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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!

This weekend, enjoy one or all of our other fruit wines and the great recipes featuring fruit wine goodness!

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.

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 23, 2016 from 11AM until close. The Gardens is a beautifully landscaped outdoor wine and beer garden, located directly between the winery and brewery. It’s the perfect place to gather, relax, and enjoy St. James Winery wines and Public House Brewing Company beers.

For the grand opening event, The Gardens will offer four wood-fired specialty pizzas highlighting locally-sourced ingredients from Missouri farmers, all designed by Public House Brewing Company’s Chef and Food Director, Alex Giger.

The brewery will feature their summer seasonal, Thorn & Heat Strawberry Wheat Ale, and the winery will pre-release their popular summer seasonal, Peachy Sangria.

There will be live band performances – at 12PM Brian Muench, at 3PM Shakey Deal, and at 7PM The Meanwells. Attendees can enjoy on-site Bocce Ball, life-size Chess, and Bean Bag Toss. Families and pets are welcome at the event.

The Gardens is easily accessible to I-44 (540 State Route B St. James, MO 65559), and abundant parking is available.

For More Information Call 800-280-9463, visit www.stjameswinery.com/the-gardens, or view the Facebook event.

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to experiment with a wine cocktails to set the scene for romance!

Here are some of our favorite wine cocktails made with your favorite St. James Winery wines.

Love Potion Made with WinePeach Wine, vodka, grapefruit juice & soda

Sparkling LoveSparkling Blush & raspberry sorbet

Mulled Cherry WineCherry Wine, spices, lime, & pineapple juice

Milady de WinterBlackberry Wine, rum, simple syrup, & ginger ale

NorhattanEstate Norton, rye whiskey, vermouth, & bitters

Brandy AlexandriaRaspberry Wine & orange liqueur

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Exploring Italy, particularly the wine and cheese region of Tuscany, is almost always on a wine-lover’s bucket list. Meandering through the gorgeous countryside, indulging in fine food and savoring incredible local wines – this is the year to make it happen! Join St. James Winery, along with the University Club of MU, and the Mizzou Hospitality Management School on a Tour of Tuscany.

The ten day trip, scheduled from June 26 – July 4, 2015, includes culinary classes at Tuscany’s Apicius Culinary School, private tours of Parma’s Parmigiano Cheese Factory, winery and traditional balsamic vinegar factory tours, as well as walking tours of San Lorenzo’s fresh food market and Renaissance Florence. Daily breakfast plus most lunches and dinners are also part of the first-class accommodations.

Learn more about the tour on Monday, February 9, at an informational meeting hosted at the University Club from 5:30pm-7pm. The reception features photos from last year’s trip, Italian specialty foods, and award-winning wines from St. James Winery. Attendees from last year’s trip will also be in attendance. Prizes (Riedel wine glasses, University Club gift certificates, and St. James Winery wines) will be awarded to people who sign up for the trip during the meeting.

The reception is complimentary; however, reservations are required (call 573-882-2586). Applications and reservations for the Tour of Tuscany must be paid in full no later than May 1, 2015. For the tour, per person rates are $3,100 (double) $3,700 (single), not including airfare. A tentative schedule of events for the trip is available here.

St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Celebrating 40 years of business, St. James Winery wines are sold in stores throughout the South and Midwest.

It’s holiday shopping season, and St. James Winery has great gift box and basket ideas for the people you hold dear. With lots of options to choose from, you’re sure to find a gift that’s just right!  Order by December 15 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

  • Sparkling Box and Glasses: Sparkling Moscato and Sparkling Blush, plus two Flute Glasses.
  • Norton and Glasses: 2012 Estate Norton with a pair of Riedel Norton Glasses.
  • Vignoles and Glasses: Vignoles and two Riedel Glasses.
  • Route 66 Box: Velvet Red, a Rt. 66 Shot Glass, Ornament, Mug, Magnet and Postcards.
  • Pasta Box: Friendship School Red, SJW FSR Pasta Sauce, Pasta Partners Pasta, Cape Code Chocolates and Davis & Davis Spice in a Bottle.
  • Vinegars, Oils, Bread Dippers: a selection of gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars, plus dipping seasonings.
  • Heritage Box: Country Red along with SJW’s Heritage Recipes Pasta Sauce, Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, Velvet Red Jelly and SJW Stone Ground Mustard.
  • Missouri Box: favorites from the Show Me State including: The Family Jewels BBQ Sauce, Ozark Pickles, Pappy’s G Sweet Red Pepper Jelly, W&W Cheeseball Mix, Burgers Old Style Beef, Mary Louise Chocolate, Caramel House Naked Turtle and a bottle of our Pioneer Red.
  • Norton Flight Box: Norton Vertical Box contains three bottles: 2009 Norton, 2010 Norton, and 2012 Norton.
  • Fruit Box: Strawberry Wine, Blackberry Wine, Peach Wine.
  • Sweet Trio: Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba.
  • Sweet Box: Velvet Red and Velvet White with Jim’s Pine River Cheese Spread, Truffles, Burgers Beef Sausage, and Capeachio’s Crackers.
  • Velvet Red Basket: Velvet Red Wine in a Longhorn basket with Capeachio Crackers, Jim’s Pine River Cheese Spread and Burgers Old Style Beef, and Ghirardelli chocolates.

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It’s holiday party planning season, so what’s on your list for planning the perfect party?

Well…when the lights on the tree sparkle…

                  maybe your should wine sparkle, too!

For festive fun try St. James Winery’s newest sparkling wine: Sparkling Cranberry!

Sweet and tart with bright, festive cranberry colors, aromas, and flavors (just like our regular seasonal Cranberry Wine), but with an added sparkle.

Our Sparkling Cranberry wine offers refreshing cranberry acidity with a nice long cranberry finish. The perfect sparkling wine for any festive occasion or holiday party.

blueberry_month1It’s the middle of summer. The days are still long and hot…and weeds might just be winning the battle in your flower beds, but have no fear!

It’s also the time of year that all those perfect round little blueberries pop into season. It’s just nature’s way of making your breakfasts and brunches and desserts a little bit more delicious!

What’s even better? St. James Winery’s Blueberry Wine is always in season!

Try our delicious blueberry wine along with fresh blueberries in these yummy recipes to sweet up your summer!

Taste the Adventure

Thursday, July 31, Sybill’s St. James comes together with St. James Winery and New Zealand’s Spoonbill Winery for an adventure of food and wine.

Menu includes Chilled Asparagus Soup, Rosemary Skewered Sea Scallops, Colorado Lamb Chops, and Molten Chocolate Cake — all paired with delicious wines like Pinot Gris, Vignoles, Pinot Noir, Cynthiana, and Norton .

Tickets are $75. Seating is limited, so to make reservations please call 573.265.4224. Dinner begins at 5:30pm.

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Food and wine lovers — are you ready to open the door to adventure and fun this summer?

Join St. James Winery as we partner with the University of Missouri’s Hospitality Management Program and the University Club of MU for a food and wine tour of Italy this summer from June 27 – July 5.

With first class accomodations, you’ll enjoy a gourmet Tuscan getaway that includes:

  • culinary classes at the Apicius Culinary School
  • a private tour of Parma’s Parmigiana Cheese Factory
  • tour of a traditional balsamic vinegar factory
  • tours of several wineries
  • walking tour of the fresh air market in San Lorenzo

You will travel with Chef Leslie Jett; John LaRocca, the General Manager of the University Club of MU; and one of St. James Winery’s very own wine experts. A portion of the cost of the trip (only $2,700 per person, double occupancy, excluding airfare) will benefit the MU Hospitality Management Students Scholarship Fund!

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Celebrate spring (it’s coming — we promise!) with our Strawberry Moscato, the newest seasonal wine from St. James Winery.

Strawberry Moscato has aromas and flavors of fresh strawberries with juicy notes of tropical fruit. It’s delicious with cheesecake or white chocolate.

Strawberry Moscato is available for a limited time only, so Shop Now. When it’s gone, it’s gone!

And be sure to buy a little extra so you have plenty on hand to make our Strawberry Moscato Cupcakes! They’re an easy combination of our Strawberry Moscato wine, a boxed strawberry cake mix, Greek yogurt, and three eggs. Topped with vanilla frosting, these cupcakes are the must-try recipe for spring! Make them mini-sized for a baby shower or bridal shower treat!