Wedding Trail
January 16

Taste, tour, and see all Hermann has to offer for an elegant and affordable Wine Country wedding.

Grapes to Glass
February 13, March 20, 27 & 28

A special behind-the-scenes VIP tour and tasting at Stone Hill Winery, limited to 40 participants. Advance tickets ($25/person) required. Call 800-909-9463.

Chocolate Wine Trail
February 20-21

Sip and sample romantic chocolate and wine pairings at six wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail. Advance tickets ($30/person) required. Call 800-932-8687 or order online.

Wurstfest
March 27-28

Celebrate the "Best of the Wurst." Highlights include samples and sales from the state's leading purveyors, sausage-making contests and demonstrations, German music and dancing, and the popular Wiener Dog Derby on Sunday afternoon.

Hermann's Calendar of Events

This month's Local Heroes

Kamy Chuckanova, nominated by Ron and Eileen Ranchilio of St. Peters. Since immigrating here from Bulgaria, Kamy has overcome many challenges to live her American dream.

Gene Weber, nominated by Cindy and Greg Dahm of St. Charles. Gene is a long-time volunteer fireman who devotes his time, energy and compassion to help others.

Warm up your winter with the best Hermann Hill getaway deal* yet.

Book a two-night stay in January, February or March that includes a week night (Sunday through Thursday) and we'll sweeten your getaway with:

  • A complimentary Chocolate Bowl if you're staying at the Inn. This $60 value includes a bottle of Port Chocolate Raspberry Sauce, two Hermann Hill chocolate lover's mugs, and assorted chocolates, all packaged in a plastic flower bowl with a packet of herb seeds.
  • A complimentary Grilling Bowl if you're staying at a Cottage. This $50 value includes two bottles of Naked Grilling Sauce, a Hermann Hill basting mug, basting brush, and grilling apron, all packaged in a plastic flower bowl with a packet of herb seeds.
  • $20 voucher for Hermann Bucks you can spend however you like during your stay.
  • 10 percent off your second night's stay (Sunday through Thursday).
  • Frequent Stay program credits. After you've stayed 10 nights, we'll send you a gift certificate equal to 10 percent of what you've spent, retroactive to January 1, 2008.

*This promotion excludes Valentine's Weekend, February 13 and 14.

Do you know someone planning a wedding?

If so, be sure to tell them about The Hermann Wedding Trail on Saturday, January 16. This is a great opportunity for engaged couples and their families to taste and tour at the Hermann Hill Chapel and to see all Hermann has to offer as a venue for an elegant and affordable Wine Country Wedding. Hermann holds Wedding Trails three times a year—January, April and September.

And speaking of romance . . .

We're reserving several upper-level cottage units just for couples who want to be married or renew their vows on Valentine's Day. For details call Glenda Kraettli, senior wedding coordinator, 573-220-1429.

Tell us your Hermann Hill story

Hermann Hill is all about people, which is why we're launching a new program in 2010 to encourage guests to share their stories. We'll present gift certificates to two guests each month, whose stories will be featured in the newsletter and on our web site.

What made your Hermann Hill getaway special? At check-in, we'll give you a form so you can tell us about a special occasion, describe a memorable outing, share a helpful hint. For example, we were moved by the story of a soldier and his wife who stayed with us during his leave from Iraq. Another couple explained how they heat their breakfast ramekins on their Cottage grill. Who knew?

Salesroom Employee of the Year

Charlene Penn of Adam Puchta Winery is our 2009 winery/brewery salesroom employee of the year. December guests cast their votes to decide a tight race between Charlene and Ray Berlener of Stone Hill Winery. Both Ray and Charlene will receive special gifts for their outstanding efforts. Eric and Karen Wilson of Wichita, Kansas, are winners of the winery card drawing.

It's a brand new year—start it off right. Call 573-486-4455 or visit our secure website today to plan your Hermann Hill getaway.

Your innkeepers,