German immigrants from the Rhine River valley brought their customs and culture to the Missouri River Valley in the 1830's. The area overlooking the Missouri River, including Hermann, is officially recognized as America's First Wine District. Today, Missouri wineries along the Missouri River are receiving considerable attention for wining national and international wine competitions. In addition to tasting fine wines, visitors can enjoy the tours, specialty shops, bakeries, bed and breakfasts, fine restaurants and live entertainment. Bikers and hikers can take in the scenery along the the Katy Trail, a former railroad right-or-way converted into a scenic path through the valley.
In addition to wineries, Hermann also has a brewery.
Hermann Brewing Company :: 120 East Fourth Street - 573.486.4677 (HOPS)