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The Countdown to Cranberry is almost over! For the fifth year in a row, St. James Winery’s Cranberry sweet wine will be available for a limited time starting Sunday, October 1.

We have the perfect answer for holiday parties, cocktails and gifts. Our wine is crafted from 100% cranberry juice with all natural ingredients, so there’s nothing artificial about this sweet, yet mildly tart winter seasonal. With these premium ingredients, you can rest assured you are providing friends and family with excellence.

Serve this bright and festive wine at any holiday meal. It pairs wonderfully with ham or turkey and is the perfect choice for sharing with friends and family throughout the season.

In need of inspiration for planning that perfect holiday party? Then we invite you to visit our Cranberry Wine ideas page for featured recipes.

Just remember, being our top selling seasonal selection, our Cranberry wine has become a favorite tradition and will not last long on the shelves. Find it online, in our tasting rooms and in stores that carry St. James Winery products.

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

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!

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 real fruit juice.

This summer St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are teaming up to share how life is sweeter with peaches. These two unique brands have a special offering of wines, beer and hard cider to make your summer more satisfying:

St. James Winery Peach Wine
The next best thing to biting into a fresh, ripe peach! This Peach fruit wine uses 100% real fruit juice and brings fresh-from-the-orchard peach flavors and aromas to your glass.

St. James Winery Peachy Sangria Seasonal Wine
A fresh and fruity blend of Peach, Raspberry and Moscato wines. This wine has aromas and flavors of freshly sliced peaches and juicy Moscato with a touch of raspberry on the finish.

McIntyre Cider Peach Hard Apple Cider
The aromas are juicy peaches mixed with fresh apple notes. The cider is a clear, sparkling blond in color. There are subtle flavors of biting into a ripe peach along with juicy apples, which comes from real fruit juice. The finish of the cider is clean and crisp.

Public House Brewing Company Farmstand Peach Ale Seasonal Beer
We captured juicy peach flavors in this golden easy-drinking seasonal and made sure the real fruit juice used was a good accent to the base beer, bringing balance and allowing the beer flavors to be present.

You can find these products together in local retailers throughout Missouri this summer.

You can also try the beverages at the Fermentation Campus in St. James, Mo. The campus contains award-winning, next-door neighbors St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company, with The Gardens between them acting as a shared outdoor wine and beer garden. Visit the Fermentation Campus today to discover more about how life is sweeter with peaches.

Come and try the 2016 Nouveau on Friday, November 18, 2016, in the St. James Winery Tasting Room! Traditionally, Nouveau is the first wine bottled to celebrate the recent harvest and is made to be enjoyed young. We’ll pair it with cheese, meat, and chocolate, so stop in anytime 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event is complimentary!

Tasting Notes: This dry red wine has aromas and flavors of red raspberries, cocoa, and juicy red cherries. It is well-structured with a lasting finish. Our 2016 Nouveau will only be available in the St. James Winery Tasting Room for a limited time.

Learn more here.

It’s June at St. James Winery…and that means only one thing: St. James Winery’s original summertime seasonal Mango Wine is back in stock for your summer sipping!!

Experience aromas of sweet, fresh mango with fresh from the tree mango taste. This wine is a summertime topical treat! Enjoy St. James Winery Mango Wine with angel food cake, chili spiced nuts, or garlic bagel chips.

Mango Wine is available for sale online and our Tasting Room, or look for it wherever you shop for your favorite St. James Winery wines!

Beginning this spring, St. James Winery’s Blackberry Blueberry Wine will now be available all year round! This fan favorite wine has joined our regular fruit wine lineup so you can enjoy luscious blackberry blueberry flavors any time!

Like all St. James Winery’s fruit wines, Blackberry Blueberry Wine is made from 100% fruit with no added colors or flavorings. It’s a perfect blend of blackberries and blueberries that’s sweet and delicious with a fresh-picked berry taste and a rich, juicy finish.

Featured Wine: Friendship School White

friendship_white_smallFlavor Profile: Delicate. Fresh. Fun.

Friendship School White might just be the perfect white wine!

Recommended Pairings: Enjoy Friendship School white with spicy peanuts, hummus or soft cheeses on crunchy pita crackers, and some smooth jazz on in the background.

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It might not be spring just quite yet — but we can see it on the horizon!! Anticipate the season by bringing the taste of spring to your glass with St. James Winery’s Strawberry Moscato seasonal wine.

A fresh blend of sweet strawberries and juicy Moscato, this wine is crafted from award-winning wines and real fruit, so you can sip happily, knowing there’s no added coloring or flavoring!

Tuscany Anyone?

Food and wine lovers, prepare for the ultimate experience in fine wine, exquisite cuising, and rich culture traveling through all Tuscany has to offer. The voyage to Italy will be hosted by University Club of MU General Manager John LaRocca and St. James Winery owner Peter Hofherr.

This year’s annual Food and Wine Tour of Tuscany is June 19-25!
Learn more here!

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The dog days of summer are upon us, and St. James Winery’s new Blackberry Blueberry Fruit Wine, a summertime perfect blend of blackberries and blueberries, is a great way to beat the heat.

Like all St. James Winery’s award-winning fruit wines, Blackberry Blueberry is made from 100% real fruit with no added colors or flavorings, making it a delicious starting point for wine cocktails, a cool treat when sipped chilled, and a great secret ingredient for cooking.

Use it to make a genuine fruit cocktail by pouring the wine over blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, refrigerating the mixture for a couple of hours, then serve on skewers.

Blackberry Blueberry wine is the perfect base for cool treats like Fruit Wine Pops and Fruit Wine Shooters.To make the pops, blend 4 cups of blackberries and blueberries in a food processor, add sugar to taste (about 3/4 cup), then add 3/4 of a bottle of Blackberry Blueberry Wine, and a squeeze of lemon juice.Blend together, pour into popsicle molds, and freeze until solid. For the shooters, dissolve a two 3-ounce boxes gelatin (one blackberry one blueberry) in 2 cups of boiling water, add 2 cups of wine and pour into 1-ounce shooter glasses and chill until set.

Look for more recipes featuring St. James Winery’s Blackberry Blueberry wine online at stjameswinery.com/recipes.St. James Winery Blackberry Blueberry Wine can be found wherever St. James Winery wines are sold – just look for the berry delicious label.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 40 years.

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The countdown to summer is on, and at St. James Winery that means only one thing – time for a new summer seasonal: Pineapple Mango Fruit Wine.

Pineapple Mango wine is a tropical taste treat designed to match the season, and it’s the perfect complement to longer days filled with sun.

St. James Winery Pineapple Mango Wine, like all the winery’s fruit wines, is delicious mixed in wine cocktails, a cool treat when sipped chilled, and a great secret ingredient for cooking.

Make on the rocks Pineapple Mango Margaritas by mixing a bottle of St.James Winery Pineapple Mango wine with seven ounces of tequila, a quarter cup each of chopped fresh pineapple and mango. Add the juice of a lemon, plus a dash of lime juice. Serve in salt-rimmed margarita glasses with slices of pineapple on the rim. Pineapple Mango wine is also delicious as the base for sangria.

St. James Winery Pineapple Mango wine pairs with either sweet or salty (or both!). Enjoy a glass with tropical inspired deserts like coconut cake or orange pound cake. For a salty snack, Pineapple Mango wine is wonderful when paired alongside spicy mango salsa and chips.

Look for more recipes featuring St. James Winery’s Pineapple Mango wine online at stjameswinery.com/recipes. St. James Winery Pineapple Mango Wine can be found wherever St. James Winery wines are sold – just look for the sunshine label.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 40 years. Learn more about St. James Winery at stjameswinery.com

Tasting Notes:
https://www.stjameswinery.com/pdfs/seasonal_pineapple_mango.pdf

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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.