When you think of the United States’ wine industry, you might immediately think of the West Coast’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys rather than Midwestern Vineyards. I know that likely inspired some eyerolls from some listeners, but I encourage you to stick with us for this episode. You may really find yourself intrigued as we talk to Brandon Hofherr and Sam Cobb about Missouri’s St. James Winery.
(You can access a written transcript of episode 403 here.)
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What do Midwestern Vineyards offer?
Where to Find St. James
The winery is easily seen from Interstate 44 — you almost can’t miss it since it’s in St. James, Missouri! Stopping in offers a lot more options than you will likely find elsewhere. In fact, Brandon told me they current have more than 40 wines! That would be the entire wine section at some places!
I also recommend the trip because they have a brewery on-site and we stopped in for lunch. I can tell you without a doubt, I will be back there! So much better than so many meals people stop for on the road. You can enjoy it inside the brewery or relax in the garden out back. Brandon tells us her grandmom was the brains behind the garden and had tended it closely well into her 80s!
You can find their wines at lots of retailers in the region and I love that I can find St. James locally. They also have a range of ways to order it online through the St. James website where they also share information on a blog, etc.
And you can find the winery on social media on the following channels: