The Fermenation of St. Louis Wine & Beer Making

Back in the day, sometime before 1986, we used to be known as Wine-Art of St. Louis. There was a change of ownership and name and we became Bacchus & Barleycorn, Ltd. In those days you could get a gallon jug for less than a buck. 1991 brought another change of ownership when Koelle Paris bought the store. That was when it was still on Clayton Rd a lot closer to St. Louis. They changed the name to St. Louis Wine & Beermaking and moved it to The Lamp and Lantern Village in 1992. Luckily a fiercely loyal following developed because it was difficult to find back then.

The business grew into St. Louis’ only real source for wine and beermaking knowledge, ingredients, and equipment. In 2006 David Deaton bought the shop and it was bursting at the seams. By 2009 it had outgrown it’s space and we needed to look at the daunting task of relocating. We were fortunate that a larger space was available in The Lamp and Lantern Village, and more importantly it was easier to find and just 2 doors down from Ace Hardware. We finished the move Thanksgiving week, and not a moment too soon as the holiday rush was on.

We work hard to offer amazing customer service. Sure everyone says they have good customer service, we’re shooting for amazing! To us that means having:

  • The largest selection of wine and beermaking ingredients and equipment on the web so that you can get what you need.
  • Super friendly staff that has a great knowledge base to help you make better beer and wine.
  • Dedication! We’re not a garden center or liquor store that also has homebrew supplies. This is what we do!

Dave’s been brewing beer and making wine for over 24 years. He has a great depth of knowledge and loves to share that with everyone. He and the crew love to make and share great beer and wine with friends and family. We would love to help you share a bit of yourself with the ones you love!

To learn more about St. Louis Wine & Beermaking, visit their web site at www.wineandbeermaking.com, stop in at 231 Lamp & Lantern Village in Chesterfield, MO 63017, or give them a call at 636-230-8277. Cheers!