Friday, June 23, 2017

Showering the Bride at the Winery!

Love is in the air this summer, and we have the best wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks. Of course, we aren't just a great wedding venue, but also a great venue for any of your events at the Lake of the Ozarks - like bridal showers! If you're planning a bridal shower for your best friends, we have a few ideas to help you plan the best wine themed bridal shower of the year.


The Invite

It all begins with inviting all of your bride's friends and family to this fun event. There are many fun styles you can use, but we think this wine bottle invitation is absolutely adorable. Don't forget to include all of the details like time, date, where the couple is registered, their wedding website (if they have one), the address & phone number of our Lake of the Ozarks winery, as well as any wardrobe requirements, if any.

Photo Credit: www.TooChicLittleShab.com

Plan Your Menu

Our Lake of the Ozarks winery would love to help you plan your winery bridal shower with our delicious menu and catering options. If you have specific ideas on what you would like to serve, please check with us and see if this is something we can help with. Keep things sweet and savory. Chocolate and cheese are great pairings with wine (since now winery bridal shower is complete without wine!). Artisan cheese with fun crackers can be a fun serving for your light fare, chocolate dipped grapes are also a fun way to incorporate the warm flavors of chocolate and still bring in a wine theme. Don't forget the cake! You can serve cake parfaits in plastic wine glass serving dishes for a fun twist on an old favorite.

Photo Credit: www.OrientalTrading.com

Start Decorating!

There are some beautiful ideas for decorating, and the ideas are endless for wine themed crafts! Even something as simple as wine bottles with flowers and corks spread around it like the image below can be a great centerpiece. With a little planning and some wino friends to help, you can collect bottles and corks with ease. Want to add to the look? Try adding clusters of grapes and candles! You can also create a more uniform look if you paint the bottles with black paint and wrap grapevines around them. Or paint them gold for a fancy sophisticated look!

Photo Credit Left to Right: HandmPlanningintheKitchen.com, Ruffledblog.com, HappyWedd.com, CountryLiving.com

Get the Fun Started with Games!

No bridal shower is complete without some really fun games to break the ice. Try a game about guessing the number of corks in the jar and you can give away a bottle of Missouri wine to the winner. Do you want to have a fun interactive game for your guests? Have them take a wine glass and decorate it! They can paint the bottom with chalk and then write their name on the bottom, or pull out the paint, glitter, and rhinestones so they can decorate the entire glass! Another fun game is that you can label a few wine bottles for each anniversary, and tell the guests to put fun advice or quotes for the couple to open on their anniversary.

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Plan A Bridal Shower

Our venue is PERFECT for the bride's big celebration. From the outdoor patio to the landscaped hillside with seating pods and fountain in the back, there are plenty of areas for the guests to find a relaxing spot to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine. Visit our website to learn more about our wedding packages at Seven Springs Winery, and how we can help you plan all of the aspects of the big day!
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, June 12, 2017

It's Time to Come Back to the Winery

The weather is gorgeous here in the Midwest! Warm temps, cool breezes, and the most beautiful scenery are waiting for you when you come out to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks. Seven Springs Winery boasts of refreshing flavors, chilled wine, live music and more. So why wouldn't you want to come and enjoy your evening with us? Here are just a few reasons that it's time to come back to the Lake's original winery!


Our Beautiful Winery

Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills between Camdenton and Osage Beach. Our Lake of the Ozarks winery is less than a 10-minute drive from either location. The covered porch and patio area are ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and admiring the beautiful views.

Aside from a patio where you can kick back and relax, we also have fun walking trails around your property. The view is always amazing where you want to relax or burn off some energy. You may even find a few hidden gems, like Linn Creek's first schoolhouse.

Delicious Wine & Food Menu

Our winery serves Missouri wines, sangrias, and a few micro-brews for those with an alternative pallet. We offer wine tastings and a light menu consisting of soups, sandwiches, cheese trays, and bread with various dipping oils.

Our wine menu is filled to the brim with reds, whites, sparkling wines, and more. You can try some, drink some, and even take some bottles home to enjoy later. You'll love the flavors that can only be found in our Missouri wine.

We are open seven days a week, so whenever you need a winery getaway - we're your place!

Live Music & Fun Entertainment

We love to have live entertainment on our patio. Bill and Hayley from Sax on the Beach are our most requested entertainers, and we love to have them out on the weekends to play their smooth tunes for us. You also need to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 22nd and come out to enjoy a BBQ buffet and fireworks show! For only $15 a person you can watch the night skies light up. Reserved seating for the fireworks show is available or you can reserve a pod for 12 people with table service! Call the winery to learn more and make your reservations - 573-317-0100.


Come for the Wine...Stay for the Atmosphere...Remember the View!

Your winery adventure is waiting for you at Seven Springs Winery. Whether you're a local who needs an escape from the craziness of life, or a vacationer who is looking for the best hangout place at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll find both here. We invite you to come out and sit on our patio, enjoy the view, and drink a few glasses of wine, yo won't regret it.

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, June 9, 2017

Summer Wine Recipes To Melt Over

The summer heat has hit our Lake of the Ozarks winery, and we've seen many days in the upper 80's. With the official day of summer just around the corner, we want to help you get prepared for the heat wave the only way we know how - wine! There are many fun recipes out there that combine the temps you crave and the beverages you need. Here are a few fun summer wine beverages that you can melt over this summer by the pool, on the patio, or just inside with the AC.



Tropical Sangria
Photo Credit: Lemon Tree Dwelling

This Tropical Sangria combines sweet white wine with all things tropical! Perfect for summer - it's like a mini-vacation right in your own backyard!

Author: Cathy Trochelman
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of our Spring Fling from Seven Springs Winery
1 c. Malibu rum
6 oz. (3/4 c. or 1 small can) pineapple juice
½ c. orange juice
*Fresh pineapple, oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, sliced

INSTRUCTIONSCombine all ingredients in a large pitcher and chill until ready to serve.
*The more fruit, the better!

Photo Credit: Turnip the Oven

White Wine Mojito

This light, refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail is perfect when you want something not too boozy. I used sauvignon blanc, but any unoaked white wine will work.

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS
2 lime wedges
6 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon agave
1/2 cup chilled Traminette from Seven Springs Winery
1/4 cup chilled club soda
Ice

INSTRUCTIONS
Combine the lime, mint, and agave in a glass and muddle gently with a spoon. Add the wine, club soda, and ice and stir.

Photo Credit: Sugar and Soul

Strawberry Peach White Wine Slushies

Strawberry Peach Wine Slushies are made with just a few ingredients and a blender. Mix them up for a night with the girls or a summer day by the pool!

Author: Rebecca
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2 cups frozen peaches
2 cups Vignoles from Seven Springs Winery
1 cup ice
1 oz simple syrup*

INSTRUCTIONS
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until a slush forms. Pour into glasses and serve with fruit slices for garnish.



Photo Credit: maebells

Raspberry Red Wine Slushy with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Are you looking for something sweet, decadent, and cool? This recipe has it all! When in doubt ... always add whipped cream *wink*.

Author: Annie Holmes
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS
For the Slushy
1 cup Blushing Springs from Seven Springs Winery
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 cup ice
For the Chocolate Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder

INSTRUCTIONS
To make the slushy blend the wine, frozen raspberries, and sugar (optional) for 30 seconds. Strain slushy mixture through a mesh strainer to remove any raspberry seeds. Place the strained slushy mixture back in the blender with one cup of ice. Blend 30 more seconds. Place mixture in the freezer while you make the whipped cream. For the chocolate whipped cream: Beat the heavy cream, sugar and cocoa powder with an electric mixer for approximately 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
To assemble, pour slushy into glasses and top with whipped cream.

Photo Credit: Brunch With Joy

Strawberry Moscato Slush

A refreshing frozen cocktail made with red wine and sweet summer strawberries!

Author: Linda from Brunch with Joy
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS
2 cups strawberry
1/2 cup lemonade
1 bottle Spring Fling from Seven Springs Winery, set aside 1 cup in the fridge
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups ice cube

DIRECTIONS
In a food processor, puree strawberries with the remaining ingredients.
Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until solid.
When you’re ready to serve, puree the ice cubes with the remaining wine in the blender until slush consistency. Enjoy!



Drink the Best Wine at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you want to enjoy a chilled glass of wine from our patio, or take a bottle of the best Missouri wine home to use in your recipes - Seven Springs Wine is just what you're looking for. We hope that these recipes will help cool your hot days and make your Friday evening all the more relaxing. Don't forget to stop by and see us this weekend! Live music, delicious food, and a chilled bottle of wine are waiting for 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





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Friday, June 2, 2017

A Midwest Winery Wedding

Whether you're a local, or a visitor, there's something special about the Midwest. So special, in fact, that many couples choose to have their weddings at the Lake of the Ozarks. To make it even more memorable, you can have your wedding one the most beautiful, and sophisticated (yet affordable) wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks - Seven Springs Winery. Our wedding venue is breathtaking and equally simple yet stunning. We would be honored if you chose to have your wedding with us so we would like to introduce it to you.


Try The Vineyard Experience

Are you looking for a relaxed, casual atmosphere that is a budget friendly alternative for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, bachelorette party or family reunion?

Seven Springs Winery is a locally owned winery where we can offer you a family friendly, Lake of the Ozarks style venue. Our new gazebo is perfect for a more informal wedding. Our new covered pavilion is perfect for your rehearsal dinner, reception or reunion. The pavilion provides seating for 200 people and is electrified for use of cd players, iPod stations, or a live band.

When renting our outdoor pavilion you may choose to let us cater your event, barbecue style. We offer a choice of brisket, pulled pork, bratwurst, ribs, chicken or hamburgers. All served with sides of potato salad and baked beans. The winery will also provide beer, wine, sangria and sodas of your choosing.

Our Beautiful & Convenient Location

Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits upon 160 breathtaking acres making a wonderful place for your celebration. The winery is less than a 10-minute drive from Camdenton and Osage Beach. Our facility also has a magnificent covered porch and a large patio area ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and admiring the beautiful view.

Create the PERFECT Event!

Seven Springs Winery provides an event coordinator who works with you closely in order to ensure your needs are met. Our facility holds up to 300 people inside and another 125 outside in our patio area. At night, the patio area lights up providing a remarkable, intimate atmosphere. In addition, our executive chef prepares a distinctive and delicious banquet menu with items ranging from hors d’ oeuvres to gourmet style meals.

Not Just for Weddings

Host your bachelorette party with Seven Springs Winery! Enjoy your amazing night out with friends and family at the beautiful Seven Springs Properties and Tan-Tar-A Resorts.

Seven Springs Amenities Include:
  • Wine Tasting 
  • Full Bars 
  • Complementary Wine Glass 
  • Excellent Dining with Full Menus 
  • Shuttle Service to your Destinations 
  • Fireworks Displays

Tan-Tar-A Amenities Include:
  • 2 Outdoor Pools
  • Tennis
  • Miniature Golf
  • Water Ski Rental 
  • Waverunning
  • Paddle Boats
  • Parasailing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tan-Tar-A also features fine dining with The Windrose and Black Bear Lodge


Your Winery Wedding

If you've always dreamt of having your wedding at a winery, your dream can come true. Visit our website to learn more about our beautiful facility, and don't forget to download your FREE wedding packet while you're there! We look forward to serving you and your friends and family as you plan the biggest day of your life.


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, May 25, 2017

Wine & BBQ Pairing for the Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend is finally here, and that means one thing - which wine will you be drinking? People will be firing up their grills, getting together with friends and family, and having a relaxing weekend. Have you been wondering which wine you should pair with your Memorial Day menu? Here are some wine pairing suggestions that should complete your menu perfectly.


BBQ and Wine

Did you know that 75% of Americans plan to barbecue over Memorial Day Weekend? In addition it is estimated that 818 hot dogs are eaten every minute in American between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Because so many will be celebrating with grilling out, we wanted to suggest some wine pairings from our delicious Lake of the Ozarks winery to pair with your meal.

Burgers

There's nothing that says "holiday weekend" more than a nice juicy burger. They are one of the most popular items being served this weekend and need to be paired accordingly. Beef pairs excellently with red wine, and because of the rich, fattiness in a burger, as well as cheese and all of the other toppings you may add - we suggest our dry red! Our Sangria Rojo is a light, refreshing blend of sprite, orange juice, and a Dry Rougeon wine. The dryness will cut through the rich flavors in the burgers, making for a perfect pair.

Hotdogs

Hot dogs are one of the most popular menu options for Memorial Day Weekend, and our pairing list wouldn't be complete without them. We recommend a red wine, and one with a bit of spicy flair, but not too sweet. Our Syrah has aromas of currant, blackberry, and black pepper with a subtle vanilla oak finish - PERFECT for a smoky BBQ flavor.

BBQ Chicken

If beef isn't your meat of choice when lighting up the grill, BBQ chicken is a great way to kick off the holiday. Whether you smoke it and smother it in sauces, or prefer good old fashions BBQ sauce, we think our Norton would pair beautifully. This Missouri wine has an opaque, deep plum color, with tobacco and oak flavors. These will blend perfectly with a rich BBQ sauce! Plus, the full-bodied, spicy, smooth, and persistent finish make this pairing divine.


Portobello Burgers

If we have any vegetarians in the mix, BBQ and wine pairings aren't out the window! Grill up some portobello burgers and serve them with our Syrah wine as well! The currant, blackberry, and black pepper flavors pair perfectly with the rich, subtle flavors of the mushroom,, and the subtle vanilla oak finish is perfection.

Your Favorite Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you need to stock up on your wine for your big BBQ, or you need a place to enjoy the weekend - Seven Springs Winery is here for you. Our facility is perfect for hanging out and enjoying a delicious bottle of wine and the view. Plus, our bottled wine can be purchased and brought back for your festivities. Relax before the weekend, come sit on our patio, and drink in the atmosphere!

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, May 17, 2017

Planning Your Wedding Bar

If there's one thing that you don't want to neglect at your wedding, it's the bar. Whether you're having an open bar or only a few signature drinks - you'll want to make sure you have the appropriate amount on hand for your wedding. At Seven Springs Winery, we are experts in wine, but we also serve other types of alcohol at our wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few things to keep in mind about your wedding bar, and what you ought to have on hand to keep a completely stocked bar.


Wedding Bar Tips

For some couples, the wedding bar can be a topic of confusion or even a touchy subject depending on a families budget and stance on alcohol. Be prepared to talk about it while planning your big day, and make decisions ahead of time to help make the event go smoothly.

Make a Plan

Do you have a few family members who are famous for drinking a little too much and dragging the party down? Make plans ahead of time for what you can do to keep that from happening. Whether you decide on a cash bar and only feature a few highlighted drinks. You can also keep the bar open for a specific number of hours if you want to do an open bar. This should help keep guests from overindulging for a long period of time.

Provide Plenty of Food & Drinks

If you really want to keep the alcohol limited, or at least counteract it a bit, you can make sure to provide snacks after the reception. Some brides choose fun foods, like pizza, while others may choose an appetizer. Full bellies can help slow the rate of alcohol absorption into the system.

Stock a Full Wedding Bar

This is only a suggested type and amount of alcohol that you should provide at your wedding, but you'll want to work with your wedding coordinator to make sure that you are planning accordingly.


For a wedding with one hundred guests, that has a reception that lasts about four hours, with one bar, there are some types and amounts of alcohol that you can provide.

Wine

You can't go wrong when you have twelve bottles of red and twelve bottles of white. Obviously, when you have a winery wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks, wine is going to be the BEST option. We have many varieties for you to choose from, so come do a wine tasting at our Missouri winery, and work with our wedding coordinator to choose the best.

Beer

You'll want to have three different types of beer on hand for your guests, and a good recomendation is three cases of light, two cases of domestic, and one case of imports. At Seven Springs Winery, we do have some beer on tap for those with alternative tastes, so don't forget to ask our wedding coordinator at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are interested in beer at your wedding.

Other Liquor

While many of your guests may stick to the popular wine and beer, you'll want to have a few others on hand if you want to have a full bar. You can't go wrong with two liters of bourbon, two liters of sctoch, five liters of vodka, one liter of tequila, two liters of rum, and one liter of gin. Don't forget sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, and triple sec!

Mixers & Garnish

Finally, you'll want a few things to mix with the alcohol. A good total to go by is thirty-six cans of Coke, twenty-four Diet Coke, twelve cans of sprite, twelve cans of tonic, twelve cans of ginger ale, and twelve cans of club soda. You'll also want to make sure you have plenty of lemons, limes, oranges, olives, and cherries. You can also consider other popular choices like cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, sour mix, and bloody mary mixes.

The Best Wedding Venue at the Lake of the Ozarks

Finally, don't forget to take into account the guests that you'll be having, the taste, the season, and even the demographic all play a role in the choices you make when choosing the bar. Our wedding venue is the ideal place to have a classy event, but still be fun - and don't forget affordable. Visit our website today to get your FREE wedding packet to learn more about our venue. We look forward to serving and celebrating you for this big event.

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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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Wicked Wine Run at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Whether you're a runner, or you're only a runner when there is wine at the finish line - it's time to suit up for the Wicked Wine Run! This is the second time we've held this event at Seven Springs Winery, and it is a BLAST. Last year we had an amazing turnout, and we're looking forward to even more this year. Not only will it be a fun evening of running and walking, but there is a LIVE concert back at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks along with many contests to win, and of course, WINE! Here are some details if you are registered for this great event.

Photo Credit: Wicked Wine Run

Registration

There is still time to register for this event, but you need to hurry! Registration is required, and we don't want you to miss out. Visit the Wicked Wine Run website at http://wickedwinerun.com/locations/missouri-lakeoftheozarks/

Must Have Information

There are a few things you need to know about this event as you prepare for it, from the start times to the way you'll pick up your packet for the race - we don't want you to miss anything! This event is always SO much fun - it's time to get ready because you'll be "adulting" this weekend.

Start Times

May 13, 2017
5K Trail Fun Run: 5:00 pm
1K Fun Walk: 6:30pm

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick up is FRIDAY, May 12th, 2017!

PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP - Tan Tar A Resort will be hosting pre-race packet pick up on Friday, May 12th, 2017 11 am to 8 pm at 494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065. To pick up your packet bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation email with the QR code on it. If you can't make it, you can send a friend -- just make sure you signed your online waiver (you signed this waiver when you Registered) give him/her a copy of your ID and your confirmation email.

Can't find your confirmation email? Simply search your inbox for "Registration confirmation for Wicked Wine Run". Additional race swag, merchandise, and event parking passes (General $10) are conveniently available during packet pick up.

Race day packet pick up is available, but let's face it - waiting in line for ages just plain sucks when all you want to do is run and get wicked, and have wine *wink.*

Photo Credit: Wicked Wine Run

What to Wear

It's time to get WICKED and crazy! Raid your Grandma's closet, run to the nearest party store, and find the craziest, most insane costumes you've ever created! We've got some amazing prizes in store if your style beats the rest.

Awards

Top finishers for the 5K win premium Wicked Wine Swag, prizes and bragging rights to boot. This untimed wine-fueled fun run is untimed but the top three male finishers and top three female to cross the finish line win Wicked Wine Run awards.

The AFTER PARTY!

After you race, it's time to enjoy our WICKED Post Race Party! There will be plenty of food, Sax on the Beach will be playing your favorite tunes, and obviously - WINE!

Photo Credit: Wicked Wine Run

Best Event of the Summer

Race through the vineyards and trails of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Linn Creek, MO. The newly designed trails are through fields and woodland hills providing a challenging and remarkably surreal adventure in the heart of Missouri. Good stable trail running shoes are a standard as the course can be a challenging in some areas. This event is going to be WICKED and you won't want to miss it. See ya at the best Lake of the Ozarks 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




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