Sitting on the corner of State Highway B, just before you leave the city limits of Saint James, Missouri, you will find a beautiful building that is home to Meramec Vineyards. As you probably can guess, this is one of our regular places where we love to eat. Not only is the food amazing, but the owners are also the kindest, and down to earth people you will ever meet with a genuine heart for the community.
“Meramec Vineyards is in the Ozark Highlands Viticultural Area, an area known for the Concord grape and its Italian roots. From a four year dream, turned reality, Meramec Vineyards Winery has seen a rebirth since the purchase in 2018 by St. James locals Joe & Michelle Boulware. The Boulwares’ continue to foster a dream to produce the full expression of the grapevine: wine. Their mission is to carry on the tradition of fine, small batched wines, to capture the gift of time and quality with every bottle. A desire to restore the charming character of the winery and transform it into a family destination has finally come to fruition. We welcome you to our area to see what Saint James has to offer! The best life is always #grapelife!” ~ MVW Website
Not only do they have an amazing restaurant (with local delivery), an event venue, and a winery, they also offer an online wine store. Their website has such great details, plus it is easy to order for yourself or a holiday gift. But what I really love about Joe and Michelle is their willingness to pivot and adapt when things aren’t so normal.
As you know, with most wineries, tastings are a key feature to offer at the wine counter. But with all the restrictions lately, Meramec Vineyard hasn’t been able to offer this to their customers. Instead, they have come up with a unique product called the Tasting Kit, and they have paired it with an online event. (Yes, I did that on purpose). Check out their Holiday Virtual Wine Tasting Event:
“Dust off your Ugly Sweater & join the owners for an exclusive Holiday Virtual Wine Tasting. Get expert tips on wine pairings, learn about our wine offerings, and get exclusive coupons on wine purchases! Purchase your ticket, and pick up your tasting kit on Thursday before the event. Meet here at 7pm, kick back & enjoy a fun sip & learning event.” ~ Facebook Page
If you are looking for an delicious meal, amazing drinks or even an event venue, check out:
600 State Route B
St. James, MO 65559