As I had mentioned in my previous posting, we noticed many vineyards and wineries on Highway 94 coming into Hermann. According to Hermann Area Visitor's Guide, the Hermann Wine Trail is made up of 7 wineries in and round the historic community, from Hermann to New Haven. I am sure there are a few more outside of that prescribed area, going back further out of that area to Augusta. Back in the mid 1800s the town fathers nurtured the infant wine industry by selling "grape lots", vacant lots which the settlers could buy for $50.00, interest free, over a five-year period. The only requirement was that the lot had to be planted in grapes. There are two wineries which we saw, within the city proper, when we visited the town. We drove past the Hermannhof, and stopped for lunch at the Stone Hill Winery. As you may notice, from the picture below, the winery and vineyards of the latter winery are on a hill overlooking the town.