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This week we are featuring our recent 2018 Best of Class winner, at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition, Cherry fruit wine for wine of the week!

Here’s what Amy Mullally, CS & WSET Diploma, Professional Wine Judge has to say regarding this classic fruit wine, “This is 100% perfectly ripened cherry wine, with no added artificial flavors or colors. The St. James Winery is a historic fixture in the region and is famous for their premium fruit wines. This wine’s aromas are warm and inviting from the glass, like freshly made cherry compote. Cherry jam and a purity of fruit makes one wonder how they captured the essence of cherry so perfectly. Vibrant and fresh on the palate, sweet without being cloying, there is great natural acidity to balance the rich fruit. A fantastic summer aperitif chilled over ice, this would make a great cocktail as well: think vodka, cherry wine, soda water and a lemon wedge. For the more adventurous, float a bit over your classic whisky sour for a delicious twist. This wine pairs seamlessly with roast pork loin and will also make a fantastic reduction sauce from the pan drippings and a dollop of butter. The options for dessert applications are endless: angel food cake, cherry sweet wine drizzle, fresh cherries, and homemade whipped cream is a great start.”

Try this wine as Mullally recipe suggests or in our Cherry Wine Delight recipe!

Available online, in stores or in our Tasting Room.


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!

Dunne on Wine Talks St. James Winery Fruit Wines

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.


Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to experiment with a wine cocktails to set the scene for romance!

Here are some of our favorite wine cocktails made with your favorite St. James Winery wines.

Love Potion Made with WinePeach Wine, vodka, grapefruit juice & soda

Sparkling LoveSparkling Blush & raspberry sorbet

Mulled Cherry WineCherry Wine, spices, lime, & pineapple juice

Milady de WinterBlackberry Wine, rum, simple syrup, & ginger ale

NorhattanEstate Norton, rye whiskey, vermouth, & bitters

Brandy AlexandriaRaspberry Wine & orange liqueur


The farmers’ markets are full of the fruits of the summer season, so why not put those fresh fruit flavors in your wine glass, too? St. James Winery’s fruit wines are made from 100% fruit juice and feature fresh from the field tastes, so it’s no wonder they’re the most awarded fruit wines in the country!

Mix them in wine cocktails. Sip a glass all by itself after a long day of work. Cook with fruit wines to in sauces, mains, and desserts. Stick with your favorites or try one of each:

Friendship School Salad Dressing

A trip to the farmer’s market is also sure to yield some mouth watering salad fixings. Whether it’s leafy greens, cucumbers, or broccoli & cauliflower, top your salad with our Friendship School Salad Dressing, a quick and easy mix of wine, oil, onion, sugar, salt, and worchestershire.


…our Cherry Wine is a Winner!

And in fact, our St. James Winery Cherry Wine isn’t just a medal winner. It’s not even just a gold medal winner.

It’s a Florida State Fair International Double Gold winner!!

What’s it taste like? Our Cherry wine is sweet, tart, and delicious. Better than ripe cherries fresh from the tree! And because it’s made from real fruit, it’s real good.

For a great food and wine pairing, try Cherry Wine with grilled pork, in barbeque sauce, or for dessert with milk chocolate.

We’ve been experimenting in the kitchen, and because chocolate and cherries always taste great together, we started there. Then throw a little cream cheese and sugar in the mix to create our mini-chocolate chip encrusted cherry cream cheese cheeseball, the only thing your really need to know is where to get the recipe!

No worries — it’s right here in the Recipes Section at St. James Winery.


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 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!

With winter weather staying cool outside, now’s the time to keep things cozy inside. Turn on the oven and create something warm and wonderful using St. James Winery’s fruit wines.

Pastry crust baked with cinnamon and sugar is delicious with a Blackberry Compote featuring our Blackberry Wine.

Try Raspberry Wine for a burst of berry flavors for a twist on the traditional Fruit Wine Cake.

Super-simple goodness: a dollop of ice cream on a slice of pound cake, topped with warm Reduction Sauce made with our Blueberry Wine.

Warm and toasty, our Baked Brie & Cherry Puff combines brie, honey, pecan, cherries, and Cherry Wine in a warm and creamy treat.

Peach Wine is the star in our Praline & Peach Wine Cobbler, which gets even better when served with a scoop of ice cream!

Fruit Wine Crepes made with our Strawberry Wine are perfect for an elegant dessert or decadent brunch.

Let us know what you cooked up!

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Weekends in October are made for college football, corn mazes & carving pumpkins, and lazy walks through the woods.  Cooler days also make it more fun to heat up the oven and make your house smell like home.

At St. James Winery our signature  Blackberry Wine Cake is a perennial fall favorite.  This cake is an eye-catcher on the table with its jazzy purple color. The sweet buttery blackberry glaze make it a sure-fire winner.

Why not try switching out the Blackberry Wine for one of St. James Winery’s other fruit wines?  This cake is delicious as a BlueberryCherry, Peach, Raspberry or Strawberry Wine Cake!  Simply match the wine and gelatin flavors.

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