Trip Ideas: Route Du Vin Wine Trail
The Ste. Genevieve area offers some of the most unique winery settings in Missouri. You can sip your wine in a cave, enjoy the luxury at wineries with resort-like settings, or stroll the countryside amid picturesque views.
Morning
Start your Route du Vin trek in the historic district of Ste. Genevieve. This winery features 22 handcrafted wines for sampling and purchase and offers an array of fruit wines.
245 Merchant St., Ste. Genevieve MO 63670, 800-398-1298
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cave Vineyard derives its name from the remarkable Saltpeter Cave which is located under the tasting room. Sample award winning wines in the tasting room and stroll to the cave to enjoy the koi pond and babbling brook.
21124 Cave Road, Ste. Genevieve MO 63670, 573-543-5284
Hours: April-October: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; November-March: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Afternoon
This winery and microbrewery offers a variety of wines and hand-crafted beers. There is a a bed-and-breakfast inn on-site; it features two guestrooms. Do not use GPS or MapQuest to find this winery. See the website for directions.
16937 Boyd Road, Ste. Genevieve MO 63670, 573-756-4537
Hours: Wed.-Thur., noon-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Chaumette Winery sits amid magnificent rolling hills. Enjoy the views while sampling award-winning, handcrafted wines. Visit the restaurant and or poolside cafe for lunch and dinner. Indulge yourself at The Spa at Chaumette, featuring all-natural products. Stay at The Villages at Chaumette: elegantly appointed villas with beautiful furnishings, hi-tech amenities, fitness center, pool with private cabanas, and alfresco dining.
24345 Route W W, Ste. Genevieve MO 63670, 573-747-1000
Hours: Wed., noon-5 p.m.; Thur.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Evening

Enjoy samples of our wines in the spacious tasting room, or take a seat outdoors to enjoy views of the countryside. We offer a variety of wines, including a Chambourcin, Norton and a Semi-Sweet Vignoles. Also, you may purchase sausage, cheese, crackers, or chocolates, to serve as a complement to your wines. Draft and bottled beers also are available.

3578 Sand Creek Road, Farmington MO 63640, 573-756-9999
Hours: Mon. and Wed., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Twin Oaks is a family owned vineyard and winery. The tasting room sits in the middle of our vineyard, which makes it a spot to come for a relaxing afternoon where you can enjoy our wines or a glass of cold premium beer.
6470 Route F, Farmington MO 63640, 573-756-6500
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.