In 1993, David E Runge, of Bloomington, IL, purchased the Runge Farm land where the winery sits today. He was formerly a catastrophe claims rep for State Farm until he retired and moved with his dog Gertrude.
He share-cropped most of his land, but started building his home on the farm in 2005. After retirement Dave became interested in wine-making shortly after settling down in the small town of Mexico.
When the idea wouldn't stop resurfacing, he found himself dreaming about building a winery where he would produce a delectable treat for all who wanted to enjoy. He planted his first vines in 2011.
We are offering food! Come on out and enjoy some wood fired pizzas and appetizers! Check out our wine page for a full menu.
Some Interesting Facts:
Dave's favorite bird is the Hummingbird, hense the name!
Gerty is supposed to be the Winery security, beware of licking!
Thank You to all our fans and customers who voted us as the BEST winery in Mid-MO for 2017!! We officially have bragging rights!! You are all truly AMAZING!! We wouldn't be here without you all. THANK YOU from all of us at Hummingbird Winery. We are beyond blessed and touched
The first wine processed at Hummingbird Vineyard, began in 2014. It was fine tuned and bottled in 2015.
Those bottles were distributed as gifts to friends and family. Semi-Sweet Vignole was the first of 8 wines to be bottled.
Hummingbird Vineyard and Winery became a bonded Missouri winery in 2016.
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