Stone Hill Winery offers behind the scenes tourwww.connectmidmissouri.com
HERMANN, MO. -- Wine lovers have a great opportunity to learn more about their favorite adult beverage.
Experts at Hermann’s Stone Hill Winery are offering a behind-the-scenes tour of their wine making process.
Stone Hill Winery’s Grapes to Glass Tour gets more popular every year, with most tours selling out. To keep things more intimate, they only accept 40 reservations per tour.
Special Events Coordinator Aimee Viehmann said, “It is very fun and educational. It takes about 2 to 2 and a half hours to do the whole thing.”
Winemaker Dave Johnson is your Grapes to Glass tour guide. Since 1978, Johnson has developed a wide variety of wines that have won him numerous awards. Johnson loves to give members of his tour lots of samples of wine, cheese and crackers. He also makes sure they understand what it takes to go from grapes to glass.
Johnson said, “People get a chance to see things that they normally don’t see. We’ve gone through the production area and seen the kinds of things going on that we really can’t take the bigger tours through. They also get a chance to react one on one with the winemaker.”
In 1965, Jim and Betty Held bought Stone Hill Winery and began restoring its historic buildings and underground cellars. The Held Family has put Hermann on the map as a world class wine producing area.
Stone Hill Winery Owner Jim Held said, “That’s a good thing. When I started out I didn’t have any equipment or much know how. We’ve come a long, long way.”
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Stone Hill Winery welcomes visitors with open arms and open bottles.
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