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Missouri is known as the cave state, so it’s no surprise that in the heart of the Ozark countryside you’d find the Cave Vinyard. Owned and operated by the Strussione family, this winery takes terroir to new levels.
At the end of an enchanting drive through rolling farmlands, old-fashioned barns, and antique signs, you’ll arrive at the winery. All overlooking a small lake surrounded by the Ozark hills. Pick up some wine, cheese, handmade biscottis (an in-house specialty), and journey towards the entrance of Saltpeter Cave.
At the end of a short, winding path, you’ll come face-to-face with the mouth of the cave. It extends deep underground and is filled with chairs, tables, and old oak barrels. A bubbling spring runs through the cave, while a cool-mist creates a mysterious mood. Adding to this enchanting experience is the echoing laughter and chatter from other guests—all the makings of a flight you won’t soon forget.
Know Before You Go
When it's not raining, a golf cart shuttle is available down to the cave for those with mobility issues. Summer hours are from April – October 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. During the months of November-March, hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.