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St. James Winery Peachy Sangria

This is not the first time St. James Winery has released the limited, seasonal wine Peachy Sangria. This wine is released in the summer because nothing speaks to this season better than sweet, ripe peaches and Peachy Sangria delivers just that. The sweet flavor from St. James Winery Peach fruit wine is blended to perfection with Raspberry and Moscato wines. The combination culminates into being a sweet wine perfect for sipping on the patio during a warm summer day.

To further share info about this wine, we decided to interview St. James Winery Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, to learn more about Peachy Sangria. Here’s how the Q&A session went.

What made you first decide to make Peachy Sangria?
It was an R and D (Research and Development) project in the lab about 5 to 6 years ago. We wanted to develop a wine that had a different flavor profile and feel to our traditional fruit wines.

What are three food pairing ideas for Peachy Sangria?
Pulled barbecue pork, chicken quesadillas and any red sauce pizza.

Aside from color, is there much difference between this year’s release and past releases of Peachy Sangria?
Taste and alcohol (ABV) are very similar. The color will vary year-to-year, but it does not affect the flavor.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
This began as a conversation within the production team. It started life as red, white and blue and evolved into less of the red fruits. Raspberry is still there to give it the acid it needs to balance the sweetness. Enjoy!

Well, there you have it! For many, this is a beloved seasonal wine that tends to sell out quickly. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing Peachy Sangria, then you probably want to try and find it while it’s available in stores that carry St. James Winery selections, in our Tasting Room and online. Cheers!

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!

 

If you’ve visited the Tasting Room in St. James, MO, then maybe you’ve tasted one of the first St. James Winery selections to go into a 375ml can. If not, then here’s what you need to know about this Tasting Room exclusive wine!

The Lightly Spritzed Rosé is delightfully refreshing with bright strawberry and lemon flavors that bubble across the palate. This limited rosé is ideal for those who love a semi-sweet wine, as it is not too sweet or too dry and is perfect for enjoying during the warmer days of summer. Serve chilled and try pairing it with grilled shrimp, bbq pork or fresh fruit.

The packaging is great because there is no glass to worry about or a partially empty bottle to store! Each 375ml can is equal to a half bottle of wine and this lovely rosé has an ABV of 9.4%. Because of its packaging, this wine fits easily into a cooler and can safely go places glass cannot such as rivers, lakes and even poolside.

Watch the video below to find out what our Executive Winemaker, Andrew Meggitt, and Tasting Room Manager, Daniel Wynn, have to say about St. James Winery Lightly Spritzed Rosé. Cheers!

 

We are looking forward to your return!

For your safety and ours, we have instituted new policies to ensure an excellent visit with us at the St. James Winery for our reopening on Wed., May 6, 2020.

The CDC, Federal Government, and county commission have provided us with guidelines for operation to ensure your safety and wellness as we transition back into service.

We are preparing for your return by instituting the following practices:

  • Safe Social Distancing and Promotion of General Wellness
    • We ask that social distancing be observed by all parties.  Please respect and maintain a 6-foot distance from each other at all times. Our staff will be taking the extra step to promote wellness in our Tasting Room by wearing masks and gloves while providing you with a wonderful experience during your visit.
  • Extra Hygienic Practices
    • Our team will provide you with sanitizing stations upon entry, and we will be sanitizing all service areas several times per day.
  • Spacious Seating
    • All inside and patio seating, located next door in The Gardens at Public House Brewing Company, is spaced 6 to 8 feet apart. According to the policies set forth by the Phelps County Commissioner’s Office, we will only allow parties of 8 guests or less in our seated areas. The public will be allowed in the Tasting Room, next door at Public House Brewing Company St. James Taproom and in The Gardens.
  • Recyclable Drinkware & Menus
    • We will offer wine flights in place of tastings and will be switching to single-use menus and biodegradable drinkware that will be recycled after each use.

For the safety of all, we urge that if you are not feeling well please stay home and visit us again at a later date.

Thank you for your continued support of Missouri’s largest winery!

Please contact us if you have any questions about our preparation prior to your visit or to place curbside orders.

Call 1.800.280.9463 or discover more at StJamesWinery.com.

Please check out our Plan Your Visit page for more details of our current Tasting Room offerings.