Exploring Missouri wine country is a cinch on the Katy Trail, a 240-mile state park that reaches across most of the state. It’s built on the former corridor of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) Railroad – hence the name. Thanks to Missouri’s German immigrant communities, this section was also …

Missouri wines are made mostly of French-American hybrids – crosses between European Vitis vinifera grapevines and native American grapevines. Outside of the East Coast and the Midwest, grapes such as Chardonel and Traminette are rarely used for wine production, and therefore don’t have the …

The Granary Restaurant is now open in Hermann, Mo. Located in the recently restored Hermann Mill Plaza (the tallest building in downtown Hermann), the restaurant serves German comfort food. Brats, schnitzel, spaetzle, and chicken fried chicken are a few staples featured on their menu, and lo…

Journey with us to Stone Hill Winery for a chat with John Held, the vice president, about the Hermann, Mo., winery's fascinating history and the current process behind its award-winning wines.

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Lovers of adventurous dining gathered recently in the 150-year-old, stone-carved caves of Hermannhof Winery for a candlelit dinner by entre UNDERGROUND, an innovative dining concept helmed by chef John Perkins that brings diners to a different location each month to enjoy a unique menu creat…