Hermann is home to some of the nation’s most fascinating wineries including Stone Hill Winery, a Missouri treasure that overlooks the town from its beautiful hilltop perch. Boasting an incredible history and world renowned wines, it may well be worth a visit during your Hermann, MO, vacation!
History of Stone Hill Winery
Established in Hermann during 1847, Stone Hill quickly grew to become the second largest winery in the United States. Over time, the world began to sing the winery’s praises and a few of its selections won gold medals in eight world fairs, including Vienna and Philadelphia. Sadly, the rise of the Prohibition in 1920 crumbled Missouri’s wine industry and the once spectacular winery that stood atop the hill was used for nothing more than growing mushrooms in the cellar. Years later, in 1965, Jim and Betty Held moved to Hermann with their four small children and purchased the old winery. Renovations to restore the forgotten vineyard began immediately and before long, Stone Hill Winery was back up and running and once again producing quality wines.
Since the Stone Hill Winery’s reopening, it has received numerous awards including Small Business of the Year and eight Missouri Governor’s Cups!
Stone Hill Winery Selections
Stone Hill offers a wide variety of wines that meet nearly every preference, even for the pickiest of wine drinkers. Indulge in one of their rich and bold red wines or light and refreshing blancs. For wine lovers with a sweet tooth, Stone Hill’s dessert wine choices – rosés and sparkling spumante – may be just the thing! They even create fruity Jacquesse wines with fun flavors like “Kick’n Kolada” and “Kosmo,” and succulent grape juices with unique tastes.
Tours of Stone Hill Winery
Would you like to know how each exquisite creation from Stone Hill Winery is made? The original Hermann location tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at their quality wine-making process and property. Beginning in the Stone Hill vineyard, you will explore one of the greatest wineries in American history and end with a tasting of their 30 award-winning wines and grape juices. VIP and Group Tours are also available!
Tour the winery Sunday-Thursday 11:00-4:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00-6:00pm beginning at the top of every hour, and Saturday every half hour.
Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at Stone Hill Winery
The original carriage house and horse barn on the 1847 property have been transformed into Vintage Restaurant. It’s character, delicious German-inspired specialties, and warm charm have won the eatery the “Best German Restaurant in America” award. After your wine tour, stopping in for a flavorful meal will be the cherry on top to your perfect day.
Stone Hill Winery Events
There’s always something fun happening at Stone Hill Winery! Every Saturday, enjoy live music on the hilltop or in the Sherry House from local and regional musicians. There are also special events planned throughout the year such as Farm to Table dinners at Vintage Restaurant, a summer scavenger hunt, and Grapes to Glass tours. To find out what you can participate in during your stay, visit their website for a full list of events at the Stone Hill Winery and the town of Hermann.
Experience the Best of Hermann When You Stay With Us
At Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn & Spa, we are dedicated to giving you the luxurious and relaxing vacation that you deserve at only the best rates. You won’t have to lift a finger as every detail is taken care of for you, and our friendly staff will make sure you are happy and comfortable for the duration of your stay. All you will have to worry about is what to choose for your next customized breakfast or which one of our spa packages to indulge in.