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Father’s Day is coming up and we’ve created this list to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone you call dad! Our Tasting Room in St. James, Missouri has a wide variety of gifts to choose from that go beyond the vast selection of wines we offer. Stop by and discuss ideas with one of our friendly associates or shop online and have a gift delivered straight to your dad’s doorstep! Through the month of June you can take 50% off ground shipping on online orders of $75 or more with coupon code JUNEDEAL.

Check out the list of ideas below for inspiration. You’ll find gift boxes, wine and craft beer to help you with discovering the right gift for your dad!

GIFT BOXES
You can choose from the gift boxes we’ve made just for Father’s Day or have a custom one created that is unique and specially tailored for your dad. Speak with an associate during your next visit to the Tasting Room or call 800.280.9463 to build the ideal gift for your dad today!

WINE
For the dad who enjoys wine, we have more than 45 varietals to choose from at St. James Winery. Check out these selections that are sure to be a hit with your dad this Father’s Day!

Estate Norton
If he’s a dry red lover, then we recommend our Estate Norton. This dry red is complex and rich with layered flavors of berries, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. Aged in oak for 12 months, this estate-grown Norton is an elegantly structured, full-bodied dry red wine.

Estate Norton Ozark Highlands Dry Red Wine - St. James Winery Missouri

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Winemaker Series Chambourcin
Another dry red to consider is the Winemaker Series Chambourcin. This dry red wine has smoky and dark flavors entwined with raspberry and dark chocolate aromas, exposed on the palate as liquorice, tobacco and oak. Plus, the Winemaker Series features select wines that are carefully crafted by our St. James Winery Cellar Crew. These wines are handmade in small batches and feature the best-of-the-best varietals and blocks of grapes.

Chambourcin Winemaker Series Dry Red Wine - St. James Winery Missouri

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 Velvet Red
For those dads who enjoy something sweet, we recommend our flagship wine, Velvet Red. St. James Winery has produced Velvet Red sweet wine for nearly 50 years and it’s the best-selling wine in Missouri. Your dad will enjoy it’s fruity, sweet and velvety smooth taste. Best served chilled to enjoy during those warmer days of summer! Keep an eye out for the new label when shopping for this sweet red wine.

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Fruit Wine Collection
Other sweet wines for you to consider are the Fruit Wine Collection. These internationally awarded wines are the most awarded fruit wines in the U.S. and are made from 100% fruit with no grape wine base. With eight different fruit flavors to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one for the dad who loves a smooth and deliciously sweet wine. Any of these wines are great to serve as a dessert paired with angel food cake.


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Pioneer White
If your dad enjoys dry white wine, then consider our Pioneer White. This dry white presents smoky oak and pineapple aromas with zesty gooseberry and kiwi on the palate. Crisp balanced acid and a lively finish make this dry white blend of Chardonel, Seyval and Vignoles grapes special and a perfect tribute to the St. James Winery founders Jim and Pat Hofherr.


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Winemaker Series Chardonel
Another dry white your dad will love is our Winemaker Series Chardonel. This varietal is soft and creamy yet extremely rich and complex. Fragrant aromas of vanilla, pear, pineapple and apricot evolve alongside a full flavor, which is complex and has a silky texture. Oak fermentation and aging create a wine with depth, texture, richness and integrity. Let your dad know he can pair this wine with pork, chicken or lamb.

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Friendship School White
For a semi-dry, white wine we recommend our Friendship School White. This internationally awarded wine has aromas of grapefruit and marmalade with crisp green apple and lemon flavors. Try gifting it with the Raspberry Ale BellaVitano cheese available in our Tasting Room.

Friendship School White - Semi-Dry White Wine - St. James Winery Missouri

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All of these wines are available in our Tasting Room and through our online store. Don’t forget that through the month of June you can take 50% off ground shipping on online orders of $75+ with coupon code JUNEDEAL.

You can also find Estate Norton, Velvet Red, the Fruit Wine Collection, Pioneer White and Friendship School White in stores that carry St. James Winery selections.

BEER

Yes, you can get your dad Public House Brewing Company beers from the Tasting Room and, if your dad lives in Missouri, we can ship beer directly to him when you shop online with us! There are plenty of flavors to choose from and here are some limited/seasonal beers we highly recommend.

Among the Willows Pilsner Lager
This Pilsner Lager is the ideal beer for the summer for your dad to enjoy while barbecuing or after mowing the lawn. Among the Willows Pilsner Lager is refreshing, light-bodied, crisp and clean with a light malt flavor that is balanced by medium hop bitterness.

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Dry Fly Session IPA
Does your dad like IPA’s? Then, you gotta snag him a six-pack of Dry Fly Session IPA. This ale is a lighter, more balanced version of an American IPA. Public House is showcasing two distinct American hop varieties in this low ABV beer. Citra brings aromatic characteristics of grapefruit, melon and notes of passion fruit. Mosaic rounds out the aroma with more tropical notes of tangerine and papaya.

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Strawberry Cream Ale
This limited, seasonal beer from Public House is one your dad can kick back with while relaxing on the porch on a warm day. Strawberry Cream Ale is crisp with a clean taste and wonderfully rich mouthfeel that will satisfy his thirst.

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All of the beers listed are available in the Tasting Room, online for Missouri shipping and in Missouri stores that carry Public House Brewing Company products.

We hope you found this list to be helpful! Remember to call customer service if you have questions about any of the products on this list or for any gift box needs you may have – 800.280.9463. As an added bonus, through the month of June, you can take 50% off ground shipping on online orders of $75 or more with coupon code JUNEDEAL. Cheers!

 

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Labor Day Weekend is coming up, the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the late summer sunshine. Take St. James Winery wines along with you. It’s easy when you think outside the bottle…to the 1 liter pouch and the 3 liter box!

St. James Winery’s Friendship School White (Pacific Rim Grand Champion & Long Beach Grand Cru Best White Wine) and Friendship School Red (Pacific Rim Best of Class) are both available in travel and eco-friendly 1 liter pouches.

For the sweet wines you love best, try St. James Winery’s three liter boxes of Velvet Red and Velvet White. Sip all weekend long without needing to make an emergency run to the wine shop!

Quick Facts:

  • Wine pouches (1L) contain 6 glasses of wine.
  • Wine boxes (3L) contain four bottles of wine.
  • Wine stays fresh for up to four weeks after opening.

Find A Store Near You

Wine pouches and boxes are not for sale online, but use our handy store locator to find St. James Winery wines near you so you can enjoy a fine wine weekend!

sjw_april_3L_boxesYou asked….we answered. St. James Winery’s best selling wines — Velvet Red and Velvet White — are now available in eco-friendly three-liter boxes!

Available just in time for Memorial Day Weekend and the kick-off to summer, these convenient three-liter boxes make it easy to plan for

  • parties, parties, parties
  • camping & boating outings
  • festivals & concerts (where glass may be prohibited)

Each box contains approximately the same amount as four bottles (20 glasses), and they fit easily in the refrigerator. Once opened, wine stays fresh for up to four weeks!

Look for three-liter boxes in wine stores or markets where you purchase St.James Winery Wines!

Riesling Pear Pops

For Memorial Day Weekend fun, here’s a super-simple recipe with only five ingredients (and one of them is water!).

In a small saucepan make a simple syrup of two tablespoons water and two tablespoons sugar. Bring to simmer to dissolve the sugar.

Pour the syrup into a medium bowl with two pears (peeled, cored, & chopped) and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Make sure pears are coated.

When syrup/pear/lemon mixture has cooled, place in a food processor, add 1/2 cup of St. James Winery Riesling.

Pour into fruit pop molds and freeze until hard. Or skip that step, pour into a glass and enjoy as a slushy!

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New!” is the theme for St. James Winery this spring.  We’ve introduced our new Strawberry Moscato seasonal wine, our new line of Heritage Recipes gourmet foods, and now we’re introducing new labels on our award-winning sweet wines.

Be on the lookout for the new labels on :

While we may have freshened up the outside label, inside the bottle you’ll find the same sweet, deliciousness you’ve always loved! So go satisfy your sweet this spring!

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This spring we are also introducing Heritage Recipes, our new line of gourmet foods for scrumptious flavor profiles designed to perfectly complement the wines that inspired them.

What’s on the schedule for this weekend? Headed out for a picnic? Maybe a campout?

If you are, it’s definitely time to stock up on St. James Winery’s Velvet Red and Velvet White wine in 187ml mini-bottles.

Minis come in a handy 4-pack carrying case, and because they’re small and lightweight, minis are super-easy to take along on in a cooler on

  • Campouts
  • Canoe Trips
  • Picnics
  • Hikes
  • Backyard BBQs

Look for St. James Winery Velvet Red and Velvet White minis in our Tasting Room or wherever you usually shop for St. James Winery wines. And be sure to check the refrigerated section — Velvet Red and Velvet White taste best nicely chilled!

The Easter weekend is coming up, and we hope you find you basket filled with all the things you love best … like maybe some wine from St. James Winery!

If you’re in the market for a traditional Easter Basket, look no further than our Velvet Red Basket which features a pretty Longhorn stained oval basket filled with our award-winning Velvet Red Wine, crackets, cheese spread, chocolates, and more. Order the basket and get it shipped for less than $50!

When it’s your job play Easter bunny and make some fun baskets for the grown-ups, hop on over to the wine aisle of your favorite market and grab a few packs of St. James Winery Velvet Red and Velvet White minis. These cute little 187ml bottles are just the right size to tuck into a basket. Add a chocolate bunny and some jelly beans and you’re set.

Psst — one more quick idea:  for an eggs-tra special bit of fun at an adults-only Easter egg hunt, use glue dots to attach a plastic egg to the labels of our mini-bottles. Then, hide the bottles in the grass, bottle-side down so only the eggs show.

We know you’re out there, you sweet wine lovers! And we know that you know that nobody does sweet wines better than St. James Winery.

We were counting up the gold medals for our three flagship sweet wines — Velvet White, Velvet Red, and Pink Catawba — and realized we had won a total of 15 gold medals, including a Best of Class and Double Gold –during the 2012 wine competition season.
Check it out this list!

Velvet White

  • Riverside (Best of Class)
  • Florida State Fair International (Double Gold)
  • San Diego International
  • Pacifc Rim
  • Los Angeles International (92/100 points)
  • San Francisco International
  • Consumer Wine Awards
  • Missouri Wine Competition
  • Long Beach Grand Cru

Velvet Red

  • Pacific Rim
  • Consumer Wine Awards

Pink Catawba

  • San Diego International
  • Consumer Wine Awards

And if you’re snowed in where you are, today’s a great time to order wine — you can save big with $9 flat rate shipping on the purchase of 6 or more bottles of wine, now through the end of February.

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When it’s time for a party to spice up a bleak mid-winter weekend, think 1.5 liter bottles from St. James Winery. Three of our most popular wines –Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba — are all available in the 1.5 liter size.

Stir up a punch bowl full of deliciousness and still have plenty leftover to enjoy! Here are three great recipe ideas to try:

Remember, when these recipes call for a “bottle of wine” it’s a 750ml sized bottle. So use half for the punch and save half for your guests who would like to enjoy a glass of wine.

Look for the 1.5 liter bottles of St. James Winery Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba in your favorite grocery or liquor store!

S. James Winery Velvet Red and Velvet White

Good news for fans of St. James Winery’s Velvet Red and Velvet White wines!

These two wines are now available in single-serving sizes in a handy 4-pack.

Convenient, lightweight and 100% recyclable, the 187ml PET bottles are non-breakable and great to take to the river, camping, poolside, concerts and other outdoor venues.

And remember to think “Minis!” for the holidays.

  • Adult Halloween Party? They’ll be a perfect “treat” for the goody bags.
  • Gift Giving? Our minis make a perfect add-on gift or stocking stuffer.

Look for them wherever you usually purchase St. James Winery wines, or use our convenient store locator to find a location near you.

And if you don’t find them in stock yet, please ask for them by name!

Three of St. James Winery’s most popular wines—Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba—are now available with twist-off bottle caps in the 1.5 liter size.  Look for them in the wine aisles of your favorite grocery stores or wine stores this May.

Several years ago, St. James Winery became one of the first Missouri wineries to embrace twist-off cap technology for their wines. “For winemakers, twist-off caps are a godsend,” said Andrew Meggitt, executive winemaker at St. James Winery. “They provide the absolute, best possible seal for wines. If you want to control the quality of the wine, and believe me at St. James Winery we’re all about quality, then this is just so much better than traditional cork closures.”

When asked why twist-caps are important to improving quality, Meggitt replied, “Wine is an organic, changing thing, and oxygen is not its friend.  Once the wine is bottled we absolutely want to keep oxygen out and flavors in. Twist-cap seals do exactly that.  They’re tighter, more secure, and much more reliable.  St. James Winery’s Velvet Red, Velvet White, and Pink Catawba wines are made to enjoy young, so if you want those fresh, bursting with fruit flavors, then you want twist-off caps on your wine.  Not only do they keep the wine fresher in the first place, they also help with storing leftover wines to maintain the flavor of the wine.”

Another benefit Meggitt is quick to point out is the ease of opening the bottles. “There’s nothing worse than getting to your picnic spot and realizing you didn’t pack a corkscrew. With twist-caps, you don’t need any special tools, and they’re a snap to open. Grab a 1.5 liter bottle of Pink Catawba, twist the neck sleeve – not the cap itself – counter-clockwise, and it’s open in a second.”

A pioneer in the production of sweet wines, St. James Winery has long been the premium producer of sweet wines in the United States. Perfecting the art and science of sweet wine making has been a passion at St. James Winery for more than 40 years. St. James Winery is the largest and most awarded winery in Missouri. A family owned and operated winery, St. James Winery is online at www.stjameswinery.com.
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Velvet White Sweet Wine - St. James Winery Missouri