A Circa Guide to Hermann

Hermann is a city designated in 1842 as the county seat of Gasconade County, Missouri, United States. It is near the center of the Missouri Rhineland and south of the Missouri River. The population was 2,431 at the 2010 census. The city is the commercial center of the Hermann American Viticultural Area, whose seven wineries produce about one-third of the state's wine. Designated in 1983, it is one of the first federally recognized American Viticultural Areas. The designation recognized the renaissance of an area of vineyards and wineries established by German immigrants during the mid-19th century. Shut down by Prohibition, it began to revive in the 1960s. Hermann holds a Maifest during the third weekend in May and an Oktoberfest the first four weekends in October. Hermann also calls itself the sausage-making capital of Missouri.[8] Hermann High School holds the state record for the most girls high school volleyball championships in Missouri.
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  • Black Shire Distillery

  • Tin Mill Brewery

    Tin Mill Brewing Company was established in 2005. The Brewery is located in a historic grain processing plant in downtown Hermann, MO.
  • Stone Hill Winery

    Stone Hill Winery is a Missouri winery located in Hermann, Missouri, along the Missouri River, in what is called the Missouri Rhineland of the Hermann AVA. Established by German immigrants in 1847, it is the largest winery in the state.
  • Hermann Farm Museum

    George Husmann emigrated from Germany to Hermann, Missouri in 1839, and would soon become the preeminent 19th Century expert on America’s grapes and wines. Husmann was instrumental in the development of both the Missouri and California grape industry.
  • Deutschheim State Historic Site

    Visitors can discover a part of German-American heritage and experience an early Missouri settlement, all in one place—Deutschheim State Historic Site. This site is located in Hermann, a town known throughout the Midwest for its German heritage.
  • Gasconade County Historical Society

    Our society was officially chartered almost 50 years ago to bring together people interested in history and especially those people interested in the history of Gasconade County located in this beautiful state of Missouri.
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