Drink Local!!!

How else can I say this.  Support your local wineries on Thanksgiving. Show your pride in what is truly American.

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is celebrated to give thanks for a bountiful harvest.  Today, we express gratitude and appreciation to God

for all his blessings, for our family, our friends and all that we have.  We have so much to be thankful

for.  And we are very fortunate to have fantastic wineries in our own backyards who produce unique and food friendly wines. Here are a few of my favorites that you should try:

If you live in Missouri there are so many choices; robust Norton, earthy Chambourcin, fruity Chardonel, aromatic Traminette, dry or semi-sweet Rose’, luscious Vignoles, and fruity sweet Catawba.

Of course, the Hermann wine region produces some superb examples of these wines.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Adam Puchta –  Dry Rose’, Dry Brut (everyone needs bubbles to start the day with on Thanksgiving…) and Vignoles.

Adam Puchta Dry Rose'

Bias – Norton, Norma’s Best, and Raspberry Weisser Flieder.

Dierberg Star Lane -Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (all California but truly


Hermannhof – Seyval, Chambourcin and Traminette

OakGlenn – Chardonel, Moonbeam Melody and Sweet Caroline

Robller – Vidal, Villa Rouge and White Steuben

Stone Hill – Chambourcin, Vidal and Pink Catawba

For Thanksgiving, it is always good to serve both a red and white wine, one dry and one with some sweetness.  Rose’ is also perfect with roast turkey and Catawba with pumpkin pie.  It is nice to have options for your guests because not everyone likes dry wines.  That is the luxury of American wines, we have a wine for every palate.

Let’s give American wineries our support and serve these crowd pleasing wines for Thanksgiving.  I know I will!


Patty, President – Hermann Wine Trail


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