Weekend in Hermann Missouri

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  • Last weekend, Chris and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary. We wanted to take a quick trip since it would be my first time leaving Aniston.  There was no better place to escape than Hermann, Missouri.  Just a short drive from Kansas City {3 hours}, it’s full of picturesque views, darling boutiques and of course, wine! 
    We got so carried away talking and enjoying each other that we completely missed the exit I had taken so many times before…and I’m so glad we did!  We stumbled into Lost Creek Vineyard.  We followed the path to the adorable wrap around porch and beautiful views.  They are a new family run winery, and you feel that.  We immediately felt right at home.  The wines were young, but the whites were so refreshing for a warm day in June.  They put so much care and passion in, you know they will be notable in just a year or two!
    We sat on a beautiful stone patio {wish I had photographed for a template of ours} and enjoyed a bottle of wine and some of the best pub cheese I had ever had – not so standard garlic and herb.  Mmmmm!
    Did I mention they offer complimentary tastings, and smiles?
    The views of rolling hills put us right at ease…
    Next we ventured to Adam Puchta Winery.  We tasted {$5}, but after experiencing exquisite views, it was difficult for me to want to sit on a picnic bench among hundreds of people in a gravel picnic area.
    If you know me, you’ll know that I love a good meal!  We dined at Vintage 1847 at Stone Hill Winery.
    Former stables, it make a unique dining experience. I enjoyed a light salad and was ready to taste once again!
    Stone Hill Winery offers complimentary tastings in this beautiful brick building.  They also offer tours.   
    We headed to the patio overlooking vineyards and the city of Hermann only to find Gary Sluhan providing live entertainment!  Gary graciously played at a couple of fundraisers I held a few years ago. He is reminiscent of two of my favorites-Jimmy Buffett and James Taylor.  It was a wonderful surprise!
    So much had changed in Hermann since I had last visited with friends.  They even offer a trolley now for convenient transportation!
    We also visited Oak Glenn Winery, which offered the best views and nightlife.  We weren’t into the latter, so we ventured over to The Bank – a beautiful bar built in a historic bank.  
    Don’t worry, if you’re not a wine drinker, there is also a local brewery and plenty of shopping.  Oh, and don’t miss the homemade ice-cream.

    It was the perfect overnight trip!
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