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December 2006 Newsletter
Christmas in Hermann, Missouri
at Hermann Hill
This is the time of year
we've been waiting for--a season for visiting with friends and family and for
creating new traditions with new memories to cherish. As soon as the snow frosts
the rooftops in Hermann Missouri, Hermann Hill begins to decorate. When
Christmas comes to Hermann and warms the icy landscape, the imprint is
everywhere from Pea Ridge Tree Farm a short drive across the river, to the wood
smoke that curls from chimney tops in this quiet little river town. In this
issue of our monthly newsletter, we at Hermann Hill open our doors to you in the
spirit of this season of joy and peace and wish you all the best in the New
At holiday time, even our resident canine companions, Fred and Gracie, get into
the holiday mode with festive turtleneck sweaters and antler head gear. As you
can see by the photo they are pleased and happy to don their holiday finery and
do so without enticing bribes of doggie treats of any sort.
Early Winter Interior at the Shrine at
Kristkindl Markt at Hermannhof Winery December
9th and 10th
It's Winter in wine country and German carols ring throughout town and the
church dotted countryside, on weekend and some weekday services you'll still
hear old carols and hymns popular with the early settlers of the area of
Back to back
Kristkindl Markets are in full swing. First weekend in December
is the Chamber of Commerce Kristkindl Markt held at Stone Hill Winery and
Candlelight House Tour, all tour homes this year are in the
The second weekend in December
Kristkindl Markt at Hermanhoff's Festhalle sponsored by the
Hermann Arts Council, a tour of the old 1915 friary St George's Rectory
happens on December 9th along with a performance by the
German School Museum on 4th and Schiller
German School Museum is a
major contributing feature in Hermann's historic district and this old school
epitomizes the importance society placed on educating children. Step inside and
you'll have a glimpse of the place where so many of Hermann's early townfolk
spent so many of their formative years.. A Christmas Exhibit of art, craft,
scherenschnitte (German papercutting) and fraktur (primitive painting) will be
featured the month of December. Their Gift Shop is also open and ready for the
holidays. Come visit!
are few events so satisfying as the pleasurable anticipation of the
coming Christmas, in the silence of cold and snow without, and the
warmth and happiness within. Spend the night by the fire and awaken to
breakfast cuisine that seems to have been invented for winter. In
the quiet of a December snowfall, time seems to stand still.
Gift certificates are a great gift for
friends, family or business associates. Give the gift of
time and relaxation this season with a Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn or
Cottages stay. What could be a better present than fun and romance in a
If the dollar
amount of the gift certificate purchased exceeds the guest's stay, we will
refund the balance to the guest at check-in. If the dollar amount is less
than a guest's reservation, we will charge the balance at the time of
Our gift certificates may be used at both Hermann Hill Vineyard
& Inn and Hermann Hill Village cottages.
- All Hermann Hill
Accommodations are Non-Smoking Facilities -
Cottages in Winter
The West Bedroom in Cottage #1
Christmas inspires us to give our best in thoughtful ways....
Riverbluff Cottages offer a haven for those seeking a Winter Escape. The
Cottages are the perfect place to savor all that is beautiful about this
area, with a view of ice floes on the river and an expansive winter
landscape beyond. Pass the evening basking in the glow of a fire.....
Visit Our On Line
Gift Shop for
some wonderful ideas from
Silk Petal Soaps... Luxury Chenille Robes... Chocolate Lovers Gift
Impress your friends and
colleagues with a bottle of
Hermann Hill Port-Chocolate Raspberry Sauce
Available in distinctive bottles with hand dipped wax seals.
We have a chocolate sauce (flavored with Norton Port from the Hermann
Viticulture Appellation) made in Missouri with labels designed by Robert
Cantwell of New Haven. We will offer it for sale in our gift shop.
HERMANN HILL GIFT SHOP
Give the gift of art for the holidays...
Linda Heck's "Snowscape" of Hermann Hill / Oil
See Linda's website which tells about her and her art and showcases an
on line gallery
of more Hermann Hill prints for sale, a dynamic collection of seasonal
landscapes painted at
Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn. These prints are a
wonderful gift idea for friends who have stayed with us in all seasons....
....or give a seasonal print of Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter in
combination with a gift certificate for a memorable holiday presentation.
New friendships are forged, new traditions discovered, and often
when guests leave they have but one Christmas wish: to come back next
Back row (l-r): Mandy,
Mindy, Debbie, Val, Renee, Mary Bruckerhoff, Sarah
Front row (l-r): Nancy, Dawn, Wendy, Kelly, Isabel, Connie
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from all of us at Hermann Hill!