ST. JAMES, Mo. (March 1, 2017) – St. James Winery is offering people the chance to spend a summer weekend living the region’s outdoor lifestyle. From March 1, 2017 until April 30, 2017, people can enter daily in a sweepstakes to win a float trip for eight people in Missouri’s Meramec River region.

“This sweepstakes allows us show people the unique outdoor traditions we have in the Meramec Highlands region,” said Peter Hofherr, St. James Winery’s CEO. “Our vineyards sustainably grow flavors that reflect the natural character of each of our grape varieties and the special place they are grown. Our intention is to share our area with others so they can experience how the outdoors enrich our lives and how we make your life sweeter with St. James wine.”

Winners of the sweepstakes will receive a trip for eight people the weekend of Friday, August 4, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017. The trip includes:

  • Two (2) night stay in a cabin at Bass’ River Resort in Steelville, Mo. on Friday and Saturday night
  • Dinner and drinks at Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom and tour of the Fermentation Campus, which includes the brewery and St. James Winery, in St. James, Mo. on Friday night
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at Bass’ River Resort
  • Bag lunch and float trip on Saturday at Bass’ River Resort
  • BBQ dinner on Saturday night at Bass’ River Resort
  • Tour of St. James Winery vineyards and lunch at St. James Vineyard Cottage on Sunday

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning. Winners must be available for the weekend chosen. If the winner is not available, an alternate winner will be chosen by St. James Winery to receive the prize. Entrants, winner and participants must be 21 year old. View full terms and conditions.

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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!

sjw_april_3L_boxesYou asked….we answered. St. James Winery’s best selling wines — Velvet Red and Velvet White — are now available in eco-friendly three-liter boxes!

Available just in time for Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to summer, these convenient three-liter boxes make it easy to plan for

  • parties, parties, parties
  • camping & boating outings
  • festivals & concerts (where glass may be prohibited)

Each box contains approximately the same amount as four bottles (20 glasses), and they fit easily in the refrigerator. Once opened, wine stays fresh for up to four weeks!

Look for three-liter boxes in wine stores or markets where you purchase St.James Winery Wines!

Riesling Pear Pops

For Memorial Day Weekend fun, here’s a super-simple recipe with only five ingredients (and one of them is water!).

In a small saucepan make a simple syrup of two tablespoons water and two tablespoons sugar. Bring to simmer to dissolve the sugar.

Pour the syrup into a medium bowl with two pears (peeled, cored, & chopped) and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Make sure pears are coated.

When syrup/pear/lemon mixture has cooled, place in a food processor, add 1/2 cup of St. James Winery Riesling.

Pour into fruit pop molds and freeze until hard. Or skip that step, pour into a glass and enjoy as a slushy!

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Start the New Year off right — stock your wine cellar! That way if a winter storm hits, you’ll be ready to get your cozy on…curl up on the couch with a good book and a great bottle of wine from St. James Winery.

Here’s our special deal for you.

On New Year’s Eve (beginning at 12:00am CST) through New Year’s Day (11:59pm CST), when you purchase 12 bottles of wine (or more!) from our online store, you’ll receive 20% off!

Mark your calendars because this sale is two days only!

St. James Winery Gift Baskets

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means it’s time for figuring out just what to get everyone on your list. This is one time it pays to take the easy way out — with St. James Winery’s gift boxes.

And don’t forget, our gift boxes are also wonderful ideas for host gifts for the holiday party season! Order several for grab it and go convenience when it’s time to head out to the party.

Check ’em out!

  • All Missouri Box
    Our Pioneer Red and a sampling from Show-Me State with goodies like Pepperjack Barbecue Sauce, Pickle & Jalapeno Relish, Burgers Beef Sausage, Toffee Bars, Sweet Red Pepper Jelly, and more!
  • Chocolate Box
    Two bottles of wine — Estate Norton & Cherry — plus a selection of gourmet chocolates from Godiva, LeGrand, and Cape Cod.
  • Fruit Wine Box
    Includes one bottle each of our award-winning Strawberry, Blackberry and Peach wines.
  • Sweet Trio Box
    Features one bottle each of our three best-selling wines — Velvet Red, Velvet White and Pink Catawba.

St. James Winery also creates custom baskets with exactly the items you’d like. Just give Liza a call at 1-800-280-9463 to create a deliciously personal gift basket for someone extra special!

St. James Winery has a perfect wine and food pairing for the holidays. St. James Winery wines paired with a collaborative menu of Lou Rook from Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield, and served in the beautiful surroundings of Sybill’s Saint James. This unique culinary experience begins on November 24th at 4:30pm at Sybill’s Saint James.

The meal consists of appetizer, three courses, and dessert. Highlights from the menu include House Smoked Vermont Maple Glazed Jumbo Shrimp, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Roasted Local Pumpkin Risotto with Pumpkin Seed Oil and Prosciutto Chips, Colorado Lamb Chops Marinated in Rosemary, Garlic & Dijon, and Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Ginger Crème Anglaise. Among the St. James Winery wines served will be Pioneer White and Pioneer Red (2012), Seyval (2012), Dry Vignoles (2012), Cynthiana (2012), Norton 42 (2012), and Late Harvest Seyval (2010). For the complete menu, please visit us online.

Tickets for the wine dinner are $85 per person and may be purchased by calling Sybill’s Saint James at 573-265-4224.

Additionally, and beginning at 3:30pm, St. James Winery is hosting an exclusive barrel tasting led by head winemaker Andrew Meggitt followed by a cellar tour hosted by St. James Winery CEO Peter Hofherr. During the tour samples of the 2013 Nouveau, St. James Winery’s first bottling from the 2013 harvest, will be available. There is no charge for the barrel tasting and tour; however, space is limited so separate reservations are required by calling 573-261-3308 or emailing tickets@stjameswinery.com

About St. James Winery
St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Founded by the Hofherr family in 1970, St. James Winery celebrates more than 40 years as a family owned and operated winery. St. James Winery’s award-winning wines are sold in stores throughout the Midwest and the South. St. James Winery is online at www.stjameswinery.com.

About Annie Gunn’s Chef Lou Rook
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and the University of Missouri, Lou Rook worked at Cardwell’s in Clayton, then co-owned Grappa, a café in St. Louis’s Central West End, before coming to Annie Gunn’s where he’s been since October 1993 creating with food and wine “inspired by the richness of country life.” Chef Rook uses the best ingredients and the traditions that are most appropriate to them and imbues them with his own talented creative spin within the rhythm of the seasons.

About Sybill’s Saint James
When Tom & Janet Scheffer and their daughter Sybill opened Sybill’s Saint James Restaurant , it was the blessing of a reputation for good food and attention to detail that preceded them to St. James from the legendary Zeno’s in Rolla. Since the restaurant opened in 2006, it has become the place to eat in St. James and along the I-44 corridor.

With the holidays coming up, joining one of St. James Winery’s Wine Clubs makes it easy to keep your wine cellar stocked with all the wines you love best. And with three wine club membership levels — Adventure, Select, or Reserve — you’re sure to find an option that meets your needs.

Adventure Club: Three bottles of wine (our choice) quarterly, including Podium wines, early releases and specialty wines. 15% off all gourmet foods, gifts, and apparel (excluding Gift Cards and Gift Baskets) online and in the Tasting Room.

Select Club: Six bottles of wine or juice quarterly, mix or match (your choice), plus your choice of shipping or pick up. Special pricing on wine purchases online and in the Tasting Room 15% off all gourmet foods, gifts, and apparel (excluding Gift Cards and Gift Baskets) online and in the Tasting Room.

Reserve Club: Twelve bottles of wine or juice quarterly, mix or match (your choice), plus your choice of shipping or pick up. Special pricing on wine purchases online and in the Tasting Room. 20% off all gourmet foods, gifts, and apparel (excluding Gift Cards and Gift Baskets) online and in the Tasting Room.

For questions about St. James Winery’s Wine Clubs, please contact:
Liza Ruggles (573-261-3300  |  liza.ruggles@stjameswinery.com)

The countdown to Cranberry Wine is over, and the Cranberry Wine is right here!!!

We’ve got St. James Winery Cranberry Wine in the house!!

To celebrate the occasion, the Tasting Room is planning some special treats all day on October 1.

  • Special Food Tastings
  • Cranberry Wine Recipe Samples
  • A VERY SPECIAL treat for the first 20 people who mention Cranberry Day

Stop by the Tasting Room to see what’s up!

If you can’t make it to the Tasting Room — be sure to look for St. James Winery Cranberry Wine wherever you usually purchase St. James Winery Wines or order online right here!

Then pop over to our Recipes section for some Cranberrylicious Recipes!! Food or wine cocktails, it’s all right now!

Summer is winding down at St. James Winery. Harvest is well underway, and now the trick is to make room in the cellar by moving out the last of our summer seasonal Mango Wine.

That’s where you come in!

Take advantage of our end of the season special pricing on Mango Wine. At only $8.99/bottle, it’s a great deal, and when you fill a case box with Mango or any combination of 12 bottles of our wine, you automatically receive our 10% case discount.

And when the temperatures begin to feel like fall, try a little Mango Heat.  Pour the Mango Wine in a snifter glass, add a little splash of brandy or moonshine, then give it a stir with a cinnamon stick.  You’ll be warm and toasty in no time.

St. James Winery Peach Wine

When we say everything’s peachy at St. James Winery, we’re not kidding because our fruit wines are the most awarded fruit wines in the nation!

What’s really interesting is that each year it seems a different one of the fruit wines is the standout at wine competitions. Some years it’s our Strawberry Wine, some years it’s Raspberry or Blackberry or…. Well, you get the picture.

This year — 2013 — is the year of the Peach! Check out all the major awards this little $8.99 bottle of wine has brought home:

  • Best of Class / Double Gold (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Double Gold (Florida State Fair)
  • Best of Class (LA Wine Competition)
  • Chairman’s Best of Class (Long Beach Grand Cru)
  • Gold (Indy International)

So right now while it’s peach season at the farmer’s markets, pick up some St. James Winery Peach Wine to enjoy during these mellow days as summer draws to a close.

And be sure to check out all our delicious Peach Wine Recipes, too!