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Concord Wine: A New Product with a Long History

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 […]

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Champagne Tasting Event on March 17

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 […]

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Our Vineyards at St. James Winery Receive Agriculture Stewardship Assurance Program Certification

Our vineyards, the largest in the state, became the first to receive the Agriculture Stewardship Assurance Program (ASAP) certification in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s new specialty crop category. ASAP was launched to recognize farmers who are doing the best for Missouri’s land, farms and families. “Ever since starting the winery and growing grapes, my […]

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St. James Winery Releases Two Small Batch 2015 Norton Wines

St. James Winery has been growing Norton for four decades. Every year we produce one of the most awarded Norton’s in the country, our Estate Norton. In 2015 we set aside our very best, hand-selected Norton grapes to produce two additional unique, small batch wines. 2015 Norton 42 Back for the fourth year, our Norton […]

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Missouri Wine Month Kicks Off New Missouri Winery Visitors’ Program

St. James Winery and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board are excited to announce the launch of the Missouri winery Visitors’ Program (MVP). MVP will reward visitors to Missouri wineries through points redeemable for unique rewards. The program will officially launch on Thursday, September 1, just in time for the first weekend of Missouri Wine […]

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St. James Winery Awarded 2016 Governor’s Cup for Second Consecutive Year

2015 Vignoles Beat Out 308 wines for Missouri Wine Competition’s Top Award St. James Winery won the prestigious Missouri Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row. Out of seven best-of-class winners, the 2015 Vignoles, a semi-dry white vignoles, took the top award at the Missouri Wine Competition. A total of 308 wines were […]

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Celebrating The Gardens Grand Opening in April

  St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company open the doors to The Gardens to kick off summer.   St. James, MO – April 4, 2016 – St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company in St. James, Missouri are officially kicking off summer with the grand opening of The Gardens on Saturday, April […]

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Winemaking Challenges in 2015

Midwest summers are infamous for being hot, sticky, humid, and — above all — unpredictable.  Andrew Meggitt, St. James Winery’s executive winemaker, learned this very quickly when he first began making wine in Missouri after stints in New Zealand and France. This summer has been particularly difficult for Midwest winemakers because of its unseasonably cool […]

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Sustainability Matters

Growing up in New Zealand, the concept of sustainability was ingrained in me as a way of life. Most New Zealand families grow their own food, recycle everything they can, and care deeply about energy conservation. Taking that approach and applying it to a business can be challenging because we all have a bottom line […]

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Six Ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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 […]

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