The Hermann Wine Trail 2018 Holiday Fare Wine Trail

The Hermann Wine Trail 2018 Holiday Fare Wine TrailCome travel Missouri's Hermann Wine Trail this November for the annual Hermann Holiday Fare Wine Trail! 7 Hermann area wineries will host a celebration of good food and good wine, November 17th and 18th, 2018.

The Hermann Wine Trail is a group of seven, family owned wineries located along the Missouri River in central Missouri. They include the Adam Puchta Winery, Bias Winery, Dierberg Star Lane, Hermannhof Winery, OakGlenn Vineyards, Röbller Vineyard, and Stone Hill Winery.

The Hermann Wine Trail takes you from country farm settings to majestic wine cellars of the oldest family owned winery in the United States. Traveling along Missouri's Hermann Wine Trail is a great way to experience the area's rich history and variety of wine styles.

Special Wine Trail Events

The wine trail is open year-round, offering daily wine tastings. Even better, the trail hosts a variety of special events throughout the year.

  • The Chocolate Wine Trail event occurs the third weekend of February.
  • The Wild Bacon Wine Trail event is held the first weekend of May.
  • The Berries & BarBQ Wine Trail event is scheduled for the last full weekend of July.
  • The upcoming Holiday Fare Wine Trail will occur on the third weekend of November
  • The Say Cheese Wine Trail event is set for the second weekend of December.

Each of these special events, in case you couldn't tell by the name, features wine and food pairings. Best of all, The Holiday Fare Wine Trail event is just around the corner!

Hermann Holiday Fare Wine Trail 2018

November 17th and 18th, 2018

The Holiday Fare Wine Trail is the Hermann Wine Trail's annual celebration of good food, good wine, and good friends. Each winery along the trail will be offering special food and wine pairings to celebrate the end of the year holidays. Take a look at that menu!

2018 Holiday Fare Wine Trail Tasting Menu

Adam Puchta Winery
Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake with 1855 Cream Cheese Frosting, paired with 1855.
Bias Winery
Holiday Apple Pecan Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Frosting, paired with Apple Weisser Flieder.
Dierberg Star Lane
Bacon Roasted Turkey with Pomegranate Sauce, paired with Pinot Noir.
Hermannhof Winery
Fire Braised Pork and Apple Stew, paired with White Lady.
OakGlenn Vineyards
Cranberry Almond Roll-ups, paired with Trolley Red.
Röbller Vineyard
Fall Harvest Soup, paired with Vidal Blanc.
Stone Hill Winery
Sweet Potato Round with Goat Cheese and Pulled Turkey Topped with Cranberry Drizzle, paired with Chambourcin.

To Participate in the Holiday Trail

To participate, purchase your ticket in advance at the wine trail website. On the day of the event, simply go to any one of the 7 participating wineries, show your ticket, and collect your souvenir wine glass. Thereafter you may visit as many of the other wineries you wish in any order you wish. Be sure to have your ticket and wine glass at each stop, however.

At your last stop on the trail, be sure to drop off your ticket so you can participate in the drawing. Winners receive a night’s stay at a Hermann Missouri B&B and a $30 gift certificate from each winery! WOW!

Learn more at the Hermann Wine Trail website. You can also follow this event on Facebook.

Central Missouri Lodging

Missouri's a big state and, no matter where you are, there's lots to see and do. The same is true of Missouri bed and breakfast inns. No matter where your Missouri getaway takes you, you can rest assured that there's a locally owned and operated Missouri B&B somewhere nearby. Stay at a Missouri Inn for the kind of personalized service, value, and hospitality you simply can't get at a hotel or motel. Find your Missouri home away from home now!

Discover Central Missouri's Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Castle ruins at Ha Ha Tonka State ParkHa Ha Tonka State Park is a public recreation area in Central Missouri, five miles south of Camdenton on the Niangua arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. The park features trails, caves, sinkholes, a spring ... and a the ruins of a massive, abandoned stone mansion.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park is one of Missouri's many must-visit attractions. Its winning combination of intriguing history, outstanding geologic features, lake, and trails make it the perfect park for anyone and everyone!

The park is a geological wonderland of sinkholes, caves, sheer bluffs, and a huge, natural stone bridge. 70-acres of the park were designated as the Ha Ha Tonka Karst Natural Area in 1981.

Ha Ha Tonka Park is also home to Missouri’s 12th largest spring. Many believe this is the source of the park's odd name. “Ha Ha Tonka,” is supposedly the Osage phrase for “Laughing Spirit." Many think this is in reference to the park's gushing springs.

The natural spring and fascinating geology are not Ha Ha Tonka State Park's biggest claim to fame, however. That would be reserved for the impressive stone ruins of Ha Ha Tonka Mansion.

Ha Ha Tonka Mansion is frequently referred to as a castle, which is the very effect its builder was going after. Robert Snyder was a wealthy Kansas City businessman with dreams of building his own, European-style castle, right here in Missouri.

Snyder made his fortune in St. Louis and Kansas City during the late 1800's. By 1905, he'd amassed enough wealth to follow his dreams. Stonemasons from Scotland, a European supervisor, and Kansas City architect Adrian Van Brunt were hired to bring Snyder's three-and-a-half story tall vision to life.

Ha Ha Tonka Mansion was designed with an iconic center atrium that rose three and a-half stories to a skylight. The plans included nine greenhouses, a carriage house, and an 80-foot private water tower. Local stone was quarried and local timber cut for the construction.

Snyder never saw his dream completed, however. Instead, in 1906 he had the ignoble honor of becoming one of Missouri's first automobile accident victims. The incomplete mansion languished until 1922 when the family was finally able to complete construction. Ha Ha Tonka Mansion was leased out in 1937 and run as a hotel until a fire gutted the structure in 1942. The estate lay abandoned for decades before the State of Missouri purchased it in 1978.

Visitors to Ha Ha Tonka State Park will enjoy the ruins of Snyder's turn-of-the-century stone castle. The ruins are currently off limits but they provide impressive views of the Lake of the Ozarks and Ha Ha Tonka Spring. A series of well-maintained trails and boardwalks provide easy access to the park's many attractions. Swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and more are all available.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park

1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020
April through October - 7am to sunset
November through March - 8am to sunset
Learn more about Ha Ha Tonka Park online at mostateparks.com.

Central Missouri Lodging
No matter where your Missouri adventures take you, you're going to need somewhere to call your home base. Luckily, there are locally owned Missouri inns and B&B's all across the state, offering the very best in Missouri lodging. Missouri B&B's offer uncommonly comfortable amenities, nutritious breakfasts, and an insider’s knowledge of the area. Choose your Missouri accommodations now!