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.
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%
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%
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%
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%
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.