The region along the Missouri River between Augusta and Hermann Missouri was coined the Missouri Rhineland by the German immigrants in the 1800's as it reminded them of the Rhine River Valley region in their homeland.
Our region and the village of Augusta is truly unique and has wonderful stories of the great wave of German Immigrants to the United States in the 1800’s and their influence here. It is a true American story of endurance, determination, perseverance and independence in pursuit of a better life.
A big part of Augusta's story is around wine and the immigrants who planted vineyards here. It's an interesting story and we hope you will join us to learn more.
In a related fun fact - Augusta was designated the first American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the USA in 1980.An AVA is a grape growing region with specific geographic or climatic features that distinguish it from the surrounding regions and affect how grapes are grown
You will learn so much more about our quaint village on your tour - please join us!