Join us for Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17th, in The Gardens at Public House Brewing Company.  This annual, family-friendly event allows us to come together and celebrate the culmination of our grape harvest. The day’s schedule includes a Winemaker Series wine tasting, live music, and crafts for kids. The Gardens are decorated beautifully for fall, admission and activities are free, and the forecasted weather looks ideal. Read more on the Public House Event Page: https://www.publichousebrewery.com/upcoming-events/2020-harvest-festival/

There is much to celebrate! Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, and Vineyard Manager, Sam Cobb, shared some insights about this year’s Harvest.  During the forty two day Harvest, over 950 tons of grapes were gathered from our local vineyards.  This tonnage includes twelve varietals of grapes that are in full production, and five from our experimental blocks.  Sam and Andrew agreed that, while the environmental factors created challenges, the hard work of our dedicated staff paid off.  Sam further explained, “As a whole, I think Missouri had a rough growing season. Some of our favorite varietals suffered significant damage from the frost early in the season, while others tolerated the inclement weather better”.  While overall yield was down, Andrew added, “The quality we harvested was excellent. Norton was more consistent from site to site than we have had in ten years”.

Speaking of Norton, the long-awaited Norton 42 is available now in our tasting room.  Read more about our Winemaker Series wines here, and remember there’s a tasting from 1 pm – 3 pm in The Gardens during Harvest Festival.

Cheers to our cellar and vineyard crews for their outstanding work and dedication. 🥂 Let’s celebrate together at Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 17th!

Walk or run in the Grapes & Grain Fun Run 5k on Saturday, May 4 starting at 10 a.m. This is an off-road run/walk through the St. James Winery’s vineyards with a beer or wine sample waiting for you at each mile. This event is a fun run and will not be chip timed. Please, no pets allowed. You must be 21 years or older to register.

Start and finish will be located at:

St. James Vineyard Cottage, 19506 Co Rd 1000, St. James, MO 65559.

What you’ll experience during this fun run:
• Wine and beer samples at mile one and mile two
• Celebratory wine or beer at the finish line
• Logoed beer or wine glass of choice to keep

We’re hosting our Heritage Music Fest (http://bit.ly/HeritageMusicFest) at the St. James Taproom the same day as our Grapes & Grain Fun Run 5K. Fun run participants can enjoy special pricing for both events.

Find out more when you visit our registration site: http://bit.ly/GrapesGrain5k

For the fourth year in a row, our partner at Public House Brewing Company in St. James, MO, presents Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens. To kick off this year’s film series, the first movie will play on the outdoor big screen in The Gardens on Thurs., Apr. 25 (rescheduled for May 9th due to inclement weather) with Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Admission is free. Come early to grab a seat and bite to eat. Please, no outside food or drink is allowed, but you may purchase wine (keep receipt) from the St. James Winery Tasting Room and bring it in The Gardens.

The movie starts after sunset – it has to be dark to view the movie on the screen. Limited seating is available, so feel free to bring your own. Nights can be chilly, so bring jackets or blankets as needed.


The Gardens
Located between the brewery and St. James Winery Tasting Room
551 State Route B
St. James, MO 65559

2019 Movie Schedule:

  • May 9 – Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • May 30 – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • June 27 – The Goonies
  • July 25 – Aquaman
  • August 29 – Dirty Dancing
  • September 26 – The Wedding Singer
  • October 24 – Beetlejuice
We’re excited to host The Kay Brothers and King Benny as our headliners for the 2019 Heritage Music Festival in The Gardens on Sat., May 4 and Sun., May 5.
Hang out in The Gardens, our outdoor space located between St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company in St. James, for two days of live music by up-and-coming Missouri musicians, craft beer, wine and great food. Kids five and under are free.


The Kay Brothers | Saturday
King Benny | Sunday

Saturday, May 4
· Blue Jay | 11 am to 12 pm
· Drifters Mile | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
· The Burney Sisters | 2 pm to 3 pm
· The Flood Brothers | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
· Dead End Road | 5 pm to 6 pm
· The Kay Brothers | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sunday, May 5
· Dixie Union | 1 pm to 2:30 pm
· The C&S Folk Company | 3 pm to 4:30 pm
· King Benny | 5 pm to 7 pm

Get tickets: http://bit.ly/HeritageMusicTickets 

We invite you to a complimentary tasting of this dry red wine on Thursday, November 15 in our Tasting Room from 4 – 6 p.m. This year’s Winemaker Series Nouveau displays aromas and flavors of black cherries and plums, and we will be pairing it with Irish Stew from our campus partner’s kitchen at Public House Brewing Company.

In honor of this year’s harvest, we not only created a our annual Nouveau wine, but also a three-part video series covering the harvest from our St. James Winery vineyards. The videos are posted below for you to enjoy prior to our Nouveau Release Party.

The tradition of creating a Nouveau wine originated in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais Nouveau began as an early release wine to celebrate the end of harvest with the intention of it being enjoyed young. Under French law, it is to be released on the third Thursday in November after each harvest.

In the early 1960’s some of the local vignerons saw potential to promote the wine with a contest to see who could get the first bottle to Paris. From there it spread throughout Europe, and by the 1980’s North Americans had joined the party followed by Asia in the 1990’s.

It’s so popular that one third of Beaujolais’ production is dedicated to the Nouveau style with over 28 million bottles produced annually. Following in this French tradition, St. James Winery began creating our own regional Nouveau over 20 years ago right here in the Meramec Highlands.

We hope you will join our St. James Winery family and be a part of this tradition to help us celebrate our bountiful harvest! Until then, enjoy the below video series where our Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, discusses the topics of weather conditions affecting harvest, quality vs. quantity and farm to table agriculture in Missouri.

It takes the hard work and effort of an entire vineyard and cellar crew to produce our internationally awarded wines. Discover how the fruit is carefully cultivated to ensure the integrity of the wines you know and love!

Join us as we celebrate the fall season with our 2018 Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13.

Spend your day with us in The Gardens at St. James and enjoy live music, local vendors, good food, great beverages, games, activities and much more!

This is always a fun event each year with the local community and is a great family-friendly way to spend your day!

Live Music:
11 to 2 PM – Jonathan McCammon
4 to 7 PM – The C&S Folk Company

  • Bourbon Honey Farm
  • JJ’s Craft & Home Décor
  • Gemstone Farm
  • Ronni’s Ovenless Lovin’s
  • Woodchucks
  • Ozark Forest Mushrooms
  • MASH Club
  • Moonshadow Farm
  • Food For Your Soul Catering

If you are a local vendor and interested in showcasing your products at our event, please contact our Events Coordinator, Gina Maben at 573.261.3338.

We are thrilled to be the official wine and cider sponsor of this year’s Big BAM rides! The Big BAM on Route 66 is June 17 through 22 and offers cyclists a 304 mile journey through Missouri, starting in Joplin and ending in Eureka.

That means you’ll find us at the six consecutive days of FREE concerts throughout our beautiful state! The concerts are open for both cyclists and community members to experience! The gates open at noon and the each concert starts at 6 p.m. for all locations.

Find a concert in a community near you:
•  Sunday, June 17 | Kick-Off Concert and Opening Day Ceremony| Schifferdecker Park in Joplin, MO. | Featuring Aina Cook Band

•  Monday, June 18 | Jackson Street Park in Willard, MO. | Featuring The Kay Brothers Band

•  Tuesday, June 19 | Boswell City Park in Lebanon, MO. | Featuring The Nace Brothers Band

•  Wednesday, June 20 | Waynesville City Park in Waynesville, MO. | Featuring Two-Bit Steve

•  Thursday, June 21 | Hood Park in Cuba, MO. | Featuring Violet and the Undercurrents

•  Friday, June 22 | Lions Park in Eureka, MO. | Featuring Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players

Find our tent each day to purchase a beverage card and enjoy responsibly!

St. James Winery is excited to be the official wine and cider sponsor of this year’s Big BAM on Route 66 and Big BAM on the Katy Trail! These two cycling events offer beautiful journeys for experienced and novice cyclists. If you don’t have a bike – you can still be a big part of this experience by joining us any (or every) evening in the featured community stops for a free concert and some St. James wine and McIntyre Cider.

For Big Bam on Route 66, cyclists start their ride in Joplin on June 17 and end in Eureka on June 22. This Big BAM (Bike Across Missouri) is a 304 mile journey that features rolling hills, beautiful roads, great people and small town hospitality. Big BAM on the Katy Trail will be October 7 through 12 starting in Clinton and ending in St. Charles. This route is 311 miles along the Katy Trail, offering riders a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Missouri during autumn. What better way to experience the peak colors of the season?

The director of Big BAM, Greg Wood, as quoted in KTTN News said, “The event is like a festival on two wheels. There are a lot of moving parts, but the cyclists are the friendliest people in the world, always encouraging each other onward. And there’s plenty of time to explore the small towns along the way. It’s a ride, not a race.”

At St. James Winery we love opportunities to experience the great State of Missouri. So whether you are a cyclist, a local seeking some community fun, or a traveler seeking a great Missouri experience, join us for Big BAM rides and relaxation destinations. We are excited to be a part of these great days and nights.


Let’s help others stay toasty and warm this winter at our second annual Warm up Winterfest, Saturday, January 27 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the Public House Brewing Company St. James Taproom. We are hosting an all-day coat drive and are asking everyone to consider bringing donations of new or gently used coats, jackets, gloves, hats, etc. Our hope is that this event will help everyone in our community stay warm this winter!

This is a kid friendly event and includes several activities for the whole family. Mark your calendar and join us for winter kid crafts, wood-fired food specials, live music, winery and brewery combo tours, a blind tasting contest and evening trivia!

Schedule of Activities:
• All Day – Coat Drive
• All Day – Wood-
Fired Food Specials
• 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Live Music by Two Far Gone
• 2 p.m. – Winery & Brewery Combo Tour
• 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Winter Crafts for Kids
• 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Mark Moebeck
• 4 p.m. – Winery & Brewery Combo Tour
• 5:30 p.m. – Blind Tasting Contest – $5 per person [$5 per person hyperlinks to: https://phbc.ticketspice.com/warm-up-winterfest-blind-tasting-contest ]
• 7 p.m. – Trivia

We look forward to seeing you at Warm Up Winterfest!


Traditionally, Nouveau is the first wine bottled to celebrate the recent harvest. This year, our farm team harvested 1950.7 tons of grapes in just under two and a half months, so we certainly have a reason to celebrate! Our cellar crew selected some of the best grapes of harvest and has expertly crafted them into the 2017 St. James Nouveau.

After only a few weeks of fermentation, this small batch of excellence will debut Thursday, November 16. This wine is intended to be enjoyed young and, because it is handcrafted in an elite small batch, it is being introduced as a part of the St. James Winemaker Series. Our Winemaker Series selections are available only for a limited time online and in our Tasting Room. Don’t procrastinate ordering or you may miss the opportunity to enjoy them!

The tradition of creating a Nouveau originated in the Beaujolais region of France where the wine would release the third week of November after each harvest. Following in the French tradition, St. James Winery began creating a regional Nouveau 20 years ago from right here in the Meramec Highlands.

Our 2017 debut will begin with our complimentary annual tasting event, Friday, November 17. You are invited to sample this dry red wine from 5 – 7 p.m. in the St. James Winery Tasting Room. Nouveau displays aromas and flavors of black cherries and plums and we will be pairing it with roast beef, black olives, and chocolate covered cherries.

We hope your will join our St. James family and be a part of this tradition and help us celebrate our bountiful harvest!