Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Host a HalloWINE Party!

While the kids are out going door to door or hitting up their local Halloween Candy Fests - the adults are going to be partying it up in their own fashion. Whether you want to have a classy and spooky affair, or you’re into the gross and ghoulish event - there’s something for you! Check out these fun ideas for hosting the best HalloWINE party ever - because we all know … we’re only here for the boos. So drink up witches and enjoy these fun party ideas!


HalloWine Beverages

Caramel Apple Sangria
Photo Credit: A Night Owl Blog


Whip up this fun and festive sweet beverage for your guests while making use of our delicious white wine! 

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle Seven Springs Wine, Spring Fling
1 bottle sparkling apple cider
¼ cup caramel syrup
4 apples, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
Chill your white wine and sparkling apple cider.
Once cold, mix together wine and cider and add ¼ cup caramel syrup.
Chop approximately 4 apples into small cubes and add to sangria.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Pumpkin Pie Sangria
Photo Credit: That's So Michelle


Pumpkin is basically all of the rage these days, and until we hit the Christmas season - you'll be seeing it everywhere. This Pumpkin Pie Sangria combines the delicious pumpkin spice flavors you love with our Muscato Sparkling for a perfect mix.

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of Seven Springs Wine, Moscato Sparkling
1/2 cup Libby's pumpkin pie mix
24 oz Goya mango juice
1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps (or pumpkin pie or whipped cream flavored vodka)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 large apple sliced
1 large sliced orange

INSTRUCTIONS
Add all of your ingredients into a large pitcher whisk/mix well and drink! (Tastes even better after it soaks in the fruit and flavors overnight)

Wan tot serve it up in a really special way? Check out this smoking pumpkin serving technique with some dry ice in the bottom of a pumpkin and a serving bowl on top - it's stylishly spooky!

Photo Credit: Honestly Yum

Spooky Decor

The right decor makes all of the difference! If you aren't into ghoulish and gross, try using some of these fantastically festive decor ideas to make an impact.

Ghastly Balloons

This idea from Poppy Talk is perfect for making your Halloween decor perfect. Wrap white balloons in black tulle for a spooky style, and easy too!
Photo Credit: Poppy Talk

Glitzy, Glam & Ghoulish

Looking for a stylish way to decorate your mantel for your HalloWINE party? Check out this creative use of simple black and white. It's very glam with a touch of scary - and very sophisticated. The Tom Kat Studio really outdid themselves with this creative decor idea. Click the link below the photo to get a closer look!

Tom Kat Studio

Ombre Spiderweb Pumpkins

If carving pumpkins isn't your cup of tea, try this fun ombre spiderweb idea from Plaid. It's stylish, spooky, and incredibly simple! Visit their website for the instructions: https://plaidonline.com/projects/ombre-spiderweb-pumpkins

Photo Credit: Plaid

Sweet & Savory Treats

While Halloween is all about the treats! Creating the perfect balance between sweet and savory is also important. Here are several ideas to help create the perfect spread for your HalloWINE party.

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread

Is your mouth watering yet? This is the perfect solution for something sweet without being overdone. The cream cheese makes this decadent, and the caramel makes it perfectly festive! Pair it with one of our white wines, and you'll be drooling! You can get the recipe here on the She Wears Many Hats blog.

Photo Credit: She Wears Many Hats

Poison Apples

We all know that caramel apples are the rage this season, but what about poison apples to make your party spectacularly spooky?? Check out this recipe from Wanna Bite:

Photo Credit: Wanna Bite

Spooky Cheese Board

Want to serve something that goes beautifully with wine? Serve up this spooky cheese board, of course! It's served on a chalkboard cheese tray for an especially great effect. Check out the Your Home Based Mom blog to learn more about this spread.

Photo Credit: Your Home Based Mom
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
This may be the cutest idea yet! These adorable pumpkin dinner rolls not only have pumpkin in them, but they are shaped like adorable little pumpkins as well. Perfect for any dinner, and you can serve with a decadent whipped pumpkin butter or some other fancy spread. Get the recipe here, from the As Easy As Apple Pie blog.

Photo Credit: As Easy As Apple Pie

Get Spooky With Seven Springs Wine

The best adult Halloween parties have to have just the right potions, and that's where Seven Springs Winery comes in! You can concoct anything with a little wine and some dry ice. So grab your friends and start enjoying the best Missouri wine. If you don't want to do anything on October 31st, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks winery is ALWAYS available for a glass of wine and a delicious meal. Happy HalloWINE from Seven Springs Winery!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Thursday, October 12, 2017

What's Happening At The Winery

Fall is the HOTTEST time to head to your favorite winery at the Lake of the Ozarks! We have fun events, great weather, tasty food, and the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks - of course. From chill tunes on the patio, relaxing walks on our trails, and a dinner out with friends, there are many reasons to come out here. Here are just a FEW of the fun things happening at the winery that you won't want to miss.


Doe Camp

While the men are in the woods on November 11th, the women will be at the winery - and we can't wait! The annual Doe Camp event is coming to the winery near you, so grab your girlfriends and get ready to drink some wine and shop until you drop. This is a great time to start working on Christmas presents for family and friends. We'll have many amazing vendors at our winery for you to peruse, from clothing and jewelry to unique gems, handbags, skin care, health care and MORE!

If you would like to get your business or product in front of hundreds of women - this event is for you. We are currently taking reservations for vendor booths, so call our winery at 573-317-0100 to learn more.

Hike the Winery

Nature and wine have always been a wonderful pair in our book, which is why we have beautiful hiking trails at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can roam through our vineyards, casually walk through our 2.4 miles of trails, stumble upon the original Linn Creek one-room schoolhouse foundation, and even find a spot to settle down for a picnic. What a fun way to enjoy both the beautiful weather and our delicious Missouri Wine. Our trails are not paved, so please wear appropriate walking shoes for your winery adventure.


Smooth Tunes

Summer may be over, but Sax on the Beach is NOT! We love having them at the winery, but they'll only be here for a short time. Sax on the Beach will be playing for your musical pleasure every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through the end of the month. There are only a few weekends left to enjoy the musical talent of Bill and Hayley as they serenade you on the winery patio. Come out and see them, enjoy a bite to eat, and relax on a beautiful fall afternoon. Our full-service kitchen will be serving appetizers, lunch, and dinner - and of course, we have lots of wine!


Great Gadgets

Looking for something fun to gift someone or add to your connoisseur collection? Seven Springs Winery has plenty of wine gadgets even for the person who has everything! From cute wine stoppers, apparel, accessories, and our NEW product, the Centellino decanter. Whether you want to add to your own collection or your shopping for gifts for your friends, we have some fun wine memorabilia. Plus, you can enjoy an afternoon will chilled wine while you're here.


An Afternoon at the Lake's Original Winery

The weather is perfection, which means you should find some great ways to enjoy it. Before you know it, you'll be bundling up in coats and hiding indoors - but until then, you can pull out our flannel and boots to sip on the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come out and see us!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Friday, October 6, 2017

Your Lake of the Ozarks Wedding

2017 is already coming to a close, and while we can hardly believe it, it’s already time to start booking your 2018 weddings! Our Lake of the Ozarks winery is one of the dreamiest places to host your wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks, and to help you make your wedding venue decisions, we have a few reasons you’ll want to consider us as your wedding day may be approaching.

Convenient Location

Our winery is located between Osage Beach, MO, and Camdenton, MO. No matter where your guests would like to stay, their commute will be easy and beautiful. The Ozark hills are known for their beauty, and the drive to our winery is breathtaking. There are many hotels and vacation rentals at the Lake, and they are spread between Camdenton and Osage Beach. Your guests will appreciate the ease of travel when they attend your wedding.

Breathtaking Scenery

As we’ve mentioned, the Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful, but do you know what else is gorgeous? A Lake of the Ozarks winery! The vines growing on the rolling Ozark hills bring back a peaceful nostalgia, as well as a sense of fun and excitement. We grow thousands upon thousands of grapes at our winery, and depending on the season, the vines will be full and beautiful. Our back patio overlooks a beautiful hillside with beautiful landscaping, and more grapevines, as well as Ozark mountains and newly renovated fountains and waterscaping. It’s a scene that will make you speechless.

Options, Options, Options!

Unlike other venues that we have many options for your wedding. You can choose indoor and outdoor locations, and both are gorgeous. We have a brand new banquet center is ideal for large gatherings or the place to go if you need to escape less than ideal weather. As for outdoor venues, we have our gazebo and our back patio. The views are incredible from both, and we think your wedding would look amazing at our Lake of the Ozarks winery.

Your Dream Day

Your wedding day has been something that you've dreamt of forever. All of your family and friends will be gathered to celebrate such an exciting moment in the lives of you and your fiance. Aside from making a great memory, you'll also want to throw a huge party! This is a celebration after all. From the best Missouri wine to delicious food, and an exceptional venue for your special day - Seven Springs Winery has it all. Visit our website to learn more about our wedding packages at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are a beautiful and affordable wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks after all.

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Days Need Cool Wines

The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down and we are LOVING it! There’s something so perfect about kicking back on a beautiful patio with the cool breeze blowing past you, the first few fall leaves blowing across the deck, and a cold glass of your favorite Missouri wine in your hand. This picture can either include a few of your favorite friends to laugh with, or absolutely no one except you, wine, and a book - either way you have it, wine is the common denominator. So we’re going to share a little bit about each of our wines so that you know what you’ll be getting into *wink*.


Lake Of the Ozarks Winery

Dry Vignoles
Aromas of Tangerine and oranges. Crisp vibrant acidity precedes a long and refreshing finish.

Chardonel
Light to medium straw color. Medium body, fruity with toasted oak.

Traminette
Light straw with green hues. Light bodied, with a fruity yet off dry finish.

Vignoles
Mid straw color with olive green tone. Flavorful bodied, peach, melon & citrus.

Spring Fling
Light straw color with a lime green rim. Light bodied with fruity, citrus & lychee.

Moscato Sparkling
Brilliant, light straw, tropical fruit & flowers. Light bodied, fruit forward sparkling finish.

Blushing Springs
Sparkling red wine, sweet berry aromas with a semi sweet finish.

Spring Red
Semi sweet red with hint of black cherry and a velvet finish.

Syrah
Aromas of currant, blackberry, black pepper with a subtle vanilla oak finish.

Norton
An opaque deep plum color, tobacco, oak. Full bodied, spicy smooth persistent finish.

Sangria Rojo
A light, refreshing blend of sprite, orange juice, and Dry Rougeon wine

Seven’s Red Heaven
Beautiful deep plum color with refreshing, Crisp fruit flavors & a distinct sweet finish.

Left Side
A 2001 Vintage Norton blended with a 2008 fortified Norton.


Fall Afternoons at the Lake’s Original Winery
It’s time to come to the winery! Our Lake of the Ozarks winery specializes in a breathtaking view, delicious wine, and incredible food. As if that’s not already a beautiful picture for a weekend, imagine some great live music on the patio and you’ll have the picture perfect weekend at the winery. We would love to see you this weekend and share a bottle of wine with you! The weather is going to be gorgeous this weekend, and it’s going to be the first real taste of fall. Come out and see us!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cozy Recipes to Welcome Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and even though it doesn't feel like it out there, we wanted to share a few delicious recipes to help welcome fall! From spicy sangrias to hearty soups and stews, there are so many reasons to love fall. The flavors, the fun, the cool in the air, and of course, a visit to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks are all just a few things to love. Here are a few fantastic recipes that either feature wine or would pair well with wine to get you in the fall spirit.

Photo Credit: The Wholesome Dish

Caramel Apple Sangria

Looking for something smooth and sweet for your next get together, or evening at home? This caramel apple sangria from The Wholesome Dish is PERFECT!

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of Seven Spring's Chardonel
1 cup caramel flavored vodka
6 cups apple cider
2 medium apples, cored and chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
Stir the wine, vodka, and apple cider together in a large pitcher.
Add the chopped apples to the pitcher, or to individual glasses.
Serve the sangria over ice.

Photo Credit: The Fitchen

Red Wine Apple Cider Sangria

This recipe is rich, spicy, and absolutely savory. Perfect for a fall football party, an afternoon with the girls, or just an evening sitting on the porch watching the leaves change. This recipe from The Fitchen is delectable.

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle Seven Spring's Spring Red
1/2 cup gold rum
1 cup spiced apple cider
1 apple, preferably a firm variety like Honeycrisp
1 pear
juice of 1/2 lemon ~ 3 Tablespoons
For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim
2 Tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Slice apples and pears and add them to a large pitcher.
Pour in wine, rum, apple cider, and lemon juice.
Stir to combine. Chill for 2-4 hours, then serve – with or without the cinnamon sugar rims!
For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim
In a shallow bowl or dish, stir together cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
Wet the rim of the glasses but running a slice of lemon around each one.
Dip the rims into the mixture and then fill glasses with sangria!

Photo Credit: Honey & Birch

Pumpkin Beef Stew

Are you looking for something hearty and delicious for dinner on some cool fall afternoon? Check out this delicious and savory dinner option from Honey and Birch. If you really want to take this dish to the next level, we recommend pairing it with Seven Spring's Norton.

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds beef (stew meat or chuck roast)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups beef stock or broth
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
3-4 thyme sprigs
additional salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Cut the beef into 1-inch chunks. Dredge the beef in the flour until all of the beef sides are covered.
In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium high-heat. In small quantities, brown the beef on all sides, removing the beef and setting it aside in a large bowl as you go. Once all of the beef is browned, add the onion and the garlic to the pot. Sauté the onion and garlic for one minute, scraping the bottom of the pot as you stir.
Return the browned beef to the pot and add the beef stock, pumpkin puree, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the potatoes, carrots and thyme sprigs to the pot and increase heat to medium. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Salt to taste and serve.SaveSave

Photo Credit: Taste and Tell Blog

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

If anything will make you want to pull out the flannels and sit down with a warm bowl of chili, this recipe From Taste and Tell will! Serve this with our Syrah wine and you'll be all set for fall.

INGREDIENTS
½ pound ground beef
½ medium onion, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 15.25-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
few drops hot sauce
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INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium saute pan, brown the ground beef. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook until the onions are translucent.
In a medium slow cooker, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, pumpkin, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and hot sauce. Stir to combine. Add in the cooked beef and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Serve with your favorite chili toppings, such as cheese, sour cream, or tortilla strips.

Finally, we leave you with this! If you want to really make an impact on your party guests this fall - serve up their favorite fall sangria in a pumpkin! Click the photo for instructions.


Put On Your Flannels and Come Out!

Seven Springs Winery has the most amazing view of the rolling Ozark mountains. Every fall a crisp breeze blows through bringing spicy fragrances, beautiful gold, red, and orange leaves, and even more reasons to come back next weekend. Our winery is open and ready for you. We serve up the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as some incredible menu options for lunch or dinner. Come out and see us this fall at least once, but hopefully more than that!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fall FUN at the Winery

Fall doesn't officially start until September 22nd, but that doesn't mean we aren't getting ready! The Lake of the Ozarks is breathtaking during the fall months, and if you thought our view was amazing before - you'll LOVE it during fall. The rolling hills, the bold orange and red colors, and the crisp air are just a few things we love. Seven Springs Winery ALSO love all of the fun events that are happening at the winery! Mark your calendars because the fun is just getting started.


Grayson Wood

The Lake's original winery LOVES Grayson Wood. He's a hybrid classic of Americana, cowboy songs, country, and southern rock. Entertaining comes easy to this incredible performer, and we can't wait to have him back on Friday, September 29th. He's a Missouri boy at heart, and while his wheels have rolled over most of this great country, we love having him back time and time again. You'll want to get this event on your calendar because we get quite the crowd!


Sax on the Beach

Sax on the Beach is one of our MOST loved performers. They spend the entire summer with us on weekends, and that doesn't change this fall! They will still be performing at the winery on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2-6 PM most weekends through October. Bill and Haley would like to invite you out to enjoy an afternoon with them. They'll be featuring old and new favorites alike, but home hungry and plan to enjoy lunch or dinner! the kitchen will close one hour prior to closing.


Doe Camp

While the men are in the woods, the women are at the WINERY! Doe Camp is BACK on November 11th and the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks will be filled with all types of vendors offering everything under the sun. So while the guys get lost in the woods, it's the perfect time to get lost at the winery for some retail therapy. Jewelry, unique clothes, purses, candles, scented items, and MORE. Get this day on your calendar and get some Christmas shopping done at the same time.


Fall & Wine - The BEST Pairing

Nothing pairs better with fall weather than a delicious glass of Missouri wine on our back patio. We also boast of some beautiful hiking trails, incredible food, and the best events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Mark your calendar and make sure to come see us over the next few months for the best events at the Lake - it's all happening at the Lake's original winery!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book & Wine Pairings

September is a cozy month filled with blankets, books, and wine - but did you know that September is also Read a New Book Month? Because of that, we're going to take a moment to talk about the BEST wine and book genre pairings, because let's face it - wine and books go SO well together. While you can pair any wine with your next novel - there are some that may bring out the story so much better. So, without further adieux, here are the best wine and book pairings to try this month as you dive into a new book!


Muscato Sparkling and Bildungsroman

Have you ever heard of this genre? It is a novel that deals with one person's formative years or spiritual education. Because of this, a Resling would be a perfect pairing because this white wine have a young feel itself. It's inspiring, new, fresh, and ready for tackling an adventure. Try out our Muscato Sparkling with your next novel, the brilliant, light straw, along with tropical fruit and flowery flavors are perfect. Not to mention that sparkling finish!

Chardonel and Sci Fi

Are you into sci fi books? It's not light reading by any means, so you probably want something light to even everything out! Our light to medium straw colored wine has a fun and delicate flavor, but is still a medium-bodied wine with some fruity flavors and a toasted oak finish!

Blushing Springs and Humor

When reading a book filled with humor, you need a wine that will laugh along with you! We're thinking that our sparkling red will fit the bill perfectly. The sweet berry aromas along with the semi sweet finish make this a fun flavor for your next funny novel!

Bold Reds and Classics

Are you digging into some heavy reading? Maybe you're tackling Hemingway or Shakespeare. You'll need a wine to match, and we think that our Norton will be perfect. It's an opaque deep plum colored wine, and just as your favorite authors probably sat down with a pipe of tobacco, this wine has a tobacco and oak flavor that you'll adore. It's full bodied, spicy, and has a smooth persistent finish - sounds like your favorite classic if you ask us!


Spring Red and Magical Realism

Are you into books that take you to another world? Well our can do just that! It's a semi sweet red wine with a hint of black cherry and a velvetty finish. The perfect wine to take you to another world, and then bring you back safely.

Seven's Red Heaven and Romance

Ahhh, the romance novel. If you dream of cuddling up with this type of book during a crisp Autumn afternoon, we recommend a chilled bottle of Seven's Red Heaven. The beautiful deep plum color is refreshing, while the crisp fruit flavors and distinct sweet finish make for a happily ever after!


Cuddle Up This Fall With Your Favorite Wine

While we are huge supporters of cuddling up on the couch, sometimes you just need to get out and enjoy the fall weather. Come out to Seven Springs Winery for the perfect reading spot! The patio at our Lake of the Ozarks winery provides ample inspiration as you can overlook our beautiful grape vines and the spectacular Ozark hills. Not to mention, we'll keep you well supplied with wine, and can even bring you out our menu to peruse and order from. It's time to visit your favorite Missouri Winery, and we want to see you!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052