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Stone Hill Winery

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Address: 1110 Stone Hill Highway, Hermann, MO 65041
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+1 573-486-2221
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Established in 1847, and well before there was a Napa Valley wine industry,...

Established in 1847, and well before there was a Napa Valley wine industry, Stone Hill grew to be the second largest winery in the United States! Stone Hill wines were world renowned, winning gold medals in eight world's fairs, including Vienna in 1873 and Philadelphia in 1876. By the 1870's, the winery was shipping 1,250,000 gallons of wine per year. Unfortunately, Prohibition swept away the state's burgeoning wine industry interrupting and destroying Missouri's momentum in the industry. Stone Hill's labyrinth of arched underground cellars (the largest series in North America) were sidelined into harvesting mushrooms rather than wine, until 1965, when Jim and Betty Held bought the winery. Along with their young children, the Held's began the long process of restoring the historic buildings, cellars, and an industry which had fallen into disrepair. Jim and Betty's primary task: producing and marketing the finest wines that can be made and putting Hermann back on the map as a world-class wine producing area gained them repeated recognition throughout the past 50 years. Today Stone Hill is Missouri's oldest and most awarded winery. Stone Hill's yearly production is approximately 300,000 gallons of wine, using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology. Stone Hill's winemaking team produces wines that are again receiving international acclaim. Winning more than 4,000 awards since 1991, Stone Hill Winery has continuously ranked among the nation's top award winners. Norton, Missouri's official state grape - a big, full-bodied red - is the pride of Stone Hill. The 2011 Norton and 2012 Cross J Norton both won a trifecta of awards including the coveted Missouri Governor's Cup adding to 8 other Stone Hill Winery Governor Cup awards. Stone Hill also uses French-American hybrid grapes such as Vidal, Chardonel and Vignoles, making sophisticated wines leading Missouri to reclaim its viticulture history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Stone Hill Winery welcomes visitors with guided tours and tastings. The restored carriage house and horse barn, next to the winery houses the Vintage Restaurant, specializing in German and American cuisine paired with Stone Hill's award-winning wines.

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Wonderful Time with nice people

We went to taste the wines and after buying a few bottles we decided to check out the restaurant for a late lunch. We were justly rewarded with great service and good food. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert V
Miami, United States
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Miami, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to taste the wines and after buying a few bottles we decided to check out the restaurant for a late lunch. We were justly rewarded with great service and good food. We felt like we ate a healthy meal even though we ate too much. The Bavarian Pretzel Sticks $8 were a delight. We were in a debate... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and went and took tour around Stone Hill and found that this place is amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the food was awesome

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Wylie, Texas, Usa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is fabulous. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the winery and its history. The wine tasting makes it hard to choose which wine will go home with you.

1 Thank Stacey D
Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked the ambiance. Wish it would have not been raining because we were not able to enjoy the grounds. Wine was good. Bought a couple bottles. Definitely want to come back to Hermann and visit.

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Jenison, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful winery! You go through a residential area to get to it but once you are there, the view is absolutely beautiful! There was quite a bit going on at Stone Hill on the Saturday afternoon we were there. I saw at least 4 Bachelorette groups there! Of course there were a lot of wines to taste and... More 

1 Thank Cheryl D
Gardner, Kansas
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We usually do the main wineries in Hermann, Stone Hill definitely has some of the best wines. The outdoor seating overlooking the city can't be beat.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Linda was our tour guide telling about the numerous buildings and a history of the winery. It is in town on beautiful grounds. We toured the wine cellars learning about the casks and the wine making process. Highly recommended

1 Thank John R
Hopkins, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is one of the nicest wineries that we have visited. We had a great time with the tasting and we had a wonderful lunch at the restaurant. It is well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The tour was fantastic! The tasting experience left a little to be desired. The wines were fantastic! Super fun gift shop!

Thank Nell W
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We thought the wine here was average but the tasting and tour was great. Definitely make sure you do the free tour if their wine cellar and learn a little about the wine history of Hermann. The tastings were $5 for 6 and we were allowed to taste their cream sherry wine (new) for free because our tasting guide was... More 

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