Winery Category: Southeast
Cave Vineyard is nestled in the southeastern rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve County Missouri. It derives its name from the Saltpeter Cave located on the property. The 14 acres of grapes are cared for by the Strussion family who has owned the property since 1995. After Marty and Mary Jo Strussion purchased the property they soon decided that it would be the perfect place to retire. The first 7 acres of grapevines were planted in 2001. An additional 7 acres were planted in 2002. Caring for the vines by hand has quickly become a family affair. The vineyard boasts 4 varieties of grapes: Chardonel, Traminette, Chambourcin and Cynthiana/Norton. The first harvest of these vines was in August 2003.
Our tasting room is located on top of our natural cave wine cellar! Start your cave experience here by browsing the gift shop and sampling wines made from grapes grown here at our vineyard. Once you’ve selected your wine of choice we invite you to enjoy the cave or take in the scenic views of the vineyard and rolling hills from the pavilion. Picnic baskets are welcome, however, we do offer a variety of cheese and sausage and would be happy to pack a basket for you!