It might not be spring just quite yet — but we can see it on the horizon!! Anticipate the season by bringing the taste of spring to your glass with St. James Winery’s Strawberry Moscato seasonal wine.

A fresh blend of sweet strawberries and juicy Moscato, this wine is crafted from award-winning wines and real fruit, so you can sip happily, knowing there’s no added coloring or flavoring!

Tuscany Anyone?

Food and wine lovers, prepare for the ultimate experience in fine wine, exquisite cuising, and rich culture traveling through all Tuscany has to offer. The voyage to Italy will be hosted by University Club of MU General Manager John LaRocca and St. James Winery owner Peter Hofherr.

This year’s annual Food and Wine Tour of Tuscany is June 19-25!
Learn more here!


The dog days of summer are upon us, and St. James Winery’s new Blackberry Blueberry Fruit Wine, a summertime perfect blend of blackberries and blueberries, is a great way to beat the heat.

Like all St. James Winery’s award-winning fruit wines, Blackberry Blueberry is made from 100% real fruit with no added colors or flavorings, making it a delicious starting point for wine cocktails, a cool treat when sipped chilled, and a great secret ingredient for cooking.

Use it to make a genuine fruit cocktail by pouring the wine over blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, refrigerating the mixture for a couple of hours, then serve on skewers.

Blackberry Blueberry wine is the perfect base for cool treats like Fruit Wine Pops and Fruit Wine Shooters.To make the pops, blend 4 cups of blackberries and blueberries in a food processor, add sugar to taste (about 3/4 cup), then add 3/4 of a bottle of Blackberry Blueberry Wine, and a squeeze of lemon juice.Blend together, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze until solid. For the shooters, dissolve a two 3-ounce boxes gelatin (one blackberry one blueberry) in 2 cups of boiling water, add 2 cups of wine and pour into 1-ounce shooter glasses and chill until set.

Look for more recipes featuring St. James Winery’s Blackberry Blueberry wine online at stjameswinery.com/recipes.St. James Winery Blackberry Blueberry Wine can be found wherever St. James Winery wines are sold – just look for the berry delicious label.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 40 years.

may_bbq_month_2015 May is National Barbecue Month, and it’s easy to see why — the sky is blue, the temps are perfect, and the flowers are blooming. All of that provides the perfect backdrop for firing up the grill and enjoying the weather.

St. James Winery’s Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, part of our Heritage Recipes Collection, is a delicious combination of sweet and heat that pairs especially well with pulled pork or brisket.

Made with our  very own Raspberry Wine, it’s a great addition to your backyard barbecue!

Chipping in for Children

A reminder that St. James Winery is sponsoring the 5th annual Chipping in for Children Golf Tournament to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Tournament date is June 11, 2015 at the Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles, Missouri. There’s still time to register online at www.chippinginforchildren.com.


The countdown to summer is on, and at St. James Winery that means only one thing – time for a new summer seasonal: Pineapple Mango Fruit Wine.

Pineapple Mango wine is a tropical taste treat designed to match the season, and it’s the perfect complement to longer days filled with sun.

St. James Winery Pineapple Mango Wine, like all the winery’s fruit wines, is delicious mixed in wine cocktails, a cool treat when sipped chilled, and a great secret ingredient for cooking.

Make on the rocks Pineapple Mango Margaritas by mixing a bottle of St.James Winery Pineapple Mango wine with seven ounces of tequila, a quarter cup each of chopped fresh pineapple and mango. Add the juice of a lemon, plus a dash of lime juice. Serve in salt-rimmed margarita glasses with slices of pineapple on the rim. Pineapple Mango wine is also delicious as the base for sangria.

St. James Winery Pineapple Mango wine pairs with either sweet or salty (or both!). Enjoy a glass with tropical inspired deserts like coconut cake or orange pound cake. For a salty snack, Pineapple Mango wine is wonderful when paired alongside spicy mango salsa and chips.

Look for more recipes featuring St. James Winery’s Pineapple Mango wine online at stjameswinery.com/recipes. St. James Winery Pineapple Mango Wine can be found wherever St. James Winery wines are sold – just look for the sunshine label.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 40 years. Learn more about St. James Winery at stjameswinery.com

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Country Red and Country White cows, we salute you!

Over the years our vintage cow labels have had a great run, but all good things must end. This spring our Country Red and Country White cows are being put out to pasture, making these end-of-an-era bottles into collectibles.

Bottle collectors, take advantage of this opportunity to snap up some bottles for your collections.

But don’t worry, Country Red and Country White will continue! The same award winning wines you love will debut fresh new labels later this year!

Dunne on Wine Talks St. James Winery Fruit Wines

St. James Winery has an extensive menu of fruit wines.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve mastered the art of making award-winning fruit wines (the most awarded fruit wines in the country).

Thanks to Mike Dunn and his “Dunne on Wine” for the shout-out to fruit wines and St. James Winery in his recent column in the Sacramento Bee.


It’s holiday party planning season, so what’s on your list for planning the perfect party?

Well…when the lights on the tree sparkle…

                  maybe your should wine sparkle, too!

For festive fun try St. James Winery’s newest sparkling wine: Sparkling Cranberry!

Sweet and tart with bright, festive cranberry colors, aromas, and flavors (just like our regular seasonal Cranberry Wine), but with an added sparkle.

Our Sparkling Cranberry wine offers refreshing cranberry acidity with a nice long cranberry finish. The perfect sparkling wine for any festive occasion or holiday party.


We’ve been counting down the days until our seasonal Cranberry Wine hits the shelves, but the wait is finally over! Cranberry Wine is here!

If you love the taste of cranberries, this is the wine for you: sweet and tart, just like cranberries should be. It’s refreshing, with lots of fresh cranberry acidity, and a long and lovely cranberry finish.

Cranberry wine is perfect this time of year, so enjoy it with a freshly baked ham or turkey or in one of our delicious cranberry wine cocktails. Visit our special Cranberry Wine ideas page for recipes featuring our holiday seasonal.

But like all our seasonal wines, when it’s gone, it’s gone. Order early to stock up for you holiday entertaining.


Summer may be winding down, but holding on to the flavor of summer is as easy as picking up a bottle of St. James Winery’s Peach Wine.

It’s the next best thing to biting into a fresh, ripe peach, so fill your glass with fresh from the orchard peach flavors and aromas. Then hit the kitchen for some positively peachy pairings:

Looking for easy peasy? Grab some spicy cheeses and crackers to pair with peach wine as an fun and kicky appetizer or serve pecan shortbread cookies with peach ice cream and a glass of peach wine for dessert.


The farmers’ markets are full of the fruits of the summer season, so why not put those fresh fruit flavors in your wine glass, too? St. James Winery’s fruit wines are made from 100% fruit juice and feature fresh from the field tastes, so it’s no wonder they’re the most awarded fruit wines in the country!

Mix them in wine cocktails. Sip a glass all by itself after a long day of work. Cook with fruit wines to in sauces, mains, and desserts. Stick with your favorites or try one of each:

Friendship School Salad Dressing

A trip to the farmer’s market is also sure to yield some mouth watering salad fixings. Whether it’s leafy greens, cucumbers, or broccoli & cauliflower, top your salad with our Friendship School Salad Dressing, a quick and easy mix of wine, oil, onion, sugar, salt, and worchestershire.


One of our favorite parts of summer here at St. James Winery is the return of our summertime seasonal Mango Wine.  It’s back in stock, but order soon, because (like all our seasonals) when it’s gone, it’s gone until next year!

It you can’t make it to the tropics this year, then our Mango Wine is absolutely the next best thing. It’s a true tropical treat! This seasonal wine features the aromas of sweet, fresh mango with fresh-from-the-tree mango taste.

St. James Winery’s Mango Wine is wonderful paired with angel food cake, chili spiced nuts, or garlic bagel chips. It’s also delicious as a base for sangria or mango-ritas!