The holidays are magical in Hermann, where Old-World traditions date back centuries. Most holiday events, including the popular Kristkindl Markts, take place the first two weekends of December. This weekend, vendors will be at the Stone Hill Winery Pavilion.
The Hermann Hill Chapel Open House on Sunday, December 12, gives engaged couples and their families a chance to see all Hermann Hill has to offer for a spectacular Wine Country Wedding. Wedding coordinators will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.
This event is a smaller version of the Wedding Trail, scheduled for Saturday, January 15, which is designed for brides who have booked a Hermann Hill wedding or are thinking of doing so.
The Say Cheese Wine Trail debuts December 11-12. Seven local vintners will showcase classic pairings of wine and cheese. Wine Trail tickets ($30/person) may be purchased online or by phone from the Hermann Welcome Center, 800-932-8687. There'll be lots going on in Hermann that weekend, including the Kristkindl Markt at the Festhalle.
The Chocolate Wine Trail, February 19-20, is a delightful Valentine's getaway idea. Sip and sample chocolate and wine pairings on the Hermann Wine Trail, then settle into a luxurious Inn suite or riverbluff cottage. Call 800-932-8687
The 32nd annual Hermann Wurstfest the last weekend of March will feature samples and sales from the state's leading purveyors, sausage-making contests and demonstrations, German music and dancing, and the crowd-pleasing Wiener Dog Derby. This is a popular event — reserve your room soon.