Winery: Chaumette Vineyards & Winery

Perched atop one of Ste. Genevieve County’s rolling hills, Chaumette Vineyards & Winery offers sweeping views of the Saline Valley. That alone would be enough to entice visitors, but this winery offers the full package. In the tasting room, knowledgeable staff guide you through the winery’s broad selection of award-winning vintages (the reserve Chardonel and dry rosé are top picks), which we suggest you take to the covered patio and pair with executive chef Rob Beasley’s notable Cajun-Creole and New American cuisine. Extend your visit with a stay in one of Chaumette’s villas or indulge in an array of spa treatments for a perfect wine-country escape. (Photo by J. Pollack Photography)

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, chaumette.com

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