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Review of Stone Hill Winery

Stone Hill Winery
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Hermann
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would be an awesome place for bachelorette party/ladies weekend. Stonehill Winery is the oldest winery in the area and has a rich history to go with it. Highly recommend taking the tour through the wine cellars and doing a $5 tasting.

Thank Jenny A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a destination for us as a family, as my Mom had not been to Hermann and we had a wonderful anniversary dinner a few years prior at Stone Hill Winery.

As a birthday guest, my mom received a complimentary glass of wine for our meal. Two of us had the Eggs Benny, one had the German sampler (it was very good), one had a burger (teenage son), and one had pasta.

The staff was attentive and the atmosphere was good. We will make a return trip for sure...I want more of the great German food!

Thank Paulette E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is wonderful here! The view, the people, the history and of course the wine! Well worth the trip. I only have one negative and that is the wine tasting is way too expensive for this little town. Be prepared to spend some money. Otherwise, LOVE IT!!! <3

Thank R6149TBkarens
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was excellent, help with making the choices , the wine tour was great and the guide was excellent, Kyle knew what he was saying and was friendly,took his time ,went out of his way to take our group picture we ate at the restaurant there and food was good,also the staff was great and their choices of food we had were good and we’d go here again and will tell others this is the great place , ask for Kyle and you’ll enjoy the winery

Thank Shilio
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StoneHillWinery, Manager at Stone Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We take customer service seriously, and are always thrilled to hear when our customers notice the efforts we put in. Kyle has a lot of passion for our wines and the history of Stone Hill, and really enjoys passing that along to our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the near future!

Have a beautiful day!

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this place if you visit Hermann!
Many types of high quality wine, very friendly, helpful employees and a free tour of the cellars! So much to learn and appreciate!

Thank Laurel M
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