Stone Hill Winery
Old Stone Hill Historic District
Stone Hill Winery and vineyards
|Location||Bounded roughly by W. 12th, Goethe and Jefferson Sts., and Iron Rd., Hermann, Missouri|
|Area||7 acres (2.8 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||69000102|
|Added to NRHP||May 21, 1969|
Stone Hill Winery is a Missouri winery located in Hermann, Missouri, along the Missouri River, in what is called the Missouri Rhineland of the Hermann AVA. Established by German immigrants in 1847, it is the largest winery in the state.
At the turn of the 20th century, Stone Hill Winery was the largest winery west of the Mississippi River in the United States, the second largest winery in the United States, and the third largest winery in the world. It produced 1,250,000 gallons in 1900. Its wine had won numerous awards in international fairs, including Vienna in 1873, Philadelphia in 1876, and St. Louis in 1904. Due to Prohibition, the winery was closed in 1920, along with virtually all others in the nation. During this time, the owners earned money by using its wine cellars to grow mushrooms for sale until 1965.
In 1965 Jim and Betty Held made Stone Hill Winery the first in Missouri to be re-established.
The Old Stone Hill Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The district encompasses 11 contributing buildings associated with the Stone Hill Winery. They include the combined residence and office for company manager, processing plant, warehouse, barn and stone-lined aging cellars.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Brett Dufur, "History of Missouri Wine Industry", Missouri Wine Country, accessed 19 Oct 2009
- M. Patricia Holmes (April 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Stone Hill Historic District" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-12-01. and accompanying map (includes 5 photographs from 1967)