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!

 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been recommended by the CDC to stay home. St. James Winery has brought people together and allowed them to share experiences over their favorite glass of wine for 50 years, and we want to continue to do this even during these trying times. With that, here’s a list of four ways to inspire you to connect with the ones you love while staying in.

1. Try our new Sparkling Fruit Wines. We recently released four new wines that are fun and sparkling variations of our popular fruit wines and now come in 375ml cans. These lighter, lower ABV versions have a sparkling effect and come in four flavors – Blackberry, Peach, Strawberry and Mango. For a night in idea, try the canned sparkling version and the traditional 750ml bottled wine to compare the differences. You could also do a blind taste test to see if your partner can guess the flavor! To purchase, you can find them online here in a special sampler combo pack.

2. Get outside. Staying home and social distancing doesn’t mean staying inside. As the spring weather warms up, go outside and enjoy the season. Sit around a fire with a glass of red wine, have a midday picnic with our limited release Strawberry Moscato, or sit on the porch or patio and watch the sunset with your special someone and favorite wine. Sunshine and warmer weather are sure to lighten everyone’s moods after a long winter.

3. Fruit wine mixology fun. Our popular fruit wines are made with 100% real fruit and are perfect to use as a base for mixology for some fun wine cocktails. Browse our website for different recipes such as Blackberry Mojito, Strawberry Lemonade, or Blueberry Gin Fitz. You can also have fun at home mixing up your own recipe. It’s simple –

    • Start with one of our eight fruit wines.
    • Add a spirit of your choice such as tequila, vodka, gin, or rum. Flavored spirits can add in another layer of flavors like vanilla or citrus!
    • Add some optional club soda or lemon-lime soda to give it some fizz.
    • Give it a splash of citrus such as lemon or lime.

The possibilities are endless and you can create some fun recipe inventions! Snap a picture of your recipe and share it with friends and family on social media. Maybe, take a moment to tag @stjameswinery while you’re at it.

4. Host a virtual comparative tasting. Make sure you and your friends have the same wines on hand and meet online!
For example, you and your friends could compare a Chardonnay to our Chardonel.

Or you could do a vertical tasting of the same wine but from different years. Currently, we have the following Norton wines available for purchase online:
Norton 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2011
Try the different wines, take notes, then compare and contrast to discuss them.

As a reminder, you can purchase our wine at stjameswinery.com, with curbside pick-up, and we just launched local delivery within the radius found on the map below. Read more about how our local delivery works here.

We hope these ideas will help you to sip back and relax in the weeks ahead! Cheers!

 

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are hosting their inaugural Crush Festival at The Gardens in St. James, Mo. on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The Gardens is located between the winery and brewery in St. James, Mo. (551 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559).

We have many FREE fun activities planned for the day:

  • GRAPE STOMP | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Stomp grapes in a barrel like Lucy! We promise we don’t use this juice in our wine!
  • BREWERY/WINERY TOURS AND TASTING | 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    All tours start at the brewery Tasting Bar and end at the winery.
  • COOPERAGE DEMO | 4:30 p.m.
    Learn how wine barrels are made. Representatives from Independent Stave Company in Lebanon, Mo. will provide a live demonstration.
  • LIVE MUSIC
    • Greg Oliveras | 11 a.m.
    • Steve Kirn | 3 p.m.
    • Hey Dave | 7 p.m.

TICKETED THREE-COURSE SHRIMP BOIL AND WINE PAIRINGS
In addition to the events in The Gardens, we are holding an exclusive ticketed three-course Shrimp Boil with select wine pairings starting at 6:30 p.m. at a special location – the St. James Winery Vineyard Cottage (19506 CR 1000, St. James, MO 65559), which is next to the winery’s vineyards.

Tickets are limited to 40 seats. Cost per ticket is $40.

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Reception Course:

  • Brut Champagne American (effervescent sparkling wine with flavors of bright citrus, peach and honeycomb) paired with Andouille and Havarti Croquets with smoked paprika and garlic aioli.

Shrimp Boil Course:

  • Pioneer White (dry white wine with smokey oak and pineapple aromas with zesty gooseberry and kiwi on the palate) paired with Shrimp, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes and onions.

Dessert Course:

  • Summer Berry (with a sweet blend of Strawberry, Peach, Blueberry and Raspberry wines, it has a refreshing and lively fruit punch flavor with tart berry and stone fruits) paired with Angel Food Cake with whipped cream topped with fresh fruit from the local Farmer’s Market.

Purchase Shrimp Boil tickets online now: https://phbc.ticketspice.com/shrimp-boil-the-crush-festival

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.

We are excited to announce our new line, the Winemaker Series. This collection features select wines that are carefully crafted by our St. James Winery Cellar Crew. The wines are handmade in small batches – typically anywhere from 50 to 500 cases – and feature the best-of-the-best varietals and blocks of grapes.

Fans of St. James Winery may recognize the varietals and blends as having been originally a part of our Podium Series, a line of innovative R&D wines. These selected wines have now been time-tested and have grown in popularity. They’ve been moved into the Winemaker Series to give the wines and our winemaking team recognition for their high quality grapes and winemaking skills.

The special packaging for the Winemaker Series, designed in-part by the winemakers themselves, highlights the high quality nature of the wine inside. The label notes details such as the growing region and even the vineyard blocks where the grapes were harvested. These factors contribute to the distinctive flavors captured in the bottle.

The first four wines released in the Winemaker Series include our 2016 vintages of Chambourcin, Dry Vignoles, Seyval and The Folly. There will be additional wines released into this line in the future.

2016 Chambourcin
Smoky and dark flavors entwined with raspberry and dark chocolate aromas, exposed on the palate as liquorice, tobacco and oak.
Dry Red Wine | Cases bottles: 50 | ABV: 12.5%
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2016 Dry Vignoles
Beautiful floral nose with juicy, bright flavors of melon, peach and pineapple. Crisp, light mouthfeel with excellent acid and a fruity finish.
Dry White Wine | Cases bottles: 117 | ABV: 11.5%
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2016 Seyval
Aromas of melon and grapefruit with bright acid and a crisp palate of lemon, green apple and slate.
Dry White Wine | Cases bottles: 227 | ABV: 11.5%
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2016 The Folly
Medium-bodied white wine with honeyed peach overtones and beautiful tangerine spice flavors.
Dry White Wine | Cases bottles: 140 | ABV: 11.5%
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These four Winemaker Series wines will be released on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Join us for a complimentary wine tasting and food pairing that night from 5 to 8 p.m. held in the St. James Winery Tasting Room (540 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559), as part of our Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival. Each wine will be paired with bites from the Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom restaurant:

  • 2016 Chambourcin with Heritage Pasta
  • 2016 Dry Vignoles with Margherita Pizza
  • 2016 Seyval with Spring Salad
  • 2016 The Folly with Pretzel Bites

After the event, our Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival continues in The Gardens with an outdoor movie at 9 p.m.

Try the new Winemaker Series this summer and rediscover unique wines, handcrafted by our St. James Winery Cellar Crew.

St. James Winery is excited to announce our new Concord sweet red wine, which releases on March 31, 2017.

The wine is a tribute to the Concord grapes grown in the Ozark Highlands along Missouri’s Historic Route 66 for over 115 years. A long-term contract with a prestigious juice, jam and jelly company helped make these high-quality Concord grapes famous. Every year during harvest, Italian descendants still set up Concord grape stands along the highway to sell their fruit to travelers.

The Concord wine is juicy and sweet, with an intense grape jam flavor and light finish. Serve it at refrigerator temperature, over ice or mixed with a club soda to create a light, grape spritzer.

On March 31, the new Concord sweet red wine will be available for purchase in the Tasting Room, online at StJamesWinery.com and in retail stores where St. James Winery wines are sold.

That evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., we will host a special tasting event in our St. James Winery Tasting Room in St. James, Mo. Second-generation owner Peter Hofherr will discuss how Concord grapes have shaped the history of the area and sign bottles upon request. We’ll also be serving complimentary samples of the new Concord wine along with food pairings.

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are proud sponsors of the four-day True/False Film Fest in Columbia, Mo. for the next three years.

According to their website, True/False offers a heightened four-day weekend of creative placemaking in which filmmakers, artists, musicians and others remake the mid-sized college town into a one-of-a-kind utopia. The transformative, rambunctious, ecstatic experience of T/F creates a cathartic journey that forces participants to do nothing less than to re-imagine reality.

Like our winery and brewery, True/False believes in doing what is environmentally and socially just for our local and global community.

St. James Winery is a super sponsor and the exclusive wine and cider sponsor of the festival. Public House Brewing Company is a silver sponsor. The wine, hard cider and beer from both companies will be poured at all events throughout the festival.

There’s still time to purchase passes to the True/False Film Fest March 2-5, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company invite you to beat the winter doldrums with fun activities at our first annual Warm Up Winterfest at the St. James Fermentation Campus (540 State Route B St. James, MO 65559) on Saturday, January 28 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

We’ll have live music and dancing demos, a wine and beer tasting contest, winter crafts, and food specials.

Our Warm Up Winterfest Schedule of Events:

Family-Friendly Activities
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Winter Crafts

Live Music & Dance
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Live Music
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Ozark Spirit Cloggers
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Missouri S&T Swing Dance Club Performance & Lesson
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Shakey Deal Live Music

Winery & Brewery Experience
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | St. James Winery & Public House Brewing Company Blind Tasting Contest
($5 per person; limited to 30 people)
Identify what wine or beer you are drinking by taste, smell and sight. The fastest wins!
Food & Drink
All Day | Winter Food Specials & Warm Drinks

We’ll offer three delicious soups, deep-fried Bitterballen bites, and hot chocolate, plus our full Taproom menu will be available all day as well.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.| Hot Chocolate Toppings Bar

St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are excited to announce our first annual Christmas in The Gardens event. This family-friendly event celebrates the holidays with a special Christmas market and tree lighting, along with our warm fire pit, visits from Santa and friends, kids’ craft making and cookie decorating, holiday music and dance, unique winery and brewery experiences and delicious holiday food and drink.

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at our festive Fermentation Campus (540 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559), which includes the St. James Winery Tasting Room, the Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom and The Gardens at St. James (located between the two).

Schedule of Activities

Christmas Market
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Arbor Vitae Pendants
  • JJS Crafts
  • Rustic Christmas Crafts
  • Joyce Schaefferkoetter’s Pies & Crafts
  • Just Delicious Cupcakes & Truffles
  • Sticky Fun. Words that stick.
  • Cottage Made Soaps
  • Hickory Hollar Krafts
  • Phelps County Animal Welfare League Pet Gifts
  • Wood Chucks Handmade Wood Gifts
  • Plants R Us Greenhouse & Garden Center
  • CK Designs Christmas Crafts
  • Sherry’s Cuddly Critters

Kids’ Activities
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Creating holiday ornaments and pine cone bird feeders, and decorating holiday cookies
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Visit with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Elves

Live Music & Dance
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Acoustic holiday music by Nicole Nelson
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Children Holiday Dancers
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Christmas Carols by RCAS Jazz Choir
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Live performance by Red Velvet Crush

Tree Lighting in The Gardens
5:00 p.m.

Winery & Brewery Tours
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | St. James Winery Estate Norton Vertical Tasting
($30 each; limited to 25 participants; purchase tickets from the St. James Winery Tasting Room on the day of the event; must be 21 years old to participate)

Enjoy a guided tasting with Executive Winemaker Andrew Meggitt, sampling 11 exclusive St. James Winery Norton wines from 2004 to the latest Norton vintage straight from the barrel. Experience the seasonal changes between vintages, as well as the surprising aging differences of cork and screw cap closures.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Public House Brewing Company Tour and Beer Sensory Experience
($25 each; includes your choice of one six-pack of beer or cider to take home; limited to 25 participants; purchase tickets from the Public House: St. James Taproom on the day of the event; must be 21 years old to participate)

Owner and Brewmaster Josh Stacy walks participants through how beer is made and shows you the 20-barrel brew house. Participants will get a hands-on explanation of ingredients used to make beer and how different combinations and amounts create different beer styles. Enjoy several beer samples throughout the experience. Participants should be prepared to have their knowledge tested, with beer rewards for correct answers!


Food & Drink

All day | Full Public House: St. James Taproom menu and holiday food specials

  • Holiday Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry Sauce
  • Soup of the Day
  • Fruit Cake Salad
  • Popcorn Balls
  • Bread Pudding
  • Caramel Apple Cookies
  • Warm Spiced Wine
  • Hot Cider
  • Spiked Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Chocolate

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11:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Recipe samples in St. James Winery Tasting Room (winery will be open an extra hour)
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Recipe samples in Public House: St. James Taproom

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