Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lewis & Clark: Hermann Hill Inn Explorers

IMG_6950Pulling up to Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn & Spa, guests are greeted by two of Missouri’s greatest explorers, Lewis & Clark: Canine Companions.  That’s right, Lewis & Clark, Hermann Hill’s very own chocolate labs, will usually greet guests with their tongues out and their tails wagging, but no worries, they’ll mind their manners as our visitors walk by, expecting no more than a quick pat on the head. So what’s a day like in the paws of these two best friends? It’s full of fun, adventure, and the occasional dog treat.

Early in the morning, Lewis and Clark take their post on the far end of the driveway, watching over the hilltop as employees pull up.  The day is already a little brighter seeing these two bright eyed, fuzzy faces saying hello while heading into work.  They take their job very seriously, being at complete attention as everyone walks by.

As the day goes on, and the sun rises higher in the sky, they may decide to take a leave from the hot, black asphalt and take a stroll through our Norton vineyards, relaxing in the shade of these leafy vines.  If given the opportunity to watch these guys, you’ll notice they don’t take a step without the other following close by.  When it comes to Lewis and Clark, no dog gets left behind.

IMG_6871Guests staying in the Inn have the opportunity to give treats to these furry friends, found in the refrigerator of their room.  Undivided attention will be given to the holder of the treat as they’re told to sit, but once the tasty snack is given, Lewis and Clark are soon off to their next exciting adventure.

Like any great explorer, Lewis and Clark take the occasional detour, and stray from their intended path.  If seen in lands unknown to these precocious pups, just give us a call here at Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn & Spa so our friendly watch dogs can return home, once again.

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


May Brides and Grooms

barrows_w_0689May was an exceptional month for weddings at Hermann Hill.  Everyone had a great time celebrating the special day with friends and family, including some of our staff who got to show a wedding party the latest line dance! We shared in touching moments between father and daughter, and our hearts smiled as these amazing couples said I do!  From the entire Hermann Hill staff we wish all of our brides and grooms many years of happiness.

Sam and Sarah Durham
Pete and Ann Sedovic
Jason and Michelle Krone
Matt and Paige McCelland
Heather and Matt Greenly
Jesse and Sarah Overturf
Gerry and Samantha Davis
Mathew and Amanda Roberts
Nick and Amber Graeser
Steve and Amy Miller
Eric and Chelsey Van Horn
Josh and Abigail Jump
Brandie and Kyle Cook

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


Summer Memories at Hermann Hill


The Summer season is upon us, and our guests tell us that it’s the perfect time to reconnect with each other and all that Hermann Hill has to offer.  It is our job and pleasure to give our guests all the amenities they need to create lasting memories.  As always, we love hearing from our guests about their stay and experiences here at Hermann Hill to help created the same great experiences for all of our guests in months and years to come!  In 2014 we are asking guests to tell us the things they did while staying here at Hermann Hill and the memorable times they shared together.  We plan to share these moments with all of our guests in hopes to create new, lasting memories that will be enjoyed together for years to come.


Couple GrillingEvery month this year, two winners will be chosen to receive a $100 Hermann Hill gift certificate.  The winners of the June drawing are Pam and Dick Lippert of Chicago, IL and Darin and Tracy Barnes of Pinckneyville, IL.


Pam and Dick wrote, “We stayed in the Inn 10 years ago and had a great experience.  [We] decided on the cottages [this time] and had another fantastic time.  [We] loved the hot tub on the deck, grilled and relaxed with our wine, watching the river roll by.  [It was] just what we needed to unwind and appreciate each other and the joys of our beautiful surroundings.”


Thank you for sharing your good time with us, we are so happy we could create such a lasting experience for you two, and we hope to see you again.


Darin and Tracy Barnes from Pinckneyville, IL also shared there lasting experience with us saying, “[It was] very relaxing and romantic.  The steam shower was amazing.  [We were] close to the wineries, and breakfast was phenomenal! (Especially the scrambled egg casserole.)  The couple’s massage was a must have!  Overall, best service and stay we have ever had, [we were] treated like a King and Queen.  Thanks Hermann Hill!”


Here at Hermann Hill we love hearing back from our guests so we can continue creating this joyous

occasions for our guests for years to come.

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


June Events in Beautiful Hermann, Missouri

June is here, and in Hermann, MO that means an exciting month of gardens, grapes, rhythm, and brews. If you like any or all of the above mentioned categories then it’s about time you visit to see what we have in store for you.

We kick off the month with Hermann’s 20th annual Garden Tours and Plant Sale hosted by the Hermann Garden Club. The tours are Saturday, June 7, 2014 9-4, and Sunday, June 8, 2014 9-2; cost is $10 for the town tour, $10 for the country tour, or $15 for the town and country combo. The price of this event includes both days. Depending on which package you choose, you will take yourself on a self-guided tour around town (or a drive to the countryside) to see some gorgeous horticulture. For more information, contact the Hermann Welcome Center at 1-800-932-8687.

Wine Glasses by fire pit editAfter spending an exhausting day looking at beautiful gardens in and around Hermann, it might be a good time to grab a glass of wine and relax. Saturday, June 7, at 2:00 PM, Stone Hill Winery is hosting, “Grapes to Glass,” a two hour behind-the-scenes VIP winery tour and tasting. This is an exciting event for any wine connoisseur or amateur who want to learn more about the winemaking process. Led by a member of Stone Hill’s winemaking staff, guests are surely to have an educational, factual and especially fun time on this exciting tour. The cost is $25 per person, and reservations are required so don’t wait, these spots won’t last. To RSVP call 573-486-2221.

Saturday, June 8, marks Stone Hill Winery’s, “Vintage Car Cruise.” Bring your friends and check out some great antique and classic cars. There will be live music, hourly prize drawings for cruisers, and NO COVER CHARGE, all the more reason to get out and have some fun. No reservations necessary.

After an exciting weekend of garden tours, wine-making, and car shows you might need a weekend to relax, but no worries, Hermann’s next unique event picks up on Saturday, June 21 at the Hermann Wurst Haus. Sausage-making 101 taught by Wurstmeister Mike Sloan is a sure-to-please event for any “foodie” or chef. Class starts at 2:00 and ends around 4:30. The $35 per person fee includes a beer and brat tasting, as well as 2 lbs of homemade sausage created by you, and a Wurst Haus apron. Call 573-486-2266 to enroll.

Overlooking TownThe last Hermann event in June is sure to be a goodtime. Rhythm and Brews Festival hosted by our very own Tin Mill Brewery. This beer fest will feature microbreweries from the Midwest area with live music, food, and, of course, lots of beer! Ticket price for this entertaining occasion is $20 online and $25 at the gate. Don’t worry if you’re a non-drinker, you may purchase a ticket at the gate for $10 to enjoy the live music. Food, drink and other items will be available for purchase.

So come out and visit us here in Hermann, Missouri this June and check out what we have to offer; you surely won’t be disappointed.

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