Friday, May 23, 2014

The Best of Berries & Barbeque

          Two things the people of Missouri love together: fruity wine, and smoky barbeque.  Well, you’re in luck, Missouri, because Hermann, Missouri will be hosting their annual Berries & BBQ Wine Trail on Saturday, July 26th from 10:00- 5:00 and Sunday, July 27 from 11:00- 5:00.  This unique wine trail welcomes visitors and locals alike to taste many flavorful Missouri wines complimented with delicious, sizzling barbeque.
The seven wineries that will take part in the Berries & BBQ Wine Trail include: Adam Puchta, Stone Hill, Bias, Oakglenn, Hermannhof, Dierburg Star Lane, and Rӧbller.  Each location will provide the consumers with a sample of select wine and barbequed appetizers for their guests to enjoy.  Don’t forget a designated driver, or, once inside the city limits, rely on the Hermann Trolley or River City taxi to bring you and your friends on the rest of the trail.  When the day is done, come back to a luxurious room or cottage at Hermann Hill to continue your evening or get refreshed for the next day on this fun-filled weekend. 

The Menu of the Berries & BBQ Wine Trail is as follows:
·         Adam Puchta
BBQ Brisket with Corn on the Cob, paired with Sangria

·         Bias
 Stuffed Mini Burgers, paired with Very Berry Wine

·         Dierberg Star Lane
 Grilled Chicken with Caper Berry and Grape Salsa, paired with Chardonnay

·         Hermannhof
Grilled Flatbread with Mascarpone and Mixed Berries, paired with Strawberry Rapture

·         OakGlenn
Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin, paired with Vidal Blanc

·         Röbller
BBQ Pork Steak Sliders, paired with Vidal Blanc

·         Stone Hill
Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Pizza, paired with Kick’n Sangria
            Tickets are $30 for the two day event, and this also includes being entered in a drawing for a one night stay at a local Bed and Breakfast and a $30 gift certificate. 


Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

The Hermann Variety

           Located directly off of the Missouri River, Hermann may seem like a small town to pass through on the way to some larger destination, but don’t be fooled; this little town has big events, bigger character, and the biggest heart of any other city within a hundred mile radius.  They are the king of Bed and Breakfasts, and one in particular,  Hermann Hill Inn and Spa, sits above the rest offering countless amenities, incredible service, upscale living spaces and prime location with an unforgettable view. 
          Upon arrival, the very best of Hermann hospitality is shown as the stain-glass front door is opened and the guest is graciously welcomed to the Inn.  Each visitor receives their own personal attendant to explain all of the features included with their stay, and the countless other experiences Hermann has to offer.  As the attendant shows the guest around their temporary home, a gasp might be heard as the visitor gets their first glance of the town from the top of Hermann Hill.  Overlooking Norton vineyards, and historic Hermann, Missouri, this remarkable view is the perfect way to be introduced into the community. 
          Popular activities among Hermann travelers include riding the trolley to four local wineries including: Stone Hill, Adam Puchta, Oakglenn, and Hermannhof to enjoy wine tastings, mingle with locals and other travelers, or to simply relax and appreciate time away from hectic, everyday life.  The Tin Mill Brewery and self-guided tour is also another great option for the beer connoisseur, or anyone wanting to learn how beer is made.  Six local brews are offered for consumption at this unique location.  Varying from light, to heavy, these lagers are sure to please. 
          Not much of a drinker? That’s ok!  Hermann is also the perfect location for the outdoors enthusiast.  Guests at the Hermann Hill Inn and Spa can take the, “Hermann Hill Three-Mile Walk Challenge,” as a self-guided tour around town to see the many historic monuments and landmarks of this predominantly German town.  
          Another exciting option for travelers of all ages is taking a bike ride through the countryside on the Katy Trail, a National Park located right across the Missouri River.  On this trail, bikers move at their own pace, stopping at any time for a quick drink, lunch break or photo opportunity.  After a long day of outdoor explorations, these adventure seekers will be ready for calm, relaxing evening, and staying at Hermann Hill River Bluff Cottages is the perfect way for those wanting a peaceful evening to get away from it all.   Overlooking the Missouri, these cottages are sure to satisfy with aesthetically pleasing view, and an equally relaxing getaway.  Unwinding has never been easier than while watching the sunset over the river from a hot tub on your own private deck. 
          If you ask a guest, after their stay in Hermann, “What was your favorite part?” the answers will be immensely diverse, and when asking, “What does Hermann have to offer?” the answers will be numerous.  The truth of the matter is Hermann, Missouri has countless ways to create enjoyable, everlasting memories; now the only question is, “How will you make yours?”

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Massaging your Soul

When we built our spa and spa guest suites, it was just the beginning of offering our guests amenities that focus on their health and well being.  From big to small ideas, we are always looking for ways to provide our guests with amenities that will help them sleep better, get fit, and relax.  Some of the amenities that we have added include:

  •  A new personal chapel for guests to use as a place to reflect
  • Celebration point-a beautiful area to appreciate nature and what it has created
  • 3-mile walk t-shirts for all guests who participate
  • Katy trail map and lunches tailored with our guests in mind
  • Sleep masks for those who want to sleep late
  • Fans in every room for those who like a cool breeze while they sleep
  • Early continental breakfast for those who want to enjoy breakfast while watching the sun rise
  • Relaxing candles in every room
  • Zen gardens in four of our suites at the Vineyard Inn & Spa
  • Bamboo flooring in our spa suites at the Vineyard Inn & Spa
  • Steam showers in every room
  • Infrared Saunas in the Seyval and Virginia Seedling Spa suites
  • Fire pit tables outside the Seyval and Vidal suites
 Many of our new amenities were suggested by our guests and we love hearing their suggestions.  If you have an idea please feel free to email us at

Peggy and Terry Hammer
Owners & Innkeepers
Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn