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November 13, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Inaugural BUSA Benefit

Help celebrate and support the work of the Best USA Sommelier Association by attending an inaugural benefit at Hermann Farm on Sat., Nov. 13, 2021.

The event will take place in the farm’s 12,000 square foot stone barn, a new addition to Hermann Farm, once the home, vineyard and plant nursery of George Husmann, who is considered to be the father of Missouri viticulture. Guests of the BUSA benefit that evening will be the first to experience dining in the newly christened space and have the opportunity to meet the barn’s resident Shire horses.

To kick off the evening, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails made with Black Shire spirits which are distilled on site, and wines personally selected by Master of Wine and Master Sommelier Doug Frost. Guests will meet an all-star, all-female crew of sommeliers. A four-course meal prepared by Bernie Lee, chef/owner of Akar, will follow, each course paired with wine chosen by Frost. During the event, exceptional and singular wine lots will be auctioned, and Frost will chat with Hermann Farm curator Cat Neville about BUSA’s founding and his vision for the organization. The dinner will be interactive and full of surprises, and will, weather permitting, conclude with Black Shire Bourbon by a bonfire on the farm.

Details & Reservations:  BUSA Benefit at Hermann Farm

Dress: Upscale wine country

Lodging: If you’re interested in overnight lodging, we suggest searching through Visit Hermann.

The Best USA Sommelier Association (BUSA) exists to support and promote the role of the sommelier in the United States. It conducts and maintains the competition to choose the best sommelier in the USA. In 2021, BUSA was granted member status as an observer nation of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI). The January 2022 competition will be held at Hermann Farm.

Hermann Farm
526 East First Street
Hermann, Missouri 65041
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