The Schlottach family’s White Mule Winery is located on a turn-of-the-century farmstead directly behind the old Charlotte store and post office. Their great grandfather was a blacksmith who served oxen teams that traveled the Old Iron Road Trail between St. James and the Hermann wharf. The white mules that once worked the farm had a favored pasture along a sharp curve on Highway 50, dubbed “White Mule Curve” by truckers.