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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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Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival

Winemaking, farming, food and coming together for community events have a long history in the St. James area. Known locally as the Meramec Highlands, our region is also fondly known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks” thanks to the establishment of an Italian settlement here more than a century ago. Join St. James Winery and […]

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Fundraiser for Jason Stacy

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 […]

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Rock Island Trail State Park Opens First Section

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. Our Chairman and CEO, Peter Hofherr, sits on […]

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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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Life is Sweeter with St. James Wine: History of Our Area

Our hearts and souls are poured into each bottle of wine. The story of St. James is found in the Italian culture, and the winemaking and farming traditions of the Meramec Highlands. It’s a special place – like no other, where life is sweeter. Grape and wine production have a long history in the St. […]

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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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How Not to Look like a Fool When Ordering Wine on a Business Dinner

Ordering wine at a business engagement can be tricky and more than a little bit stressful! But rest easy, St. James Winery’s executive winemaker Andrew Meggitt has some helpful tips the next time you’re ordering wine at a business dinner. Read more at Entrepreneur.com

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What Can A Winery Teach You About Innovation?

Technology isn’t the only thing that quickly changes — so do fashion styles, health practices, and the weather. But the applied innovation process is the same for any industry. Finding little things that spark new conversations can lead to unexpected practices, products, and designs. Applied innovation keeps your business ready to adapt to any change. […]

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Sustainability at St. James Winery

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 […]

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