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Happy Earth Day! 🌎

The earth and its health are important to us at St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company. Our team makes conscious efforts daily to reduce our negative impact on the earth and to increase our positive impact. Sustainability is so important, in fact, that each webpage has a tab uniquely to highlight our practices.

At St. James Winery, we love the land we work, and we appreciate the yield it provides. To continue the work of preserving the cultural and environmental sustainability in our community, we formed the Friendship School Foundation. Through the Foundation and its partners, we are able to invest in sustaining the cultural heritage of our vineyards, our craft, and our community.

Here are a few ways we make a difference:

  • Recycle cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum company-wide
  • Solid waste from both businesses used as compost in the vineyards
  • LED lighting used in winery and brewery retail, production, and office spaces
  • Electricity 208V 3 phase minimum through production facilities for energy efficiency
  • Aluminum cans for all brewery products and winery sparkling products
  • Spent grain is picked up by a local farmer for cattle
  • Insulated tanks in the brewery reduce the energy needed to cool and maintain temperature
  • Reclaim water from heat exchanger for brewing
  • Low-pressure boiler in the brewery that is sized appropriately for energy efficiency
  • To-go materials for food from the brewery are recyclable
  • Insulated piping for glycol refrigeration system in the winery for energy efficiency
  • Vinwizard adjusts pump speeds depending on demand (Artificial Intelligence for energy efficiency)
  • Fine-tuned irrigation and soil monitoring system so we use less water in our vineyards
  • Beehive addition to our vineyard perimeter and adding three to four more this year. Bees help pollinate our cover crops
  • Wildflowers and other native plants (cover crops) encourage diversity of insect populations in the vineyard, help with compaction, reduce pests, and are a natural aid to healthy nitrogen levels in the soil
  • Wine tank bottoms filtered/reclaimed and solid waste composted to avoid stressing water treatment facilities
  • Vineyard pruning and hedging equipment redesigned to do two rows at once, lowering diesel usage
  • UTVs instead of trucks in order to reduce carbon footprint (less gas) to transport crew and equipment
  • New tractors run that run economically, using half the diesel as the older models
  • High-efficiency boiler in the winery cellar and bottling room
  • Nitrogen generation reduces our use of CO2 gas in the brewing process
  • Local farmers source much of our protein and vegetables in the brewery’s restaurants
  • Pak Tech can applicators used on all canned products, with recycling containers placed at both brewery locations

More from St. James Winery on sustainability, click here.

More from Public House Brewing Company on sustainability, click here.

Our partner, Public House Brewing Company, is delivering beer and wine as far east as Cuba, MO and as far west as Waynesville, MO. Check out the requirements below and place your order online or by calling 573.426.2337. They’re looking forward to bringing St. James Winery selections and Public House beer straight to you if you live within the delivery radius. Be sure to choose either pick-up (from the St. James Winery in St. James, MO next day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or delivery (next day between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) when placing your online order.

Here’s a quick video with Public House Brewing Company’s co-founder, Josh Stacy, explaining how this works or continue reading below for more info.

 

 

Due to food being perishable, Public House offers a smaller delivery radius (see map below), to ensure quality and safety. The Bulk Beer & Wine Delivery has a considerably larger radius (see map below), but there are certain requirements to meet. Please read these requirements (see below) before placing your order. Cheers!

BULK BEER & WINE PICKUP:

Pick-up your bulk beer or wine order at St. James Winery in St. James, MO next day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Upon arrival, call St. James Winery customer service at 1.800.280.9463.

RULES & CONDITIONS FOR BULK BEER & WINE ORDERS:

All bulk wine and beer deliveries require a $50 minimum order. Orders taken before 5 p.m. will be delivered the next day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Orders taken after 5 p.m. are second-day delivery.

DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS:

All wine and beer deliveries require an adult (21 years or older, with proper identification) for delivery. If someone 21 years of age or older will not be available during delivery hours, we strongly recommend requesting delivery of your order to a business address, within our delivery range, where someone will be able to provide proper identification and accept the delivery.

In the event you are unable to take delivery of your wine or beer after an attempt to deliver, we will return the package to the Public House Brewery. If you wish to schedule another delivery time and/or date for your order, or if you wish to cancel your order, you must contact customer service at 573.426.2337 with any questions or changes.

BULK DELIVERY RADIUS & HOURS:

Next day delivery between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

FOOD, BEER AND WINE RADIUS & HOURS:

Monday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

UPDATE: 3/20/2020

Hello St James Winery Friends!

We’re continuing to keep your health and safety as a top priority by adapting to the order that was issued by the Phelps County Commission. With that, here’s what we are continuing to offer.

Easy Online Wine Ordering: StJamesWinery.com

Curbside pickup:
Winery Pickup Call 800-280-9463 or go to StJamesWinery.com

We will continue to provide a safe/clean environment in Both Tasting Room locations for purchasing of wine and other products we offer.

We are vigilantly monitoring and following advice from the CDC and OSHA and adjusting policies and procedures to ensure that we are keeping up with these best practices.

Our staff will employ hourly sanitation practices of all high touch surfaces (door handles, faucet handles, menus, etc.)
As always, handwashing procedures per the Phelps County Health Department will be followed rigorously.

We look forward to hearing from you with any questions you may have. We are grateful for your support!

Sincerely,
Dan Wynn, Retail Manager
St. James Winery

UPDATE: 3/18/2020

Hello St James Winery Friends!

With your health and safety as a top priority, we’re continuing to adapt to the recommendation of the CDC and other health organizations. Our goal is to maintain an environment that exceeds the health and experience expectations of our guests and staff.

Easy Online Wine Ordering: StJamesWinery.com

Curbside pickup is available now:
Winery Pickup Call 800-280-9463 or go to StJamesWinery.com

Reservation policy changes: We will only accept reservation of groups of 10 or less

Cancellation of all events: Per the guidelines from the CDC of limiting gatherings of 50 people or more we will be canceling all events in both locations through April (including live music).

We will continue to provide a safe/clean environment in Both Tasting Room locations. We are vigilantly monitoring and following advice from the CDC and OSHA and adjusting policies and procedures to ensure that we are keeping up with these Best Practices.

Wine Tasting:
We will be offering flight style tastings with biodegradable drinkware to ensure your safety while tasting.

Our staff will employ hourly sanitation practices of all high touch surfaces (door handles, faucet handles, menus, etc.)
As always, handwashing procedures per the Phelps County Health Department will be followed rigorously.

We look forward to hearing from you with any questions you may have. We are grateful for your support!

Sincerely,
Dan Wynn, Retail Manager
St. James Winery

 

UPDATE: 3/13/2020

Dear St. James Winery Friends,

For almost 50 years my family’s focus at St. James Winery has been to provide you a memorable wine experience. That is why it is our top priority to ensure that we are making decisions in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat that protect both our team members and you. The team at St. James Winery is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19. We are continuing to follow the recommendation of our public health officials.

Currently, our Tasting Room is open to the public. Our staff is providing a clean, safe environment for our guests while employing increased cleanliness procedures. We would also like to extend you an offer for call-ins orders and curbside pickup of all St. James Winery products.

For our team members throughout the St. James Winery family, we have and will continue to provide up-to-date information to keep themselves and their families safe. We have communicated various preventative measures and have advised staff to stay home if needed.

We encourage all to follow public health authority guidance on this matter. For more information, you can view recommendations from the World Health Organization here.

On behalf of everyone at St. James Winery, we greatly appreciate your support and look forward to your next visit. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
Peter Hofherr
Chief Executive Officer
St. James Winery

We were thinking about what candy goes well with wine and came up with these pairings as our treat for you this Halloween!

These are great for a ghouls night in or just to try when the little goblins go off to bed and you have a moment to indulge. Have fun and share any pairings you come up with on social meeting – just don’t forget to tag us. Happy Halloween!

 

VELVET RED & PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
With flavors of grape jam combining with chocolate and peanut butter, this is a combo to die for.

VELVET WHITE & FRUIT CHEWS
This one is not a trick. Just a sweet treat worth trying. The fruity flavors of the candy only enhance that of the wine.

PINK CATAWBA & SOUR GUMMY WORMS
A ghoulishly good pairing. The sour gummies bring out the bright, ripe apple flavors of the Pink Catawba.

CHARDONEL & CANDY CORN
Sweet candy corn and the smooth taste of Chardonel make for a hauntingly good experience.

ESTATE NORTON & DARK CHOCOLATE
This classic combination is so dark and devilishly good. Need we say more?

For seven years, St. James Winery has released a seasonal wine that has become a customer favorite. With that, we felt it was time to give St. James Winery Cranberry wine a makeover. It’s still the same delicious, real cranberry fruit wine but with a new label. It is now available for a limited time starting today, Tuesday, October 1.

This wine is perfect for gift-giving, serving at your next holiday gathering or sipping. Our wine is crafted from 100% cranberry juice with all-natural ingredients, so it is free of artificial colors or flavors. With premium ingredients and garnering international awards, you can rest assured you are serving friends and family a wine of integrity and excellence.

This sweet and mildly tart wine pairs wonderfully holiday meals and will look lovely with your table setting. Just remember, being our top selling seasonal selection, St. James Winery 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.

Season’s greetings from our family to yours!

Let’s celebrate the beginning of grape harvest with Crush Festival on Sat., Aug. 24 here at St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company in The Gardens. You can find The Gardens at St. James between the winery and brewery.  (551 State Route B, St. James MO 65559).

We’ll have fun activities happening all day! Stomp grapes, watch the cooperage demo to see how barrels are made, learn from Chef Rob of US Foods during the food demo, enjoy the Crush Festival Shrimp Boil and listen to live music while relaxing with award-winning wine and craft beer in The Gardens.

 
Schedule of Events:
11 am – 3 pm – Grape Stomp
11 am – 2 pm – Live Music by Jonathan McCammon
2 pm – 3 pm – Cooperage Demo
3 pm – 5:30 pm – Live Music by Brian Jones
3 pm – 7 pm – Shrimp Boil
5:30 pm – Food Demo
7 pm -10 pm – Live Music by Luna J.
Order Shrimp Boil Tickets Today: http://bit.ly/19ShrimpBoil
**This is a kid and pet-friendly event.
Check out the recap from last year’s Crush Festival.

We invite you to a complimentary tasting of this dry red wine on Thursday, November 15 in our Tasting Room from 4 – 6 p.m. This year’s Winemaker Series Nouveau displays aromas and flavors of black cherries and plums, and we will be pairing it with Irish Stew from our campus partner’s kitchen at Public House Brewing Company.

In honor of this year’s harvest, we not only created a our annual Nouveau wine, but also a three-part video series covering the harvest from our St. James Winery vineyards. The videos are posted below for you to enjoy prior to our Nouveau Release Party.

The tradition of creating a Nouveau wine originated in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais Nouveau began as an early release wine to celebrate the end of harvest with the intention of it being enjoyed young. Under French law, it is to be released on the third Thursday in November after each harvest.

In the early 1960’s some of the local vignerons saw potential to promote the wine with a contest to see who could get the first bottle to Paris. From there it spread throughout Europe, and by the 1980’s North Americans had joined the party followed by Asia in the 1990’s.

It’s so popular that one third of Beaujolais’ production is dedicated to the Nouveau style with over 28 million bottles produced annually. Following in this French tradition, St. James Winery began creating our own regional Nouveau over 20 years ago right here in the Meramec Highlands.

We hope you will join our St. James Winery family and be a part of this tradition to help us celebrate our bountiful harvest! Until then, enjoy the below video series where our Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, discusses the topics of weather conditions affecting harvest, quality vs. quantity and farm to table agriculture in Missouri.

It takes the hard work and effort of an entire vineyard and cellar crew to produce our internationally awarded wines. Discover how the fruit is carefully cultivated to ensure the integrity of the wines you know and love!

Halloween is almost here! Make your party frightful with our devilishly delicious cocktails to serve your ghosts… ahem… guests.

Our Black Widow Punch is a hauntingly dark drink perfect for your Monster Mash. For a svelte, mysterious presentation, we recommend serving in a martini glass with dry ice. Featuring our Blackberry fruit wine, this drink is sure to satisfy a deadly hunger for something sweet.

Next, is our Redrum Sangeria. This killer recipe calls for either our Pioneer Red or Friendship School Red wines and presents a blood red color that is beautifully presented in a any witch’s cauldron. Use orange slices for garnish to add a punch of seasonal color.

Lastly, may we suggest trying our Not-So-Poisoned Apple Punch. Unlike Snow White, your guests can experience this delicious punch without fear. Try this recipe with our Moscato or Riesling wines and add any ripe, red apples of your choice.

All of these wines are available in stores, online and in our Tasting Room. Happy Halloween from the St. James Winery family!

 

September’s wine of the month is Dry Vignoles!

Our Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, provides an in depth description of the taste profile for this dry white, Missouri wine in the video below. As part of the Winemaker Series, our Dry Vignoles features the best-of-the-best blocks of grapes and is handcrafted in small batches by the St. James Winery Cellar Crew.

Our Winemaker Series Dry Vignoles has a beautiful floral nose with juicy bright flavors of mango, pineapple and dried apricot. It is crisp and light with a fruity finish. Perfect for a warm summer or early fall day.

Discover the flavors of our Dry Vignoles!

There is no better feeling than when Grandma has a fresh apple pie baking in the oven. With St. James Winery Apple Pie wine, you get that warm, homey feeling. Luckily, fall is right around the corner which means our Apple Pie is back!

This limited release wine is sweet and delicious with a hint of cinnamon spice, like apple pie in a bottle. This seasonal provides a kick of cinnamon up front with the taste of fresh apples to follow. It can be served in various temperatures: try it chilled for an after dinner dessert or heat it up on the stove to create a warm cider effect on a cold autumn evening.

There are several ways to enjoy Apple Pie wine. It can simply be drank straight from the bottle, mixed in a cocktail or creatively thrown in a dessert recipe. For your next fall get-together, try creating our Baked Apple Pie cocktail recipe to woo your guests.

Find St. James Winery Apple Pie wine in our Tasting Room, online or in a store near you. Remember, it is only here for a limited time so get it before it’s gone!