Hermann's First Annual Country Fair on Saturday, September 12, will feature demonstrations of rural life skills, from cast iron cookery to blacksmithing. Most events will take place in and around the Hermannhof Hofgarten. Sponsored by Hermann Farm.

The Wedding Trail on Sunday, September 13 is a great opportunity for engaged couples and their families to see firsthand all Hermann has to offer as a venue for an elegant and affordable Wine Country Wedding. Be sure to stop by the Hermann Hill Chapel to see all the recent improvements we've made and enjoy a sample from the new margarita machine.

Hermann will hold a Victory Celebration September 23-27 in observance of the 2000th anniversary of the battle in which our city's namesake defeated three Roman legions and changed the course of history.

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the BarBQ & Brats Festival, September 25- 26, is the German version of finger-lickin' fun.

Hermann's Calendar of Events


Most heroes don't wear a cape. Those are the folks we like to salute at Hermann Hill.

This month, a special Hermann Hill "thank you" goes out to all the volunteer firemen—past and present—who have protected our town for a century and a half.

The Hermann Fire Company celebrates its 150th anniversary this month. In honor of the occasion, guests who qualify for our American Hero discount will receive a complimentary bottle of our Naked Grilling Sauce or Port Chocolate Raspberry. This special will continue through September and the first week of October (National Fire Prevention Week).

Speaking of heroes . . .

August winners of our Local Heroes Program are:   

  • Linda Williams, nominated by Donna and William Englehart of Fishers, Indiana. Linda envisioned opening a community food pantry through her church. Thanks to her passion and hard work, 50 volunteers now staff a food pantry that serves some 300 people a week.
  • Beth Hanson, nominated by Tom and Kerry Miller of Lake in the Hills, Illinois. Beth, a school teacher, makes an extra effort to help aging parents in their time of need.

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.

Tell us what you think . . .

In this month's survey, we'd like to hear your opinion of Hermann-area wines and wineries. We'll report the results next month and pass your comments on to local winemakers.

Traditional favorites carried the day in last month's breakfast survey. French toast was the hands-down favorite bread entree. Brunch Egg Casserole was the highest scoring egg entree.

We also received some great suggestions. (Splits of champagne for mimosas and take-out breakfast sandwiches for early departures were our favorites). But the overwhelming message was don't change. "How do you improve on perfection?" asked one guest.

Something special for barbecue buffs

If you love to barbecue, you'll love our new Grilling Basket, which you can have delivered to your room. The basket is loaded with goodies, including:

  • Two bottles of our new Naked Grilling Sauce—one to use and one to take home
  • Small Hermann Hill crock
  • Basting brush
  • Apron
  • Apple-flavored bratwurst from Swiss Meats
  • Loaf of bread

The Grilling Basket is $64.50. Add a bottle of Hermann Hill Port Chocolate Raspberry Sauce for just $15.00 more ($20 value).

Explore the Tavern Trail

Guests who book midweek stays at the Inn during the month of September will receive a $5.00 voucher good at several Hermann area taverns—local watering holes that serve good food in a friendly atmosphere. Watch for our upcoming Hermann Hill Tavern Trail, with suggested stops along routes for guests arriving from the east or west.

Sales Room Employee Award

The winery/brewery salesroom person of the month is Julia Witthaus of Stone Hill Winery, who will receive $50 in Hermann Bucks and a bottle of our Port Chocolate Raspberry Sauce.

A $100 Hermann Hill gift certificate goes to Nathan and Jessica Porter of Fairfield, Iowa, winners of the guest card drawing.

There's lots happening at Hermann Hill this month—come see what's new. Call 573-486-4455 or visit our secure website to plan your Wine Country getaway.

Your innkeepers,