Stone Hill Winery is one of the finest Hermann Missouri restaurants in town. Their classy atmosphere continues to bring people in every year for tours, wine tasting, and, recently, a glorious feast of all different sorts. The Great Beast Feast is a tradition for Stone Hill and entices people with its great smells and delicious food.
The popular event was moved this year from the Vintage Restaurant to the much larger winery pavilion to accommodate more people. A sold-out crowd of more than 150 people attended the fund-raiser, which for more than two decades has been a regular contributor to the fight against cancer. This year’s combined proceeds from the dinner, silent auction, live auction and donations topped the record set back in 2005 by more than $3,000.
Philanthropic guests were invited to dine on a host of gourmet dishes from Rattlesnake and Alligator Kabobs and Smoked Trout to Turtle Soup and Jack Rabbit Potjie (a South African stew prepared by Stone Hill’s own Shaun Turnbull and Christo Blake). Rustic Whitetail Pie, Spirit and Spiced Roasted Elk, Trout Hushpuppies and Pepperoncini Smoked Waterfowl were among other dishes to grace the buffet table.
“I wish to thank all the Vintage and Stone Hill employees for all the volunteer hours they donated,” says winery owner Jim Held. “Also thanks to the folks in the area who gave the game, fish and fowl for the wonderful meal. Thanks to everyone who gave items for the auction and to those who bid. It’s easy, fun and rewarding when so many people help.”
Among the items auctioned off for charity was a custom-made Damascus steel hunting knife, which sold for $400. Other items up for auction included a handmade bistro table made from a Norton wine barrel by Thomas Held, a beaver pelt wall hanging, a hand-crafted oak cabinet made by Hermann local Victor Wagner, a number of Beast Feast sweatshirts, hickory walking sticks, Hermann Hill’s Port Chocolate Raspberry Sauce and several bottles of Stone Hill’s award-winning wines, including a special edition double magnum of 2002 Norton, which sold together with a set of wine glasses and leather coasters for $430.
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