Concord Wine: A New Product with a Long History

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 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.

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4 Responses to “Concord Wine: A New Product with a Long History”

  1. Doug Law February 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    Hopefully this is an addition to Velvet Red and not a replacement.

    • admin February 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

      Yes, this is in addition to Velvet Red! 🙂

  2. Cherie March 26, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    Do I need to RSVP or can I just show up?

    • admin March 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

      You can just show up!

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