Stone Hill Winery -
More than 3,700 medals since 1993
Stone Hill Winery & Restaurant, located in the heart of Missouri Wine Country, is a family owned and operated vineyard, winery and restaurant in Hermann, Missouri. Stone Hill wines are made from estate-grown grapes, supplemented with grapes from selected Missouri vineyards.
Jim and Betty Held, Jon Held, Thomas Held
Dave Johnson, senior winemaker; Shaun Turnbull, winemaker; and Tavis Harris, enologist
Nick Pehle, vineyard manager
1847. Re-opened by Jim and Betty Held in July 1965.
Norton; Chambourcin; Chardonel; Vidal Blanc; Traminette; Vignoles; Pink Catawba; Concord
Stone Hill Winery owns seven separate vineyards totalling 182 acres, six of which are located within the Hermann Viticultural Appellation. The vineyards are comprised of the following varieties: Norton, Vignoles, Vidal, Chardonel, Cayuga, Vincent, Chambourcin, Vivant, Concord, Catawba and Traminette. Stone Hill also purchases Catawba, Concord, Norton, Traminette, Chardonel, Vidal, Seyval and St. Vincent grapes from several independent grape growers located throughout the state of Missouri.
Hermann: Established in 1847, the main winery in Hermann, Missouri, is one of Missouri's top tourist attractions and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a commanding view of the town, the 13-acre complex consists of the stately main building, with a newly remodeled gift shop, 165-year-old arched underground cellars, a fine restaurant and state-of-the-art production facilities.
New Florence: In 1982, a second winery was completed in New Florence, Missouri, at the junction of I-70 and Highway 19, providing a controlled temperature room for production of Stone Hill's bottle-fermented sparkling wine and easy access for interstate travelers.
Branson: In 1986, a third winery was opened in Branson, Missouri, complete with a guided tour of Stone Hill Winery's sparkling wine production and, since 1995, Cream Sherry production. With 12,000 square feet of merchandising space and six tasting rooms, the Branson winery receives an average of 2,000 visitors a day.
In 1979, the Held family lovingly restored the winery's former carriage house and horse barn, taking care to maintain as much of the original decor as possible. Now the Vintage Restaurant, this unique structure caters to thousands of lucky diners, serving contemporary world cuisine, including German specialties, paired with Stone Hill's award-winning wines.
388,000 gallons of modern stainless steel tanks ranging in size from 240 gallons to 16,000 gallons. In 2011, Stone Hill Winery produced approximately 260,000 gallons of wine.
250 60-gallon barrels, a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak; and 160 60-gallon barrels used in Cream Sherry production.
Stone Hill wines are available in the Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas markets. Distributed in Missouri by Glazer's Midwest and Kohlfeld Distributing; in Illinois by G & M Distributing, Stoller Wholesale, Boswell Distributing Co. and Wirtz Beverage Illinois; and in Kansas by Glazer's Midwest. Limited distribution in Oklahoma by Premium Brands and in Arkansas by Glazer's Midwest.
Stone Hill Winery Fact Sheet [pdf]