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July is Concord Month

This whole month we’ll be celebrating Concord in Missouri. The grape makes up about 8% of all wine grapes grown in our “Show Me” state. 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, […]

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What is Bud Rubbing?

Our St. James Winery vineyard team works hard year-round to grow the best flavors. Bud rubbing is an important task that typically takes place in late spring and directly impacts the way the grapes develop. By removing the shoots and buds that are starting to grow on the lower parts of the vine, it helps […]

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When St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company Team Up, Life is Sweeter with Peaches

It’s a beautiful day – the sun is shining and a warm breeze is blowing through the trees. You’re out enjoying the best activities the outdoors has to offer. There’s not much that can make this summer day better, except perhaps a cool drink with the light and delicious flavor of ripe peaches made with […]

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Inaugural Heritage Music Festival features bands from Missouri playing a mix of folk, country and bluegrass

  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 […]

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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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