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!


With the heart of the holidays here, it’s time to pop open some sparkling wine to add some sparkle to your celebrations. St. James Winery has two sparkling wines that add fun to any party!

  • Sparkling Moscato: Incredibly fruity and intensely floral sparkling wine with honeysuckle on the nose and flavors of peaches and apricots.
  • Sparkling Blush: A zesty, fruity sparkling wine with flavors of butterscotch, candied apples, and fruit salad.

St. James Winery’s sparkling wines taste great when mixed with our fruit wines to add just a little kick of bubble and fizz. They’re also wonderful in sangria and punch. Here are a few recipes you might like to try.

St. James Winery 2013 Nouveau

For wine lovers November is the month for all things “nouveau,” the name given to wine made from the fruit of the current harvest season. Following the tradition of other wineries around the world, each year St. James Winery releases its Nouveau wine the third Thursday of November. This year that’s November 21.

Nouveau wine customs date back many years and find their roots in the Beaujolais region of France where Nouveau began as a celebration commemorating the end of the grape harvest. However, in a cash-strapped Europe after World War II, the Beaujolais wineries and winemakers developed a wine style designed to be enjoyed right away, without an extended aging process. When the Nouveau was sent to stores in Lyon, France, for sale on the third Thursday of November a new tradition was born.

“This year’s Nouveau is full of the aromas and flavors of black cherries, plums, and wild raspberries. It really fills your mouth and has a lasting finish. It’s going to be perfect with some turkey and fresh cranberry sauce,” says Andrew Meggitt, Executive Winemaker at St. James Winery. “Nouveau is also a wine specially made to drink young, and it’s at the height of its flavor for the first six months, during the red wine drinking months of November through March or April.”

“St. James Winery is one of a very few wineries in Missouri to make a Nouveau wine, our 2013 Nouveau is a rare opportunity for wine lovers to get a sneak peek at the grape harvest which just ended a few weeks ago,” said Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery. “For us, Nouveau is part of our end of harvest celebration, and this is a really a great wine for the holidays.”

Because St. James Winery Nouveau is produced in small quantities – only 100 cases – fans of the wine know to shop early. Nouveau is available only in the winery’s Tasting Room or online at stjameswinery.com.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 40 years. St. James Winery wines are sold in stores throughout the South and Midwest. The winery can be found online at www.stjameswinery.com.

Cut Line: St. James Winery’s 2013 Nouveau will release for sale on November 21. Nouveau is avaible only in the Tasting Room and online at www.stjameswinery.com.

St. James Winery has been on the road this summer and fall at events all over the Midwest.  Thanks to everyone who has stopped by our booth! We love getting to know you better and sharing our wines with you.

Visit our Events Section online to see what’s been going on. We have updated photos from:

If you see yourself in the photos go ahead and give us a comment. We also love it when you tweet, pin, and share!

St. James Winery Cranbery Wine


The Countdown to Cranberry is Underway!

Only 30, 29, 28, 27, 26…… days left until another season of Cranberry Wine hits the shelves on October 1 for fall and holiday entertaining.

Don’t miss out: pre-order Cranberry Wine right now!

Our Cranberry wine is sweet and tart with bright, festive cranberry colors, aromas and flavors. It’s full of refreshing, fresh cranberry acidity with a nice, long finish.

Like all our seasonal wines, St. James Winery Cranberry Wine is produced in limited quantities, so when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Because our Cranberry is priced at only $10.99 per bottle, there’s no time like the present to stock up.

Grape harvest is getting closer, and the St. James Winery winemaking staff is checking on the grapes regularly to see how they are doing.  It’s always a guessing game as to when the grapes will be ready, so each year the winery has a Harvest Pool to predict the start of harvest.

Please join our Harvest Pool with your best guess!  Here’s what you need to know:  1) at St. James Winery, we mark the official start time of harvest at the moment the first grapes hit the crush pit, and 2) think late in the day when those sugars get all nice and happy.

The person who picks the date and time closest to the actual harvest start time is the winner!  The lucky person will receive:

  • Official 2013 St. James Winery Harvest Crew T-shirt
  • Opportunity to join Andrew for a private barrel tasting

Go to our Harvest Pool Entry Form and enter your best guess.  Harvest Pool closes at midnight August 4th, so visit us online and enter today!

St. James WInery Wine Pouches

This summer St. James Winery is thinking outside the bottle! For the first time, St. James Winery’s popular Friendship School line of wines – Friendship School Red and Friendship School White – are available in convenient, outdoor-friendly pouches.

Enjoy these fun, easy-drinking wines in any setting. Lightweight and portable with a built-in, cut-out handle, each one liter pouch holds the equivalent of six glasses of wine. Wine pouches fit easily in a cooler, and white wines can be chilled in less than 20 minutes. They are perfect for canoeing, barbecues, picnics, fishing, camping, concerts, poolside, tailgating, or any outdoor activity! Even after opening, wine stays fresh for up to a month.

“The Ozark Highlands St. James Winery calls home are an outdoor lovers paradise,” said Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery. “Spring-fed streams with outstanding trout fishing wind their way through dense oak forests. Iconic Route 66, America’s Mother Road, runs right in front of our winery. With so much to see and do, making two of our most popular wines available in an easily portable pouch just makes sense.”

“Sustainability is an important part of what we do at St. James Winery. These eco-friendly pouches help us make the point that less really is more,” Hofherr said. “Reduced packaging takes less energy to produce, fewer materials to manufacture, and takes up less space during transportation.”

Look for St. James Winery’s Friendship Red and Friendship White wine pouches wherever you shop for St. James Winery wines.

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 19 states.

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Cut Line: Now available from St. James Winery, Friendship School Red and Friendship School White wines in eco-friendly pouches.

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Cut Line: Easily portable and eco-friendly, St. James WInery’s Friendship School Red and Friendship School White wine pouches are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

With the 4th of July holiday weekend coming up in a couple of days, think red, white, & blue!

RED — Cherry, Raspberry & Strawberry
WHITE — Mango & Peach
BLUE — Blueberry & Blackberry

Our fruit wines are a fun way to celebrate the occasion and cool off at a 4th of July picnic. Here are some of our summertime favorites:

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What’s on the schedule for this weekend? Headed out for a picnic? Maybe a campout?

If you are, it’s definitely time to stock up on St. James Winery’s Velvet Red and Velvet White wine in 187ml mini-bottles.

Minis come in a handy 4-pack carrying case, and because they’re small and lightweight, minis are super-easy to take along on in a cooler on

  • Campouts
  • Canoe Trips
  • Picnics
  • Hikes
  • Backyard BBQs

Look for St. James Winery Velvet Red and Velvet White minis in our Tasting Room or wherever you usually shop for St. James Winery wines. And be sure to check the refrigerated section — Velvet Red and Velvet White taste best nicely chilled!

Strawberries and barbecue!

These are two great ways to herald the arrival of warmer temperatures.  It’s time for outdoor living and entertaining!

Get inspired for the arrival of the summer season when you try these tasty recipes featuring our award-winning St. James Winery Strawberry Wine!