What’s better than planning a wine tasting tour? Letting someone else plan it for you! The Hermann Wine Trail is truly the best way to visit several Missouri wineries. This 25-mile route through the Missouri countryside takes visitors on a scenic route from Hermann, MO to New Haven, MO, and stops at the area’s best wineries and vineyards along the way. Here are 5 reasons to travel the Hermann Wine Trail during your next stay.
#1 – You Can Visit up to 7 Missouri Wineries
The Hermann Wine Trail is a great way to spend a day if you’d like to make the most of your time in Missouri wine country. As you travel along, you’ll have the opportunity to sample wine at a number of different family-owned wineries. There are currently seven wineries along the trail, and it’s up to you to decide how many to visit in one day. Some guests choose to take their time, spreading out the wineries over two or more days. Others pack all seven in one day. Each winery has its only unique and special story to tell in addition to offering fantastic wines.
- Adam Puchta Winery
- Hermannhof Winery
- Bias Vineyards & Winery
- Curling Vine Winery
- Dierberg Star Lane
- Husmann Wine Company
- Röbller Winery
#2 – A Trolley Runs the Route
For many visitors, the best part about a day on the Hermann Wine Trail is that no one has to drive. The Hermann Trolley Co. provides transportation to and from the wineries on the trail. It’s one of the most fun Missouri wine tours in the area. For $15 per day, the Hermann Trolley will pick you up from Hermann Hill, take you along the wine trail, and drop you right back off where you started. Visiting Missouri wine country doesn’t get much easier than that!
#3 – There are Special Events on the Trail
If you have the time and flexibility to plan your trip to Hermann, MO, in advance, then be sure to take advantage of the special events on the Hermann Wine Trail. On select weekends, they offer special tours, giving visitors the chance to try unique food and wine pairings. Upcoming events include Berries & BBQ, Holiday Fare, Chocolate, and Wild Bacon. Tickets are $30 each and do sell out. So, plan ahead if you’d like to experience a special day on the Hermann Wine Trail!
#4 – You’ll Learn More about Wine
In the late 1830s, German farmers settled in the region. They soon began to grow grapes and make wine with great success. In the 185 years to follow, the region has experienced a number of highs and lows, due in part to prohibition. If you decide to take the Hermann Trolley, you’ll learn interesting details about the rise and fall of Missouri’s wine production during the 20th century.
#5 – You Can Explore Charming Towns Near Hermann
Check out the Hermann Wine Trail map, and you’ll notice the trail cuts through several small towns. Winding through the scenic countryside along the Missouri River, the trip takes visitors south from Hermann to New Haven. Along the way, visitors have the opportunity to shop or dine in some of the area’s most quaint towns. The wineries alone are reason enough to take the trail. However, the beautiful drive and opportunity to explore Missouri’s best small towns make it more than worth your while!
Plan Your Stay Along the Hermann Wine Trail!
To make the most of your day on the Hermann Wine Trail, treat yourself to a midweek or weekend getaway. Hermann Hill is an award-winning bed and breakfast in Hermann. We offer premium suites and cottages, a luxurious spa, and an unbeatable view of the Missouri River and valley. Book your stay with us and discover the Hermann Wine Trail, and many more fun things to do in Missouri!