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Winemaking Challenges in 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 […]

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Nouveau 2015

There’s always something special about the third Thursday in November — Nouveau Day! Get your first taste of St. James Winery’s 2015 growing season with our delicious Nouveau wine today! This year’s Nouveau is a beautiful dry red is made from a select blend of grapes. The 2015 Nouveau has flavors of black cherry and […]

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2015 Harvest Report

As of 9:19pm on August 11, harvest is on here at St. James Winery, and so far the results have been absolutely glorious! “Throughout the summer, our Meramec Highlands region has received abundant rainfall,” said Andrew Meggitt, executive winemaker for St. James Winery. “The fruit quality has been outstanding, and the taste profile of the […]

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Aromatic and Flavorful: Harvest 2014

Wine making begins in the vineyard, so when the summer growing season becomes the fall harvest season, things get busy in both the vineyard and the cellar at St. James Winery. The 2014 harvest is underway and looking promising. Each year the start of St. James Winery’s harvest is officially marked when the first grapes […]

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Special on Mango Wine

Summer is winding down at St. James Winery. Harvest is well underway, and now the trick is to make room in the cellar by moving out the last of our summer seasonal Mango Wine. That’s where you come in! Take advantage of our end of the season special pricing on Mango Wine. At only $8.99/bottle, it’s a great deal, and when […]

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Join the Harvest Pool

Grape harvest is getting closer, and the St. James Winery winemaking staff is checking on the grapes regularly to see how they are doing.  It’s always a guessing game as to when the grapes will be ready, so each year the winery has a Harvest Pool to predict the start of harvest. Please join our Harvest Pool with your best guess!  Here’s what you need […]

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Harvest 2012 Wrap-up

Harvest 2012 is has proven to be one for the record books. In all the years St. James Winery has been in operation, no one can ever remember harvest beginning in July, but thanks to very hot summer temperatures, the grapes were really on the grow. Usually at the end of August, harvest crews would […]

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