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November 2003 Newsletter

Hermann Hill Port-Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

Nearly everyone knows that the Norton grapes we grow are sold to Stone Hill Winery and used in their award-winning port. While visiting various wineries around the country, we sampled chocolate sauces made with Cabernet, Merlot, and even some port. After having our guests sample various flavors-chocolate, fudge, and chocolate-raspberry, the overwhelming majority thought the chocolate-raspberry was the best. Now 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 and at the Kristkindl Market during the first two weekends in December.

For years we have delivered warm cookies to each of our guest's door at night. With the introduction of the Port Chocolate-Raspberry Sauce, guests now will receive a small dish of vanilla ice cream topped with the sauce along with the cookies. 

2500 Bulbs !!!

Our latest outdoor project involves planting bulbs and day lilies in 30 areas along the west side of the driveway. Each circle will have 70 to 100 bulbs on the outside and a variety of day lilies (to be planted nearly next spring) on the inside. Valerie and Michelle are planting the bulbs. Because we have so much rock, we had to haul in top soil (see innkeeper on tractor). We hope this project will bring years of enjoyment to our guests in the spring and early summer.


Gift certificates may be purchased online, by telephone or through the mail. They are the perfect gift for those celebrating a special occasion or for someone who has everything.

Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

711 Wein Street - P.O. Box 555
Hermann, Missouri (MO) 65041
Phone: (573) 486-HILL (573-486-4455)  |  Fax: (573) 486-5373
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