St. Vincent's-in-the-Vineyard is nestled in the wooded, rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve County. This beautiful little chapel is a jewel of Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, about 70 miles south of St. Louis.
Chaumette is owned by Episcopalians Hank and Jackie Johnson. They established their boutique wine resort destination in 1990. At that time, the church did not exist -- at least not in Ste. Genevieve.
The chapel was originally part of the Thompson Retreat and Conference Center (at I-270 and Ladue Road in St. Louis County), which was owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. When the Diocese sold the center in 2002, the Johnsons purchased the chapel, then called St. David's Chapel.
The Johnsons had the chapel dismantled from its brick structure, and moved it piece by piece to Ste. Genevieve. The church was rebuilt with as a clapboard building, but with the same design, windows, flooring, pews, altar, pipe organ, and even the red carpeting. Bishop George Wayne Smith reconsecrated the church and renamed it St. Vincent's-in-the-Vineyard in October of 2003.
Become a part of our history:
You can purchase an engraved brick to be installed on the landing leading into St. Vincent's Chapel. The bricks can be engraved to signify and event, a date, or special people in your life. If you were married in the Chapel, you can leave a lasting memory of your marriage by having an engraved brick to commemorate the date.
Bricks are $150 or $200 each.