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Help us celebrate Earth Day and our Garden Seasonal Opening!
Live Music
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Locals
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Justin Larkin
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Wasting Sunday
Local Earth Friendly Vendors
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bounce house and activities for the kiddos
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brick Oven Pizza
Locally Sourced Burgers
St. James Winery Wines
Wine Slushies
Lawn Games
 Live music
This is a family and pet friendly event!
Do something fun and unique with your special someone for Valentine’s Day by taking them to our Progressive Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 11 at 6 pm.
A gourmet four-course dinner, wine and beer pairings throughout the evening, and guided tours of the winery and brewery.
Meet & Greet
Location: St. James Winery Tasting Room
Arrive as early as 5:45 pm
Location: St. James Winery Warehouse
Strawberry Spinach Salad – Spinach, strawberry, feta, bacon, and walnuts tossed in a balsamic red wine vinaigrette.
Wine Pairing: Winemaker Series Vino Bianco
Beer Pairing: Cream Ale
First Course
Location: Public House Cellar
Ozark Forest Stuffed Mushrooms – Roasted locally sourced Ozark Forest Crimini mushrooms stuffed with a chicken and asiago Public House Brewing Company Headshot Helles Lager beer cheese filling.
Wine Pairing: Winemaker Norton 42
Beer Pairing: Flynn’s Irish Red
Main Course
Location: Public House Mezzanine
Moondance Farms New York Strip – A locally sourced Moondance Farm grass-fed New York Strip Steak with a coffee rub, served with butter garlic herb roasted red potatoes finished with a drizzle of a giddy goat chocolate sauce.
Wine Pairing: Explorer Series Project 1970
Beer Pairing: Giddy Goat Coffee Milk Stout
Location: Public House Mezzanine
Pate Feuilletee – Puff pastry layered with a wine-infused whipped pastry cream and topped with a sweet berry wine compote.
Wine Pairing: Fiddler’s Duet
Beer Pairing: Belgian Dubbel
Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes, as this tour does include walks outside between buildings.

Join us for a very special Father’s Day Progressive Wine Tour on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

4:00 pm – Begin in the St. James Winery St. James, Missouri Tasting Room. We’ll wine and dine you with a glass of our wine or a Public House Brewing Company beer and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  During this time, our team will take you on a guided tour of the winery cellar, sharing tidbits of history and process along the way.
4:30 pm – And we’re off! Join us on the Getaway Trolley – first stop – Leatherwood Handmade Cigars in downtown St. James, Missouri.  This stop showcases a featured wine, Winemaker Norton Reserve, and paired light fare. The folks at Leatherwood will teach us about their fine cigars, and you’ll receive a cigar as a parting gift.
5:30 pm – Back on the Getaway Trolly, and off to the next stop, our beautiful vineyard! One of our favorite fathers, our Retail Manager Daniel Wynn, will guide you through the vineyard, which is in full bloom, and perfectly serene. Expect delicious wine to sip, stories to hear, photo opportunities, and beautiful views.
6:15 pm -All aboard for the final trolly ride of the tour – destination Public House Brewing Company. Back on our campus, your tour wraps up at the brewery  – the perfect time to enjoy your stogie paired with either a glass of wine or a pint of beer.
Your ticket price of $50 includes trolley transportation, tours, alcoholic beverages at each stop, a handmade cigar, and light snacks. Purchase tickets HERE.
The Gardens Opening Event

The Gardens Opening Event is Saturday, April 23, 2022 Join us, along with our neighbors and partners Public House Brewing Company for a fun-filled day in the Ozarks sunshine!


The Gardens is a pet-friendly space for the whole family, where you’ll enjoy yard games and comfortable seating galore. Each year, in honor of Earth Day, we host a special Gardens Opening Event. Here’s an overview of what you will experience in The Gardens this Saturday:


Resource Booths: 11 am – 3 pm


Live Music: 11 am – 8 pm

  • Gordon & Whitlow kick off the day with good time tunes from 11 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Kirk Pierce brings us smooth southern rock sounds through the afternoon, beginning at 2:30 pm.
  • Trilogy brings down the house with rips and riffs starting at 6:00 pm.


Eats and drinks from Public House Brewing Company:

  • Wine Slushies
  • Limited Release Brews
  • Brick Oven Pizza
  • Burgers & Fries
  • Apps, Salads & More featuring locally-sourced ingredients
Velvet Red and BBB Pork Steak Pairing

Be a backyard hero this BBQ season with four expertly paired St. James Winery wine and barbecue food pairings!


It’s time to fire up the BBQ grill, folks! Spring is here to stay. Feel it in the air, in the sweet smells of new plant life, and in the sounds of peepers in the evenings.  Spring in the midwest means warm afternoons, cool evenings, and delicious food off the grill. Whether you’re barbecuing for one, or hosting a neighborhood block party, you’ll need a delightful beverage to accompany all of that mouth-watering barbecued goodness. We’re here to help you stock the cooler with the wines that are sure to make you a backyard hero this season.


Velvet Red + Pork Steak

First up is a classic Midwestern pairing of Velvet Red wine and BBQ Pork Steak. The smooth, sweet, fruity flavors in Velvet Red are the perfect match to the full-flavored, smokey regional favorite pork steak.  Preparing a tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone pork steak is an art. Likewise, here at St. James Winery, we believe there is art in the way we sustainably grow grapes and craft wine. Velvet Red has been crafted by our family-owned winery for 50 years, and the quality and love shine in each sip. You don’t even have to be a sweet wine lover to appreciate the depth of this pairing, especially when the sauce is on the spicy side. In our circles, no barbecue is complete without a glass or two of chilled Velvet Red wine.


Friendship School White + Burgers and Dogs

Next up on the grill is the all-time favorite of hamburgers and hotdogs. We’re pairing this backyard, crowd-pleasing duo with Friendship School White wine. We love the way the crisp, clean finish of this semi-dry white wine complements the smoky meats and the array of toppings we add to hamburgers and hotdogs that make each unique. Topping your burger or dog with grilled onions and cheese – Friendship School White! Plan on piling up your burger or dog with ketchup, mustard, and pickles – Friendship School White! It’s so delicious and so versatile that it just might be our overall favorite pairing.


Sparkling Mango + Chicken

Now it’s time to come in hot with a savory, flavorful beer-can chicken – except we’re switching it up! Instead of beer, we love our whole chickens on the grill cooked atop a can of Sparkling Mango fruit wine. The chicken, seasoned on the spicy side with cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt, black pepper, and paprika, takes on just the right amount of that all-natural mango flavor from the wine as it cooks. We serve the chicken de-boned, topped with fresh cilantro, and alongside a cold can of Sparkling Mango fruit wine. This is the pairing that’ll surprise you and keep you coming back for more!


Norton + Rib-Eyes

As the last pairing on the list, we thought it appropriate to treat ourselves. For this special dinner, we paired Moondance Farm Rib-Eyes with Winemaker Series Norton 42. This award-winning bold, dry red wine is full of old-world charm and dark fruit aromas. Its subtle oak and integrated tannin structure are the perfect complements to the marbling and rich beefy flavors of the Rib-Eye steak. Seasoned only with sea salt and coarse ground black pepper, the organically grown beef was simply made for this beautiful wine, which is crafted using the highest quality blocks of Norton grapes in our St. James, Missouri vineyard. The way in which the flavors meld together as you savor each juicy bite and each balanced sip is simply magic.


We’d love to hear from you!

Are you a St. James Winery wine and barbecue food pairing expert? Do you have a barbecue and wine pairing that makes you a backyard hero and don’t see it on our list? Share it with us in a comment! We’d love to experience the flavors!


The Movie Night in The Gardens Series Continues Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Enjoy Jurassic World, the next movie in the series,  on the big screen in the beautiful Gardens.  The newest in the Jurassic series, this thriller begins at dusk The kitchen is open until 9:30 pm, and the beverages will flow through the end of the movie. Seating is limited, so come in early to enjoy Public House Brewing Company Chef Liz’s themed food specials and a refreshing beverage. The Jurassic Pork Pizza is one you won’t want to miss! Look for photos and the description on the Public House facebook page.


Movie Night in The Gardens is a free-to-attend event and kids are welcome. You’re welcome to bring in your own chairs. We ask that you please do not bring outside food or drink into The Gardens, but you may purchase wine (keep the receipt) from our Tasting Room to enjoy in The Gardens.


Jurrasic World


Rated PG-13

Directed by Colin Trevorro

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins
“Everyone remain calm!”
A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
Movie Night in The Gardens 2022 Schedule:
June 2  – Ghostbusters: Afterlife *Updated Rain Date*
June 30 – Spiderman: No Way Home
July 28 – Jurassic World
August 25 – So I Married an Axe Murderer
September 29 – Good Burger
The fifth and final movie in our 2022 Beer, Pizza and a Movie in The Gardens series is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Dan Schneider with Kevin Kopelow and Heath Seifert. Starring Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson, it is based on the comedy sketch of the same name of the Nickelodeon series All That.
A dim-witted teenager and his new coworker try to save the old burger joint they work for from failing after the opening of a brand new burger restaurant across the street, which’s planning to put them out of business.
Seating is limited so come early and grab some pizza and pints!
We will be open late this evening with the kitchen remaining open until 9:30 p.m. Each movie night features themed menu specials.
New for this year – Ruby’s Ice Cream and The Popcorn Corner will be serving during movie nights.
This is a free-to-attend event and kids are welcome. Please, no outside food or drink is allowed.
Grapes and Grain 5K

Registration is open for the Grapes and Grain 5K Run! Register HERE.


*Rescheduled Date*


The Grapes & Grain Fun Run, an off-road 5K run/walk through St. James Winery’s vineyards, is Saturday, June 25, 2022. Start & finish will be located at the St. James Vineyard Cottage: 19506 Co Rd 1000, St. James, MO 65559. We are excited that the run will again be chip-timed by our friends at Split Second Timing. Participants must be 21+ on the day of the event.


5k Fun Run – $30 Online and $35 on race day- Registration includes run, wine glass or pint glass, wine & beer samples along the 5k route, and a celebratory post-race glass of beer or wine.


Join us for the after-party at the St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company Gardens, with live music starting at 11 am. As always, admission to the Gardens is free! Plus, you’ll receive 10% off your tab when you show your race bib.


We love awards! The top three female and male runners will receive a 6-pack of beer or bottle of wine and a special medal. Also, first place female and male runners in each of the following age groups will receive a medal: 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.


Proceeds from the run will benefit the Friendship School Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to engaging and educating the Missouri craft beverage industry and local community on sustainability best practices.


Parking is in the field adjacent to the vineyard and can be tricky depending on conditions. We encourage carpooling.


Contact Gina Robinson for more information: gina.maben@stjameswinery.com.

Fly Fishing

Fly into the Tasting Room in St. James, Missouri to catch a good time at the first annual Fly Fest at the Winery event!


Saturday, February 26, 2022, we’re flying into Missouri Trout Season with a new event in our St. James, Missouri Tasting Room. Fly Fest is scheduled from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The event will feature an expert guest speaker, Herbert Turner of the Roubidoux Fly Fishers Association. Each attendee will receive a complimentary door prize entry and a glass of Public House Brewing Company beer.


Opening Day of trout season in Missouri comes around every year on March 1st. Each new season is just as exciting as the one before. Here in St. James, Missouri, we welcome avid fishers from across the region and beyond to nearby Meramec Spring Park. Adding recyclable, eco-friendly canned wines to our offerings has been a goal for many years, and a goal we achieved in 2020. Our friends and neighbors at Public House made the switch from bottled beer to canned beer a few years ago, giving their brews greater versatility and an environmental fit to our region.


During the event, we invite you to sample wines, including the many canned wine varietals, and Public House Brewing Company beers. We are enjoying our new draft system and will have seven beers on tap!


By the way, did you know that Public House features a beer named Dry Fly? It’s true! Dry Fly is a Session IPA, easy-drinking, citrus-forward, and features label art by Al Agnew, our favorite fly fisherman. During the event, you can enjoy Dry Fly IPA on tap, and we’ll have a discount on six-packs, so you can even take it along for the opening day. Side note about Dry Fly IPA – due to a recent copyright issue, the beer name is changing later this year from Dry Fly to MO IPA. The artwork will remain the same, but if you want to be sure to snag some originally-named Dry Fly, this event is your best opportunity!

Author S.L. Rowland will be in the winery tasting room this Saturday, February 5 from noon – 4pm.

Learn more about this Author and his books here: SLRowland.com

Tag Archive for: wine

Help us celebrate Earth Day and our Garden Seasonal Opening!
Live Music
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Locals
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Justin Larkin
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Wasting Sunday
Local Earth Friendly Vendors
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bounce house and activities for the kiddos
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brick Oven Pizza
Locally Sourced Burgers
St. James Winery Wines
Wine Slushies
Lawn Games
 Live music
This is a family and pet friendly event!