“A family tradition beginning 150 years ago”
The story of the winery actually begins on May 25, 1839, when Adam Puchta, a lad of seven, along with his older brother Friedrich, his father John Henry Puchta, his step-mother, and three stepsisters ranging in age from five months to five years left the port of Hamburg, Germany for the United States. The family actually emigrated from Oberkotzau, a village in the northeastern corner of Bavaria near the Czech border, where Adam’s father was a butcher.Upon the family’s arrival in Hermann they settled on a 40-acre tract of land north and adjacent to the land on which the winery is located. Adam’s father built a one-room log cabin, approximately 16’ x 20’ for his family of seven, and a small wine cellar with a press house over it. He purchased the land in 1841 and in 1849 purchased 40 more acres, which is now part of the winery farm. Today Adam Puchta Winery has a production capacity of 62,000 gallons. Wine is sold in both the retail market on the winery premises and through mail order to states that allow such trade and in the wholesale market. Adam Puchta wines have won many awards in Missouri, as well as nationally and internationally. The Winery is open seven days a week, except New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.The demand for Puchta wines has increased steadily since 1990 and that trend continues. Adam Puchta & Son Wine Co. proudly continues a family tradition begun 150 years ago in beautiful Frene Creek Valley.
The Traveling Winers on Missouri Wine Trail
Make sure to come hungry to this wine tasting experience! Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest family owned winery (6 generations!) in the U.S. and has used their time in the industry to come up with a very unique tasting experience. With almost each wine you taste they offer a small taste of a complimentary food item – cheese crackers, cheese straws, chocolates, etc. Boy, does it bring out the flavor of both the wine and the food item! They produce about 25,000 cases per year, growing Norton and Vignoles varietals on site. Make sure to say “hi” to the winery fur creatures as they are just as much a part of the business as the staff. We highly recommend that you include this stop on your next Hermann, Missouri wine trail.
The Traveling Winers at The Vineyard Trail
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Adam Puchta Winery
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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