Missouri Wines Win Major Accolades

November 16, 2021

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Missouri wines from across the Show-Me state take home national awards each and every year. Keeping with tradition, Missouri was recognized for its outstanding wine in several recent competitions.

The Jefferson Cup Invitational, held in Kansas City and hosted by Master of Wine and Master Sommelier Doug Frost, is an invite only competition that showcased the superb skills of Missouri winemakers. More than 600 wines were swirled, smelled and tasted November 4-5, 2021. A panel of 20 judges that included Master Sommeliers and wine professionals from around the world evaluated the wines over the two-day competition. Here’s the expansive list of Missouri wines that garnered awards during the competition:

Jefferson Cup Winners:

Adam Puchta Winery - Jazzberry
Amigoni Urban Winery - Urban Drover 2018
KC Wineworks - Sparkling Rosé
Martin Brothers Winery - Mead Wildflower
Pirtle Winery - Blackberry Mead 2020
Stone Hill Winery - Ozark Hellbender 2019
Stone Hill Winery - Norton 2018
Stone Hill Winery - Cream Sherry

Double Gold Winners:

Adam Puchta Winery - Situation Red
Adam Puchta Winery - Norton 2017
Adam Puchta Winery - Chardonel 
Adam Puchta Winery - Dry Vignoles
Adam Puchta Winery - Traminette
Dale Hollow Winery - Knockout Red
Les Bourgeois Vineyards - Blufftop Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Stone Hill Winery - Chambourcin 2019
Stonehaus Farms - Apple Cranberry 2020

Gold Winners:

Adam Puchta Winery - Hunter's Red
Adam Puchta Winery - Semi-Sweet Vignoles
Adam Puchta Winery - Dry Rosé
Adam Puchta Winery - Signature Port
Baltimore Bend Winery - Blackberry Stroll 2020
Les Bourgeois Vineyards - True/False Rouge 2018
Montelle Winery - Chambourcin Estate 2020 
Montelle Winery - Seyval Blanc Estate Bottled 2020
Noboleis Vineyards - Vignoles 2019
Pirtle Winery - Alhambra 2019 
Pirtle Winery - Mellow Red 2020
Stone Hill Winery - Demi-Sec
Stone Hill Winery - Traminette 2020
Stone Hill Winery - Moscato
Stonehaus Farms - Cynthiana 2020
Stonehaus Farms - Rose Red
Vox Vineyards - Vignoles 2020

For a full list of 2021 Jefferson Cup winners, click here.

Beyond the Jefferson Cup Invitational, there are numerous other national competitions that have allowed Missouri wines to shine. See a few of the additional Missouri wineries to garner recognition.

Amigoni Urban Winery

Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021:

Urban Drover 2018: Silver

Blumenhof Vineyards

American Wine Society Competition 2021

Valvin Muscat 2020: Silver/91
Utopia 2020: Silver/89

Les Bourgeois Vineyards

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2021:

Jeunette Rouge: Best of Class
Mizzou Vintage Dry Red: Gold
Fleur Du Vin: Gold
Vignoles: Gold
Mizzou White: Silver
Mizzou Red: Silver
Mizzou Vintage Dry White: Silver
Solay: Silver

Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021:

Pink Fox: Silver
Riverboat White: Silver
Mizzou White: Silver
Mizzou Vintage Dry White: Silver
Mizzou Vintage Dry Red: Silver
Jeunette Rouge: Silver
Fleur Du Vin: Silver
Solay: Silver
Vignoles: Silver

Lost Creek Vineyard

Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021:

Rosé: Silver

Martin Brothers Winery

National Honey Board 2020

Lucerne Blossom Mead: Gold

Beverage Testing Institute 2020

Lucerne Blossom Mead: Gold/93
Wildflower Mead: Gold/92
Dry Wildflower Mead: Gold/91
Orange Blossom Mead: Gold/91

Noboleis Vineyards
American Wine Society Competition 2021

Norton 2018: Silver/90
Vignoles 2019: Silver/89

Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021:

Dry Vignoles 2019: Silver
Baril de Blanc 2020: Silver
Owner’s Reserve Cuvee 2018: Silver

Stone Hill Winery

American Wine Society Competition 2020

Norton 2017: Best Native Wine

American Wine Society Competition 2021

Cross J Norton 2018: Best Native Wine Gold/93
Norton 2018: Gold/93
Ozark Hellbender 2019: Silver/92
Reserve Traminette 2019: Silver/90
Chardonel 2019: Silver/90
Reserve Chardonel 2019: Silver/90
Traminette 2020: Silver/89
Chambourcin 2018: Silver/89
Pink Catawba: Silver/89

Beverage Testing Institute 2021

Vignoles 2019: Best of Year White Hybrid, Gold/92
Demi-Sec: Gold/92
Moscato: Gold/93

Beverage Dynamics Favorite American Wines 2021

Chambourcin 2013: 5 Star Wine/92

Vox Vineyards

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2021:

Proprietor's Reserve Norton 2018: Best of Class
Wetumka 2019: Gold

Keep an eye out for these award winners, which make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season. Tag us with #mowine when you enjoy them with friends and family.

Many of the results were submitted by wineries via a survey and may not be all inclusive of the honors awarded to Missouri wineries.