A trip to this winery, which is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, is a great way to pass some time ... More
Stone Hill Winery
A trip to this winery, which is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, is a great way to pass some time between shows. The tour will take you through the winemaking process, from the beginning stages to the bottling of the award-winning wine. This historic treasure began producing wine in 1847 and has endured time to become an internationally recognized producer of fine wines. Tours, special events and weddings are daily events at Stone Hill. See website for more.
This tour is free, educational and fun! Papa George gave our tour...very nice elderly man.We watched a movie and saw how wine is made and bottled.The wine tasting was alot of fun and I was able to meet some very friendly vacationers. The wine is superb.I loved many but my favorite was the concord.Papa George also suggested mixing it with sprite or seven up and it was great! I would definately go back here!
My mother and I had around an hour to spare between engagements and stopped there. We walked around the gift shop for quite awhile and weren't acknowledged once. We found their items to be overly priced and since the tour took over an hour, we weren't able to participate thus meaning we didn't get to do any sampling. We had visited St. James Winery in St. James, MO and found the people to be more friendly, samples more readily available and the prices much more reasonable located in a setting that you atually got to see their vineyards. Neither of us were impressed with Stone Hill and don't plan to go back.
Hermann, Missouri is sort of a backwater area with a strong German tradition. Lovely, underdeveloped town with unique architecture that reflects its mid-19th century ethnic and Missouri River heritage. At one time, this was a major wine production center, and it is attempting to revive that tradition. Stone Hill Winery is the historic center for both the old and new industries, and is certainly worth a visit. The well-run tour was interesting and included a tasting of about 8 wines for only $2.50.
But then again, they were Missouri wines and generally pretty dreadful. At $10 some would have been marginally acceptable, but at $16 they would only appeal to the most novice drinkers. Not even remotely comparable to similarly priced wines from almost anywhere else in the world ...
The winery tour was a must see. Although it is smaller in scale compared to the actual winery it was still very informative and enjoyable. The free samples of wine also make the tour especially fun. Do not miss out trying the creme sherry, it is fabulous.
We have been on many wine tours from the Texas hill country to Napa valley. This wine tour was short and provided the opportunity to try several (about 10) samples. I do want to reiterate the fact that you can purchase many of the wines from Jubilee. You will save almost $2 per bottle. What we did was checked which bottles they had and did the wine tour. You will get caught liking one bottle and not finding it there.
Just off the beaten-path from the flashy shows and timeshare sales dens, this tour is well-worth seeking out. The staff was informative and friendly ("Santa" is a real hoot!) and the building and gift shop is clean and well-lit. There's even the added bonus of being able to indulge in a little wine tasting (if you're old enough, that is).
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