TerraVox is Latin for, “voice of the land.” Most wine growing regions in the world, including ours in California, use European grape varieties that come from the species Vitis vinifera. TerraVox proprietor and founder Jerry Eisterhold is unlocking the potential of grape species native to middle America known as American Heritage Grapes. His goal is to let the land speak for itself through his wine and he is doing an amazing job.
TerraVox is located just north of Kansas City, Missouri in the rolling hills east of the Missouri River. In establishing his winery, Jerry was inspired by Thomas Volney (T.V.) Munson, an American viticulturist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Munson was an avid grape breeder and the leading expert in North American grape species. In the 1990s Jerry reached out to Grayson College, a small university near Munson’s original vineyard in Denison, Texas. With their help, Jerry acquired cuttings from over sixty of the native varieties Munson had been developing for wine production. These cuttings are the foundation of TerraVox, where they are continuing Munson’s—and now Jerry’s—quest to discover and develop the unique flavors that American Heritage Grapes bring to wine.
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