Wurstfest is a city wide two day festival in Hermann, that celebrates the traditional art of German sausage making on March 19 & 20! Professional sausage makers serve samples and host sausage sales for the sausage loving crowd. Professional and amateur sausage makers compete in competitions on Saturday to win the coveted Wurst awards! Sunday visitors can watch the Weiner Dog Derby in the park.
Our Hermann Wine Trail wineries will be open and ready for Wurstfest visitors who need a break from all the sausage samples! Our Hermann wineries are pretty proud of the fact that our wines pair very well with sausage. Here is a few of our favorite pairings:
Traditional Summer Sausage – naturally aged, German style, with a meaty flavor perfect with Robller Chambourcin or Adam Puchta Norton
Braunschweiger – silky, smooth and pate’ like, a perfect match with a semi-dry or semi-sweet white or red wine such Hermannhof Traminette or Stone Hill Steinberg Red
Peppered Sweet Bologna – smoky, peppery with a touch of sweetness perfect paired with Bias Jubilee White or OakGlenn Prophecy
Venison Summer Sausage – normally blended with pork, so it’s rich and smoky, perfect paired with Stone Hill Norton, Robller St. Vincent Rose or Adam Puchta Chardonel
Hickory Smoked Bratwurst – a Hermann staple; spicy, smoky and when grilled a perfect match with Hermannhof Seyval, Bias River Mist or OakGlenn Moonbeam Melody
Visit Hermann for the annual Wurstfest, March 19 & 20 and experience what makes Hermann such a hidden gem!