351 St Marys RdSte. Geneviève, MO 63670
Call us at 573-747-1000
Open Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. seasonally by request.
Built in 1808, the Bequette-Ribault House, located across from Le Grand Champ or the “Big Field,” is an excellent example of “poteaux-en-terre” or “posts-in-the-earth” architecture.
Ste. Geneviève is home to 3 out of 5 remaining such buildings. Poteaux-en-terre architecture is in reference to the vertical logs built directly into the ground without a foundation.
The Bequette Ribault House was restored by Chaumette’s owners Hank and Jacque Johnson. In one of its outbuildings, a Hospitality Center features a tasting bar offering tastings and purchases of Chaumette’s award-winning wines.
Public tours are typically available on Saturdays, from noon to 5 p.m. and from Memorial Day to October.Private tours on Saturdays can be arranged during the winter months by calling 573-747-1000.
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