The Farmers’ Table Wine Trail pairs local female farmers with six Hermann wineries, and that’s just the start. Plan your calendar around all the Hermann Wine Trail events. This year’s tantalizing themes are sure to make your mouth water.

Photo courtesy of Hermann Wine Trail

By Sandy Selby

When excellent Missouri wines are served with locally grown, expertly prepared food, it’s a winning combination and a hot ticket.

Tickets are selling briskly for the Farmers’Table Wine Trail, taking place on Saturday, April 6 in Hermann. The event is a joint effort of Missouri Commonground, a cooperative led by female farmers, and the Hermann Wine Trail. According to Patty Held, president of the Hermann Wine Trail, this event, like all the wine trail events, will sell out weeks in advance.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to visit the six Hermann Wine Trail wineries: Adam Puchta Winery, Curling Vine Winery, G. Husmann Wine Company, Hermannhof Winery, Reserve Cellars of Hermann, and Robller Vineyard. And while at each winery, they’ll meet the farmers behind the food they’re enjoying.

There will be a featured wine at each stop and ticketholders will enjoy a 1½ to 2 ounce pour, paired with a small plate of a dish prepared with a locally produced ingredient. “Missouri Commonground has a spokesperson or volunteer who will be at the winery and who will hand out recipes and answer questions about their industry,” Patty says. And, of course, wine will be available for purchase.

Ticketholders can start their delicious journey at any of the six participating wineries. They’ll receive a souvenir wine glass at their first stop that they will use throughout the evening. At the last stop, they’ll be invited to drop off their ticket, which will serve as their prize entry for a Missouri gift basket and a one-night’s stay in Hermann.

The Hermann Wine Trail was established twenty years ago and has been a great success for both the community and the visitors. “We love what we do,” Patty says, “and I think selling out our events is a tribute to how involved the wineries are in our events.”

The Farmers’ Table Wine Trail is one of six special Hermann Wine Trail events that take place throughout the year.

In fact, it’s not too early to lock down your tickets for the Wild Bacon Wine Trail event, set for May 4 and 5. Tickets are $35 per person for both the Farmer’s Table Wine Trail and the Wild Bacon Wine Trail. “We have repeat customers come back year after year and are proud to come to all the wine trail events,” Patty says. ‘

Menus for both events, menus, and ticket details are available at

For hundreds more events, visit Missouri Life’s Event Calendar.