Established in 1990 by Hank and Jackie Johnson, Chaumette Vineyards & Winery is located in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, home of the first colonial settlement on the west side of the Mississippi River by the French in the early 1730’s. Chaumette sits on 310 acres of land, 30 acres of which are grapevines, approximately seventy miles south of St. Louis, in the Ozark Mountain American Viticultural Area. The region, distinguished by rolling hills and the Saline Creek River Valley, is known to have a temperature differential of more than 5 degrees (warmer) compared to other Missouri wine regions, which is considered to be advantageous.
Chaumette Winery is dedicated to handcrafting award-winning wines of distinction, and our diverse portfolio is comprised of more than a dozen wines from varieties such as Norton, Missouri’s state grape, Chardonel, a hybrid of Chardonnay and Missouri’s most widely planted white grape variety, Traminette, Chambourcin and Vignoles, all French-American hybrids. Chaumette is a boutique winery, producing between five and six thousand cases annually of mostly dry wines, with some semi-dry and semi-sweet styles as well as a vintage port and late harvest Chardonel in some years.
Chaumette Winery has evolved into a premier wine lifestyle destination, including a destination spa, private villas for overnight stays, a pool, a full-service restaurant, among more traditional winery amenities. Chaumette’s Tasting Room is open to the public year round and offers wine tastings and live entertainment outdoors in warmer months.
Chaumette is dedicated to supporting and promoting the region as a whole and produces its annual Fete de Chaumette festival every summer, inviting local food and wine producers as well as artisans to present and sell their products on property. Chaumette is a member of the Mississippi River Hills Association, the pilot program of the Missouri Regional Cuisines Project, founded by the University of Missouri, Columbia to identify ecological regions statewide to market local food products using distinct labels of origin, with the goal to increase recognition and economic opportunities for Missouri food producers, the tourism industry and rural communities. Also, Chaumette is one of the founding members of Ste. Genevieve’s wine trail, the Route du Vin, promoting the region’s unique wineries year round through wine & food events. For more information about Ste. Genevieve’s Route du Vin, go to www.RDVWineTrail.com.
Most importantly, Chaumette is dedicated to making each guest feel most welcomed with friendly, unobtrusive and professional service – whether it be for a delicious dinner over scenic views, a spa treatment poolside, an restful stay in our villas or hosting a wedding reception on our beautiful property. Chaumette Winery is a family owned and operated business, welcoming all guests to feel at ease and at home during their visit. You likely find Owners Hank and Jackie Johnson in the Tasting Room on any given weekend; they hope to make your acquaintance, so ask for Hank and Jackie!