Monday, November 20, 2017

Your Favorite Pie with Your Favorite Wine!

If there’s one thing we’re thankful for this season, it’s a good Missouri wine - or any wine for that matter! At Seven Springs Winery, we are also grateful for some of the best customers that anyone could hope for. We love seeing you out here every weekend, drinking our Lake of the Ozarks wine, laughing with friends, and making incredible memories. Of course, this year, you may be enjoying time with family, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t still thinking about us! While enjoying your Thanksgiving pie, keep these wine pairings from Seven Springs Winery in mind! You’re going to love them.


Pumpkin Pie & Spring Fling

If you want to choose a wine that matches the holiday spices, we highly suggest the light bodied and fruity flavors of our Spring Fling. This white wine will be perfect for your holiday dessert.

Blueberry Pie & Blushing Springs

The flavors in our sparkling red wine are both rich and smooth, making it a delightful pair with blueberry pie. The sweet berry aromas also pair well, and the semi-sweet finish is splendid with the sweetness of the pie.

Sweet Potato Pie & Traminette

You’ll want to choose a wine that adds the perfect notes to this pie, the rich and hearty spices will pair wonderfully with our traminette. It is a light bodied wine, with a fruity, yet off-dry finish.

Apple Pie & Chardonel

Our rich chardonel pairs well with the apple flavors from the pie and the butter flavors in the crust. It has a medium body, with undertones that are fruity with notes of toasted oak - a wonderful pair for this classic pie.


Peanut Butter Pie & Syrah

Peanut butter pie is a delightful classic, but it’s also sweet, rich, and has notes of chocolate in the crust. Because of that, you'll want a wine that can hold it’s own with this type of pie. We think that our Syrah would be ideal. The aromas of currant, blackberry, and black pepper complement the richness of the peanut butter, and the subtle vanilla oak finish is superb.

Chocolate Cream Pie & Norton

Chocolate cream pie is also another rich pie, but absolutely decadent. Pair it with our Norton wine for a beautiful combination of tobacco, oak, and a spicy smooth persistent finish with the smooth chocolatey flavors of the pie.

Lemon Meringue Pie & Vignoles

Do you enjoy the fresh lemony citrus flavors of the lemon meringue pie? Well, you’ll love them with the flavorful bodies, peach, melon & citrus flavors in our Vignoles wine.

Key Lime Pie & Muscato Sparkling

Key lime is a special pie, so it needs a special wine. We think that our Muscato Sparkling would pair wonderfully with the key lime. The sparkling finish and the tropical fruit & flowers will make you think you’re on a sandy beach!

Pear Pie & Dry Vignoles

Pears are a notoriously sweet fruit so the flavors in our Dry Vignoles will pair well to help balance out the sweetness. This wine is flavorful bodies, with hints of peach, melon, and citrus.

Pecan Pie & Seven’s Red Heaven

Oh, what a classic, pecan pie is liable to be on every table around the nation - but we would love to see it served up with our Seven’s Red Heaven for the perfect pair! This wine boasts of a beautiful, deep plum color, along with refreshing, crisp, fruit flavors and a distant sweet finish - perfect for a sweet pie!

Cherry Pie & Spring Red

Cherry pie is another all American classic, so we think it would be served well with our semi-sweet red wine. It has a hint of black cherry and a wonderful velvet finish. Sounds like a cherry pie dream, doesn’t it?


Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Seven Springs Winery, we hope that you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. No matter how you celebrate, whether it’s with a huge group of people or just a few close friends, may you be able to open a bottle of your favorite Missouri wine, and celebrate. Once the holiday is over, you may need a break from all of the holiday spirit - and we provide the perfect respite! 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, November 16, 2017

15 Things You May Not Have Known About Wine

Wine can be a very complex set of flavors. It’s sweet and welcoming, it’s bold and exciting - and yet it captivates us at every sip. Of course, there are some really funny things to know about this unique beverage as well! If you’ve ever been curious about the random, funny, and obscure facts that surround your decadent glass of wine, here are 15 fun facts to wet your whistle with!


Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine, but if a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor. 
The word “sommelier” is an old French word meaning butler or an officer in charge of provisions, derived from the Old Provençal saumalier, or pack-animal driver.

The “Cheers” ritual started back in the Middle Ages, when poisoning was a favorite way to get rid of an enemy. To be sure their glass was poison-free, drinkers would first pour a bit of wine into each other’s glass, so if there was poison in one, it was now in both.

China has become the leading market for red wine—not just for its flavor. It’s a color favored by the government, and also is considered lucky.

Did you know that one glass of wine consists of juice from one cluster of grapes. One cluster is made up of 75 grapes.

The average age of a French oak tree harvested for use in creating wine barrels is 170 years.

The primary fruit crop in Napa Valley during the 1940’s was Prunes – Not grapes.

Wine ‘tastings’ are somewhat inaccurately named – top sommeliers agree that smell is by far the most important sense when it comes to drinking wine.

Due to a natural chemical balance, grapes ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients.



Wine is made in virtually every country in the world.

“Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans sustained the Greek tradition. They would drop a piece of toasted bread into the wine glass to soften unsavory tastes.

Wonder why tasters “swirl” the wine in their glass? They do this to release its powerful aromas. If you notice, most don’t fill the glass more than a third full so when they allow the aromas to collect, they not spill it!

California is the fourth largest producer of wine in the world. The other three are France, Spain, and Italy.

To get the same amount of antioxidants you find in wine, you would need to drink 20 glasses of apple juice or seven glasses of orange juice.

How do you hold a wine glass? There is a right and wrong way. Wine glasses should be held by the stem, so that way it the hand does not raise the temperature of the wine. The stem is for a reason!


Need a Glass Now?

If you’re now craving a glass of your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine - we can help! Come out to the Lake’s original winery for one of our incredible varieties. From red to white, and sparkling to sweet, we have many different varieties and we would love to share them. Our Missouri Wine is incredible, and our views are spectacular, so an evening kicking back at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks is just what the doctor has prescribed!

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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Friday, November 10, 2017

Spring Wedding Trends to Swoon For

We may be approaching the dead of winter, but for those of you who recently got engaged, spring is in the air! Fresh flowers, warm breezes, and green grass will be popping up celebrating your upcoming nuptials with you - and so will Seven Springs Winery. We have the best wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to be apart of your beautiful celebration. As you plan your spring wedding, here are a few trends that are popping up just like the tulips will be!


DIAMONDS AND PEARLS

This may seem like a timeless trend, but it's something you will be seeing everywhere, from accents to accessories, to even details on the bridal gowns. Do you want to add these two beautiful gems to your wedding theme?

BLACK AND WHITE

While wearing all black to your wedding may still be a bit shocking to certain generations - adding black accents can be quite stunning. A black lace train on your gown, obviously black tuxes, or black and white roses on your reception tables can be incredibly striking and very trendy this year.

VISIBLE CORSETS

Brides around the country are choosing bridal gowns with a bit of flair, and maybe a shock factor. The underwear as outwear trend has actually been quite popular for a while, but it's still going strong. This boudoir look is elevated with incredibly delicate details, embroidery, appliqués and more. Are you brave enough to try it? We'd love to see it!

MILLENIAL PINK AND BABY BLUE

Easter egg blue and pastel pink are quite popular this season, from colored wedding dresses to accents throughout the bridal apparel, wedding decor, and more. If your wedding will be in the spring, what better time to take advantage of these popular colors than now?

70's THROWBACK

Flouncy, 70's style wedding dresses are making a comeback. From off the shoulder styles, to lacey details, you'll probably get a throwback feeling when looking through the catalogs. This style is perfect for the relaxed feeling at our Lake of the Ozarks winery, and we'd love to see some brides sporting this style spring 2018.


PRETTY BELTS

Such a great way to accent your figure and add a bit of glam and style to your wedding apparel. You'll be seeing these all of the wedding dress guides this year. If you want to tie two styles into one, you could do a diamond or pearl studded belt to really bring it around. Or even a pastel pink or blue belt depending on your style and wedding theme.

Spring Weddings at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you haven't found you wedding venue for your spring wedding - we would love to show you our beautiful venue. Spring can be a bit finicky, so we have indoor and outdoor options to keep you at ease. You still have some time to book your wedding, but don't delay! Spring is a busy season here at our Missouri winery, so you'll need to act fast if you want to get your date on our calendar. We look forward to celebrating your special day with 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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hauntingly Delicious Hallo-WINE and Candy Pairings

While most think that this season is for the kids - we all know who really benefits every Halloween. The parents who chauffeur their kids from one trick or treat event to another need to get paid their dues - and we prefer Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, thank you very much! If you’ll be charging a “driving tax”, a “costume design tax”, or “you live in my house tax” here are a few wine pairings to keep in mind for your next candy binge!


Candy Corn + Chardonel

This Halloween favorite will probably be gracing your trick or treat basket a few times this year, so why not make it a grown up treat by pairing it up with the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks? Our Charnel is a light to medium straw colored wine with medium body. The fruity flavors will pair well with the Candy Corn, and the toasted oak will cut through the sweetness.

Reese’s

When you combine chocolate and peanut butter, you have an interesting and delicious flavor combination on your hands! How do you know what to pair with it? Should you pair up the chocolate with a red, or blend the peanut butter with a white? Well, you can always have a little bit of both! Or you can enjoy a glass of our delicious chardonel!

Twizzlers + Blushing Springs

These delicious red ropes need a special wine to really bring out their flavor! Better yet, bite off both ends and use your Twizzler as a straw when drinking a glass of our Blushing Springs sparkling red wine. The sweet berry aromas and the semi-sweet finish are perfection for your next Twizzler binge!

Snickers + Muscato Sparkling

Ahhh, Snickers. They are perfect when you’re hangry, and even better when you want to enjoy a fancy glass of our Muscato Sparkling. The brilliant, light straw and tropical fruit flavors pair well with the nutty and chocolatey candy. Plus the sparkling finish is a great way to end the whole thing.

Kit Kat + Norton

If you need someone to break you off a piece of that KitKat bar - you probably need them to pour you a glass of that Norton as well! Our delicious red wine has an opaque, deep club color, with hearty flavors of tobacco and oak. They pair well with the crisp Kit Kat, and the spicy smooth persistent finish of this full-bodied wine makes them a perfect blend.

Gummy Bears + Muscato Sparkling

Let’s be honest, the BEST way to enjoy this Halloween snack is by infusing your gummy bears in our Muscato Sparkling wine! Just fill a glass with gummy bears and pour the wine over top. You can let them sit for a bit to enhance the flavor, and then enjoy!

Skittles + Vignoles

What if you could taste the rainbow AND take the Vignoles?? We’re thinking that sounds like a delicious compromise. Our white wine boasts a mid-straw color with olive green tones. But the real magic happens with the full-bodied peach, melon, and citrus flavors come out!

Twix + Syrah

Chocolate, caramel, and nougat - they need something special when you are choosing the best wine to pair with your Twix. We think a chilled glass of our Syrah would be divine. Aromas of currant, blackberry, black pepper, and a subtle vanilla oak finish are the perfect way to enjoy adulthood and childhood together.

M & M’s + Spring Red

These colorful chocolate candies are a household name, as should our Spring red be as well! Pair up these little morsels of goodness with our semi-sweet red. The hit of black cherry and the velvet finish are perfect for pairing with chocolate.

Grown Up Halloween

What if we all got dressed up, took our Halloween baskets, and instead of getting candy, we got wine?? Doesn’t sound like a bad holiday idea if you ask us ;). Of course, the next best thing is enjoying your favorite candy with your favorite wine and calling it a day. Come out to Seven Springs Winery to get stocked up on all of your favorites before the candy is gone! Happy Halloween from the 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Octoberfest Blowout at Seven Springs Winery

There's never been a better time to come out to the Lake's original winery than now! The colors and getting better and better every single day, the wine is pouring constantly, and the kitchen is fired up and ready to fix a delicious meal for you! Not to mention, we have your FAVORITE band here to play their tunes for the last time this year. If you're ready to whine, dine, and dance - THIS WEEKEND is the time to do it.


The Wine

At Seven Springs Winery, we are proud to have some of the BEST Missouri wine in the state. We have two varieties that are grown right here at our Lake of the Ozarks winery, and we would love to pour you a glass. Among our other choices, we have plenty of reds, whites, and blends that will make you
*wine* with joy! Here is just a taste of our delicious wine menu:
  • Dry Vignoles
  • Chardonel
  • Traminette
  • Vignoles
  • Spring Fling
  • Muscato Sparkling
  • Blushing Springs
  • Spring Red
  • Syrah
  • Norton
  • Sangria Rojo
  • Seven’s Red Heaven

The Music

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but this will be your LAST chance to see Bill and Hayley from Sax on the Beach at Seven Springs Winery for this season. We don't have any weddings booked this weekend so you can have the WHOLE winery to yourself to enjoy great music, delicious food, and our incredible Lake of the Ozarks wine. If you've been too busy to come out and hear this incredible duo, NOW is the time to get out here to the Lake's original winery. Here is the performance schedule:

Saturday the 28th from 2-6 PM
Sunday the 29th from 2-6 PM

The Atmosphere

There's really nothing like finding a place where you can do whatever you want. You can kick back and relax with your glass of wine, you can get up and dance to the incredible tunes,  you can hike the trails on the Seven Springs property, or you can peruse through our wine shop for fun gifts. The atmosphere at the winery is perfect for everyone, and we can't wait to share it with you for this beautiful fall weekend.


Your Lake Winery

When you are looking for a place to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend, Seven Springs Winery can be your FIRST pick! We have everything you need for a fun cozy day away, not to mention ... wine! Don't forget that our kitchen closes one hour prior to the winery closing, so if you want to grab a bite to eat - get here early!

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

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