America's first wine district was founded just west of St. Louis.  In the mid-19th century, immigrants from Germany’s Rhine River valley planted vineyards, built cellars and created a wine culture that is still flourishing today.  Check out these sites to plan your visit:

The Wonderful Wines of Missouri

A century ago "American wine" usually meant Missouri wine, and St. Louis was the nation's center for world-class quality. [ ]

Augusta, MO Wineries and Breweries

Augusta Missouri, home to the finest Missouri wineries and wines and is located on the bluffs above the Missouri River Valley, a 35 mile drive from St. Louis. []

Augusta, MO Chamber of Commerce

Click on the link for more information about Augusta, Missouri. []

Hermann, MO Wine Trail

The Hermann Wine Trail winds for some 20 miles along the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven where seven family-owned wineries are located. []

Hermann, MO Chamber of Commerce

Located in the heart of Missouri Wine Country, Hermann is a picture book 19th century village.Visit and enjoy the wineries, B&Bs, restaurants, historic architecture, specialty shops, Katy Trail, golf course or just picnic at the Riverfront Park and watch the Missouri River lazily roll past. []