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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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The Wine Frontier

Welcome to the Wine Frontier, an emerging wine region, a place where new and traditional grape varieties are used in winemaking. The Meramec Highlands of Missouri that St. James Winery calls home are on the wine frontier. At St. James Winery, 45 years of winemaking in this challenging environment has resulted in consistently excellent — […]

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How Climate Change Will Transform Wine as We Know It

Climate change means a lot more than unseasonably warm days. That glass of wine you look forward to after a hard day of work is fundamentally changing due to erratic weather conditions. The grapes used for wine are dependent on consistent temperatures and seasons. While you may enjoy popping off your coat on 60-degree days […]

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Andrew Meggitt @ IdeaMensch

St. James Winery’s Executive Winemaker Andrew Meggitt is a veteran of the wine industry for more than 20 years, having worked in wineries in both the New and Old Worlds. This experience has brought a new kind of innovation to the American wine industry, and he’s chosen to take this entrepreneurial spirit to the Midwest. […]

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