The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Mount Pleasant Estates, its sixth Missouri vineyard, through a signed Letter of Intent, adding to the 700 + acres that have already been purchased in the area.
Established in 1859 with buildings dating back to the 1820’s, Mount Pleasant Estates is the oldest winery in the Augusta Appellation. Rich in history, the Muench brothers built their first cellar here in 1881 using wood and limestone from the area. These cellars are still used today to age Mount Pleasant’s estate-bottled wines and international award-winning Augusta Ports, the 1986 Vintage Port being the only Missouri wine to ever take the gold medal at the International Wine and Spirit Awards in London.
The winery today in Augusta grows 9 grape varieties on 125 acres. Visitors enjoy spectacular views overlooking the Missouri River Valley from one of the 25,000 square-foot estate buildings or terrace of the 4,000 square-foot tasting room. There is year round entertainment including cellar tours, wine classes, winemaker dinners, holiday-themed events and more. Augusta, MO also celebrates a bicentennial anniversary this year, as it recognizes the date that President Monroe awarded property to the original town settler, Leonard Harold, on Sept. 24, 1821
The upcoming acquisition of Mount Pleasant Estates adds to the growing portfolio of wineries and vineyards recently purchased by the Hoffmann Family of Companies which now encompasses Balducci Vineyards, Augusta Wine Company and Montelle Winery, Knoernschild Vineyards, Washington Vines and 13 buildings in downtown Augusta. The vision of the Hoffmanns, through their $100million investment, is to create a world class destination much like that of Napa Valley and Sonoma. Plans for the area include wine trolley tours, steamboat cruises, horse and buggy rides, a 12 hole championship golf course, luxury hotel and spa, downtown shops, fine dining and more.
“We are excited to be adding Mount Pleasant Estates to our company. The wines are world class and the location is very special. We see great potential for added growth and exposure of Augusta through all our acquisitions and Mount Pleasant fits perfectly in this plan,” says David Hoffmann.
The Hoffmanns have been accredited with the revitalization of the downtown areas of Naples, FL, Winnetka, IL, and Avon, CO being the largest private commercial real estate owners in each town. Overall, they have a combined national and worldwide portfolio of over 200 locations.
Hoffmann Family of Companies owns national corporations including:
DHR International/Jobplex/ Elevate Partners in Chicago and Orange Line Oil in Pomona, California as well as other businesses around the globe including: 5 Star Valet, Ambassador, Adelheidi’s Gelato, Augusta Wine Company, Basecamp Executive Suites, Balducci Vineyards, Chrysalis/Water2Wine Cuirses & Commissary, Coral Cay Adventure Golf, Everglades Excursions, The Florida Everblades hockey team, Global Jetcare, Globalworks Events & Destination Management, Hertz Arena (Arena, Events & Planning, Food & Beverage, Pro-Shop & Merchandising, Recreational Rinks) Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate, Hoffmann Creative Agency, Hoffmann Executive Suites, Hoffmann Leasing Corporation, Hoffmann Sanitizing Services, The Java Butler, Kaleidoscope Floral & Home, Kirkland Event & Destination Services, Knoernschild Vineyards, La Crosse Queen, Lark & Willow Events, Marco Island Princess, Marco Island Water Sports, Minneapolis Queen, Miss Naples Catamaran, Mitch’s Cookies, Molly’s Trolleys, Montelle Winery, Naples Beach Water Sports, Naples Princess Cruises, Naples Transportation & Tours, Naples Trolley Tours, OspreyME, Palm Beach Tours & Transportation, Peregrine Capital, Port O Call Marina (Marina, Boat Rentals & Gift Shop), Red/Blue Line Insurance, Regency Watersports, Retail Dynamics Incorporated, Segway of Naples, Signcraft Signs & Things, Stan’s Coffee & Food Service, Sunmaster of Naples, Inc., Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Texas Bragg Trailers, Tier Electric, Volunteer Princess, Williams Bay, West Star, World Wide Farms.