Adam Puchta Winery, located off Hwy. 100 on the banks of Frene Creek about 2.5 miles southwest of Hermann, is the oldest family farm winery in Missouri. Its true uniqueness, however, lies in the fact that the same family has continuously owned it since 1855.
Adamís early wine production took place in the small cellar under his residence. Within a short time he built a large arched limestone cellar. The stone for both the residence and the wine cellar was quarried on the winery property. A press house and fermentation room was built directly above the cellar and on top of the foundation wall. The cellar and original press house remain today.
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 Yearís 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.