If you’ve visited the Tasting Room in St. James, MO, then maybe you’ve tasted one of the first St. James Winery selections to go into a 375ml can. If not, then here’s what you need to know about this Tasting Room exclusive wine!

The Lightly Spritzed Rosé is delightfully refreshing with bright strawberry and lemon flavors that bubble across the palate. This limited rosé is ideal for those who love a semi-sweet wine, as it is not too sweet or too dry and is perfect for enjoying during the warmer days of summer. Serve chilled and try pairing it with grilled shrimp, bbq pork or fresh fruit.

The packaging is great because there is no glass to worry about or a partially empty bottle to store! Each 375ml can is equal to a half bottle of wine and this lovely rosé has an ABV of 9.4%. Because of its packaging, this wine fits easily into a cooler and can safely go places glass cannot such as rivers, lakes and even poolside.

Watch the video below to find out what our Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, and Tasting Room Manager, Daniel Wynn, have to say about St. James Winery Lightly Spritzed Rosé. Cheers!

 

Our Strawberry Moscato is back after we sold out at a record rate last year! We have ramped up production to make more of this limited release, fan-favorite for the 2020 spring season. As the weather starts to warm up and we see the first signs of spring, nothing pairs better with patio relaxation than this light and refreshing blush wine.

Our cellar crew carefully blended our award-winning Strawberry and Moscato wines to create this unique taste experience. This wine envelopes the palate with naturally sweet, bright strawberry flavors that are delicately muted by our semi-dry, estate-grown Moscato introducing a layer of subtle apricot to the mix. This creates a light, fresh taste experience that is free of added colors or flavors.

This wine pairs beautifully with pork tenderloin or pork cutlets and would be perfect with an Easter meal. Strawberry Moscato also pairs well with milk chocolate such as Easter bunnies! With a beautiful label, this wine would also be perfect for a Mother’s day gift.

Look for this limited selection in our St. James Winery Tasting Room or in a store near you. Remember, with our seasonal wines, they will only be available as supplies last.

Releasing today, July 1, is a seasonal wine perfect for relaxing poolside with friends – St. James Winery Strawberry Rosé. A premium blend of 100% real strawberry fruit with light rosé creates a refreshing blush wine.

This wine is delicately sweet with the initial taste on the palate of true, tart strawberry. With additional sips, you’ll be whisked away by the aromas of the fruit and gentle honeysuckle with the taste sweetening slightly to reveal the true strawberry essence.

Serve this wine chilled and try pairing it with grilled pork steaks and a summer staple, Caprese salad.

This limited selection is available in the St. James Winery Tasting Room, online or in a store near you soon. As with all our seasonal wines, Strawberry Rosé will be available as supplies last.

We’ve created a new seasonal for your enjoyment! Cherry Moscato combines the light, tropical sweetness of Moscato wine with the fresh, tart fruit of the Montmorency cherry. This premium blend is a seasonal selection available for a limited time only.

Our cellar crew carefully blended our 100% real Cherry fruit wine with our Moscato wine to create a light, refreshing taste experience that is free of added colors or flavors.

This spring seasonal wine will make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift or is an ideal addition to Easter celebrations. For a savory option, try serving it with prosciutto and Gorgonzola cheese or with pork steaks and barbecue ribs. For dessert, we recommend pairing this wine with a warm cherry tart à la mode.

Look for the newly designed label for this limited selection in our St. James Winery Tasting Room or in a store near you. Remember, with our seasonal wines, they will only be available as supplies last.

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 send all the energy and nutrients into the grapes and canopy during this important growth time.

Watch William McIntyre, a member of our vineyard staff, show how it’s done in the St. James Winery vineyards:

Now that you are familiar with what bud rubbing is and how it impacts our grapes, taste the fruits of our past labors!

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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 Month!

Participating wineries, including St. James Winery, will hand out MVP tickets, each with a unique code, which program participants can collect every time they visit. These codes are then entered into a free account the participant creates on MissouriWineMVP.com for points. The first visit to a winery will earn participants 500 points, with visits 2-10 to that same winery being worth 100 points each, and 11+ visits to the same winery accruing 10 points each. Points are redeemable for rewards on the MVP website. The best strategy to earn points for rewards is to explore Missouri wine country – visit new wineries throughout the state and you’ll not only earn more points, but you will also discover great wineries and award-winning wines along the way!

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Wine enthusiasts to those new to the wine scene will have the opportunity to get acquainted with St. James Winery and Missouri wines… and earn points for each winery visit! With more than 125 wineries and 10 wine trails in Missouri wine country, what are you waiting for?

Although wineries will not be handing out tickets until September 1, those interested in becoming an MVP can register ahead of time on the program’s website MissouriWineMVP.com. For more information about MVP, please review the program Terms and Conditions and FAQ on the MVP website.

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New!” is the theme for St. James Winery this spring.  We’ve introduced our new Strawberry Moscato seasonal wine, our new line of Heritage Recipes gourmet foods, and now we’re introducing new labels on our award-winning sweet wines.

Be on the lookout for the new labels on :

While we may have freshened up the outside label, inside the bottle you’ll find the same sweet, deliciousness you’ve always loved! So go satisfy your sweet this spring!

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This spring we are also introducing Heritage Recipes, our new line of gourmet foods for scrumptious flavor profiles designed to perfectly complement the wines that inspired them.

St. James Winery Gift Baskets

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means it’s time for figuring out just what to get everyone on your list. This is one time it pays to take the easy way out — with St. James Winery’s gift boxes.

And don’t forget, our gift boxes are also wonderful ideas for host gifts for the holiday party season! Order several for grab it and go convenience when it’s time to head out to the party.


Check ’em out!

  • All Missouri Box
    Our Pioneer Red and a sampling from Show-Me State with goodies like Pepperjack Barbecue Sauce, Pickle & Jalapeno Relish, Burgers Beef Sausage, Toffee Bars, Sweet Red Pepper Jelly, and more!
  • Chocolate Box
    Two bottles of wine — Estate Norton & Cherry — plus a selection of gourmet chocolates from Godiva, LeGrand, and Cape Cod.
  • Fruit Wine Box
    Includes one bottle each of our award-winning Strawberry, Blackberry and Peach wines.
  • Sweet Trio Box
    Features one bottle each of our three best-selling wines — Velvet Red, Velvet White and Pink Catawba.

St. James Winery also creates custom baskets with exactly the items you’d like. Just give Liza a call at 1-800-280-9463 to create a deliciously personal gift basket for someone extra special!

We know you’re out there, you sweet wine lovers! And we know that you know that nobody does sweet wines better than St. James Winery.

We were counting up the gold medals for our three flagship sweet wines — Velvet White, Velvet Red, and Pink Catawba — and realized we had won a total of 15 gold medals, including a Best of Class and Double Gold –during the 2012 wine competition season.
Check it out this list!

Velvet White

  • Riverside (Best of Class)
  • Florida State Fair International (Double Gold)
  • San Diego International
  • Pacifc Rim
  • Los Angeles International (92/100 points)
  • San Francisco International
  • Consumer Wine Awards
  • Missouri Wine Competition
  • Long Beach Grand Cru

Velvet Red

  • Pacific Rim
  • Consumer Wine Awards

Pink Catawba

  • San Diego International
  • Consumer Wine Awards

And if you’re snowed in where you are, today’s a great time to order wine — you can save big with $9 flat rate shipping on the purchase of 6 or more bottles of wine, now through the end of February.

Order up!

When it’s time for a party to spice up a bleak mid-winter weekend, think 1.5 liter bottles from St. James Winery. Three of our most popular wines –Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba — are all available in the 1.5 liter size.

Stir up a punch bowl full of deliciousness and still have plenty leftover to enjoy! Here are three great recipe ideas to try:

Remember, when these recipes call for a “bottle of wine” it’s a 750ml sized bottle. So use half for the punch and save half for your guests who would like to enjoy a glass of wine.

Look for the 1.5 liter bottles of St. James Winery Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba in your favorite grocery or liquor store!