Old Vine Kitchen Emporium brings high-quality cookware and a line of private label foods to Hermann

Hermann now has a kitchen boutique where residents and visitors alike can find bakeware, kitchen gadgets, wine and specialty foods. Chad and Mike Walton opened Old Vine Kitchen Emporium late last year at 210 Schiller St. to fill what they felt was a much-needed gap in the area.

“We knew we wanted to open a business, but we needed to find a unique concept that we felt would fill a need in Hermann, and a kitchen store is a natural fit with our bed and breakfast,” Chad Walton said. “This allows us to provide great service and unique products to not only tourists visiting town but also our friends and fellow residents in and around Hermann.”

The Waltons share a love of cooking, bringing people together in conversation through food, and hospitality, and those things are the through line in both of their businesses. Chad brings a love for customer service and conversations, while Mike’s passion is using local ingredients and creating a farm-to-table experience with meals they serve at their bed and breakfast. The couple opened Old Vine Bed & Breakfast in March 2021 when they decided to leave the city and relocate from St. Louis to Hermann. 

Their newest business venture is located around the corner from their bed and breakfast, in the historic district of Hermann. The inventory at Old Vine Kitchen Emporium features ceramic dishes, Dutch ovens and other cookware, as well as a range of baking items like ceramic bakeware, muffin tins, baking sheets and boxed bread kits.

There’s also a selection of items perfect for treating yourself or gifting to the foodie or cooking enthusiast in your life. Those gift ideas range from cookbooks, tea towels, ceramic mugs and Old Vine’s own private label line of bloody mary mixes, pickles, olives and dip mixes. 

Other food items Old Vine Kitchen Emporium carries include oils, hot sauces and small snacks like crackers, as well as boxed skillet dinners that you cook at home and finish off by adding your own protein of choice. There’s also wine from Noboleis Vineyards in Augusta and jams from Persimmon Hill Farm, a berry farm located near Branson, in Lampe, Missouri. 

Visit the kitchen store on your next trip to Hermann or browse the boutique’s full inventory online at oldvinekitchenemporium.com.