Touring the Hermann, Missouri Wine Trail

One thing is for certain: wineries in Hermann, Missouri are on to something. All of them have long-standing histories with the land and heritage and a dedication to providing the best possible tasting wine. With decades of experience behind them, why wouldn’t you want to visit?

Wineries are prolific in Missouri. The milder climate makes it one of the premier locations for viticulture in the US. With the growth of wineries skyrocketing, it’s no wonder Missouri is in on the wine making market. If you visit Hermann Missouri you are going to find a wine lover’s paradise. There are a number of great locations that have plenty of interactive happenings for customers. 
Covering twenty beautiful miles between New Haven and Hermann, Missouri, the Hermann Wine Trail features seven family-owned wineries. Here you will discover award winning wine, gorgeous vistas, arched underground cellars and friendly people. Be sure to check out the five seasonal events on the Hermann Wine Trail each year.  There is a seasonal event to interest every wine lover.
  • Chocolate Wine Trail – third weekend in February, a romantic Valentine’s tradition
  • Wild Bacon Wine Trail – first weekend in May, an event with international flair
  • Berries and BBQ Wine Trail – last full weekend of July, celebrates the flavors of summer
  • Holiday Fare Wine Trail – third weekend of November, a festive start to the holiday season
  • Say Cheese Wine Trail – second weekend of December, showcases the classic to creative pairings

Here are a few winery stops that are definitely worth the trip:
Adam Puchta Winery
573-486-5596 •

A tradition of fine winemaking begun in 1855 by Adam Puchta is continued today by his great-great grandson. Missouri’s oldest family farm winery is located along a creek in the beautiful Frene Valley just two miles southwest of Hermann.

Directions: Take Highway 100 West from Hermann. Turn left on Frene Creek Road.
Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 to 6:00; Sundays, 11:00 to 6:00
Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00; Sundays, 11:00 to 5:00

Bias Vineyards &Winery
573-834-5475 •

Bias Vineyards and Winery, a small family-owned winery near Berger, produces wine from vineyards just 600 feet from the winery, which allows harvest and crush to take place when grapes are at their peak. Pressing, fermentation, aging and bottling are all performed at the winery as well.

Directions: From Hermann, take Highway 100 East 7 miles. Turn left on Highway B.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 to 5:00; Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00; Sunday 11:00 to 6:00
Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00

Dierberg Star Lane
573-486-1182 •

Learn more about three California vineyards with a Hermann connection. Dierberg Estate Vineyards lies close to the Pacific Ocean in California’s Central Coast wine region. The vineyards provide both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for Dierberg Estate wines. Star Lane Vineyards at the far eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley is both the warmest and the highest elevation vineyard in the appellation. Three Saints wines are made from grapes carefully selected from the Dierberg Family’s vineyards in three of Santa Barbara County’s premium wine growing regions: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley.

Directions: The tasting room is located at 338 East First Street in Hermann, next to Hermannhof Winery.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00

Hermannhof Winery
573-486-5959 •

Hermannhof’s 10 stone cellars and brick superstructure are among the early Hermann buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1978, the Hermannhof Cellars were purchased by the James Dierberg family and renewal began. Today, the winery has a production capacity of 50,000 gallons. Hermannhof is a two-time winner of the Brown-Foreman Trophy for “Best New World White Wine.”

Directions: The winery is located at 330 East First Street in the Hermann.
Summer Hours: Open daily, 10:00 to 6:00
Winter Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00; Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00

OakGlenn Winery
573-486-5057 •

Tucked high and away on the bluffs of the Missouri River, OakGlenn offers a breathtaking countryside view. OakGlenn was owned in 1859 by internationally known horticulturist and vintner, George Husmann. The George Husmann Wine Pavilion, open daily, offers a large selection of premium wines. Live entertainment most Saturdays in the summer and fall.

Directions: From Hermann, take Highway 100 East for 2.7 miles. Turn left at OakGlenn Place.
Summer Hours: Open daily, 10:00 to 6:00; Sunday, noon to 6:00
Winter Hours: Open daily, 10:00 to 5:00

Röbller Winery
573-237-3986 •

Röbller Vineyard is located in the picturesque countryside just east of New Haven, where rich deep soils and gentle slopes provide excellent growing conditions and spectacular views. Families are always welcome—it’s common to find a kite in the sky, one of our dogs on the deck and the winemaker pouring the day’s samples. Pack up the kids and the picnic basket for a day to remember.

Directions: Take Highway 100 to New Haven. Turn south on Röbller Vineyard Road near the water tower.
Summer Hours:  Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00; Sunday, noon to 6:00
Winter Hours: Open daily, 10:00 to 5:00
Closed some holidays

Stone Hill Winery

573-486-2221 •

Perched on a hill overlooking Hermann, Stone Hill Winery & Restaurant is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Missouri Wine Country. Guests enjoy guided tours of the winery’s cavernous arched underground cellars, three tasting rooms, and a spacious gift shop. German specialties highlight an eclectic menu at Vintage Restaurant, located in the winery’s original stable and carriage house.

Directions: Take Highway 19 south through Hermann. Turn right on Highway 100 West, then right on Washington St. and left on 12th.

Winery Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30 to dusk; Sunday, 10:00 to 6:00

Restaurant Hours: February-April—Open for lunch and dinner Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, closed Wednesday and Thursday; May-December—Open daily for lunch and dinner; January—closed

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