A local legacy, Stone Hill Winery has just taken home another highly regarded award at the 2020 American Wine Society Competition. The winery won ten awards, including the coveted Best of Class “Native Wine” award for the 2017 Norton, an estate-grown dry red wine.

Stone Hill Winery, established in 1847, is one of the nation’s oldest and highest awarded wineries. And this isn’t the first time the 2017 Norton has won an award. In 2019, the wine won the C.V. Riley Award for Best Missouri Norton at the Missouri Wine Competition. In fact, Norton is Missouri’s official state grape. It’s a big, full-bodied red and the flagship wine of Stone Hill.

What’s unique about this wine, and national competition, is it focuses exclusively on wine made from native grapes. The type of grape used in the wine-making process directly impacts the flavor. Climate, soil, and environment all play a role in producing distinctly-flavored grapes. The 2017 Norton was made from grapes grown and cultivated right here in Hermann, Missouri.

Guests are invited to visit Stone Hill Winery, one of Missouri’s top tourist attractions and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a beautiful, panoramic view of Hermann, the 13-acre estate effortlessly combines history and sophistication. Visitors and locals especially love experiencing the 165-year-old arched underground cellars on tours and connecting over dinner at Vintage 1847 Restaurant, featuring German and American-inspired cuisine. Stone Hill is known for their state-of-the-art production facility that produces over 260,000 gallons of wine every year. Plenty for everyone to enjoy a tasting and bring a bottle home.

Plan your visit to Stone Hill Winery for a glass of the award-winning 2017 Norton, along with a tour and tasting. Be sure to enjoy a wine tasting and dinner, as well. Find a full list of wineries in the heart of Missouri Wine Country.