In the News
Stone Hill Winery is always on the move-and often in the news!
Below you will find a list of magazines and news articles where Stone Hill is mentioned.
Read about us in these magazines and newspapers:
St. Louis Java Journal - June 2011
“Café Ole: Stone Hill Winery Vintage Restaurant,” by Marian Rein
**A favorable restaurant review.
Quote: I adore dining–great wine, fabulous food, quaint ambiance, attentive service (thank you, Carol) and something a little different–enjoying it all in a carriage house!
St. Louis Magazine (stlmag.com) - April 26, 2011
“The Norton from Stone Hill Winery: Results–and Praise–from a Vertical Tasting,” by Joe Pollack
**Wine writer Joe Pollack critiques Stone Hill Winery’s 2011 Vertical Norton wine tasting.
Quote: Norton, also known as Cynthiana and Virginia Seedling (same grape, regional nomenclature), is the source for the best dry red wine in the state.
Forbes.com - April 12, 2011
“America’s Prettiest Towns,” by John Giuffo
** An internet blog championing picturesque America, including Hermann, Missouri.
Quote: “It’s a great place for B&Bs and wineries,” says Kendra Williams, travel editor of Midwest Living. “It has an Old-World feel to the downtown and it lies along the Katy Trail, a really long trail that winds its way through Missouri.”
Midwest Traveler - November-December 2010
“Small Packages: Our favorite picks for merry Midwestern towns that deliver holiday charm, events and lots of lights,” by Deborah Reinhardt
**Great places to visit during the holidays, including Hermann, Missouri.
Quote: A Touch of German: When I visit Hermann in central Missouri during the holidays, it always seems like I’m coming home.
USA Today - October 8, 2010
“10 great places for local wines,” by Larry Bleiberg
**Bleiberg speaks interviews DrinkLocalWine.com founder Jeff Siegel and The Washington Post wine critic Dave McIntyre about their favorite wine regions, including Hermann, Missouri.
Quote: The area’s famous for the Norton grape, a native American hybrid. “It makes a strong, powerful red wine,” Siegel says.
Inside Columbia’s Prime Magazine - August 2010
“Show-Me Superstar: Versatile Vignoles Grabs Governor’s Cup for Stone Hill,” by Kathy Casteel
**A favorable critique of Stone Hill Winery’s Vignoles wine.
Quote: Technique in the vineyard translates to tastiness in the glass for this versatile grape that is quickly getting a reputation as “the jewel of Missouri white wines.”
Courier - May 2010
“Of Wineries, Chips and Elk: Family-owned wine and culinary attractions have deep roots,” by Penny Whitman
**A trade magazine for the travel industry showcases Stone Hill Winery and Vintage Restaurant.
Quote: Visitors to Stone Hill can enjoy lunch or dinner at its Vintage Restaurant, which specializes in German cuisine and is housed in the winery’s repurposed carriage house and horse barn. A customer favorite is the German-style schnitzel served with red cabbage and German potato salad.
Rural Missouri - March 2010
“The Best of the Wurst: Hermann stakes its claim as Missouri’s sausage capital,” by Jim McCarty, photos by Jim McCarty
**Showcases Hermann, Missouri’s annual Wurstfest, held each year the fourth weekend in March.
Quote: During this weekend, I got to sample three things Hermann is famous for: sausage, wine and bed-and-breakfast inns. There are probably more B&Bs in Hermann than in any other small town in the state, and some of Missouri’s best wines are made here.
Lake of the Ozarks Second Home Living - Spring 2010
“Old-World Charm World-Class Wines,” by Sandy Watts
**Features Stone Hill Winery and the other Hermann-area wineries participating in the Hermann Wine Trail.
Quote: The Hermann Wine Trail, which meanders for some 20 miles along the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven, delights travelers with sweeping vistas, picture-postcard villages and world-class wines.
Lake of the Ozarks Second Home Living - Spring 2010
“It’s Wine Time!,” by David H. Leathers, Publisher
**Features Stone Hill Winery and Hermann, Missouri, as a great getaway from the Lake of the Ozarks area.
Quote 1: Just an easy, scenic drive from the Lake, Hermann, Missouri, is a must-visit to cure the cabin fever blues.
Quote 2: These award-winning wines are fresh, well-balanced and versatile with numerous food pairings. A true surprise to a self-proclaimed wine snob.
CountyNewsLive.com - Tuesday, February 9, 2010
“Award-winning wines meet their match at the Vintage Restaurant,” by Alex Luft; photos by Alex Luft
**Review of Stone Hill Winery’s Vintage Restaurant
Quote: Whether it’s a trip to Stone Hill, a taste for Missouri wine, a search for authentic German food or just a healthy appetite that brings you through the doors of the restored carriage house, you’ll happily meet your match at the Vintage Restaurant.
Inside Columbia’s Prime Magazine - December 2009
“Raise a Glass to 2010: With Sparkling Wines From The Show-Me State,” by Kathy Casteel
**Features Stone Hill Winery’s four sparkling wines.
Inside Columbia’s Prime Magazine - October 2009
“Oktoberfest: Savor The Season In Hermann,” by Kathy Casteel
**Features Stone Hill Winery’s new Jacquesse brand wines: Kick’n White, Kick’n Red and Kick’n Berry.
Quote: Stone Hill’s newest wines, a semisweet trio called Jacquesse, should be a hit with the sipping crowd.
Saint Charles Magazine - Fall 2009
“Grape Expectations: Fine Wines from Missouri Vines”
**Features the Missouri wine industry focusing on grape growing and Missouri’s particular varietals such as Norton and Vignoles.
Quote: Rolling hills, autumn leaves, sweet vine-ripened grapes and amazing wines.... Sounds like Napa Valley? Yes, but you needn’t travel halfway across the country to partake in these outstanding flavors.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sunday, August 23, 2009
“Wine roads ramble along Missouri River,” by Tom Uhlenbrock
**Features Missouri Wine Country’s historic wineries from Augusta to Hermann.
Quote: Told that Missouri has 89 wineries, Held, who wears red suspenders and looks like an amiable cross between Santa Claus and Ernest Hemingway, smiled and said, “Look what we started!”
The Arizona Republic (Associated Press article) - Sunday, August 9, 2009
“Bicycle path samples Missouri’s wine history,” by Alan Scher Zagier
**Features Missouri’s 225-mile-long Katy Trail and the towns, wineries and wines along the way as seen through the eyes of a bicyclist.
Quote: The signature variety–the state’s official grape–is called Norton, a dry red wine less well known than such staples as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Stone Hill’s version, which ages five to eight years, is just one of the bottles that have elevated winemaking into a $30 million-a-year industry for the state.
Wine & Microbrew Guide (Special supplement to The Missourian) - Weekend, May 16-17, 2009
“Stone Hill Winery—Old World History, New World Technology”
**Features Stone Hill Winery, Vintage Restaurant, our wines and events.
Quote: Stone Hill Winery routinely ranks among the top awarded wineries in the nation and has earned three out of the past five Missouri Governor’s Cup awards.
Hooters Magazine - January-February 2009
“Uncork an Adventure: Discover the Wine Trails of Missouri,” by Sheri Wallace
**Features the town and wineries of Hermann, Missouri
Quote: The Vintage Restaurant makes for an elegant dinner setting, and the hilltop views and historic cellars deserve a tour.
St. Louis Eats & Drinks With Joe and Ann Pollack - May 8, 2008
“This Week’s Wine,” by Joe Pollack
**Features the wines and festive atmosphere of Stone Hill Winery’s annual 10-Year Vertical Norton Tasting and Dinner.
Quote: The Held family, which operates Stone Hill, has been doing this for 20 years; I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the large majority; and it’s always a fascinating experience.
The Register-Mail - March 19, 2008
“Food & Moore: These wines go best with chocolate,” by Carol Moore
**Features the Hermann Wine Trail’s Chocolate Wine Trail.
Quote: Would I go and do the Hermann Wine Trail again? Absolutely!
Midwest Traveler - March-April 2008
“Quick Trips to Slow Food: Find locally grown, natural foods at Missouri farms, festivals, wineries and more for a delicious start to the spring,” by Marta Ferguson. pgs. 37-40.
**Features the Hermann, Missouri, area wineries and their locally grown grape products.
417 Magazine - February 2008
“Vino, Meet Cocoa: Missouri’s ‘Rhine village’ hosts a Chcolate Wine Trail weekend soon,” by Kim Swain.
**Features Hermann, Missouri’s popular Chocolate Wine Trail among seven local wineries.
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