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Wurstfestival - Hermann, MO

stellamystar Mar 10, 2008 05:26 PM

While planing a romantic getaway (BTW - if you have any suggestions about 120 miles from Kansas City, please let me know), I came across Wurstfest in Hermann, MO - b/w Columbia & St. Louis. Anyone been there? Is it worth it? I know there are some wine tours available - I've never had Missouri wine either. Is this worth the 3 hr drive?

Thanks...

  1. wekick Mar 11, 2008 08:30 AM

    Hermann is great, very picturesque. We've had some good chow too. I think you might want to have a car though to get around. Some places that we have been to and really liked.
    Vintage Restaurant @ Stone Hill Winery you might need reservations
    http://www.stonehillwinery.com/locations/hermann/restaurant/default.aspx

    Momtagues BBQ Texas style (spicy not sweet)
    http://www.montaguesbedandbreakfast.com/

    Sharp Corner Tavern hamburgers

    Places I want to try
    Europa

    Time for Pie
    http://www.time4pie.com/

    The Cottage Restaurant and Gallery

    We usually always go for the Kristkindl Markt and try to get some ham, sausage and bacon from the Swiss Meats. They are from a nearby town but usually have a booth set up. I can't imagine that they wouldn't be at the Wurstfest.
    I'm not so crazy about the wine but it is OK in the context of everythng else.

    1. r
      rweater Mar 11, 2008 08:16 AM

      I haven't spent much time in Herrmann, but it is a lovely little town from what I have seen. Missouri wines depend on the varietal. I've had some excellent wines from Stone Hill. I found it interesting that the Missouri River Valley was one of the top wine-producing regions in the world prior to prohibition.

      If you're looking for another romantic getaway, Eureka Springs, Ark., is a fun, artsy, quirky town in the Ozarks. It's probably a little further than you're wanting to drive, but it's worth the trip.

      1. k
        k_d Mar 10, 2008 07:16 PM

        Never did the Wurstfest, but did do the Kristkindlfest a couple of years ago. Stayed at a lovely b&b and walked around the town. I would recommend it! The Missouri wines are fine. American-style sausage and wurstl and bier und wein. How can you go wrong? The town is really nice ... Can you take the train? A lot of people prefer that method of travel.

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