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“Great Winery in Missouri”
Review of Stone Hill Winery

Stone Hill Winery
Ranked #1 of 21 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.
Lebanon, Missouri
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“Great Winery in Missouri”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Grounds are very nice .. Staff is great... A very nice place to visit.. Unfortunately the wine is pretty bad... I don't mind Missouri wine but Stone Hill wine is almost un drinkable... But still... It's worth a visit...

Visited March 2014
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CRYSTAL LAKE
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“Had a blast”
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

The wine tastings with Ray was like going to a stand up comedy club. We felt very special and made great friends with other tasters. Great wines to boot! We had lunch on site and would recommend it highly. We'll worth it. Great wine and prices

Visited March 2014
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Kansas City
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“Great Wine”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Took the tour, our guide was very informative, learned a lot, wine was available for tasting & purchase.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Wonderful value for a tour and wine tasting”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We absolutely loved spending $2.50 for a wonderful tour and wine tasting. The added bonus was getting a restaurant suggestion from the cashier (of course she recommended eating at the Stone Hill restaurant too!) But we were traveling out of town and she gave us a top notch suggestion. Very good wine. Very friendly tour director. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“Stone Hill Winery is an absolute visit”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We've done the Grapes to Glass tour here, have done the regular tours as well, and then for the Chocolate Wine Trail, we just enjoyed sitting in the atrium while waiting to eat at the Vintage. Love the Concord, Golden Rhine, Steinberg's and I love their Norton as well.
Walking around the winery is lovely and they have a wonderful view of Hermann! A must visit!!

Visited February 2014
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