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Making wine is the true passion of St. James Winery’s Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt’s, and it’s no surprise, as a New Zealand native, that Sauvignon Blanc is one of his favorite wines. To honor Meggitt’s exceptional winemaking skills as well as his homeland, St. James Winery has released a new Sauvignon Blanc for 2016.

The Sauvignon Blanc Meggitt has crafted for St. James Winery is a straightforward, honest wine with bold, clean favors and the characteristic Sauvignon Blanc zing on the palate. This new wine also reflects Meggitt’s penchant for blending old and new world winemaking techniques, techniques he learned earlier in his career while working at wineries in France and New Zealand.

Made with fruit from Washington state’s Yakima Valley, Meggitt’s Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of guava, kiwi, and white peach. Enjoy a bright fresh palate and characteristic flavors of key lime and bell pepper. A dry white wine, St. James Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc has no residual sugar and 12% alcohol.

Look for St. James Winery Sauvignon Blanc online at stjameswinery.com and in stores wherever St. James Winery wines are sold.

St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for more than 45 years.Learn more about St. James Winery at stjameswinery.com

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White wine is a summer staple. It’s just not summertime without sipping a refreshing glass of white wine during a backyard cookout or while watching the sunset at the lake.

This year, there are even more white wines on the scene. I’m all for a good Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, but instead of slipping into your same old summer habits, mix things up with newer grape varieties.

Read more at BlogHer

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The iconic Route 66, also known as “Main Street of America,” is a fixture in American popular culture. Ever since St. James Winery opened in 1970, the Main Street of America has been an everyday part of the winery’s life because the original route runs directly past the St. James Winery Vineyards and Tasting Room and through the town of St. James.

This summer to celebrate and honor the tradition and heritage of Route 66, St. James Winery’s Country Red and Country White wines are getting a fresh new look with eye-catching art that pays tribute to the winery’s little piece of “The Mother Road.” The labels feature a distinctive old blue pickup truck motoring down the road, its bed filled with crates of red and white grapes and sporting a Route 66 license plate on the back bumper.

St. James Winery Country Red and Country White wines are both delicious sweet wines. Country Red is bursting with delicate fruity flavors and aromas and flavors of fresh berries, while Country White features flavors of ripe pears, green apples, and melons. Both pair well with spicy foods, making them the perfect choice for a backyard barbecue featuring hot and spicy sauces.

Look for the new labels on St. James Winery’s Country Red and Country White wines at grocery and wine stores throughout the South and Midwest. St. James Winery, the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri, has been making exceptional wines for 45 years. Find the winery online at stjameswinery.com.

“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried,
with fewer tensions, and more tolerance.”
~Benjamin Franklin

We definitely agree with Benjamin Franklin! And with springtime finally here, we’re all about living easier, being less hurried, and feeling fewer tensions.

Now that it’s becoming white wine season, St. James Winery is here with a wide range of delicious white wines: sweet, dry, and plenty in between. So chill a bottle or two of white wine, grab a few friends and enjoy!

Springtime Fruit Soup

Fresh fruit is showing up at the market, bursting with flavors and tasting like spring. For a new twist on some traditional fruit flavors, try our Fruit Soup with Blueberry Ginger Ice Cubes

Our Blueberry Wine mixes with strawberries, mango, pineapple, and citrus for a cool treat on warm spring days.

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Country Red and Country White cows, we salute you!

Over the years our vintage cow labels have had a great run, but all good things must end. This spring our Country Red and Country White cows are being put out to pasture, making these end-of-an-era bottles into collectibles.

Bottle collectors, take advantage of this opportunity to snap up some bottles for your collections.

But don’t worry, Country Red and Country White will continue! The same award winning wines you love will debut fresh new labels later this year!

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St. James Winery has an extensive menu of fruit wines.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve mastered the art of making award-winning fruit wines (the most awarded fruit wines in the country).

Thanks to Mike Dunn and his “Dunne on Wine” for the shout-out to fruit wines and St. James Winery in his recent column in the Sacramento Bee.

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The results from the 15th annual Jefferson Cup Invitational wine competition are in, and St. James Winery won an impressive three Jefferson Cups out of the total 38 that were awarded. The winning wines for St. James Winery are 2013 Semi-Dry Vignoles, 2012 Estate Norton, and Friendship School White.

The Jefferson Cup Invitational is distinctive among wine competitions because it is the only invitational wine competition to honor the best of the best among wineries from all of America’s wine regions. This year more than 740 wines from 25 states were invited to participate.

“What is particularly exciting about the Jefferson Cup results is all the grapes that make up these wines were locally grown in our vineyards here in the Ozark Highlands American Viticulture Area (AVA),” said Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery. “In the wine industry people have started calling the Jefferson Cup the Olympics of wine competitions because the competition is by invitation only. Winning with three Jefferson Cups when you’re up against the best of the best is a great honor.”

At the Jefferson Cup Invitational, St. James Winery also won a Medal of Excellence (equivalent to a gold medal) for Friendship School Red, and Medals of Merit (silver medals) for St. James Winery’s 2013 Pioneer Red, 2013 Pioneer White, 2013 Cynthiana, Riesling, and Moscato.

St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Celebrating more than 40 years as a family owned and operated winery, St. James Winery wines are sold in stores throughout the Midwest and the South. St. James Winery is online at www.stjameswinery.com.
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The Jefferson Cup Invitational was founded in 1999 in honor of Thomas Jefferson, who fathered the United States Constitution, helped champion the international concept of human rights, and was a seminal figure in America’s cultural, culinary (including wine), and agricultural history. The 15th Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational took place on November 20 and 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Missouri.

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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.

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Summer may be winding down, but holding on to the flavor of summer is as easy as picking up a bottle of St. James Winery’s Peach Wine.

It’s the next best thing to biting into a fresh, ripe peach, so fill your glass with fresh from the orchard peach flavors and aromas. Then hit the kitchen for some positively peachy pairings:

Looking for easy peasy? Grab some spicy cheeses and crackers to pair with peach wine as an fun and kicky appetizer or serve pecan shortbread cookies with peach ice cream and a glass of peach wine for dessert.

August is Vignoles Month in Missouri! A versatile, French-American hybrid grape, Vignoles is a favorite at St. James Winery because it is so uniquely suited to flourishing in Missouri’s Ozark Highlands AVA.

Our Vignoles is a perfect balance of sweet fruit and citrus zing. This delicious white wine features crisp grapefruit and pineapple flavors which complement the clean, lingering finish.

Vignoles wines are delicious when served alongside late summer foods like apples, squash, and pears. Vignoles is also a perfect pairing for spicy Asian or Mexican dishes.

Recent Winners

At the recent Indy International Wine Competition and Missouri Wine Competition, St. James Winery was once again golden! Gold medal award winning wines were:

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!

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