St. Julian Wine Company

(269) 657-5568 S 716 Kalamazoo St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
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Mariano Meconi was born in village of Faleria, Italy in 1895. At the age of 13, Mariano emigrated from Italy to Windsor, Ontario Canada. As a young man, after school Mariano worked at the Studebaker auto factory in order to supplement his preferred vocation of wine making. In 1921 at age 26, Mariano founded Border City Wine Cellars, quickly changing the name to the Meconi Wine Company. Following the repeal of Prohibition in December of 1933, Mariano moved his flourishing wine making enterprise across the river to Detroit in 1934. 1936 was the year Meconi moved the family to its present location in Paw Paw, in order to be closer to the acclaimed Lake Michigan Shore grape-growing region. With the move came a new name, The Italian Wine Company. In 1941, during World War II, Meconi strategically countered rising antifascist sentiment in the United States by switching the name of the company once again, from the Italian Wine Company, to St. Julian Winery. In the last name change of the company, Mariano Meconi Read more »

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  • Catawba

    Even older than the Concord grape, this historically-important variety is thought to be a chance seedling from North ...

  • Chancellor

    Grown in the cooler regions of the Midwest U.S., all over the eastern U.S., and in Canada, this French hybrid is high...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • No, not for ice. That was a very inexpensive bottle bottle of wine when it was ... wine was brought in by the St Julian wine company in St Julian on the west side of Michigan. The owner was directly from Italy so it would make sense. They also made wine - some of the worst wines made in the world, slightly sweet and from various grapes and fru... Read More

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  • I've had this in my possession for awhile now and don't know a whole lot about wine; is there anything special about this wine?  Read More

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  • St. Julian Concord Wine NV

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    Wonderful taste. Brought back memories of concord grape jelly. Really enjoyed this wine. Great Concord taste. Read More

    Wine review by bigpoppy43


  • St. Julian Niagara NV

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    No written review

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  • St. Julian Wine Co Passionate Peach Spumante NV

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    Very good. Sweet. Peachy refeeshing on the summer. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • St Julian Sholom Concord Lake Michigan NV

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    Interesting. Tastes like a grape soda pop martini. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • St Julian Sholom Concord Mi

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    Tastes more like a martini than a wine. Strange, but good. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • St Julian Sholom Concord Mi

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    Our family's favorite - but hard to find. Read More

    Wine review by WmLambert


  • I taste a lot of wine, both for work and pleasure.  I would like to get better at it, but I don't know how.   While I am able to pick out varietals, and often, even regions, pretty accurately, I want more than that. I want to be able to pick out all of the wine's nuances, both on the nose and on the palate.  Often when I am tasting I find that o... Read More

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  • St. Julian Braganini Reserve Reisling 2002

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    very sweet even for a riesling. if ice wine is too sweet for your tastes, give this a shot. Read More

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