St. James Winery’s Raspberry or Cherry wines!

All our fruit wines are made with real fruit juices, which gives them as close to fresh ripe fruit taste as you can find in a bottle of wine.

Serve St. James Winery Raspberry or Cherry wines well-chilled. They pair beautifully with a big wine glass and an even bigger box of chocolates!

They also taste great alongside your favorite book, so……after dinner, St. James Winery recommends Todd Klimen’ s The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine, a book devoted to the fascinating story of the Norton grape.

For two different takes on the same Norton grape, sip along with our 2012 Cynthiana or 2009 Norton, which the San Francisco Chronicle just awarded Double Gold and Gold, respectively.

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 has a perfect wine and food pairing for the holidays. St. James Winery wines paired with a collaborative menu of Lou Rook from Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield, and served in the beautiful surroundings of Sybill’s Saint James. This unique culinary experience begins on November 24th at 4:30pm at Sybill’s Saint James.

The meal consists of appetizer, three courses, and dessert. Highlights from the menu include House Smoked Vermont Maple Glazed Jumbo Shrimp, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Roasted Local Pumpkin Risotto with Pumpkin Seed Oil and Prosciutto Chips, Colorado Lamb Chops Marinated in Rosemary, Garlic & Dijon, and Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Ginger Crème Anglaise. Among the St. James Winery wines served will be Pioneer White and Pioneer Red (2012), Seyval (2012), Dry Vignoles (2012), Cynthiana (2012), Norton 42 (2012), and Late Harvest Seyval (2010). For the complete menu, please visit us online.

Tickets for the wine dinner are $85 per person and may be purchased by calling Sybill’s Saint James at 573-265-4224.

Additionally, and beginning at 3:30pm, St. James Winery is hosting an exclusive barrel tasting led by head winemaker Andrew Meggitt followed by a cellar tour hosted by St. James Winery CEO Peter Hofherr. During the tour samples of the 2013 Nouveau, St. James Winery’s first bottling from the 2013 harvest, will be available. There is no charge for the barrel tasting and tour; however, space is limited so separate reservations are required by calling 573-261-3308 or emailing tickets@stjameswinery.com

About St. James Winery
St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Founded by the Hofherr family in 1970, St. James Winery celebrates more than 40 years as a family owned and operated winery. St. James Winery’s award-winning wines are sold in stores throughout the Midwest and the South. St. James Winery is online at www.stjameswinery.com.

About Annie Gunn’s Chef Lou Rook
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and the University of Missouri, Lou Rook worked at Cardwell’s in Clayton, then co-owned Grappa, a café in St. Louis’s Central West End, before coming to Annie Gunn’s where he’s been since October 1993 creating with food and wine “inspired by the richness of country life.” Chef Rook uses the best ingredients and the traditions that are most appropriate to them and imbues them with his own talented creative spin within the rhythm of the seasons.

About Sybill’s Saint James
When Tom & Janet Scheffer and their daughter Sybill opened Sybill’s Saint James Restaurant , it was the blessing of a reputation for good food and attention to detail that preceded them to St. James from the legendary Zeno’s in Rolla. Since the restaurant opened in 2006, it has become the place to eat in St. James and along the I-44 corridor.

St. James Winery has been on the road this summer and fall at events all over the Midwest.  Thanks to everyone who has stopped by our booth! We love getting to know you better and sharing our wines with you.

Visit our Events Section online to see what’s been going on. We have updated photos from:

If you see yourself in the photos go ahead and give us a comment. We also love it when you tweet, pin, and share!

With the holidays coming up, joining one of St. James Winery’s Wine Clubs makes it easy to keep your wine cellar stocked with all the wines you love best. And with three wine club membership levels — Adventure, Select, or Reserve — you’re sure to find an option that meets your needs.

Adventure Club: Three bottles of wine (our choice) quarterly, including Podium wines, early releases and specialty wines. 15% off all gourmet foods, gifts, and apparel (excluding Gift Cards and Gift Baskets) online and in the Tasting Room.

Select Club: Six bottles of wine or juice quarterly, mix or match (your choice), plus your choice of shipping or pick up. Special pricing on wine purchases online and in the Tasting Room 15% off all gourmet foods, gifts, and apparel (excluding Gift Cards and Gift Baskets) online and in the Tasting Room.

Reserve Club: Twelve bottles of wine or juice quarterly, mix or match (your choice), plus your choice of shipping or pick up. Special pricing on wine purchases online and in the Tasting Room. 20% off all gourmet foods, gifts, and apparel (excluding Gift Cards and Gift Baskets) online and in the Tasting Room.

For questions about St. James Winery’s Wine Clubs, please contact:
Liza Ruggles (573-261-3300  |  liza.ruggles@stjameswinery.com)

St. James WInery Wine Pouches

It’s back to school time — Friendship School wine time!

For years people have loved St. James Winery’s Friendship School White and Friendship School Red wines for their high quality and great value.

But they’re also a perennial favorite because of their versatility. Here are some of our favorite ways to indulge in these two delicious wines.

    • Enjoy them before dinner with spicy peanuts or crackers and cheese or barbequed wings.
    • Add them to your favorite dishes when the recipe calls for a semi-sweet red or white wine.
    • Give food-friendly Friendship School Red or Friendship School White a place on your table to complement your meal.
    • Savor these award-winning wines all by themselves to unwind at the end of a long day.
    • Now that these two great wines are available in 1 liter pouches, take them along in their on an outdoor outing picnic or hike.

And here’s a Cook’s Tip: our wine pouches are also great for at-home use keeping because wine stays fresh for up to a month after opening!

Your Friends at St. James Winery

It’s July — National Blueberry Month — time for the fresh, deliciousness of just-picked blueberries…and (of course!) St. James Winery’s yummy Blueberry Fruit Wine.

To get the blueberry party started, open a bottle of our amazing Blueberry fruit wine, then use it to mix, sip, and cook!

  • Chill out with our Summer Fruit Soup made using our Blueberry Wine and a tasty blend of fresh blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango, ginger, and brown sugar.

  • Keep your cool with Blueberry Reduction Sauce, which is amazing served over lemon pound cake and ice cream.

Since July 24th is also National Tequila Day, try these two blueberry wine & tequila inspired wine cocktails:

  • Bleu Cactus — This smooth blend of blueberry wine, tequila, & lemon-lime soda tastes great by the glass or make a pitcher for a get-together.

  • Blueberry Margarita — It’s as simple as switching out the strawberries for blueberries in our classic fruit wine margarita.

Whatever you make — with fresh blueberries and a bottle of St. James Winery Blueberry Wine, it’s going to be a month to remember!

With the 4th of July holiday weekend coming up in a couple of days, think red, white, & blue!

RED — Cherry, Raspberry & Strawberry
WHITE — Mango & Peach
BLUE — Blueberry & Blackberry

Our fruit wines are a fun way to celebrate the occasion and cool off at a 4th of July picnic. Here are some of our summertime favorites:

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St. James Winery Fruit WInes

St. James Winery’s innovative line of fruit wines are the perfect complement to a summer meal.  And with all the fresh fruits in season, the only difficulty is deciding what to cook!

Here are a few delicious ideas:

Not only do our fruit wines taste great in food, they are delicious when savored all by themselves.  At the recent LA Wine Competition wine judges awarded five of our fruit wines scores of 90+, including Peach which won Best of Class!

St. James Winery’s Moscato has a new look this spring! But don’t worry because inside the bottle, it’s the same great wine you’ve come to know and love.

“>Moscato has a delicate nose filled with the aromas of dried apricot and pineapple. A semi-sweet white wine, our Moscato is a combination of crisp nectarine and apricot flavors, plus juicy notes of tropical fruit that culminate in a neat, clean finish. Moscato tastes great with salty bagel chips and Blue or Gorgonzola cheeses.

Fresh off gold medal wins at the Florida State Fair International and Jerry Mead’s New World International, “>St. James Winery Moscato is a great value at under $13/bottle (& case discounts apply!).

Moscato is part of our new Frontier Selections series, wines dedicated to the pioneering spirit that flourishes at St. James Winery. Look for new Frontier Selections labels on your favorites like Norton, Cynthiana, Vignoles, and Riesling in the months ahead.