Old Vine Bed & Breakfast will open in Hermann this weekend featuring farm-to-table meals

Missouri wine country will soon have a new bed and breakfast. Old Vine Bed & Breakfast is set to open Sunday, April 4, at 225 E. Fourth St. in Hermann with a farm-to-table menu.

Opening a bed and breakfast was always a retirement plan for founders Chad and Mike Walton, but, when the pandemic hit, they decided to move things along. “Why wait? The world’s changed, so we’ve changed – let’s do what we want to do and something we’ve been wanting to do all our lives,” said Walton. 

They have created a farm-to-table breakfast concept with all ingredients sourced locally. “We want to help the community out by doing a farm-to-table menu,” Walton said. “It’s not done a lot anymore, and I’m glad we are bringing it back.”

The meat is sourced from Hermann Wurst Haus and eggs are delivered from a local farm to their doorstep. The rotating menu will feature dishes such as egg muffins (similar to quiche), waffles, and biscuits and gravy. “We want people to return,” he said. “We’re creating a high-end breakfast and want guests to have different experiences when they’re here.” Everything is made from scratch, and they even churn their own butter. There will be vegetarian options on the menu too. 

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Old Vine is within walking distance of the wineries located in Hermann, as well as two blocks from the Hermann Amtrak station. Hermann is a quaint town about an hour and a half west of the city of St. Louis in the heart of wine country. Walton said he plans to be immersed in the community in Hermann. “Everyone is so accepting of us and welcoming, wanting our business to succeed,” he said. He has already started working with Tammy Bruckerhoff, director of economic development and tourism in Hermann, planning how to get more involved in the town. 

Old Vine Bed & Breakfast is roughly 2,600 square feet on a nearly 7,000-square-foot lot. They have three rooms available that accommodate two people each, as well as a large backyard pavilion. Walton describes the space as an “old feel with new-age twists, with vibrant colors and antiques in the room.” 

They hope that they can be a longstanding place for visitors in Hermann. “We want to have that high-end feel and have people feel welcome when they come to town,” said Walton. Bookings are currently accepted on AirBnB and VRBO, as well as the website