Wine History

Hermann stands proudly as the epitome of Missouri Wine Country. Our community makes up about a third of the yearly state-wide wine sales. Wine is woven into the culture and history of Hermann, as well as our economy.

Beginning in the 1800s, Hermann’s town fathers and community set their focus on wine. Hermann cultivated its wine industry through the sale of “grape lots,” building wine cellars, and making wine. Hermann has come a long way from wild grapes and make-shift wine cellars to growing native varieties of grapes. Today, people even develop hybrids that better withstand the hot, humid Missouri summers and freezing winters.


The people of Hermann love wine and that shows in our local wineries. Before prohibition, Hermann produced more than one million gallons of wine a year. With numerous wineries in our community, we offer many award-winning wineries. Every winery has something different to offer, so you will never experience boredom as you explore the variety of wineries we have. 

Hermann Wine Trail

The Herman Wine Trail runs through some of the most scenic areas of Missouri. With 20 miles along the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven, the Herman wine trail leads to seven family-owned wineries. All of these wineries are open for tastings and tours, so you can explore the different locations. Explore on your own or attend one the many events that the trail hosts every year. From Chocolate Wine Trails to Holiday celebrations, the Herman Wine Trail has something for everyone to enjoy.