Tag Archive for: 2015

Midwest summers are infamous for being hot, sticky, humid, and — above all — unpredictable.  Andrew Meggitt, St. James Winery’s executive winemaker, learned this very quickly when he first began making wine in Missouri after stints in New Zealand and France.

This summer has been particularly difficult for Midwest winemakers because of its unseasonably cool temperatures, heavy rainfall, and high humidity — the perfect recipe for diseases like downy mildew and black rot.

Missouri’s June rainfall was nearly double that of recent years. Add that to slightly cooler temperatures (averaging a high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit compared to an average of 87 degrees) and above-average humidity, and you can see how the weather has presented some unique challenges for St. James Winery.

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What a way to end the year! With the American Wine Society choosing St. James Winery’s Moscato as the AWS Best White Wine!!

Moscato has a delicate nose with aromas of dried apricot and pineapple and flavors of crisp nectarine and apricot with juicy tropical fruit throughout.

In addition to Moscato’s AWS win, during the 2015 wine competition season was also chosen as Best of Class at Pacific Rim International and won Double Gold at Long Beach Grand Cru!

Wine Bible Author Signing on December 9!

You’re invited to join St. James Winery and Main Street Books in St. Peters, Missouri, as we welcome Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible, at a Wine Bible 10th Anniversary Book signing.

Join us on December 9 from 7pm-9pm for this exciting wine event!

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