Here at The Market, we like to keep things as local as possible. We’re always looking for new Michigan products to line our shelves with. We have a few different sparkling juices on hand, but the St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, Michigan makes some of our favorites. Having earned a laundry list of awards in both national and international competitions, it’s safe to say that they know what they’re doing. St. Julian makes many different variations of their non-alcoholic juices. Right now, we have a wide selection of their Sparkling products: Red Grape Juice, Raspberry Spumante, Wild Berry Spumante, White Grape Juice, and Pomegranate Blueberry Juice.
From their website:
“Mariano Meconi was born in the 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.”