About Adam Puchta Winery
Founded in 1855, the Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest, continuously owned family winery in the United States. Ownership has been in the hands of the Puchta family without interruption for 7 generations since
1855. The Puchtas immigrated from Germany to Hermann, MO with the dream of opening and operating a successful winery and we are grateful to be carrying on that legacy to this day.
With the advent of prohibition in 1919, the winery closed its doors as per orders of the Volsted Act. The Puchta family continued to make its allowed, 200 gallons of wine for family consumption and turned their energy into their already successful farming operation. While most of the equipment and vineyards were destroyed due to the Volsted Act, some of the commercial equipment was saved by hiding it under piles of straw and survives today. A small Norton vineyard also survived hidden deeply in the woods and remnants of it are still evident today.