Adam Puchta Winery in Hermann

History: Established in 1855 by Adam Puchta, the winery has the unique claim of being the oldest continuously owned family winery in the nation – it’s been owned by the same family for five generations. Puchta’s great-great-grandson, Tim, continues the tradition today.

Must-Try Wines: 2009 Estate Norton, Signature Port and Hunter’s Red, a Norton-Chambourcin-Noiret blend

Highlights: The tasting room walls are lined with portraits of the Puchta family’s generations of winemakers. Sip wine under their gaze, or enjoy a picnic outside in the shade. During Hermann’s annual Wurstfest Weekend in March, taste the old country with traditional German fare such as local sausages and spätzle, plus Puchta wine pairings. Need a place to rest your head? Book a stay in Adam Puchta’s original homestead, the Guesthaus.

Adam Puchta Winery, 1947 Frene Creek Road, Hermann, Missouri, 573.486.5596,