My weekend started on a Thursday. We headed to Hermann, MO, for a relaxing few days. Hermann is a small German town about an hour away from St. Louis. It has a ton of wineries in town and right outside, as well as some good restaurants and cute little shops. We actually went there last year to celebrate my birthday and enjoyed it so much, that we decided to go back. Instead of making this post extremely long, I am going to share some photos and then hit the hot spots of places to go in Hermann.
As I mentioned, Hermann is only about an hour from my apartment. Which thank goodness for that. Thursday, I took the morning to pack and get everything ready. I was so proud of myself, I didn't overpack and I was ready in plenty of time. As we get on the road, I realize I forgot to grab the water bottle I set out...that should have been a sign of things to come. On the road, I realized I forgot about 5 more things. Nothing extremely important, but still items I had meant to bring. Then, we get to the hotel and I start to switch over my purse (why I didn't just do this at home, who knows) and realize I forgot my drivers license. How in the world could I forget that? I literally started to tear up. I was just so dang proud of myself for having everything together, only to slowly realize that I didn't at all and I FORGOT MY ID! I mean the whole point was to go to wineries. Again, thankfully we were only an hour away, so after I calmed down, we grabbed some lunch and headed back home to get my drivers license. I just have to brag on my bf during this, too. He handled it like a champ - he calmed me down, fed me, made jokes, and did not show one bit of annoyance at all that we had to go back home (even after me asking him approximately 90983 times if he was upset with me). The trip went smoothly after that, but boy what a start!
Concert Hall - We ate here twice!
Sunset on the walk to dinner.
Dinner at Black Walnut - everything was delicious!
Breakfast room at the Inn
Sitting area in the breakfast room.
Tin Mill Brewery
Hermannhof Winery Cellar
The Inn at Hermannhof. The rooms are gorgeous and the bathrooms are amazing. I can't say enough good things!
Food & Drink:
Concert Hall. We ate there twice. Great bar food with some yummy German food thrown in there. If you are lucky you will get Roz - she was my favorite waitress!
Black Walnut Bistro. SO GOOD. Definitely a nicer dinner for the area, but well worth the money. Everything we ate was delicious. Cindy was a fabulous waitress, too.
Tin Mill Brewery. A neat atmosphere and perfect for those non-wine lovers. The brat with sauerkraut was really good, too.
Hermannhof Winery. Loved this winery! With our stay at the inn, we got a free tasting and 15% off our purchases. The wine tasting was really fun - we had a great lady serving us who was so personable and knowledgable. With the nice weather we were able to grab a bottle, their snack picnic (recommended by another awesome Hermannoff employee) which included your choice of sausage, cheese, an apple, warm bread (or crackers) and a even a knife to cut everything with, and sit outside to enjoy the weather, and of course, the company.
To work off all the yummy food and drink, there are a bunch of little shops to walk to and browse. Not to mention, the town itself is super cute, I enjoyed walking around and looking at all the little houses, many of which were cottages available to rent.
It was such a fun time - I think this may become a tradition! I love the fact that it is such an easy drive from St. Louis and has so much to offer.
The rest of the weekend included a movie (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) and relaxing.
Linking up with Laura for Tuesday Talk.