The Cave Vineyard is a family owned and operated business. Marty and Mary Jo Strussione have 4 daughters, 3 sons in law and 9 grandsons who all contribute to the production and presentation of Cave products.
The vineyard maintenance and harvest, micro-brews and distilled products are all proudly produced by members of the Strussione family.
The first 7 acres of grapevines were planted in 2000. An additional 7 acres were planted in 2001. The latest acre planted in 2009. The Strussion’s focus their energies on five varieties of grape: Chardonel, Traminette, Chambourcin, Vignoles, and Norton. The first harvest of these vines was in August 2003.
Very little has been historically recorded about the cave. We do know that the name Saltpeter comes from the time of the early French Settlers.
It is believed that they mined the cave for Saltpeter, which they used to make gunpowder. Today, the cave is inhabited primarily by wine enthusiasts enjoying the sounds of a babbling brook and the taste of quality wines.