It’s time to explore again and Hermann, Missouri, has everything you need to stretch that day trip into a longer, well deserved adventure. The local craftsmen, shops, restaurants, and purveyors have all been working hard to ensure visitors receive a safe, warm welcome back to the things we all enjoy. Be sure to bring your favorite face covering and practice safe distancing while in Hermann.
While Hermann is well known for its spectacular vineyards and wineries — and for good reason—there is so much more to taste and experience around town. From chocolate shops to hand tossed pizza, there’s no need to pack a lunch when exploring this quaint community.
Whether you just need a quick jolt to get you ready for the morning, or a warm coffee and homemade breakfast to help recover from the day before, Stomp’n Grounds needs to sit at the top of your list. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating including two bistro tables out front and seating out back in their beautiful courtyard. The baristas are ready to get you in and out as quickly and safely as possible.
The Whiskey Parlour at HogsHead Cigar Lounge is committed to providing an unforgettable experience for patrons. You’ll appreciate the expertise behind the attention to detail in the private-club-like atmosphere. They have worked to procure your favorite single-malt scotches, whiskeys, and bourbons, as well as some unique spirits. Take time to peruse the shop where you’ll find a collection of gifts perfect for any occasion. When you visit, plan to sit a spell in the cigar and pipe-smoking lounge, or on the patio, while you sip on your favorite beverage.
If you like checking out your options before making a decision, then Wings-A-Blazin’ is the place for you. With over 20 beers on tap, you won’t have a hard time finding the perfect pint to pair with your favorite flavor of wings. The real question is...are you brave enough to try the extra EXTRA hot Afterburner sauce? They are currently limiting seating inside, but carryout is always an option if you need some lip-smacking wings while watching the game back at your hotel or rental.
When you are looking for a unique experience, visit Martin Brothers Winery. Unlike any other winery in the area, their wine does not include any fruit – in fact, they are one of only a handful of wineries, globally, that specialize in fermenting mead. Enjoy plenty of outdoor seating at covered patio tables -or bring a book and relax on a complimentary blanket. For an extra special treat schedule a Tableside Tasting Experience where a tasting guide will lead you through each wine with an in-depth description, from honey to glass. Alongside, local artisanal cheeses and other indulgences will be paired with your wine.
Feeling hungry now? Bring your group to 4th Street Pizza and grab a table for some high flying pizza. At 4th Street, hand tossed dough is just the start. You can enjoy their delicious menu—featuring meatballs made from scratch, fresh salads, and homemade bread—surrounded by local artwork and happy patrons. Seating is limited to 50% capacity, so it would be best to call ahead to check on availability or place your order for carry-out.
You may visit Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe for the sandwiches, but you’re sure to leave with a cup of frozen custard, a hand dipped ice cream cone, or (if you behave even while on vacation) a frozen yogurt. Dessert aside, this spot is a must visit no matter the weather. If it’s a touch chilly, there’s nothing better than tucking into a warm bowl of creamy tomato basil or potato bacon soup. All staff are required to wear a face mask to keep their guests safe.
That sweet tooth is still buzzing? Well, then you need to head on over to Ricky’s Chocolate Box to grab yourself some chocolate. This isn’t your average chocolate shop, you can actually watch the chocolate and other sweet treats being made right there in house. The best part? Thanks to your face covering, you can let your jaw hang open and stare as long as you want without making a scene! Swing on by and pick up some treats for the whole family.
Your Europe trip may have been canceled this year, but you can still get a taste of Germany in Hermann. Hermann Wurst Haus is hands-down Missouri Wine Country’s premier meat and sausage shop. With a selection of award-winning German sausages and Grand Champion House Smoked Bacons, as well as gifts and Wurst Haus Beers, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to bring back home with you.
If you’re looking for more traditional shopping, then you will need to add Missouri’s Trading Post to your itinerary. This consignment shop is filled with beautiful antiques, handmade items, home décor, and boutique clothing. They’ve done a wonderful job curating Missouri made food, beverages, and goods. In times like these, there’s nothing better than helping out our neighbors and community while hunting for some local treasures.
If you’re looking for something extra special and extra local, Saleigh Mountain Co. has it. Specializing in leather goods, this amazing little shop has handmade items for men, women, and little ones. From etched wallets, leather clutches, journals, and passport holders to jewelry, stockings, and baby moccasins; there’s no better place to find a truly one of a kind gift for yourself or a loved one.
It’s hard to talk about Hermann without mentioning Stone Hill Winery. This beautiful estate feels cut straight from Napa Valley or the forested hills surrounding Turin, Italy. This famed winery is a must-visit for connoisseurs and fledgling wine tasters alike. While the tasting room and gift shop is normally bustling with visitors and energy, they are limiting the number of tasters inside at a time, not only making your experience safer but more intimate as well.
Vintage Restaurant, which is just steps away from the main house, was once the winery’s carriage house and horse barn. The charm and warmth makes it the perfect setting to end a day full of exploring and tasting. Enjoy contemporary world cuisine, including German specialties, paired with Stone Hill Winery’s wine. Currently, seating is limited to allow for plenty of safe distancing.
Whether Hermann is the reason for your travels, or just one of the gems in your traveling itinerary, the last thing you’ll want to do is leave Hermann too soon. With over 140 boutique hotels, inns, whole-house guest rentals and bed and breakfasts, you’ll feel as safe staying over in Hermann as you would in your own home.