Ep12 - Vox Vineyards
My Guest, Jerry Eisterhold, is the owner/founder of Vox Vineyards located in Western Missouri who specializes in wines made from American Heritage Grapes.
His story begins with a love of wine and great dirt. Jerry Eisterhold, a Missouri farm boy, grew up surrounded by wild grapes in the lush Gasconade River Valley upstream from Hermann, Missouri
Jerry’s early Agronomy education at the University of Missouri in 1969 brought with it a deep love of soils (he was the third best soil judge in the Big Eight).
In 1996, this special appreciation for soil helped Jerry find the right dirt in the Missouri River Bluffs. That same year Jerry began his mission to find the grapes that would complement the land. He was determined to follow in the footsteps of the renowned viticulturist Thomas Volney Munson, who brought American Heritage Grapes to the world’s attention when he saved the French vineyards through grafting Vitis Vinifera onto American rootstock.
At Vox Vineyards, Jerry is continuing Munson’s journey by cultivating over forty native varieties, in his quest to discover the unique flavors that American Heritage Grapes bring to wine.
Want to know more about Jerry Eisterhold and Vox Vineyards? Check out their website (buy some of their delicious wines) and follow them on social media.