Chaumette acquires Audubon’s in Ste. Genevieve

The Chaumette experience and hospitality will head to downtown Ste. Genevieve as the winery announced its March 1 acquisition of Audubon’s. The fine-dining restaurant will be called Audubon’s by Chaumette Vineyards & Winery and will focus on quality food and local sourcing.

“We are excited for the opportunity to connect downtown Ste. Genevieve with wine country,” said Jennifer Johnson, Chaumette vice president. “It was a perfect fit.”

Chaumette chef Rob Beasley will oversee the kitchen at Audubon’s in addition to the restaurant at Chaumette, but the menus will remain distinctive. About half of the menu Audubon’s will remain the same, including the popular sausage and sauerkraut and chicken Baetje. Owing to Beasley’s Louisiana upbringing, new menu items will include a Cajun pasta and other Cajun-inspired dishes.

The beverage program will include a New World-focused wine list that will include Chaumette offerings alongside vintages hailing from various U.S. regions. A full beer and cocktail selection will be available as well.