Grapes to Glass
July 17

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.

Savor the flavors of summer at the Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail, July 24-25. Sip and sample delicious food and wine pairings at seven stops along the Hermann Wine Trail, which meanders for 20 scenic miles along the river between Hermann and New Haven.

Roll up your pants legs for fun and charity at Stone Hill Winery's Grape Stomp on Saturday, August 14. (It's also lots of fun to just watch.) Registration opens at 11:00, stomping starts at 1:00.

Hermann's second annual Country Fair, September 11-12 at the Hofgarten, will feature demonstrations and displays of life on the farm.

The Hermann Wedding Trail on Sunday, September 12, is a great opportunity for engaged couples and their families to see all Hermann Hill has to offer for a spectacular Wine Country wedding. We invite you to join us at the Chapel for tasting and tours.

Teams from around the Midwest will fire up their grills for the BarBQ & Brats Festival, September 24-25, a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event.

Hermann's Calendar of Events

Several guided tours of Hermann Hill are now available on YouTube. Take a look!


Dear [fname],

Guests love our Summer Solstice Special

Meet Our Staff

Front desk manager Debbie Riegel, who has been part of the Hermann Hill family for more than 10 years, is often the friendly voice you hear when you call the Inn. Debbie handles reservations for groups and wedding parties and their families. She also trains new employees on front desk operations. She and her husband, Ralph, have three sons, Rod, Derek and Jeremy, and four grandchildren.

Hermann Hill enjoyed a record-breaking 90.1 percent occupancy rate in June, thanks in part to our popular Summer Solstice Special.

This summer, when you book a multiple-night stay that includes a Wednesday, you'll receive a voucher to enhance your stay. Options include:

  • A $25 voucher to rent a bike
  • A $25 voucher for lunch at a local restaurant
  • Two all-day fares for the Hermann Trolley
  • The makings of a great meal for your Cottage grill
  • A cookbook, apron and chance to work alongside the kitchen staff at the Inn

In addition, Hermann Hill will make a $10 donation to the National Brain Tumor Society for every Summer Solstice reservation.

Summer Solstice Special  ends August 31. Offers may be used in combination with our multiple-night midweek and American Hero Discounts, but not with a last-minute discount.

Anniversary celebrations were the theme of last month's winning threads entries.

Larry and Sheri of Gardner, Kansas, write . . . We were truly sorry to see this wonderful anniversary trip come to an end. Everything at the Inn has been wonderful, from the gracious staff, to the food, to all the little things you might miss if you weren't careful (like fish food by the bridge over the fish pond). We drove all over Hermann, and there is not another view that comes close to the one here at the Inn. And to see the sunrise from that view... amazing!

On the three-mile walk we saw deer right off the bat. It was great to walk around town, soaking up Hermann history. Afterward, we had an in-room massage--fantastic!

We visited five wineries during our stay. The best tasting experience was at Adam Puchta, the best tour was at Stone Hill, and we liked the wine best at Röbller Vineyards. The four-course dinner at Alpenhorn Gasthaus was magnificent. The topper was dessert in a candlelit wine cellar. 

Andrew and Danya of Lenexa, Kansas, write . . . We tossed around several ideas of where to celebrate our five-year anniversary. Ultimately, wedecided to head back to the place where we felt the most relaxed and pampered--Hermann Hill.

We arrived in Hermann at noon and enjoyed lunch at the Barrel Bar & Grill. At the Inn, we were greeted by Debbie, who said our Cottage was ready ahead of schedule. She went over all the amenities so we could make the most of our stay, and we selected two movies from the complimentary DVD library. 

That afternoon we visited Adam Puchta, Stone Hill, and Hermannhof wineries. (We were so inspired by Hermann's Norton wines on a previous trip that we planted our own Norton grapevines in our backyard at home!) Back at the Cottage, I couldn't wait to use my favorite amenity--the steam shower. 

We woke early the next day and took advantage of the cool morning with breakfast on the deck and a leisurely hike down the shaded KATY Trail. We photographed the gorgeous views at Oakglenn Winery, then found a great lunch value at Hermannhof --bread, cheese, and two glasses of wine for about $10. That evening we grilled our purchases from Swiss Meats, played board games and admired our final sunset in Hermann.  

Don't let summer slip away with making a few great memories of your own. Call 573-486-4455 today to plan your Hermann Hill getaway.

Your innkeepers,