Investor to acquire 6th Missouri winery with plans for 'largest vineyards in Midwest'

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AUGUSTA, Mo. (KMOX) - As predicted last month after the latest acquisition of more vineyards in the area, the investor with plans for a Napa Valley- and Sonoma-like destination in Missouri say it's purchasing another winery in the area.

The Hoffmann Family of Companies is set to acquire Mount Pleasant Estates, its sixth Missouri vineyard, adding to the more than 700 acres they have already purchased in the Augusta, Mo. area. The company, with ties to Missouri, Balducci Vineyards, Augusta Wine Company and Montelle Winery, Knoernschild Vineyards, Washington Vines and 13 buildings in downtown Augusta.

With a $100million investment, their plans 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.

The latest acquisition of Mount Pleasant includes 125 acres of vineyards, 25,000 square-foot estate buildings, 4,000 square-foot tasting room and a beautiful view the Missouri River Valley.

“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 company's founder.

Both he and his wife Jerri are natives of Washington, Mo.

The Company is the largest owner of commercial real estate in towns across America like Avon, Col., Naples, Fla., and Winnetka, Ill. and will be as well in Augusta.

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