Founded as The Italian Wine Company in 1921 by Mariano Meconi, St. Julian Winery came into being when Meconi countered rising antifascist sentiment during World War II by changing the name to St. Julian Winery, and in turn, paying homage to the patron saint of his native village Faleria, Italy. St. Julian produces award-winning wines, among them a Sholom Kosher Wine and the highly acclaimed Solera Cream Sherry, as well as over 15 Braganini Reserve wines created using a variety of winemaking styles.
The main winery in Paw Paw offers free tours for visitors, seven days a week, year-round, as well as tastings for a small fee. For the tastings, visitors can try samples from over 40 vintages, including the renowned Braganini Reserve wines, vodkas, and brandies. Enhanced tastings and tours are also available, and they offer guests an extended tour featuring an in-depth education on the wine making process and a choice of a cheese or chocolate pairing option.
716 S. Kalamazoo Street, Paw Paw, MI 49079, 269-657-5568 (website)
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