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This refreshing recipe will leave you and your guests wowed and wanting more.

Ingredients:

1  1/4cup of Country White Wine

1/4 cup of sugar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint (optional)

1/2 cantaloupe cut into bite-sized pieces

1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and cut in half

1 cup blueberries

Instructions:

Place wine with sugar in a saucepan over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Remove saucepan from heat and add mint. Set aside. Combine fruit in a large bowl and toss with wine mixture until all fruit is covered. Cover and chill to store in refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours before serving.

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

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.

One of the best things about summertime is getting to enjoy the outdoors, and there are few things better than an outdoor movie and cold drinks with friends after the sun goes down.

Back by popular demand, St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company are excited to announce their outdoor movie line-ups for Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens, as well as Movie Night in the Vineyard for the 2017 season.

BEER, PIZZA & A MOVIE IN THE GARDENS
Beer, Pizza & a Movie in The Gardens is held the last Thursday night of every month from April to October in The Gardens (551 State Route B, St. James, Mo. 65559), the beautifully landscaped outdoor seating area between the Public House Brewing Company St. James Taproom and St. James Winery. Admission is free.

Enjoy popcorn, pretzels, our full restaurant menu and wood-fired pizza menu, along with craft beers, wine, hard cider, wine slushies (when the weather is warm) and spiked hot drinks (when the weather is cool). No outside food or drink is allowed in The Gardens.

The Gardens Movie Schedule
• Guardians of the Galaxy – Thursday, April 27
• The Breakfast Club – Thursday, May 25
• Batman – Thursday, June 29
• Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Thursday, July 27
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Thursday, August 31
• Happy Gilmore – Thursday, September 28
• Signs – Thursday, October 26

The movie starts at sunset. Please bring appropriate clothing and blankets as needed. Limited seating is available so feel free to bring your own.

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE VINEYARD
Movie Night in the Vineyard is held on select Saturdays from May to September at the St. James Vineyard Cottage (19506 CR 1000, St. James, Mo. 65559), the scenic outdoor area next to the St. James Winery vineyards and farm. Admission is free.

Wine, beer, hard cider, juice, and soda will be available for purchase – no outside alcohol is allowed. Bring your own picnic supplies, purchase our fresh popcorn or packaged candy, or try one of our new food trucks this year.

Vineyard Movie Schedule
• Mother’s Day – Saturday, May 13
• Star Wars: Rogue One – Saturday, June 17
• Moana – Saturday, July 15
• Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Saturday, August 19
• Grease – Saturday, September 16

The vineyard gate opens at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at sunset. Bring your own seating, as well as appropriate clothing and blankets as needed. Please, no smoking.

Winemaking, farming, food and coming together for community events have a long history in the St. James area. Known locally as the Meramec Highlands, our region is also fondly known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks” thanks to the establishment of an Italian settlement here more than a century ago.

Join St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company as we celebrate the area’s Italian heritage at our Little Italy of the Ozarks Festival on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Gardens. This beautifully landscaped outdoor seating area is located between the winery and brewery (551 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559).

In addition to many entertaining activities, the two-day festival ends on Saturday with a ticketed Traditional Rosati-style Spaghetti Dinner under an outdoor tent where you’ll feel like part of the family.

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Friday
First, we’ll kick off the festivities in the St. James Winery Tasting Room on Friday night from 5 to 8 p. m. with the release of the new Winemaker Series. This new line of wines is handmade in small batches by our St. James Winery Cellar Crew. Taste complimentary samples of the first four releases, along with Public House Brewing Company food pairings:

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

Next, walk over to The Gardens for a 9 p.m. showing of Under the Tuscan Sun (PG-13) on our huge outdoor screen. The movie features a writer who impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany, Italy in order to change her life.

Saturday
On Saturday, The Gardens open at 11 a.m. Our wood-fired pizza kitchen and regular kitchen will be open all day, serving made-from-scratch food, craft beer, wine, hard cider, wine slushies and non-alcoholic beverages.

Local youth soccer coach and St. James Winery Executive Winemaker Andrew Meggitt will host a Soccer Tutorial on foot skills for all ages from 2 to 3 p.m. to celebrate Italy’s most popular sport.

Kansas City band Red Velvet Crush will be performing pop and rock music from 12 to 3 p.m. Acoustic artist Nicole Nelson from Nashville, TN will perform pop and soulful rock songs with an earthy flair from 5 to 8 p.m.

Starting at 5 p.m. we’ll recreate the Traditional Rosati-style Spaghetti Dinners with a ticketed dinner under an outdoor tent. For $10, you receive a heaping portion of spaghetti in a traditional, local-recipe Italian sauce with meatballs, garlic bread sticks, spring salad, slice of cake and a non-alcoholic drink.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, May 19

Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Winemaker Series Release
5 – 8 p.m.
St. James Winery Tasting Room

Outdoor Movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”
9 p.m.

Saturday, May 20

Live Music
Red Velvet Crush | 12 – 3 p.m.
Nicole Nelson | 5 – 8 p.m.

Soccer Tutorial

Foot skills for all ages
2 – 3 p.m.

Traditional Rosati-style Spaghetti Dinner
$10 per ticket
5 – 8 p.m.

ST. JAMES, Mo. (March 1, 2017) – St. James Winery is offering people the chance to spend a summer weekend living the region’s outdoor lifestyle. From March 1, 2017 until April 30, 2017, people can enter daily in a sweepstakes to win a float trip for eight people in Missouri’s Meramec River region.

“This sweepstakes allows us show people the unique outdoor traditions we have in the Meramec Highlands region,” said Peter Hofherr, St. James Winery’s CEO. “Our vineyards sustainably grow flavors that reflect the natural character of each of our grape varieties and the special place they are grown. Our intention is to share our area with others so they can experience how the outdoors enrich our lives and how we make your life sweeter with St. James wine.”

Winners of the sweepstakes will receive a trip for eight people the weekend of Friday, August 4, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017. The trip includes:

  • Two (2) night stay in a cabin at Bass’ River Resort in Steelville, Mo. on Friday and Saturday night
  • Dinner and drinks at Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom and tour of the Fermentation Campus, which includes the brewery and St. James Winery, in St. James, Mo. on Friday night
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at Bass’ River Resort
  • Bag lunch and float trip on Saturday at Bass’ River Resort
  • BBQ dinner on Saturday night at Bass’ River Resort
  • Tour of St. James Winery vineyards and lunch at St. James Vineyard Cottage on Sunday

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning. Winners must be available for the weekend chosen. If the winner is not available, an alternate winner will be chosen by St. James Winery to receive the prize. Entrants, winner and participants must be 21 year old. View full terms and conditions.

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When we re-released our Brut Champagne American in the summer of 2016, we shared the story of our champagne-making process and the potential disaster that ultimately led to greatness.

Of the three exceptionally small batches made, Bin 3 was the first to be released in June 2016 with only 18 cases produced. It had a pronounced floral nose, with flavors of bright citrus, peach and honeycomb with a lively effervescence and medium creamy body.

Now Bin 1 and Bin 2, with 4 cases and 12 cases produced respectively, are ready to be released.

Join us at the Brut Champagne American Tasting Event on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the St. James Winery Tasting Room in St. James, Mo.

You’ll be the first to taste these two very limited sparkling wines and pair them with cheese, chocolate and fruit. The wines will also be available for purchase that evening, while supplies last.

Have a crowd-pleasing chili recipe that could win awards?

Love eating chili on cold days?

Public House Brewing Company and St. James Winery are hosting a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The event will be held at Public House: St. James Taproom in the Mezzanine (551 State Route B St. James, MO 65559).

Event Schedule
11 a.m. | Chili Cook-Off Contestants Arrive

11:30 a.m. | Chili Cook-Off Judging Begins

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Free Chili Samples

All Chili Cook-Off contestants will be serving free samples of their homemade chili recipes (while supplies last). Pair them with a Public House beer or a glass of St. James Winery wine for the perfect combination.

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Live Music by CUZ

2 p.m. | Chili Cook-Off Awards

Chili Cook-Off winners announced and prizes awarded.
o $100 for first place
o $75 for second place
o $50 for third place

All Day | Special R&D Beer & Bowls of Chili

Try our special R&D beer on tap and order a hot bowl of Public House chili with all the fixings. A match made in heaven on a cold February day.

To Enter the Chili Cook-Off

  1. Download the Chili Cook-Off Entry Form.
  1. Fill out the form, and attach a copy of your ingredient list to the form (for food allergy purposes only – we will not share this publicly).
  1. Bring your form, ingredient list and $25.00 non-refundable entry fee (cash, check or credit card) to any one of our three locations by end of business on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
  • Public House Brewing Company: Rolla Brewpub | 600 N Rolla St, Rolla, MO 65401
  • Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom | 551 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559
  • James Winery Tasting Room | 540 State Route B, St. James, MO 65559

Please note: The Chili Cook-Off is limited to the first 20 entries received.

  1. Prepare your chili (minimum of 8 quarts) using the ingredient list you submitted with your entry form.
  1. Bring your chili to Public House Brewing Company: St. James Taproom Mezzanine on Saturday, February 18 at 11 a.m. You must bring:
  • A minimum of 8 quarts of your chili in a working crockpot (must be at serving temperature by 11:30 a.m.)
  • A serving spoon (for filling small 2 oz. sample cups)

We will supply an electrical outlet for the crockpot, table space, sampling cups and spoons for samples. Entries must arrive at Public House no later than 11:30 a.m. or they will not be included in the judging.

  1. Judging starts at 11:30 a.m. with a panel of three specially selected judges. The chili will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Color – Does the chili look appetizing? Does it look bright and colorful or dull and bland?
  • Aroma – Does it smell good? Does the aroma make you want to dig in?
  • Consistency – How is the meat-to-sauce ratio? It shouldn’t be runny, mushy or overly thick.
  • Taste – How is the flavor? Do the ingredients blend well, or is one too overpowering? Does the first bite make you want another one?
  • Aftertaste – Once you swallow, is there a spicy taste (“bite”) that stays on your tongue? Is it pleasant?
  1. You will serve samples of your chili to the public from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m in the Public House: St. James Taproom Mezzanine. Note: This is a requirement for all contestants in the contest, no exceptions.
  1. Winners of the Chili Cook-Off will be announced at 2 p.m. First place receives $100 cash, second place receives $75 cash, and third place receives $50 cash.

For more details about the event, contact the Events Coordinator Gina Maben at 573-261-3338 or gina.maben@stjameswinery.com.

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

Join us on Thursday nights in The Gardens for drinks, pizza and a cult classic movie! We’ll be setting up our huge outdoor movie screen in The Gardens, located between the winery and brewery (551 State Route B, St. James, MO), so you can enjoy drinks with a wood-fired pizza and a warm fire pit, all while watching a movie outdoors.

Movie Schedule
Strange Brew | Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Canada’s most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.

Top Gun | Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
As students at the United States Navy’s elite ­fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy | Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Princess Bride | Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Be sure to bring warm clothing and blankets as needed, because it will be cool weather. Limited seating is available, so feel free to bring your own seating.

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