Friday, June 26, 2009

Ricky’s Chocolate Box

Got a sweet tooth? Ricky’s Chocolate Box on Market Street has plenty of chocolate goodies to satisfy your sugar cravings. It’ll be hard to choose which concoctions to try, with all the handmade truffles, chocolate turtles, peanut butter cups, chocolate-covered pretzels, s’mores, etc., looking so delectable in the glass display case. You can buy them by the piece or by the pound.

WEBSITE:
http://www.rickyschocolatebox.com/

LOCATION:
310 Market St.

PARKING:
Along west side of Market St.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
M-Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 10am-2pm


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Vintage 1847 Restaurant

A really nice restaurant to sit down to dinner at is Vintage 1847 at Stone Hill Winery. The rustic decor, low lighting, good food and list of Stone Hill wines make it a great place to enjoy your evening meal. Vintage offers unique entrees, like Smoked Pork Chop with Brandied Apples. There is also a German menu with authentic entrees and side dishes to choose from; I had the German Schnitzel with potato cakes and German potato salad, and it was very good. The menu tells you which wines go best with each meal, and it’s nice to linger over a second glass and some dessert when you’re finished.

WEBSITE:
http://www.stonehillwinery.com/locations/hermann/restaurant/default.aspx

LOCATION:
1110 Stone Hill Hwy

PARKING:
Lots to the west and south of the restaurant

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Sun-Th 11:00am-8:30pm
Fri 11:00am-9:00pm
Sat 11:00am-9:30pm


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Adam Puchta Winery

Adam Puchta Winery is the oldest family-run winery in Missouri, owned and continuously operated by the same family since 1855. Tim Puchta has ownership of the winery now, the fifth generation of his family to make wine. Portraits of the former generations hang in the gift shop, and the salesroom guides are happy to share the Puchta story with visitors.

The winery is small and scenic, nestled among farmland off of Hwy 100 two miles southwest of Hermann. A Jack Russell terrier and a few cats mill about and like to mingle with visitors. There are outdoor tables to sit and enjoy some wine and a homemade snack from the winery’s little Bistro. Bands come and play in the summer; check the website for dates and times. The wine is very good and the Puchtas make exceptional fruit wine, too. Their Jazz Berry (raspberry and white wine) and Berry Black (blackberry and white wine) wines are delicious! Salesroom manager Charlene said those are good to put over ice cream.

WEBSITE:
http://www.adampuchtawine.com/

LOCATION:
1947 Frene Creek Road
2 miles from Hermann on Hwy 100 West,
Turn left on Frene Creek Road

PARKING:
Lots in front of winery

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Summer
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 11am-6pm

Winter
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

OakGlenn Winery

I love the view at OakGlenn Winery! OakGlenn’s location is just stunning. The winery lies east of Hermann off of Highway 100. Look for the OakGlenn Place sign on the left side of the highway, then you’ll wind through the woods for almost a mile on a gravel driveway to get there. The 8.5-acre vineyard stretches down a hillside overlooked by large seating decks and the Pavilion, which houses the tasting room and gift shop. There’s a bar in the tasting room with beer and liquor for non-wine drinkers, and it gets good use every Saturday night, when bands come and provide live entertainment on an outdoor stage at the end of a long deck over the vineyard. The Missouri River bends around the vineyard in the background and adds to the great view.

OakGlenn also has a really interesting history. Owner Carolyn told me that the first homesteader on the property was German immigrant George Husmann, who planted a vineyard when he found how steep and rocky the land was. Husmann would later move to California and become a main developer of the wine industry in the Napa Valley area, now the most famed and successful wine region in America. Five rows of Norton vines planted by Husmann are still maintained by Carolyn and her husband Glenn today. There is a small museum about Hussman in the upstairs of the Pavilion.

WEBSITE:
http://www.oakglenn.com/

LOCATION:
1104 OakGlenn Place
2 miles EAST of Hermann on Hwy 100

PARKING:
Lot to the west of the winery

HOURS OF OPERATION:
June-September
M-F 10am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 10pm
Sun 12pm – 6pm

October
Daily 10am – 6pm

November-April
M-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12pm – 5pm

May
M-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 12pm – 6pm

WIFI AVAILABLE:
No


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Swiss Meats

If you’re in Hermann for a few days, an interesting place to go is Swiss Meats in nearby Swiss, MO. Swiss Meats is a family-owned butcher shop and country store with award-winning meats and goods you can’t find just anywhere. They are known for their bratwurst and summer sausage; they’ve got many varieties and flavors of both. You can sample all the kinds of summer sausage to help you decide which ones to buy, including their buffalo and elk summer sausage, which are both very tasty. Swiss Meats also sells homemade jams and sauces to compliment the meats.

WEBSITE:
http://swissmeats.com/

LOCATION:
2056 S. Hwy 19
Swiss, MO
12 miles south of Hermann on Hwy 19

PARKING:
Lots in front of store

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Sat 8am-4pm
Sun 11am-4pm June thru Christmas


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Peggy and Terry Hammer
Your Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast Hosts

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