The Holiday Fare Wine Trail is a great way to kick off the holiday season. Sip and sample festive food and wine pairings at six wineries November 21 and 22.

Hermann takes on a special glow at Christmastime. Kristkindl Markts at Stone Hill Winery the first weekend of December and at the Hermannhof Festhalle the second weekend of December are reminiscent of Germany's famous Christmas Markets.

If you know someone who's getting engaged over the holidays, be sure to tell them about The Hermann Wedding Trail on Saturday, January 16. It's a great opportunity for 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's Calendar of Events

This month's Local Heroes

  • Jim and Jackie Moore, nominated by Terry and Theresa Fishtner of Bartley, Nebraska. The Moores serve their rural community by operating a restaurant.
  • Linda Gibson, nominated by Ralph and Nancy Young
    of Columbia, Missouri. Linda has helped many children through adoption and as a foster caregiver.  

Gift certificates will be mailed to the guests who nominated this month's winners, so they can present them to their local heroes in person.

This month's Sales Room Employee Award

  • Ray Berlener of Stone Hill Winery has again won the salesroom person of the month award. Ray's will receive $50 in Hermann Bucks and a bottle of Hermann Hill Port Chocolate Raspberry Sauce.
  • Randy and Annette Bradley of St. Peters, Missouri, are winners of the guest card drawing. They'll receive a $100 Hermann Hill gift certificate.


Hermann Hill gift certificates—always in demand, never out of date

Hermann Hill gift certificates never disappoint . . . and they never expire. Our gift certificates are popular with both gift givers, who appreciate the convenience, and gift recipients, who love the flexibility.

Nearly 40 percent of our guests use a gift certificate to pay for all or part of their stay. "The best gift we've ever received" is a remark we hear time and again.

Back by popular demand: $20 bonus vouchers enhance the value of your gift.

Here's how it works : For every $200 worth of gift certificates you purchase in November or December, we'll include a $20 bonus voucher to the Hermann Hill gift shop, which the recipient can redeem for anything from a Hermann Hill mug to a bottle of one of our famous sauces. (You could, of course, use the voucher yourself. We'll never tell.)

As with all our specials, the Hermann Hill guarantee means this offer is retroactive. So we'll be sending bonus vouchers to everyone who purchased gift certificates in October.

We're giving away gift baskets to guests who book multiple-night getaways before the end of the year.

Stay three or more consecutive nights in one of our Inn suites between now and the end of the year and you'll receive a free Chocolate Lover's Basket, a $99 value. Stay three or more consecutive nights in a Riverbluff cottage and you'll receive a free Grilling Basket with a chocolate sauce bonus, a $79.50 value.

Can't stay three nights? Book a two-night weekend stay at the Inn in December and we'll bill your Saturday stay at the Friday rate.

Now breakfast is even better.

Survey respondents rave about breakfast at the Inn. "Don't change a thing," they say. But our philosophy is that there's always room for improvement.

Now when you reserve three or more days at the Inn, we'll email you a list of 20 of our most popular breakfast entrees so you can choose in advance which six you want to have during your stay. As always, you can dine with fellow guests or have breakfast brought to your room.

The holidays are right around the corner. Call 573-486-4455 or visit our secure website today to order Hermann Hill gift certificates for those special folks on your list.

Your innkeepers,