St. James Winery is excited to announce our new Concord sweet red wine, which releases on March 31, 2017.

The wine is a tribute to the Concord grapes grown in the Ozark Highlands along Missouri’s Historic Route 66 for over 115 years. A long-term contract with a prestigious juice, jam and jelly company helped make these high-quality Concord grapes famous. Every year during harvest, Italian descendants still set up Concord grape stands along the highway to sell their fruit to travelers.

The Concord wine is juicy and sweet, with an intense grape jam flavor and light finish. Serve it at refrigerator temperature, over ice or mixed with a club soda to create a light, grape spritzer.

On March 31, the new Concord sweet red wine will be available for purchase in the Tasting Room, online at StJamesWinery.com and in retail stores where St. James Winery wines are sold.

That evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., we will host a special tasting event in our St. James Winery Tasting Room in St. James, Mo. Second-generation owner Peter Hofherr will discuss how Concord grapes have shaped the history of the area and sign bottles upon request. We’ll also be serving complimentary samples of the new Concord wine along with food pairings.

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are proud sponsors of the four-day True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Mo. for the next three years.

According to their website, True/False offers a heightened four-day weekend of creative placemaking in which filmmakers, artists, musicians and others remake the mid-sized college town into a one-of-a-kind utopia. The transformative, rambunctious, ecstatic experience of T/F creates a cathartic journey that forces participants to do nothing less than to re-imagine reality.

Like our winery and brewery, True/False believes in doing what is environmentally and socially just for our local and global community.

St. James Winery is a super sponsor and the exclusive wine and cider sponsor of the festival. Public House Brewing Company is a silver sponsor. The wine, hard cider and beer from both companies will be poured at all events throughout the festival.

There’s still time to purchase passes to the True/False Film Fest March 2-5, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

Jason Stacy, brewer at Public House Brewing Company and brother of co-founder, Josh Stacy, recently had a large tumor removed from his brain after suffering from numbness in his hands and severe neck and shoulder pain for over a year.

On Monday, Feb. 27, the Stacy family is having a fundraiser for Jason at Just A Taste (200 N Jefferson St, St James, MO 65559) from 6-9 p.m. Jason faces many months of rehabilitation without short-term disability insurance, and he’s unsure of how long he’ll be out of work.

The event will include a silent auction with donated items from numerous local businesses and individuals.

Live music during the event includes:
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Bliss Boys (Richard Hall & Friends)
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Limited Addition
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Trilogy

In addition, we’ll have complimentary wine and beer tastings from:

  • Public House Brewing Company
  • Just A Taste
  • St. James Winery
  • Wages Brewing Company
  • Piney River Brewing Company
  • Three Squirrels Winery
  • MASH Club

There is a $5 minimum donation at the door. The family is very thankful for the continued support of our community and friends during this time.

If you can’t attend the event, the family is also accepting donations on a Go Fund Me page for Jason.

When we re-released our Brut Champagne American in the summer of 2016, we shared the story of our champagne-making process and the potential disaster that ultimately led to greatness.

Of the three exceptionally small batches made, Bin 3 was the first to be released in June 2016 with only 18 cases produced. It had a pronounced floral nose, with flavors of bright citrus, peach and honeycomb with a lively effervescence and medium creamy body.

Now Bin 1 and Bin 2, with 4 cases and 12 cases produced respectively, are ready to be released.

Join us at the Brut Champagne American Tasting Event on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the St. James Winery Tasting Room in St. James, Mo.

You’ll be the first to taste these two very limited sparkling wines and pair them with cheese, chocolate and fruit. The wines will also be available for purchase that evening, while supplies last.

Join St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company for their Grapes & Grain Fun Run on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the St. James Vineyard Cottage in St. James, Mo.

Run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles) off-road path surrounded by the beauty of the St. James Winery vineyards and farm. For liquid encouragement throughout the race, enjoy small pours of wine or beer at miles one and two. At the finish line, celebrate your success with a commemorative glass full of wine or beer!!

After the race, enjoy complimentary energy-boosting snacks or purchase a picnic kit and drinks. Bring your blankets or chairs if you’d like to stay and listen to a live music performance by Hey Dave from 11-2 p.m. We’ll also have yard games if you are in a competitive spirit.

Dogs are welcome on the course, but they must be leashed and you must pick up after them.

Proceeds from the Fun Run benefit the Friendship School House Foundation, an organization dedicated to engaging and educating the Missouri craft beverage industry and local community on sustainability best practices.

Registration for participants is $25 per person. To register download and complete the form or register online. Participants of the Grapes & Grain Fun Run must be at least 21 years old.

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Participant Sign-In
10 a.m. | Grapes & Grain Fun Run Starts
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.| Picnic Food & Drinks
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Hey Dave Live Music

Contact Events Coordinator Gina Maben for more information:
E: gina.maben@stjameswinery.com | P: 573-261-3338

Have a crowd-pleasing chili recipe that could win awards?

Love eating chili on cold days?

Public House Brewing Company and St. James Winery are hosting a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The event will be held at Public House: St. James Taproom in the Mezzanine (551 State Route B St. James, MO 65559).

Event Schedule
11 a.m. | Chili Cook-Off Contestants Arrive

11:30 a.m. | Chili Cook-Off Judging Begins

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Free Chili Samples

All Chili Cook-Off contestants will be serving free samples of their homemade chili recipes (while supplies last). Pair them with a Public House beer or a glass of St. James Winery wine for the perfect combination.

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Live Music by CUZ

2 p.m. | Chili Cook-Off Awards

Chili Cook-Off winners announced and prizes awarded.
o $100 for first place
o $75 for second place
o $50 for third place

All Day | Special R&D Beer & Bowls of Chili

Try our special R&D beer on tap and order a hot bowl of Public House chili with all the fixings. A match made in heaven on a cold February day.

To Enter the Chili Cook-Off

  1. Download the Chili Cook-Off Entry Form.
  1. Fill out the form, and attach a copy of your ingredient list to the form (for food allergy purposes only – we will not share this publicly).
  1. Bring your form, ingredient list and $25.00 non-refundable entry fee (cash, check or credit card) to any one of our three locations by end of business on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
  • Public House Brewing Company: Rolla Brewpub | 600 N Rolla St, Rolla, MO 65401
  • Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom | 551 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559
  • James Winery Tasting Room | 540 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559

Please note: The Chili Cook-Off is limited to the first 20 entries received.

  1. Prepare your chili (minimum of 8 quarts) using the ingredient list you submitted with your entry form.
  1. Bring your chili to Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom Mezzanine on Saturday, February 18 at 11 a.m. You must bring:
  • A minimum of 8 quarts of your chili in a working crockpot (must be at serving temperature by 11:30 a.m.)
  • A serving spoon (for filling small 2 oz. sample cups)

We will supply an electrical outlet for the crockpot, table space, sampling cups and spoons for samples. Entries must arrive at Public House no later than 11:30 a.m. or they will not be included in the judging.

  1. Judging starts at 11:30 a.m. with a panel of three specially selected judges. The chili will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Color – Does the chili look appetizing? Does it look bright and colorful or dull and bland?
  • Aroma – Does it smell good? Does the aroma make you want to dig in?
  • Consistency – How is the meat-to-sauce ratio? It shouldn’t be runny, mushy or overly thick.
  • Taste – How is the flavor? Do the ingredients blend well, or is one too overpowering? Does the first bite make you want another one?
  • Aftertaste – Once you swallow, is there a spicy taste (“bite”) that stays on your tongue? Is it pleasant?
  1. You will serve samples of your chili to the public from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m in the Public House: St. James Taproom Mezzanine. Note: This is a requirement for all contestants in the contest, no exceptions.
  1. Winners of the Chili Cook-Off will be announced at 2 p.m. First place receives $100 cash, second place receives $75 cash, and third place receives $50 cash.

For more details about the event, contact the Events Coordinator Gina Maben at 573-261-3338 or gina.maben@stjameswinery.com.

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company invite you to beat the winter doldrums with fun activities at our first annual Warm Up Winterfest at the St. James Fermentation Campus (540 State Route B St. James, MO 65559) on Saturday, January 28 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We’ll have live music and dancing demos, a wine and beer tasting contest, winter crafts, and food specials.

Our Warm Up Winterfest Schedule of Events:

Family-Friendly Activities
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Winter Crafts

Live Music & Dance
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Live Music
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Ozark Spirit Cloggers
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Missouri S&T Swing Dance Club Performance & Lesson
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Shakey Deal Live Music

Winery & Brewery Experience
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | St. James Winery & Public House Brewing Company Blind Tasting Contest
($5 per person; limited to 30 people)
Identify what wine or beer you are drinking by taste, smell and sight. The fastest wins!
Food & Drink
All Day | Winter Food Specials & Warm Drinks

We’ll offer three delicious soups, deep-fried Bitterballen bites, and hot chocolate, plus our full Taproom menu will be available all day as well.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.| Hot Chocolate Toppings Bar

Congratulations to Rock Island Trail State Park for opening the first 47.5 miles of trail connecting Kansas City to the Katy Trail and St. Louis! Once the trail is completed, the Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail will form a world-class loop showcasing Missouri’s many beautiful landscapes.

champagne-close-upOur Chairman and CEO, Peter Hofherr, sits on the trail’s board and he’s excited about the agritourism opportunities this trail provides. He encourages everyone to get out on the trails and enjoy what rural Missouri has to offer.

To help celebrate the opening of the trail, we provided our Brut Champagne American to present to Governor Nixon during this historic dedication.

Read more here.

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are excited to announce our first annual Christmas in The Gardens event. This family-friendly event celebrates the holidays with a special Christmas market and tree lighting, along with our warm fire pit, visits from Santa and friends, kids’ craft making and cookie decorating, holiday music and dance, unique winery and brewery experiences and delicious holiday food and drink.

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at our festive Fermentation Campus (540 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559), which includes the St. James Winery Tasting Room, the Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom and The Gardens at St. James (located between the two).

Schedule of Activities

Christmas Market
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Arbor Vitae Pendants
  • JJS Crafts
  • Rustic Christmas Crafts
  • Joyce Schaefferkoetter’s Pies & Crafts
  • Just Delicious Cupcakes & Truffles
  • Sticky Fun. Words that stick.
  • Cottage Made Soaps
  • Hickory Hollar Krafts
  • Phelps County Animal Welfare League Pet Gifts
  • Wood Chucks Handmade Wood Gifts
  • Plants R Us Greenhouse & Garden Center
  • CK Designs Christmas Crafts
  • Sherry’s Cuddly Critters

Kids’ Activities
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Creating holiday ornaments and pine cone bird feeders, and decorating holiday cookies
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Visit with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Elves

Live Music & Dance
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Acoustic holiday music by Nicole Nelson
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Children Holiday Dancers
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Christmas Carols by RCAS Jazz Choir
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Live performance by Red Velvet Crush

Tree Lighting in The Gardens
5:00 p.m.

Winery & Brewery Tours
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | St. James Winery Estate Norton Vertical Tasting
($30 each; limited to 25 participants; purchase tickets from the St. James Winery Tasting Room on the day of the event; must be 21 years old to participate)

Enjoy a guided tasting with Executive Winemaker Andrew Meggitt, sampling 11 exclusive St. James Winery Norton wines from 2004 to the latest Norton vintage straight from the barrel. Experience the seasonal changes between vintages, as well as the surprising aging differences of cork and screw cap closures.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Public House Brewing Company Tour and Beer Sensory Experience
($25 each; includes your choice of one six-pack of beer or cider to take home; limited to 25 participants; purchase tickets from the Public House: St. James Taproom on the day of the event; must be 21 years old to participate)

Owner and Brewmaster Josh Stacy walks participants through how beer is made and shows you the 20-barrel brew house. Participants will get a hands-on explanation of ingredients used to make beer and how different combinations and amounts create different beer styles. Enjoy several beer samples throughout the experience. Participants should be prepared to have their knowledge tested, with beer rewards for correct answers!

Food & Drink

All day | Full Public House: St. James Taproom menu and holiday food specials

  • Holiday Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce
  • Soup of the Day
  • Fruit Cake Salad
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Bread Pudding
  • Caramel Apple Cookies
  • Warm Spiced Wine
  • Hot Cider
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Chocolate

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11:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Recipe samples in St. James Winery Tasting Room (winery will be open an extra hour)
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Recipe samples in Public House: St. James Taproom

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