Wurstfest is a citywide two-day festival in Hermann, that celebrates the traditional art of German sausage making on March 25 & 26! 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! And, our Hermann wines pair well with sausage! Here are 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 as Hermannhof White Lady or G Husmann Wine Co. Rose of Hermann.
Peppered Sweet Bologna – smoky, peppery with a touch of sweetness perfect paired with Bias Jubilee White or Reserve Cellars Golden Deer.
Venison Summer Sausage – normally blended with pork, so it’s rich and smoky, perfectly paired with Robller St. Vincent Rose, G Husmann Wine Co. General Fremont, or Adam Puchta Chardonel.
Hickory Smoked Bratwurst – a Hermann staple; spicy, smoky, and when grilled a perfect match with Hermannhof Vidal, Bias River Mist, or Reserve Cellars Synergy.
Visit Hermann for the annual Wurstfest, on March 25 & 26, and experience what makes Hermann such a hidden gem!