Rural Missouri - September 2016 - (Page 3)

CONTENTS Volume 69 | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Number 9 20 8 8 24 Home away from home IN EVERY ISSUE Rocky Mount camp offers weeks of fun to campers with disabilities 10 Dreamer of Marceline Marceline - where Walt Disney's dreams began 12 Stories from the spring Laura Valenti writes about Bennett Spring before the park 18 Cooperative effort Alton co-op brings community together with food and art 20 Cline's Opry 4 Cooperation 5 Perspectives 14 Eats 22 Recipes 28 Events 32 Neighbors 34 Just4Kids Weston venue provides toe-tapping music and comedy to fans 24 Touring on down the line Town of Seligman helps people unplug with train excursions ABOUT OUR COVER N photos by Heather Berry To order prints of the cover photo, call 866-962-1191 or visit estled in the beautiful rolling hills just outside the historic town of Ste. Genevieve, Cave Vineyard is a fun place for travelers to stop for wine and its delicious biscotti the staff bakes on site. The winery gets its name after the saltpeter cave located on the property. In 1995, Marty and Mary Jo Strussione purchased 14 acres, thinking the area would be the perfect place to retire. The first grapevines were planted in 2000, with additional vines added later. The vineyard's first harvest was in August 2003 and Cave Winery has been going strong ever since. The Strussiones' adult children, along with their spouses and grandchildren, all help in the family business these days. The vineyard boasts four varieties of grapes: Chardonel, Traminette, Chambourcin and Cynthiana/ Norton. Our cover displays the beauty of the winery's Vignoles grapes on the vine, waiting to be harvested. For $5, visitors may sample up to six wines in the tasting room. The tasting list includes many of Cave Vineyard's award-winning selections, such as Chambourcin 2010, Grotta Rossa, Traminette or their fullbodied Cave Rock White or Red wines. Visitors may bring their own picnic meal or purchase cheese and sausage plates, or some of the winery's homemade biscotti made by the family to pair with its wines. Those who buy wine are invited to enjoy the purchase at picnic tables located inside the small cave or on the large deck just outside the cave entrance, seen here at the right. Cave Vineyard is located at 21124 Cave Road, Ste. Genevieve. Open April through October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; November through March, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed major holidays. For more information call 573-543-5284 or visit SEPTEMBER 2016 | RURALMISSOURI.COOP 3 http://www.RURALMISSOURI.COOP

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Rural Missouri - September 2016