A Weekend Getaway to Hermann

Whether you bring your girlfriends or go for a romantic getaway, there is plenty to discover and indulge in

Whatever your taste buds crave in your wineglass and on your plate, they will come alive here. Although everyone who visits has their own special favorite, one that stands out to most is Dierberg–Star Lane–Three Saints Tasting room. This is attached to the Hermannhoff Winery facility in the downtown area. Directly across from the train station. Dierberg, Star Lane and Three Saints offer California produced wine. It is owned by Jim and Mary Dierberg, who also own Hermannhoff Winery. They purchased the winery in 1974 and continue to raise its reputation as a place for education and entertainment. They also own Drum Canyon, Dierberg and Star Lane Vineyards in Santa Barbara, California, where they raise traditional European varietals. Today, the entire operation is one big family affair, with their grown children and their spouses intimately involved in day-to-day operations of the vineyards and winery.

330 East First Street, Hermann, MO  65041. Call 573-486-5959. Visit for an event schedule.

For the best tasting experience, Adam Puchta Winery can’t be beat. They offer small bites of chocolate and shortbread with certain tastings so you can experience unique flavors. There is one combo with a lime shortbread and one of their wines that ends up tasting like a margarita! It is a fun thing to experience. The oldest continuously owned family winery in the United States, ownership has been in the hands of the Puchtas for seven generations since 1855. Tim Puchta, sixth generation, and his son, Parker Puchta, seventh generation, continue to operate the winery, while son, Spencer Puchta, also seventh generation, has ventured out on his own. He still takes part in helping out at times. Their Estate Norton is award-winning. You can stay in their guesthaus or cabin for a little slice of wine country paradise.

1947 Frene Creek Rd., Hermann, MO 65041, 573-486-5596. Visit to read their entire history. 

For the best tour, choose Stone Hill Winery, which is known as the biggest and nicest of the facilities in Hermann. They give a great tour with lots of history, so if you want to hear about how Missouri wines began, and see some original cellars, this is the tour to take. Norton, Missouri’s official state grape produces a big, full-bodied red. This is the flagship wine of Stone Hill. The 2011 Norton and 2012 Cross J Norton both won a trifecta of awards, including the coveted Missouri Governor’s Cup, adding to eight other Stone Hill Governor Cup awards. They also use such grapes as Vidal, Chardonel and Vignoles. This winery is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1965, local farmers Jim and Betty Held, with their four children, purchased and moved into the original winery and restored it, along with the restaurant.

Stone Hill Winery & Vintage Restaurant is located at 1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, MO  65041. Visit or call 573-486-2221.

For an amazing view of the Missouri River, visit OakGlenn Winery. If the weather is accommodating, it is worth the trip out there to purchase a bottle of wine and some snacks and enjoy the scenery. The Vineyards and winery are situated high on the bluffs overlooking the river. Live entertainment is featured on the outdoor patio and stage most Saturday and Sunday evenings starting in April and running through November. Oktoberfest concert events take place every weekend in October. Their motto is, “We’ll see you on the bluff.”

OakGlenn Winery is located at OakGlenn Place, Hermann, MO 65041. Visit or call 573-486-5057.

When you are craving a unique dining experience, a plethora of offerings await you. Visit Harvest Table Eatery Miscellany, which serves delicious, made-from-scratch German fare. A retail section features items by local artists along with creative kitchen wares and gifts. For a bespoke experience, visit Alpenhorn Gasthaus and Kitchen, which is actually a bed and breakfast, but the public is welcome to dine here for dinner. It possesses a lot of charm and is situated on the first level of the house, which provides an intimate experience. They also have a nice port and chocolate tasting for dessert in their cellar upon request, an indulgent way to end the evening! They also offer gourmet cooking classes and use ingredients from their herb and vegetable garden. Reservations are recommended. The Stone Hill Winery Vintage Restaurant also offers delightful German fare, and the vibe is quaint. The Adam Puchta Winery 1855 Cellar Bistro serves pizza and many other mouthwatering specialties.

Do a little research online before you go, tailor your trip to your tastes and enjoy a dreamy Hermann getaway! You’ll find hospitality and make new friends while you learn about this historic locale.


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