition of producing wine harks back to the mid-nineteenth century, during which time Missouri produced more wine than any other state. Since […]

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