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Adam Puchta Winery

Adam Puchta Winery Farming and grape growing have played a major role in the Puchta family history. Many traditions and customs can be traced back to John Henry Puchta, father of Adam. John Henry, a resident of Oberkotzau, Bavaria, Germany, was both a wine grower and a butcher in his native land. His first wife passed away in 1832 leaving John Henry alone to raise two small children, John Adam and Friedrick. John Henry married Mary Schultheisz in 1833 and in the following years an additional eight children were born to the Puchtas - three in Germany and the rest in America. Wanting a fresh start, the Puchta family packed their belongings and sailed to America to put down roots near Hermann, Missouri.

From St. Louis; I-70 west to Hwy.19 south, Hermann/New Florence exit, then 15 miles south to Hermann. Or I-44 to Hwy 100, Washington exit (24 miles west of 270) west to Hermann.* From Kansas City; I-70 east to Hwy. 19 south, Hermann/New Florence, 15 miles south to Hermann.* From Springfield; I-44 east to Hwy. 19 north, at Cuba , 49 miles to Hermann.* *Adam Puchta Winery is located in Frene Creek Valley, just two miles southwest of Hermann off Hwy.100 west on Frene Creek Road.

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1947 Frene Creek Road, Hermann, MO, US, 65041 Email:
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  Adams Choice
With our semi-sweet Germanic style white wine, one would swear they just crossed the Rhine River to get here. A crisp blended wine great for those hot summer picnic days, or perfect on the porch with cheese, fruit and crackers. Adam's Choice makes a great gift for that special someone, regardless if they like Polka music or not.
  Berry Black
Oh my darling...anyone with family roots in rural Missouri will recognize this wine as being part of the rich heritage of Missouri winemakeing. Produced on family farms by the first wave of German wine-growing pioneers in the Hermann area in the 1850's, this wine exhibits the natural sweet fruit and berry characteristics of freshly picked blackberries as they explode in your mouth. Yummy!
This decidedly delicate, and delightfully refreshing semi-sweet young wine will blossom in your glass with aromas of watermelon and passion fruit. Crisp and well-balanced it's reminiscent of fine Rose's from the Anjou region of France. Serve chilled.
  Hunter's Red
A velvety semi-dry red, medium bodied and non-oaked with a mild floral nose. A fun wine to pair with many Italian foods, peppery/spicy BBQ, hearty stews, venison and summer sausage. A choice red wine to cook with, especially when making those wonderful Italian tomato sauces (caution...more wine should go into the sauce than the cook!), great with pizza, too. Best served at room temperature.
  Jazz Berry
If you are a chocoholic you are sure to love Jazz Berry! A fruity sweet wine with intense bouquet and taste of fresh raspberries. Served chilled with desserts made with dark chocolate, creme brulee, custards and even over ice cream. Jazz Berry with chocolate, what could be better? Hmmmmm......
  Misty Valley
A sweet white dessert wine with a soft floral nose. Clean, fresh and fruity. Perfect with cheesecake and will turn you upside-down with pineapple upside-down cake.
  Norton Vintner's Reserve
A distinctively complex dry red wine characteristic of the wines made famous by Adam Puchta in the 1800's. French and American oak aging intensifies the richness. The bouquet exhibits rich cherry, red raspberry and vanilla qualities with subtle hints of spice, tea, and licorice in the background, with Marilyn Monroe or maybe Marilyn "Merlot" type legs. Wonderful with dark chocolate.
This sweet red dessert wine has a full concord nose with rich blackberry jam characteristics. Great over vanilla ice cream for your adult float or mix with sparkling grape juice - viola - your afternoon spritzer. Our number one selling red wine ... take a sip and you will see why!
The elegant enticing aroma of this dry full bodied Rose' evokes the scents of raspberry and pineapple guava. Inspired by the tradition of old world Rose's, it makes a great companion to grilled chicken, soft shell seafood or spicy Mexican cuisine. Handcrafted for the adventurous at heart. Serve slightly chilled. Salud!
  Vidal Blanc
The aroma of a spring time garden, a subtle bouquet of pear with citrus fruit characteristics comes alive with baked chicken, roasted duck and smoked foods. Superb with shrimp, lobster, or scallops. Fresh basil and garlic are two spices that complement this fine dry white. Serve chilled.
A luscious, semi-sweet white wine bursting with the essence of peach, strawberry and kiwi fruit, finishing with a sweet crisp citrus taste. This versatile wine may be paired with spicy Mexican, Cajun food, even Indian with curry. Very tasty with lemon chicken or lime shrimp, hey you can even switch the combo. All this and it comes in a pretty blue bottle, too!
A bit of the tropics in Missouri! This fruity semi-dry white wine exhibits a bounty of tropical fruit, banana, mango, and citrus. Best served slightly chilled with grilled chicken, pineapple pork, and any salad, especially Caesar. A great taste of the islands, grass skirt and coconuts not included!


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rhodies says...
Norton Wine Review: One of Missouri's very best Norton wines. Out of 67 Norton wines tried so far from eleven states, Adam Puchta's Norton wine ranks in our top five choices. Need I say more? Drink today or put away for a few years. Remember to always let Norton wines breathe at least 30 minutes or so before drinking. While you are there, don't forget to try their exceptional Chardonel wine.