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may_bbq_month_2015 May is National Barbecue Month, and it’s easy to see why — the sky is blue, the temps are perfect, and the flowers are blooming. All of that provides the perfect backdrop for firing up the grill and enjoying the weather.

St. James Winery’s Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, part of our Heritage Recipes Collection, is a delicious combination of sweet and heat that pairs especially well with pulled pork or brisket.

Made with our  very own Raspberry Wine, it’s a great addition to your backyard barbecue!

Chipping in for Children

A reminder that St. James Winery is sponsoring the 5th annual Chipping in for Children Golf Tournament to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Tournament date is June 11, 2015 at the Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles, Missouri. There’s still time to register online at www.chippinginforchildren.com.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.


With the 4th of July holiday weekend coming up in a couple of days, think red, white, & blue!

RED — Cherry, Raspberry & Strawberry
WHITE — Mango & Peach
BLUE — Blueberry & Blackberry

Our fruit wines are a fun way to celebrate the occasion and cool off at a 4th of July picnic. Here are some of our summertime favorites:

Take a picture of your results, then share it with us. Tag @StJamesWinery on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest!

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!

St. James Winery at Los Angeles Wine Competition

Eight St. James Winery wines received 90 points or better, including two 97 point ratings, at the 2013 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, held May 15 and 16 at the Los Angeles County Fair. The LA Wine & Spirits Competition uses a 100 point rating scale for gold medal winning wines.

Best of Class winners were:

  • 2012 Vignoles (97 points)
  • Friendship School White (97 points)
  • Peach (91 points)

Other gold medal award winners include:

  • Cynthiana (92 points)
  • Blackberry (90 points)
  • Blueberry (90 points)
  • Mango (90 points)
  • Raspberry (90 points)

“Our 2012 Vignoles is absolutely amazing! The exceptional quality of the wine is thanks in part to last year’s drought. The lack of rainfall resulted in pristine Vignoles grapes,” said Peter Hofherr, CEO of St. James Winery. “Our Friendship White Wine is another wine that has traditionally done well for us, and over the years it’s won quite a few Best of Class awards in wine competitions.”

“It was also gratifying to see our fruit wines continue to be standouts in wine competition, too. This year at Los Angeles, Peach led the way with the Best of Class award,” Hofherr continued, “but Blackberry, Blueberry, Mango, and Raspberry were close behind with gold medals of their own. In fact, all 16 wines St. James Winery entered in LA, won medals, and half of those were gold medals.”

St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. Founded by the Hofherr family in 1970, St. James Winery celebrating more than 40 years as a family owned and operated winery, St. James Winery wines are sold in 19 states and is online at www.stjameswinery.com.


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!

Take a picture and share it with us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter!


At St. James Winery there aren’t any tricks involved in making our delicious wines. Still, sometimes when we taste the results, we wonder if maybe there was a little bit of magic involved after all.

Certainly, the results of the 2012 wine competition year have been magical. Here’s how some of your favorite wines have done.

Raspberry: 3 Best of Class, 5 Gold
Blackberry: 2 Best of Class, 2 Double-Gold, 3 Gold
Strawberry: 1 Best of Class, 8 Gold
Peach: Best of Show (Fruit), 1 Gold
Velvet White: 1 Best of Class, 1 Double-Gold, 1 Gold
Riesling: 1 Double Gold, 3 Gold
Friendship School White: 1 Double Gold, 3 Gold
Vignoles: 1 Best of Class, 1 Double Gold, 1 Gold
Rougeon Rose: 1 Double Gold, 1 Gold
Traminette: Best of Class, 1 Gold

Take advantage of our $15 flat rate shipping deal and have a case of gold medal goodness shipped straight to your front door!

PS–Remember, you’ll get our St. James Winery logo wine carrier absolutely free when you order 6 or more bottles of wine.

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