Hermann Wine Trail
Wine Tours & Tastings
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Winding through some of the prettiest scenery in Missouri, the Hermann Wine Trail meanders for some 20 miles along the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven. Nestled along the trail are seven charming family-owned wineries. The Hermann Wine Trail hosts five annual wine and food events throughout the year; Chocolate Wine Trail in February, Wild Bacon Wine Trail in May, Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail in July, Holiday Fare Wine Trail in November and Say Cheese Wine Trail in December.
Hermann, Missouri

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Elizabeth M
9 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
Great way to spend a day with friends. All 7 stops are in a close proximity so you can make all the stops in one day. The food is great, the wine is delicious and each winery is unique and beautiful. Highly recommend to couples or any group of friends looking for something to do.
Written November 26, 2016
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Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the wine trail event! We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful region with rich history. Thanks for the kind words about our wines and food too! We hope you visit again for one of our other wine trail events too! Cheers, Patty - President, Hermann wine Trail
Written November 30, 2016
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MosbyScout
Lake Worth, FL218 contributions
Oct 2015
It was Sunday of the first weekend of Oktoberfest of October and the internet was not overly informative of where to go or what to do, but we were passing through a German-settled area on the Rhineland of the US so why not stop. We found the town info center and were directed to what was happening where. As it turned out, most of the typical Oktoberfest activities had been on Saturday but some of the wineries were having music (only one oompah band) and food, so we headed to the Hermann Wine Trail. But wait! The local Tin Mill brewery did have a German buffet, but the buffet was closed when we got there and we were given an a la carte menu instead -- so guess we’ll have wine rather than beer with our brats. Our first stop on Hermann’s Wine Trail was at Oak Glenn, a beautiful venue situated high on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. A tasting was $3 for 6 wines. Our hostess was enthusiastic and informative and was very good at listening to what we liked and offering us the “right wines.” Her care and guidance actually resulted in our buying more wine here than anywhere else on the wine trail. A stop at Adam Puchta Winery revealed all sweet wines (which we weren’t really interested in) at a higher tasting price so we moved on. Although we didn’t visit all the wineries on the trail, Stone Hill Winery had to be among the largest scale/most commercial. We did enjoy their Norton (Missouri’s official State grape), so much so that we bought the Cross J Vineyard Norton which was purported to be grown in the owner’s backyard with all the TLC that entails. Due to its limited quantity it was not available for tasting so we gambled on one bottle of Cross J @ $6 more than their Norton and bought a bottle of the Norton as well to taste test with friends back home. Final stop for us on the wine trail was Hermannhof Winery which was closest to town. They were the only place we visited with German music and the crowd seemed to appreciate it with dancing and singing. They had great soft pretzel sticks, local brats with sauerkraut, homemade German potato salad, and potato pancakes with chunky applesauce. We also bought a couple of their bottles of wine made from local grapes – Chambourcin for us and a Riesling for a friend. They also have a few lines of wines produced from the owners’ vines in California. After the tasting we visited sites and scenery in the town and surroundings including the KATY Trail. Nice place to visit.
Written October 11, 2015
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Thank you for your nice review of the Hermann Wine Trail. We are so happy you enjoyed the wineries, food and wine during Octoberfest. October is one of the most beautiful months in Hermann wine country. We hope you visit us again when you are in Missouri! Cheers, Patty - President, Hermann Wine Trail
Written October 13, 2015
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Ray D
Lake Saint Louis, MO194 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
We purchased tickets for the BBQ, Wine and Berries weekend. Good, not great. My advice for anyone is to absolutely go on the wine trail on non-event weekends. There are beautiful views from Oak Glen Winery with ok wine. Stone Hill of course. Adam Puchta for the wine and tasting process. Also, if you have time, check out Lost Creek Winery outside of Hermann a few miles east of 19 off of Hwy 94. Nice OASIS in the hills. Very good wine too. We are really blessed in Missouri with wonderful scenery, historic river villages like Hermann, and great, great food in the STL area and throughout Missouri, especially over the past 15 years and all at a price that won't break your piggy bank. Hermann is a great town. Must visit if you are in the area. Also, don't forget the Tin Mill brewery there.
Written July 30, 2013
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Thank you for your review. The Hermann Wine Trail appreciates your kind words about the Hermann Wine Trail and area. Yes, it is less busy on a non-event weekend. Many visitors like the hustle and bustle of an event but we appreciate that they are not for all. We are fortunate to have such great hospitality and great wines in our backyard! Please visit us again!
Written July 31, 2013
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MelM
4 contributions
May 2021
I have attended many of your wine trails and have always loved them. We attended the Wild Bacon Wine trail this year and I brought many people who had never done one. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in the ridiculous overboard COVID measures that were taken that limited shopping and really the "fun" that goes with a wine trail. Because of these limitations, it was difficult if not impossible to even get served at a couple of the places. Two of the best wineries were not in it, and adding Curling Vines that you have to drive 30 minutes to get to is just not realistic in the time frame that is given for the trail. I had talked up these wine trails to my group, only to be pretty disappointed.
Written June 11, 2021
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Jonidleo
Lansing, KS3 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Beautiful scenery, great vineyards, great food... But beware of Happy Trails Wine tours!!!! Obnoxious and inappropriate owner!!! Demanded tip before service was done! She said she had already been "stiffed" today by another group and it wasn't going to happen again!! Dirty, unsafe, no air conditioner van. Out b & b owner arranged it for us. Told him what happened and he was upset. Also made a written complaint to Chamber of Commerce. They knew of her and her reputation. We are 3 women in our late 50's. So beware!!
Written September 25, 2015
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Thanks for your great review for the Hermann Wine Trail! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the wineries! We are sorry to hear about your experience with Happy Trails Wine Tours. The Hermann Wine Trail is not associated with this business. They are a private business. We will also pass this along to the Hermann Tourism director and the Hermann Chamber of Commerce. We hope you visit the Hermann Wine Trail again! Cheers, Patty - President, Hermann Wine Trail
Written September 27, 2015
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BobandRox
Myrtle Beach, SC99 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
Of the many wineries to visit in the area, it will behoove you to do a bit of research first. Many of the wines are similar in the area as the varietals are limited. Must sees include Hermannhoff in downtown Hermann which should include a walking tour of the downtown area with man shops and establishments to grab food and/or beverage. Stone Hill (up on a hill in Hermann) has one of the more interesting eateries with outstanding food and a wonderfully presented tour of the winery and underground storage area. For an absolutely delightful lunch with a breath taking view, I enjoy Oak Glenn. The view of the Missouri River is wonderful and the outdoor setting away from the hustle and bustle of town make this one of my favorites in the area. There are other award winning wineries in the area, and depending on your tastes, they are well worth searching for and visiting. The area hosts many events throughout the year, including their month long festival in October. Don't forget to eave room in the trunk of your car for the bottles of wine you will assuredly be bringing back home with you. Enjoy.
Written January 5, 2012
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Gruntlumber
Prairie Village, KS319 contributions
Sep 2011 • Couples
Why else would you come to Hermann unless you toured the wineries? We had a fantastic time bouncing from place to place. It was only a one night trip so we are looking forward to going back and checking out the spots we didn't have time for. I would certainly recommend using the trolley. It's like having a personal taxi. They'll take you wherever you want to go and pick you up whenever you're ready to move on. Here's what we did.

I'll start with Oak Glenn. They probably have the worst wine of all, but they have the most fantastic view. We left before the party started but they were scheduled to have live music from 6-10pm. Regarding the wine, one diamond in the rough was the white port. The red port was good too, but having a white port is rather unique.

Adam Puchta had some of the best wine that we sampled. Although not as spectacular as Oak Glenn in regards to the view, Adam Puchta is nestled in a peacefully secluded area with tables to sit and hang out. We bought some crackers, meat and cheese and had a couple bottles of wine. Again, the port here blew me away. They also had a sherry which was amazing.

Stone Hill is the biggest winery and had the widest selection of good wine. They too have an area to sit with a bottle of wine and have cheese/crackers (besides the Vintage restaurant). Good view of Hermann from up there.

Last but not least is Hermannhof, which is the closest winery in town. Hermannhof is also hooked up with the Dierberg winery from California, and they have their own separate tasting room. The standout here was the Three Saints Pinot Noir. Very different and very good.

Wir waren betrunken über Wein.
Written September 25, 2011
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sunny_spots
Dallas, TX36 contributions
The town has great ambience and the wine tastings were a wonderful experience. Starting from the winery in towm (Hermanoff) we went further out.
In terms of wine taste & price - Adam Puchita was the best. All the wines we bought were from this winery
In terms of ambience the Oakglen and Bias out ranked the others. Oakglen is perched atop a hill and provides live music in the evenings. Its open till late so it can be last winery for the evening
Bias winery was excellent - unlike other wineries we could take a walk among the vineyards. We walked through the vineyards to reach a picturesque lake and spent a pleasant afternoon at this vineyard
Written August 29, 2009
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kcleaver
Shawnee, KS29 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
We went on the winter cheese & wine tour. We enjoyed our driver very much and had a fun time on the bus btwn. vineyards. Some owners/employees were friendlier than others. We were looking to learn new things & purchased wines from those that were willing to spend some time with us. My husband is not a big wine drinker & he also enjoyed the tour.
Written December 12, 2016
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Thanks for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed the Say Cheese Wine Trail! Glad your husband enjoyed the wine trail event too! I will pass your comments on to the member owners. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We hope you visit the Hermann Wine Trail again very soon. Cheers, Patty - President, Hermann Wine Trail
Written December 14, 2016
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Sarah B
Kansas City, MO89 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
When my husband and I started touring the wine trail 8 years ago, most of the wineries offered free tastings. Now, there are either almost none or none that offer this and while the price for the tastings has gone up, the size of the tasting is quite small. We buy plenty of these local wines, and can't help but be disappointed in the change over the years. The best way to tour the wine trail is with lots of friends on the trolley and supplemental drinks in a cooler.
Written May 3, 2016
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Dear Sarah, Thank you for your review. We are sorry you are disappointed with the wineries policies about charging for wine samples. Many of the wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail are small, and have decided that in order to remain in business, they are going to have to charge for samples. Many wineries across Missouri and the country are charging for samples due to the high costs of running a winery. The Hermann wineries are also trying to not raise the bottle price of their wines, even though expenses keep going up. We are blessed to have so many visitors that support local and buy local. We thank you for supporting our Hermann wineries and hope that you do visit us again. Sincerely, Patty - President, Hermann Wine Trail
Written May 5, 2016
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