As a Missouri Winery in Hermann, Adam Puchta Winery has earned many national and international awards including competitions in Missouri, Iowa, California and Indiana.

Tim Puchta reopened the winery in 1990 and shortly after he began entering national and international competitions, winning his first gold medal for Riefenstahler; 150 years after its namesake (George Riefenstahl, Adam Puchta’s father-in-law) won a first-class award in St. Louis for his wine. Coincidence, I think not. 

In recent years we have scaled back on the number of competitions we enter and currently only enter 2 or 3 competitions a year.  The following is a list of current awards and accolades.

Awards  

2015 MISSOURI WINE COMPETITION – MISSOURI

GOLD

Dry Vignoles (Best of Class Dry White)

Hunter’s Red

SILVER

Dry Rosé

Nouveau

Desire

Traminette

Adam’s Choice

Vignoles

Signature Port

BRONZE

2013 Chardonel

Vidal Blanc

Legacy

Situation Red

Cat’s Mow

Riefenstahler

2015 MID-AMERICAN WINE COMPETITION – IOWA

GOLD

Cat’s Meow

SILVER

Legacy

Dry Rosé

Desire

Dry Vignoles

Vignoles

Adam’s Choice

Jazz Berry

Signature Port

BRONZE

Vintners Reserve Norton

2008 Norton

Nouveau

Situation Red

Vidal Blanc

2013 Chardonel

Hunter’s Red

Traminette

Save A Rack Blanc

Riefenstahler

2015 JEFFERSON CUP INVITATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – MISSOURI

Jefferson Cup Winner

Dry Rosé

Signature Port

Jefferson Cup Nominee (equivalent to a double gold in other competitions)

2008 Estate Bottled Norton

Medals of American Excellence (similar to gold medal elsewhere)

Vintner’s Reserve Norton

Dry Vignoles

Traminette

Desire

Adam’s Choice

Medals of American Merit (same as silver medals)

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Situation Red

Hunter’s Red

Cat’s Meow

Vignoles

Anniversary Port

 

2014 MISSOURI WINE COMPETITION – MISSOURI

GOLD

Hunter’s Red (Best of Class Semi-Dry Red)

Signature Port (Best of Class Dessert/Fortified)

SILVER

Vidal Blanc

Reckless

Misty Valley

Adam’s Choice

Traminette

Situation Red

Legacy

2008 Estate Bottled Norton

Riefenstahler

1855

BRONZE

APW Sparkling Brut

2012 Chardonel

Dry Vignoles

Vignoles

Norton Vintner’s Reserve

Cat’s Mow

Jazz Berry

Berry Black

2014 MID-AMERICAN WINE COMPETITION – IOWA

GOLD

Signature Port (Sweepstakes Nominee)

Desire

Cat’s Meow

SILVER

Situation Red

Legacy

Hunter’s Red

Chardonel

Vignoles

Dry Vignoles

Traminette

Adam’s Choice

Misty Valley

1855

BRONZE

Dry Rosé

Norton

APW Sparkling Brut

Vidal Blanc

Jazz Berry

2014 JEFFERSON CUP INVITATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – MISSOURI

Jefferson Cup Nominee (equivalent to a double gold in other competitions)

Traminette

Medals of American Excellence (similar to gold medal elsewhere)

Situation Red

Hunter’s Red

Cat’s Meow

Desire

Save a Rack Blanc

Medals of American Merit (same as silver medals)

2013 Chardonel

Adam’s Choice

Signature Port

Dry Vignoles

Legacy

Vidal Blanc

2013 MISSOURI WINE COMPETITION – MISSOURI

GOLD

Sparkling Brut

2006 Estate Norton

Traminette (Best of Class Semi-Dry White)

SILVER

Chardonel

Dry Vignoles

Desire

Adam’s Choice

Situation Red

Norton Vintner’s Reserve

Cat’s Meow

Riefenstahler

1855

BRONZE

Vidal Blanc

Misty Valley

Dry Rosé

Legacy

Hunter’s Red

Jazzberry

Signature Port

Anniversary Port

2013 MID-AMERICAN WINE COMPETITION – IOWA

GOLD

Signature Port (Best Fortified Wine)

Norton

Legacy

Traminette

SILVER

Cat’s Meow 

Hunter’s Red

Norton Vintner’s Reserve

Anniversary Port

Dry Vignoles

Vignoles

BRONZE

Dry Rosé

Desire

Adam’s Choice

Situation Red

Chardonel

Jazz Berry

Sparkling Brut

1855 

Vidal Blanc

2013 JEFFERSON CUP INVITATIONAL WINE COMPETITION – MISSOURI

Jefferson Cup Nominee (equivalent to a double gold in other competitions)

1855

Medals of American Excellence (similar to gold medal elsewhere)

Situation Red

Norton Vintner’s Reserve

Legacy

Dry Rosé

Anniversary Port

Signature Port

Medals of American Merit (same as silver medals)

2008 Estate Bottled Norton

Traminette

Vidal Blanc

Dry Vignoles