Friday, May 18, 2018

Preparing for Your Engagement Photo Shoot

One of the biggest events of your life has happened - congratulations!! We are so excited to celebrate your engagement with you! Of course, the preparations for the NEXT biggest event of your life are now underway as you prepare for your wedding day. One of the first tasks you’ll want to check off of your list is your engagement photos. These will be used in many different locations, from your wedding website with the details about your day to the wedding invitations, and more. So it’s worth it to invest a little bit of time in making these great. Here are a few tips that your favorite Lake of the Ozarks winery has to help with the process!


Prior To Your Engagement Shoot

There are a few tasks that you can accomplish before your engagement photo shoot. With a little preparation, you can have a wonderful session.

Find Your Photographer
There are MANY photographers, but there is a much smaller number of excellent photographers. If you care about quality over price, you may need to do some research ahead of time to find the photographer that matches your style and needs. If you care about something cost effective, you’ll be able to find a photographer for that as well. If you aren’t sure who you should use, be sure and ask us for suggestions. As a Lake of the Ozarks wedding venue, we see many photographers come through, and can help point you in the right direction of a photographer that you’ll love.

Choose Your Wardrobe
You can rely on Pinterest for some color schemes and styles, but try not to get too trendy with your wardrobe. You’ll want to look back in 20 years and not laugh at the outrageous outfit that you wore! You can also rely on the season to give you an idea of color schemes. If you really aren’t sure what to wear, you can ask your photographer for suggestions. They spend a lot of time looking at different couples and people with different outfits, so they will naturally have an idea of what looks good. Typically you want to stay away from bold patterns and stick to solid colors or very minimal patterns.

Talk About Your Insecurities
Do you “hate having your photo taken”? Many people do, but if you are willing to talk to your photographer about this, they can help. Whether you have a specific feature you dislike, or don’t feel amazing in your body - your photographer can help you find poses that will mask the things you don’t like, and highlight the things that you do! Of course, keep in mind that most people are hardest on themselves, so what you feel insecure about, most likely no one has ever even noticed.

Find the Best Location
Do you and your spouse have a special place that you’d like to have your photos taken in? That’s perfect! Make sure you tell your photographer so they can scout it out ahead of time and be prepared for any unusual situations. This can include lighting issues, high levels of traffic, or even weather challenges. If you aren’t sure where you want your photos taken, ask your photographer where they suggest. In many cases, they have a list of locations that they love to take photos in. If you’re getting married at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks, you could consider doing your engagement shoot here, as well! We have plenty of great backdrops in our scenery to make for an amazing collection of images!


During Your Engagement Shoot

This can be a little overwhelming for those who don’t like to have the photo taken, and often times can be a lot of pressure on men. Here are a few ways you can get the most from your session!

Block Out the Photographer
It’s true, kissing in front of someone, especially someone taking your photo can feel a little awkward. Do your best to block them out, ignore the sound of the shutter clicking, and just focus on your fiancĂ©. Better yet, plan a few things to “do” at your engagement session that will help loosen you up. Whether that’s riding your favorite horses, playing with your dogs, or even engaging in an activity that you enjoy together like hunting, dancing, etc. This can help take your mind off of the person behind the lens, and put your focus on each other - plus, it can make for some really special photos!

Trust Your Photographer
It may feel weird to hold a specific pose, but your photographer can see what you can’t. These poses can be incredibly special, especially when you finally see the “big picture.”

After Your Engagement Shoot

This can be the hardest part but now is when a little patience is required.

Be Patient With Your Photographer
While it may feel like a big deal for you to prepare for your engagement session, and then pose in the photos AFTER the shoot is the biggest portion for your photographer. Now they have to go through all of your photos and choose between hundreds to thousands of shots that are all great, but just a little different from each other. After they choose the photos, they have to edit them - both of these processes can take some time. Give your photographer a break, and wait for them to get your gallery done. Trust us - they want you to see it just as much as you do! Hopefully, they’ll be able to post a few “sneak peeks” along the way, though.

Handle Your Photos Properly Afterwords
Many photographers will tell you this, but try to refrain from adding extra filters and editing their photos. You paid them because you trusted their experience, continue to trust them now. If you’ll be sharing the photos on your social media, make sure to credit them for their work. This ensures that everyone knows where the photos came from, and can even help get them some more business! Every photographer has different things they will request, so make sure to check with them when you pick up the final copies of your photos!


Planning a Lake of the Ozarks Wedding

The entire team at Seven Springs Winery is so excited that you are engaged, and if you haven’t found your ideal wedding venue, keep us in mind! Winery weddings are extremely special, and we have many locations for you to choose from where you can seal the deal. We are a very affordable wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks, plus we can offer catering as well. Of course, if you love wine, it only makes sense! Let’s toast to your upcoming nuptials, and start planning your big day with you, we cannot wait!


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, May 7, 2018

You MUST Celebrate Moscato Day

There’s something subtly romantic and brightly flavorful about a chilled glass of Moscato. Thankfully, we get a whole day dedicated to this incredible wine variety every year on May 9th. We have a delightful Moscato wine at our Lake of the Ozarks winey that you absolutely have to try - but in the meantime, here are a few interesting things to know about Muscat wines, where they come from, how they’re made, what you should pair them with and more!



Seven Springs Muscato Sparkling

Our Muscat isn’t your typical glass of wine. We’ve taken an average wine and made it amazing by bringing out the brilliant, light straw color and enhancing the tropical fruit & flowery flavors that are so well loved in a glass of Muscato. Ours is light bodied but has that wonderful fruit forward sparkling finish. It’s a wonderful glass of wine to sit down and enjoy a warm spring or summer evening and perfect when you want to toast to a wonderful event.

A Few Facts About Muscato Wine


  • Moscato wine comes from the Muscat grape.
  • Moscato wine is generally sweeter than other wines
  • Muscat grapes have become popular in other parts of the world, such as Chile!
  • Moscato wines have a high concentration of flavonoid (similar to red), which means that it’s considered a healthy wine! It’s high in antioxidants, too!
  • The Muscat grape is the only fine wine grape that can double as a table grape!


What Should You Pair with Our Muscato Sparkling

If you aren’t sure what would pair well with our Moscato Sparkling wine, we have a few suggestions! Of course, if you really want to get the scoop, come check out our menu. We have a wine pairing with each meal selection.


  • Brie-style cheeses or mascarpone cheese with a sweet bread.
  • Buttery cream sauce or even buttered popcorn!
  • Shrimp, shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, fried calamari, and oysters.
  • Salami, veggies, stuffed mushrooms, egg dishes, foie gras.
  • Fruit-based desserts like crepes, tarts, or a buttery, honeyed dessert.
  • Shortbread cookies also pair well.
  • Our Spicy Shrimp & Crab Bisque (An award winner for Best of the Lake!)
  • Our Seared Ahi Tuna Firecracker Lollipops
  • Our Grilled Chicken Apple & Cheddar Grilled Panini


Basically, you can pair it with the items you would usually pair with a white wine or a champagne!


The Best Wine at the Lake of the Ozarks

Sure, we may be biased, but we are certain that you will enjoy a glass of Moscato sparkling when you come out to our Lake of the Ozarks winery. The view alone is worth the drive out, but our Missouri wine is absolutely delectable. If you haven't been out here, come out on Wednesday, May 9th for Moscato Day! Or take a look at our Facebook page to learn more about the great events at the Lake of the Ozarks that are coming up. We have some amazing live entertainers on the calendar and we would love for you to come out and enjoy them.


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, May 4, 2018

Big Weekend at the Winery!

There's always something fun happening at Seven Springs Winery. From amazing live music, fun events, or just a good old wine tasting - you can count on us. This weekend we have some amazing stuff lined up for you, so continue reading to make sure you don't miss anything happening at the Lake of the Ozarks best winery!


Double D

First up on the docket for the weekend is Double D coming out on Friday night and playing from 5 -8 PM. They are fun and energetic, and we are so glad that they could come from St. Louis to grace the Seven Springs stage. If you haven't heard of them before, here's a short bio from their website to introduce you.

"You'll find talented, energetic musicians and entertainers when The Double D takes the stage! the St. Louis Missouri-based husband and wife duo of Dan and Denise Kuse always showcase a high-energy music performance in a full-sounding duo format, featuring classic rock (and more) from the 50's through the 90's. 
The Double D also performs as a 3-hour Eagles Tribute show "Bald Eagle", and as a Bob Seger Tribute and CCR show as well. 
Dan has opened show for artists as diverse as REO Speedwagon, Air Supply, Charlie Daniels, Three Dog Night and many others. Come on out and see what it's all about!"

Doe Camp

Next up for this weekend is the well-loved Doe Camp! This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy a day at the winery with your girls. We'll have some amazing vendors with fun gifts that you can keep in mind for Mother's Day - or treat yourself ;). Our full menu will also be available so you can stay at the winery all day long. Not to mention, we have your favorite Missouri Wines chilled and ready. All of the fun is happening on Saturday, May 5th from 12 PM to 5 PM. Stop by, grab a drink, shop around, and hear some smooth tunes from our next performer ...


Shawn C

Shawn C is a local legend at the Lake of the Ozarks. He will be playing for our Doe Camp event, and we are so excited to feature him at our Lake of the Ozarks event. He'll be playing all afternoon on Saturday, May 5th, so make plans to be here! If you aren't familiar with his musical talents, here is a bio from his website:

"Twenty-year-old singer/songwriter Shawn C was born and raised at the Lake of the Ozarks. Shawn started performing publicly in 2009, and in the summer of 2011 he began playing regularly at lakeside restaurants. 
Shawn studied in Nashville and received his audio engineering certificate from Dark Horse Institute in 2015. He is now back at Lake of the Ozarks performing, producing and recording. 
Shawn wrote, performed and produced his second album, Love Is, in 2013.
Lake Lifestyles Magazine featured Shawn in Oct. 2012 as “The Lake’s Youngest One-Man-Band,” and he was the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Youth Award from the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce. During his 2012 season he released his first album, Chasing Echoes. Shawn has made a variety of radio appearances, and 101.9 The Wave has aired several of the tracks from his CD."

Garry Lincoln

We always love when Garry comes out to play his tunes. He is a wonderfully acclaimed artist, and you will probably recognize his name from playing at other Lake of the Ozarks venues. Garry Lincoln will be performing at Seven Springs Winery on Sunday, May 6th, from 2 PM to 5 PM. If you aren't familiar with him, here's a snippet from his website!

"Garry Lincoln was born in Columbia, MO and was raised in Blue Springs, MO. He started singing different genres at a young age and loved watching all of the music award shows as a kid. It wasn’t until the age of 15 with the influence of Randy Travis that he got the urge to delve into country music. By the age of 18, he started writing his own songs. He knew how he wanted them to sound, but he didn’t know how to play the guitar so he acquired the help of friends but it still didn’t sound the way he had envisioned. A few years later, Garry picked up a guitar and taught himself to play by. 
Garry received an offer from a major producer in Nashville to come out and work on a record deal. In 1995, as a single father trying to support his son, he moved to Nashville where he came close to getting a record deal several times. When asked what it is about Nashville that made him want to be there his reply is simple, “It was always my dream to be there, to be in the same place with all the big stars and to try and reach what many of my friends called the impossible dream.” While in Nashville, he sang demos, continued to write songs, and opened for many artists. He stayed in Nashville for about 4 years before returning to the Kansas City area in order to care for his growing family."

Your Lake of the Ozarks Winery

We are proud to bring you the best of the best at the Lake of the Ozarks. From fun events that everyone will enjoy, to the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't also brag about the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have thirteen varieties that we boast of a Seven Springs Winery, and we are proud to keep them chilled and waiting for you. The kitchen will be open, the food will be superb, the wine will be wonderful - and we want to see you at the Lake's original winery THIS WEEKEND!

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, April 26, 2018

Live Music This Weekend at the Winery

There's nothing quite like kicking back on a patio to listen to live music while sipping your favorite wine. Especially when the forecast is showing mid to upper 60's and SUNNY! The best Lake of the Ozarks winery is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend, for many reasons - but one is because we have some incredible performers hitting the stage. Here is just a preview of what you can enjoy when you join us this weekend - as well as a few menu features you'll love.


Live Music at the Lake of the Ozarks


Mitch Shields 
Friday, April 27 from 6 - 9pm
Come take an eclectic journey with Mitch Shields and enjoy some of your favorite tunes. Mitch has an extensive playlist and he even takes requests! Come enjoy some dinner with your favorite wine and Mitch will keep you dancing in your seats!


Roger Francis 
Saturday, April 28 from 2 - 5pm
Roger Francis, as seen on RFD TV, has toured and performed all over the world, the General Jackson Showboat, and even The Grand Ole Opry. Roger has been blind since birth, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the best impersonators you have ever heard. Roger can do hundreds of impressions, everyone from, Willie Nelson, John Anderson, George Jones, Ray Charles, Elvis, Paul Harvey, James Taylor and many others. He is simply an amazing entertainer!

Menu Suggestions For Any Appetite

Whether you show up starving and need something to fill you up, or you just want to munch on a few delicacies while enjoying the music, we've got that too! Here are a few of our top picks for you to try.

Nibblers

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Artichokes and spinach with garlic, baked in a creamy white cheese sauce, served with herbed crostini.

Mediterranean Pizza
Spinach, artichokes, roasted red pepper and ripe black olives topped with a blend of Italian herbs and cheese baked on focaccia bread.


Light Fare

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
Jumbo mushrooms caps, stuffed with garlic-herb Boursin cheese. Topped with Mozzarella and baked. Served with pasta salad.

Florida Style Crab Cakes
Real house made crab cakes, sauteed in olive oil, topped with a creamy seafood sauce. Served over field greens and topped with walnut nuggets.

Grilled Paninis

Black & Blue
Tender roast beef, bleu cheese, red onion and roasted red peppers.

Seven Heaven
Smoked turkey, crisp bacon, chipotle cream cheese, tomato & onion topped with aged mozzarella.

Wraps

Cranberry & Curried Chicken Salad
Unique Turkish-style chicken salad with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, onion, mild yellow curry and mixed field greens rolled into a whole wheat tortilla.

Mediterranean Turkey
Smoked Turkey, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, field greens, red onions, and olive tapenade rolled into a whole wheat tortilla.


You don't want to waste this beautiful spring weather! Come out and sit by our fountains, enjoy the beautiful landscape, listen to the incredible tunes from some amazing artists, and enjoy the best food and wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Seven Springs Winery is the Lake's original winery, and the perfect place to relax and enjoy the short season of spring. It's always a good weekend when you enjoy it at 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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Getting to Know Your Wine Glass

Depending on the type of wine snob that you are, you may or may not care about what glass your wine is in. In fact, if you’re a true wino, you may not even need a glass to begin with! However, because being “fancy” is acceptable every once in a while, we thought we’d take a few moments to talk about the infamous wine glass and what types of wines taste the best in them. After all, if you can enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks best wine even more in a special glass - why not?!


Get To Know Your Wine Glass

We’re going to get a little technical on you (just kidding, we’re not really *wink*), by introducing you to the different parts of your wine glass.

The Foot


This is the bottom of your glass that allows it to stand up. Some glasses don’t have this (such as stemless), and some have a stem without a foot (think of those floating wine glasses).

The Stem

This is the part of the glass that allows you to hold your wine glass without the heat from your hands warming your wine. It also allows you to not create smudges on the bowl which can distract from the visual appeal of your wine.


The Bowl

The most obvious reason for the bowl is for holding the wine - but there are many others, along with variations in the bowl shapes. Typically, the glasses will be tapered upward with a slightly narrower opening at the top than at the bottom. This helps you to capture and distribute the wine’s aroma toward your mouth and nose.

You can also notice that the bowl of a wine glass can be designed to allow an amount of surface area that is perfect for the type of wine. A red wine glass has larger surface areas so that the wine can breathe, while white wine glasses have smaller surface areas. This is also why champagne glasses have a very small amount of surface area so that it will retain its carbonation.

The Rim

If you want a great experience from drinking your wine, the rim is where it’s at. The thinner the rim, the less that the glass distracts from the wine as you sip. A good wine glass has a cut rim that is smooth to the touch. This allows the wine to flow out of the glass without any inhibitions. A less expensive glass may have a rim that is rolled or bumpy. This is still quite functional and even practical for everyday use, but if you’re aiming for superior snobbery, it can distract from the wine.

The Color

The best color for showing off the clarity of the wine is going to always be clear. It can be fun to choose other colors with decorations, but if your goal is to admire the appearance, you can’t go wrong with a crystal clear glass.


Have Your Wine & Drink It Too

Whether you enjoy your wine in a crystal glass or a red solo cup - the key is to make sure you have the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only do we have the best wine around, but we also feature some of the best Missouri wines. Our Vignoles and Norton are grown on site, so you can both drive by and appreciate the rolling hills of grape vines, but then come sit back at the winery and enjoy a glass of your favorite while listening to live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. We’ve got live music this weekend, so make sure and stop by!

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, April 13, 2018

Summer Wedding Trends at the Lake of the Ozarks

This week has reminded us that summer is just around the corner. Before we know it, the temps will be warm, the sun will be high, and the Lake will be as busy as ever. With that comes another fantastic wedding season at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you’ve always dreamt of a winery wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would love to invite you out to Seven Springs Winery. If you already have your summer wedding booked, and still need some planning ideas, here are a few of our favorites for this season!


Sophisticated Brights

Bright colors are great for summer, but if you aren’t careful it could look like a wedding circus tent (which could be a cute theme, actually … ). Keep it sophisticated and bright by pairing up just a couple bright hues alone or with an accent color. Pink and orange are popular shades for summer, along with bright blues and beach-y greens. Carry these colors through your centerpieces and floral arrangements to create a wonderful, pulled together look.

Chill Music

When looking for your band, a trending option is to find a group who keeps it chill. This works especially well at our Lake of the Ozarks winery. We love to have a chill atmosphere with live music on the patio and a glass of wine in our hands. If this sounds like the ideal Lake of the Ozarks wedding venue, we’d love to help you start planning!

Exciting New Themes

Beach and garden themes are always a huge hit in the summer but don’t be afraid to take a personal spin. Think of a place that you and your significant other always enjoy going (like your favorite winery, perhaps *wink*), and then bring pieces of that into your design. If you have a specific beach where you took your first vacation or a place you love to enjoy nature in - it can be a wonderful inspiration. Better yet, plan something around your honeymoon destination!


Surprise Invitations

You can always go traditional on your wedding invitations, OR, you could do something fun and surprising! If your wedding colors include a bright teal, think about including that color in your invitation. You can use bright teal envelopes to add some fun pops of color.

Back to Basics Centerpieces

Eco-friendly wedding decor is becoming a fun option - and one of the most interesting things brides are using is food! Summer weddings would be great with citrus as the centerpiece, along with grapes (obviously), or even hollowed out watermelons with floral arrangements inside. Of course, you can’t get more eco-friendly than repurposed wine bottles for floral arrangements. I would be quite the unique touch, wouldn’t it?

Wine Smoothies

Seriously, we can’t make this stuff up! Summer brides of 2018 are making these cold, frosty treats a huge hit at their weddings. You’ll be at the perfect place to make such a great statement, as well. Consider using the best Missouri wine for a delicious wine smoothie to serve at your wedding. It could be both a signature cocktail and a way to provide alcohol without quite the alcoholic punch.


More Than Just Cake

If you’re getting married in the summer, there are a few things to think about when it comes to cake. The first is if you’ll be having the reception outdoors and it’s going to be steamy. If so, you’ll want to opt for something that holds up to the heat well. After that, it’s really up to you! If you aren’t sure what flavor to choose, think of going with something that has a summer flair. Strawberries and cream, key lime pie, or orange with vanilla. The possibilities are endless. Better yet, see if you can hire an ice cream truck to stop by during the reception for an icy cold treat.

Your Lake Wedding

The Lake of the Ozarks is such a dreamy place to host your wedding. The gorgeous views, and exceptional summer weather, and of course, the delicious wine all make for a wonderful combination. If you haven’t booked your wedding date yet, give us a call! Summertime dates fill up FAST, but we want you to have the wedding of your dreams, so give us a call and see what’s still available! We hope it’s filled with all of the summer romance that you’ve been dreaming of.

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, April 4, 2018

Spring Wine Drink Recipes

Spring is in the air - and our in our cups! There's nothing quite like kicking back on the patio during a wonderful spring day with your favorite wine in your hand. Of course, if your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine is turned into a spring concoction - that's even better! Here are a few delicious sounding recipes that you can use this season to enjoy the warming temps, the delicious spring breeze, and of course, that incredible wine from Seven Springs Winery.


Sparkling Red Wine Sangria

This beverage could be easily used for Spring or Summer - but it's spring now, and we want wine! Check out this easy recipe from Real House Moms and see for yourself how wonderful it is.

Ingredients
1 bottle of Seven Spring's Spring Red
1 apple cored and sliced
1 orange sliced and quartered
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/4 cup apple juice
sparkling water sparkling apple juice, or prosecco

Instructions
  1. In a glass container, combine wine, fruit, liqueur, and apple juice. Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour, but at least 4 hours is recommended.
  2. To serve, pour sangria and a scoop of fruit into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water, sparkling apple juice, or prosecco, depending on preference.

Rosemary Infused Grapefruit Mimosa

Do you want to know what our favorite thing about mimosas is? They are acceptable to start in the MORNING! Try this Sweet and savory from Beautiful Eats & Things, and don't forget to tell us what you think!

Ingredients4 ¼ cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice chilled
1 sprig rosemary and additional for decor
1 bottle Muscato Sparkling
Optional: grenadine

Instructions
  1. In a large pitcher, add rosemary and ¼ cup juice. Muddle rosemary into juice and let sit for about 5 minutes. Be careful not to break leaves off stem.
  2. Add the rest of the juice and champagne. Stir to make sure that all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Optional: For additional sweetness add 1 tsp of grenadine to the champagne glass before pouring.
  4. Garnish with rosemary and Enjoy!

Call Me A Cab Vodka Lemonade Wine Cocktail

This drink isn't only tasty, but it's beautiful! It will look great at your next spring soiree, or for a quiet dinner at home. Check out this recipe from Having Fun Saving!

IngredientsIce
6 oz lemonade
1 oz vodka
2-3 oz Seven Spring's Seven's Red Heaven

Instructions
  1. Place the ice in your desired cup
  2. Pour in the vodka
  3. Pour in the lemonade
  4. Stir gently
  5. Slowly pour on the Cabernet Sauvignon
  6. Enjoy!

Blueberry Lavender Sangria

The delicate floral flavors make this ideal for a light spring picnic. It's elegant to look at, but even EASIER to whip up! Try out this recipe from Lively Table and see for yourself.

Ingredients For the lavender simple syrup:
1/2 cup lavender sugar*
1 cup water
1/2 tsp lavender extract

For the sangria:
Ice
1 tbsp lavender simple syrup
1-2 tbsp fresh blueberries
4 oz Seven Spring's Spring Fling

Instructions
  1. To make the lavender simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine lavender sugar and water. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in lavender extract and strain into a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator. 
  2. To make sangria, fill a glass with ice. Add lavender simple syrup, blueberries, and prosecco. Stir gently and enjoy! 
  3. To make a pitcher: Add a pint of blueberries and 1/3- 1/2 cup simple syrup to a pitcher. Add one 750 ml bottle or prosecco. Stir and serve over ice. 

Notes
*I make lavender sugar by mixing a couple tablespoons of food grade dried lavender buds with about 1 cup of sugar in a jar, and letting it sit at least overnight.


Happy Spring from Seven Springs Winery!

This is a wonderful time of year to finally get back outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. The temps are showing signs of warming up, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here, but before it arrives - we hope you find some ways to enjoy the subtle joys of  spring. Don't forget to follow our social media channels so you can stay up to date on all of the fun that's happening at our Lake of the Ozarks winery. We have some fun things coming up like the Wicked Wine Run, and the fun is just getting started with summer right around the corner.


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