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Harvest is in the air, and it’s a great time to be a grape in Missouri because September is Missouri Wine Month!

What better way to celebrate  than with some of your favorite award-winning wines from St. James Winery.

It’s been a banner year for us at wine competitions because our wines have won Grand Champion, Best White Wine, Best Riesling, Best of Class, and gold medals galore.

Whether you enjoy red or white, you’ll find something you love. Whether you enjoy sweet, semi-sweet, or dry wines, you’ll find a wine that matches your tastes. Mix and match  a 12-bottle case to automatically save 10%!

Country White Apple Cake

Apples are getting ripe, so it’s a great time to bake up a moist and delicious fresh apple cake.

Try this fall-favorite. Country White Apple Cake features St. James Winery’s Country White Wine, fresh apples, and pecans, and it’s topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

sjw_april_3L_boxesYou asked….we answered. St. James Winery’s best selling wines — Velvet Red and Velvet White — are now available in eco-friendly three-liter boxes!

Available just in time for Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to summer, these convenient three-liter boxes make it easy to plan for

  • parties, parties, parties
  • camping & boating outings
  • festivals & concerts (where glass may be prohibited)

Each box contains approximately the same amount as four bottles (20 glasses), and they fit easily in the refrigerator. Once opened, wine stays fresh for up to four weeks!

Look for three-liter boxes in wine stores or markets where you purchase St.James Winery Wines!

Riesling Pear Pops

For Memorial Day Weekend fun, here’s a super-simple recipe with only five ingredients (and one of them is water!).

In a small saucepan make a simple syrup of two tablespoons water and two tablespoons sugar. Bring to simmer to dissolve the sugar.

Pour the syrup into a medium bowl with two pears (peeled, cored, & chopped) and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Make sure pears are coated.

When syrup/pear/lemon mixture has cooled, place in a food processor, add 1/2 cup of St. James Winery Riesling.

Pour into fruit pop molds and freeze until hard. Or skip that step, pour into a glass and enjoy as a slushy!

Get the Recipe!

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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!

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.

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!

When your livelihood comes from the earth, which is the case with viticulture, then every day is Earth Day! Face it, if it weren’t for the good earth, there wouldn’t be any wine…and wouldn’t that be dreadful!!!

Here at St. James Winery we’re especially excited about Earth Day this year because it’s only been in the last few days that springtime has (finally!) arrived in the vineyard. The vines are sprouting shoots and we’ll have little baby grapes there in just a little while.

Get outside, stoke up the fire pit, and pour a glass of your favorite wine.

Looking for some super-grapey goodness?

Feel the need for fresh berry deliciousness?

Have a hankerin’ for orchard-ripened fruitiness?

Here’s to you, Mother Earth!

Now head on over to our online store — stock up on a few bottles, and do some good while you’re at it — our End Early Childhood Hunger is still going on!

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!


At St. James Winery there aren’t any tricks involved in making our delicious wines. Still, sometimes when we taste the results, we wonder if maybe there was a little bit of magic involved after all.

Certainly, the results of the 2012 wine competition year have been magical. Here’s how some of your favorite wines have done.

Raspberry: 3 Best of Class, 5 Gold
Blackberry: 2 Best of Class, 2 Double-Gold, 3 Gold
Strawberry: 1 Best of Class, 8 Gold
Peach: Best of Show (Fruit), 1 Gold
Velvet White: 1 Best of Class, 1 Double-Gold, 1 Gold
Riesling: 1 Double Gold, 3 Gold
Friendship School White: 1 Double Gold, 3 Gold
Vignoles: 1 Best of Class, 1 Double Gold, 1 Gold
Rougeon Rose: 1 Double Gold, 1 Gold
Traminette: Best of Class, 1 Gold

Take advantage of our $15 flat rate shipping deal and have a case of gold medal goodness shipped straight to your front door!

PS–Remember, you’ll get our St. James Winery logo wine carrier absolutely free when you order 6 or more bottles of wine.