Route du Vin Wine Trail


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winery / vineyard , Wineries , Farmington , Ste. Genevieve
Wine with a French Influence
Author: Scott McCullough

Although most Missouri wineries share a distinctly German influence, the Show-Me State's French heritage is a big factor at the six wineries along the Route du Vin, in Ste. Genevieve County.

This wine route begins (or ends) in Ste. Genevieve, the oldest European settlement west of the Mississippi River. The Route du Vin wineries jointly hold several special events, spaced from January to November; as might be expected, these weekends revolve around food and wine.

All of the participating wineries on the Route du Vin offer wine tasting, picnic areas, and (most summer weekends) live music. Several special “wine trail” events are scheduled throughout the year.

  • Sainte Genevieve Winery, occupies a circa 1900 home in the city’s historic district. They produce grape and fruit wines.
  • Chaumette Vineyard and Winery includes a full-service restaurant, overnight villas for rent, a swimming pool, and a day spa.
  • Cave Vineyard has their wine cellar in a natural cave, below the tasting room; there are picnic tables inside the cave and in the open-air pavilion.
  • Charleville Vineyard sits atop a hill with a panoramic view. Facilities include a bed-and-breakfast inn, and a microbrewery.
  • Sand Creek Vineyard has a large veranda, complete with scenic views and a fire-pit. And, they make fresh pizza.
  • Twin Oaks Winery is decorated with beautiful antiques and movie memorabilia; plus a fireplace, and large TVs. Enjoy the panoramic view from the large patio.

A visit to any of these wineries makes for a wonderful outing; collectively, this is a wine road worth exploring.

Find listings for all of Missouri’s wineries at the Missouri Wine & Grape Board’s website.

  Sainte Genevieve Winery
Located in the historic district of Ste. Genevieve, beside the Mississippi River. Established in 1983, ...

  Chaumette Vineyards and Winery
The premier winery destination in the Midwest, award-winning Chaumette Winery offers a unique, memorable ...

  Cave Vineyard Winery
Our wine tasting room is located on top of a natural cave, 25 minutes southwest of Ste. Genevieve; 15 ...

  Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery
We offer a variety of wines and hand crafted beers. Enjoy them in a wonderful rustic setting, with some ...

  Twin Oaks Vineyard and Winery
The Hutson Family welcomes you to Twin Oaks Vineyard & Winery. Twin Oaks is a family owned and operated ...

  Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
Begin your visit at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center. Our staff will provide you with a visitor's guide ...