The inaugural Heritage Music Festival, held by Public House Brewing Company and St. James Winery, is on Saturday, June 24 at The Gardens at St. James from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The lineup includes bands from Missouri that honor the area’s rich folk, country and bluegrass music traditions.

Nothing brings a community together like music. For their inaugural Heritage Music Festival, Public House Brewing Company and St. James Winery have put together a lineup of bands that honor the area’s rich folk, country and bluegrass music traditions.

The all-day music festival on Saturday, June 24 is at The Gardens at St. James from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Gardens, located between the brewery and winery (551 State Route B, St. James, Mo. 65559), is a beautifully landscaped outdoor seating area.

Jack Grelle, one of Rolling Stone’s 1n0 ew country artists you need to know, is headlining the festival. The other bands performing include:

  • Rosa String Works
  • Trilogy
  • Dead End Road
  • Tyler Elliott and Justyn Moreland
  • Rosewood Band

Tickets are $5. Children under 5 are free. The ticket provides all-day entry into The Gardens to listen to the bands. Guests will receive a wristband at the gate that allows them to come and go as they please. Public House beer and St. James Winery wine and cider will be available to purchase, along with made-from-scratch food and wood-fired pizzas from Public House’s menu. Guests can bring their own seating, such as folding chairs or blankets, as the available seating in The Gardens is limited.

Part of the proceeds from the festival benefits the Friendship School Foundation, an organization dedicated to engaging and educating the Missouri craft beverage industry and local community on environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability best practices.

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.

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

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 is once again bringing back Movie Night in the Vineyard for another season. This year our lineup of movies includes:

May 21 – Jurassic World
June 25 – Dirty Dancing
July 16 – Inside Out
August 13 – A League of Their Own
September 10 – Forrest Gump

Movies take place outdoors at the St. James Winery Vineyard Cottage. St. James Winery wines and Public House Brewing Company beers are available for purchase. Bring your own seating. No outside alcohol allowed. Must be 21 to purchase, ID required. O’Doggy’s will have food available for purchase each night.

Winemaking inherently depends on the land and the environment, so it makes sense that we would want to give back as an industry. Plus, the benefits of sustainable wine production aren’t just for the environment. Consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainably produced wine, and saving resources can also keep cash in your coffers.

With the right planning, sustainable practices can be a great boon to winemakers, consumers, and Mother Earth.

Here are six ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at your winemaking operation, from setting water consumption KPIs to finding your inner artist.

Read the full article here at WinesandVines.com.

St. James Winery is ready for the holidays — and holiday shoppers! — with our new line of 2015 Holiday Gift Boxes and Baskets.

Here are just a few of our selections currently available online:

  • Sweet Trio Box (Velvet Red, Velvet White & Pink Catawba)
  • The Sweet Box (Velvet Red & Velvet White, plus cheese, sausage, crackers & truffles)
  • Velvet Red Basket (Velvet Red, sausage, cheese, crackers, & chocolates nestled in a beautiful basket)
  • Fruit Box  (Strawberry, Blackberry, and Peach Wine)
  • Best of Class (Three of our 2015 Best of Class winners: 2014 Vignoles, Friendship School White, and Raspberry)

There are lots of other gift options to choose from so drop by St. James Winery online to get your holiday shopping underway!

If you know exactly what you want included in a gift box or basket, St. James Winery creates custom gift baskets and boxes, made specifically to your specifications.

Just call Liza (pronounced “lisa) at 1-800-280-WINE (9463) Ext. 3300. She’ll be happy to help!

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.

Being a company that supports sustainability practices is like having Mother Nature’s stamp of approval. While many businesses try to position themselves as “green,” not all green companies are painted the same shade.

So, how green is green enough to position yourself as an environmentally conscious company? For the average consumer, any green tactics may be enough to entice them to believe in your brand and your efforts. But many hardcore conservationists may roll their eyes at your attempts to gain favor. Or worse yet, they might identify practices that you had no idea were the opposite of green.

In this article, Andrew Meggitt explains how you can make sure your company isn’t greenwashing and outlines how to capitalize on your sustainability efforts.

Read it at TriplePundit.com