Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Upcoming Silver Cup Chefs Challenge

Seven Springs Winery invites you to be a part of the 6th Annual Silver Cup Chefs Challenge! The events will start on January 31, with other event dates set for February 7, February 28 and the Finals on March 14. Each event will have a different theme including France, Italy and Spain. Experience wine country culinary inspirations from around the world close to home! Check out what this year's sponsorship opportunities include:

Sponsorship Opportunities


$250 Sponsorship: 

  • 1 Free Ticket to All 5 Events
  • Your Business Included in OVER 500 Print Advertisments
  • A 4 ft. Table Space at Each Event to Display a Banner and/or Promotional Materials

$500 Sponsorship: 
  • 2 Free Tickets to All 5 Events
  • Your Business Included in OVER 500 Print and RadioAdvertisements
  • An 8 ft. Table Space at Each Event to Display a Banner and/or Promotional Materials

$1000 Sponsorship: 
  • 6 Free Tickets and a Reserved Table for All 5 Events
  • Your Business Included in All Print and Radio Advertisments
  • An 8 ft. Table Space at Each Event to Display a Banner and/or Promotional Materials

Thank you for your consideration in sponsoring this wonderful annual event!  We look forward to seeing you at our Lake of the Ozarks winery soon. For more information on the Silver Cup Chefs Challenge Event, please call 573-317-0100. 

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, December 23, 2014

A Seven Springs Twist on Classic Christmas Dishes

All of us have our favorite Christmas dishes that we make and enjoy each year. Whether you love the Ham or the Cranberry sauce the most, each dish is an important part of the Christmas celebration. However, adding a secret ingredient to those classic dishes could make them the best you've ever had. Try these twists on some of our favorite Christmas dishes, using Seven Springs Winery wine as the secret ingredient!

Christmas Goose


Ingredients: 
  • 1 (10 pound) whole Goose
  • Sea Salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 Orange
  • 1/2 Lemon 
  • 1/2 Granny Smith Apple
  • 2 Tbsp Goose Fat
  • 1 cup Cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup Seven Springs Blushing Springs wine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger Root, grated
  • 1/4 cup Thinly Sliced Green Onion 
  • 1 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Use a fork to prick the goose all over. Do not go into the meat, just through the skin. Season inside and out with sea salt, and stuff with the orange, lemon and apple.
  3. Tie the wings behind the bird with cooking twine, place breast-side-down into a roasting pan and fill with 1/2 inch of water. 
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes and then remove from oven. 
  5. Turn the goose breast-side-up, and prick the skin with a fork again.
  6. Add water to the pan to bring the level back up to 1/2 inch.
  7. Return the goose to the oven and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone reads 170 degrees F (about 2 hours). 
  8. Remove from the oven and cover loosely with aluminum foil to let rest. 
  9. Spoon 2 Tbsp of goose fat from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir in the cherries and cook until they've softened and begun to release their juice (about 10 min).
  10. Stir in the wine and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 2 minutes and then stir in the ginger, green onion, sugar, soy sauce and chicken stock. 
  11. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has reduced by half, or to your desired consistency (about 10 minutes). 
  12. Serve the sauce alongside the goose. 


Cranberry Sauce


Ingredients: 
  • 1 bottle Seven Springs Seven's Read Heaven wine
  • 1 can Whole Cranberries in Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
Directions: 
  1. Pour the Seven's Red Heaven in a large pot. Let simmer and reduce down by 2/3. 
  2. Add cranberries and sauce, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Continue simmering until it reaches the desired consistency. 

Plum Pudding


Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Seven Springs Pinot Noir wine
  • 1/2 cup Brandy 
  • 2 Eggs, beaten 
  • 2/3 cup Molasses
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 1/2 cups Flour, plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 cups Raisins, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Nuts, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Candied Orange, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Apples, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg 
  • Boiling Water 
  • Nutmeg Sauce (recipe below)
Directions: 
  1. Grease two 2-quart pudding molds. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, wine, brandy, eggs, molasses, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Add raisins, dates, nuts, candied orange, apples, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. 
  3. Fill each greased mold 1/2 full of batter. Cover tops of molds with lids or 2 layers of aluminum foil. 
  4. In a large pot or roaster, place molds on trivets or a rack and add boiling water 2/3 up the side of the mold; bring rapidly to a boil. 
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot or roaster and boil gently 4 to 4 1/2 hours (add more boiling water as necessary) or until fork comes out clean when put into center of pudding. 
  6. Remove from heat and cool. Store in refrigerator, covered, until time to serve. 
  7. To serve, steam for 1 hour before serving to heat thoroughly. Un-mold and serve hot with Nutmeg Sauce. 

Nutmeg Sauce: 
Ingredients: 
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
Directions: 
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. 
  2. Add boiling water and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes until ingredients are well blended. 
Recipe Adapted from: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Cake/plumpuddingTips.htm

Try adding the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks to many of your favorite Christmas dishes!  Stop by our Lake of the Ozarks winery and pick up your bottles today.  You don't have much time before Christmas gets here.  Happy Holidays 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


Friday, December 19, 2014

3 Holiday Wine Cocktail Recipes

Christmas is less than one week away and you're probably busy preparing for all those house guests. If you're looking for a way to spice things up this holiday season and surprise your guests, have we got a treat for you!  Check out these delicious wine cocktail recipes using a few of our favorite Lake of the Ozarks wines!

Holiday Spiced Red Wine Cocktail 


This cocktail will put you in the holiday spirit with flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and cognac!

Ingredients:
  • 4 oz Seven Springs Pinot Noir or Norton
  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz. Cinnamon-Vanilla Simple Syrup (recipe below) 
  • Lemon Wedge 
  • Ice 
Directions: 
  1. Add wine, cognac and simple syrup to a glass, fill with ice, squeeze in lemon and stir. Enjoy!

Simple Syrup Recipe: 
Makes about 1/2 cup. 

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Bean
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
Directions: 
  1. Split vanilla bean down the middle and scrape out seeds. Add seeds, vanilla bean, sugar, water and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a low boil for about 5 minutes until mixture is thickened. 
  3. Remove from heat and strain. Let cool completely. Store in refrigerator. 

Pomegranate-Orange White Wine Cocktail Recipe


Bright, festive and fun, this fruity cocktail goes down easy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Seven Springs Dry Vignoles
  • 3 oz Pomegranate Juice 
  • 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cognac
  • 5 Mint Leaves
  • Ice
Directions: 
  1. Tear mint leaves roughly and put in glass. Add wine, juices and cognac. Fill glass with ice and serve. 

Spiced Holiday Punch 


This delicious punch recipe will make enough for everyone to enjoy! 

Ingredients: 
  • 6 cups Apple Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg 
  • 12 Cloves 
  • 1 - 2 inch piece Peeled Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 6 cups Cranberry Juice
  • Seven Springs Muscato Sparkling 
Directions: 
  1. Bring 6 cups apple juice, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cinnamon stick to a simmer over medium heat. 
  2. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  3. Strain, cool and chill. 
  4. In a large pitcher or punch bowl combine with 6 cups cranberry juice. 
  5. Fill glasses partway with juice mixture and top off with Seven Springs Muscato Sparkling. 

Stop on in to Seven Springs Winery today to pick up the wine before your guests arrive!  Our winery at the Lake of the Ozarks is less than a 10 minute drive from Osage Beach or Camdenton.  In addition to getting your holiday wine, why not purchase some gift cards? From now until Christmas, recieve $25 free when you buy $100 in gift certificates! Happy Holidays from Seven Springs Winery

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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, December 9, 2014

Give the Gift of Seven Springs Winery Wine this Christmas!

You have just a little over two weeks to finish up your Christmas shopping!  What should you get for the wine lovers in your family?  Instead of just giving them a simple botthe of wine, spice it up a notch and create a basket.  Give the gift of Seven Springs Winery wine this Holiday season with one of these great wine gift baskets!


Small Christmas Wine Basket


Our small Christmas basket is the perfect present for your boss or coworker. The basket includes: one snowman bottle topper, a ceramic christmas wine sign, and a beaded ornament.


Large Christmas Wine Basket


The perfect gift for a long distance loved one, our large Christmas basket includes: one Santa & one Snowman bottle hugger, a unique glass bottle stopper, a christmas wine sign,  and Seven Springs wine glasses.


Small Wine Basket


Our small wine basket is the perfect gift for that friend that already has everything and you don't know what to get her.  Any wine lover will enjoy this "Wines Constantly" hand painted wine glass nestled in an basket and adorned with grapes.

Large Wine Basket 


The most versital of all our baskets is our large wine basket. The basket includes: Handmade two glass ceramic wine topper, a Vacu Vin wine saver, and two Seven Springs wine glasses.

Red Wine Lover's Basket


Any red wine lover needs this gift basket! One Centilleno wine aerator, a unique glass bottle stopper, and a Seven Springs wine glass is all included in this basket.


The New Mom Basket


This basket is the perfect gift for the new mom that needs a little relaxtion. The New Mom basket includes: "Mommy's Sippy Cup" hand painted glass, "It's Your Day" handmade wine tag, a Seven Springs Candle, "Congratulations" Bottle Stopper, "Wine Ice Stirs" frozen wine cooler mix, and a bottle of Blushing Springs sparkling wine.


The Wine Diva Basket


Perfect for the wine diva in your life, this basket includes: unique handmade wooden roses, hand painted "Wine Diva" glass, Wine-E-Bitch Bitch Bag (a frozen wine cooler mix), Wine Diva Rhinestone Shirt & sassy Bottle Stopper.


Stop by our Lake of the Ozarks winery to pick out your basket today! In addition to these wine baskets, we have many other wine accessories you can purchase at the winery.  With so many choices, you can create the perfect basket for each wine lover on your list.  We can even ship wine to those friends and family members you won't be able to see in person this year.  Happy Holidays 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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Year's Eve Dinner at Seven Springs Winery

Join us for a delightful New Year's Eve Dinner on Wednesday, December 31, 2014!  Dinner will be accompanied by music and fireworks.  Seating at our Lake of the Ozarks winery begins at 5:00 pm that night.  Advanced reservations are required and there are only 100 spots available, so call now!  

Our Menu


Hand Tossed Caesar Salad 

10 oz Aged KC Strip with 6 oz Lobster Tail 

Asparagus

Baked Potato 

Dinner Roll

Sweet Potato Maple Layered Cheesecake


$99.00 per Couple


Reservation times will begin at 5:00 pm.  Sax on the Beach will be providing the music from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.  The fireworks display will start at 10:30 pm.  Please call 573-317-0100 or email info@sevenspringswinery.com for reservations.  Ask about reserving our Shuttle Bus for safe transportation! Cost is $20 per person with a 6 person minimum.  Bring in the New Year at your favorite winery at Lake of the Ozarks!    


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, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Thanksgiving is a time to join with family and celebrate with a large feast.  Many of you may have already started preparing the turkey and baking the pies.  Now comes the real question, what type of wine are you going to serve with your Thanksgiving meal?  Seven Springs Winery is here to help, with the perfect Thanksgiving wine pairings!

Turkey and Stuffing


Red wine is the traditional go-to wine for Thanksgiving dinner and our Seven's Red Heaven is the perfect selection!  The refreshing, crisp fruit flavors pair well with the traditional flavors of turkey and stuffing.

Mashed Potatoes


Syrah also pairs well with the herb-infused stuffing and the dark turkey meat, but best of all it compliments the savory taste of the mashed potatoes.  It brings a spicy edge to the table, increasing the complexity, while graciously handling the cornucopia of traditional Thanksgiving flavors.

Green Bean Casserole


The tropical fruit flavors in our light bodied Muscato Sparkling pair well with green beans and squash. Sparkling wines are the perfect go-to wine because of their high acidity and underlying fruit flavors that help cleanse your palate.

Cranberry Sauce


If you're looking for a white wine, our Chardonel is a great choice!  The fruity with toasted oak flavor makes it an excellent companion for cranberry sauce and white turkey meat.

Pumpkin Pie 


For dessert, we suggest either our Vignoles or Spring Fling white wines.  Their fruity, citrus flavors help bolster the pumpkin pie taste.

In the end it all comes down to your preference and that of your guests.  Keep it simple and have at least one red and one white on hand so that your guests can find something they prefer.  Try to avoid super-dry wines, as they can die in the presence of all that fruit, sugar and salt.  Whether you prefer white or red, a Missouri wine with some fruity flavors is the best option for pairing with Thanksgiving dinner. Stop by our Lake of the Ozarks winery today to stock up on wine for the big dinner tomorrow!

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 20, 2014

Our Winter Menu is Here!

Winter has arrived and that means a new menu at Seven Springs Winery!  Stay out of the cold and enjoy delicious food at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks.  From appetizers to entrees, we have something for everyone and a wine to pair with it!  Check out the delicious features of the new menu below:

Nibblers

Serves 2-4 People

Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Artichokes and spinach with garlic, baked in a creamy white cheese sauce, served with herbed crostinis. Pairing: Traminette

Mediterranean Pizza 
Spinach, artichokes, roasted red pepper and kalamata olives topped with a blend of Italian herbs & cheese baked on Focaccia Bread. Pairing: Sangria Rojo

Savory Oils Dipping Tree
Three assorted infused oils with Parmesan, served with fresh assortment of breads for dipping. Pairing: Pinot Noir

Meat and Cheese Platter
Sliced summer sausages with aged cheddar, served with an assortment of crackers and crostinis. Pairing: Seven's Red Heaven

French Loaf
A loaf of crusty French baguette served with Parmesan & cracked black pepper olive oil and butter


Light Fare


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

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
Jumbo mushroom caps, stuffed with garlic-herb Boursin cheese. Topped with mozzarella then baked. Served with pasta salad. Pairing: Vignoles

Award Winner, Best of the Lake: 
Spicy Shrimp and Crab Bisque
Wild bay shrimp, lump crab, herbs and cayenne in a rich cream sauce. Pairing: Muscato Sparkling


Greens

Dressings: Lite Italian, Ranch, Poppy Seed, House-Made Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

The Seven Springs Salad
Fresh spring mix lettuce topped with Bleu cheese crumbles, sliced grilled chicken breast, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds and fresh made croutons. Pairing: Vignoles


Grilled Panini 

Served with Kettle Chips. Substitute Pasta Salad for $1.00.

Black and Blue
Tender roast beef, bleu cheese, red onion and roasted red peppers. Pairing: Norton

Seven Heaven
Smoked turkey, crisp bacon, chipotle cream cheese, sliced tomato and onion, topped with aged mozzarella cheese. Pairing: Sevens Red Heaven

Grilled Chicken-Apple and Cheddar
Cinnamon-mustard spread, grilled chicken breast, sliced apples and aged cheddar. Pairing: Muscato Sparkling

Seven Herb Roast Beef
Tender roast beef, aged cheddar, apple wood smoked bacon, red onion with a sweet and zesty BBQ cream cheese spread. Pairing: Pinot Noir


Wraps

Served with Kettle Chips. Substitute Pasta Salad for $1.00. 

Beef Bourguignon
Tender roast beef with onions and mushrooms sauteed in Norton red wine then rolled into a whole wheat tortilla, with Boursin cheese. Pairing: Norton

Cranberry & Curried Chicken Salad
Unique Turkish Style Chicken Salad with dried cranberries, toasted almond, onion, mild yellow curry and mixed field greens rolled into a whole wheat tortilla. Pairing: Spring Fling

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


Entrees


Norton Burger
6 oz Angus chuck burger, sauteed onion and mushroom, de-glazed in our Norton and topped with melted mozzarella. Pairing: Norton

Creole Chicken Alfredo
This traditional Cajun dish is prepared with grilled chicken, cream and Creole seasonings. Served with side salad and garlic bread. Pairing: Spring Fling

Penne Pesto Pasta
Penne lightly tossed with extra virgin olive oil, pesto and parmesan cheese. Served with side salad and garlic bread. Pairing: Chardonel

Seven Springs Winery not only has the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we also have some amazing food options.  Join us at the winery for a nice meal with the family or contact us about hosting your holiday party or other special occasion.  Our event coordinator is ready to help you plan the perfect get together! Call us today at 573-317-0100. 

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, November 12, 2014

4 Tips for Storing Open Wine

Storing your Seven Springs Winery wine at home can be tricky, trying to make sure the temperature doesn't fluctuate too much. However, when that bottle of wine is already open, the task becomes even more difficult. Maybe you're single or your partner doesn't drink wine and finishing that bottle in one night isn't going to happen. Here are several things you can do to keep that wine fresh for a few days even after that cork is popped.

1. Keep Oxygen Out.  


The main issue with trying to save wine once the cork has been removed is that the wine is exposed to oxygen.  The air will flatten your wine, lessening the flavors and aromas.  If you've only drank half the bottle of wine, the wine that's left is exposed to half a bottle of oxygen.  One way to reduce the surface area exposed to oxygen, is to transfer your leftover wine into a half bottle with a screw top lid.  A second option would be to purchase a wine preserver that actually pumps the oxygen out of the bottle.

2. Don't Recork it. 


Placing the cork back into the bottle is probably the first logical solution you can come up with the preserve your open bottle of wine.  However, this is not a good idea because it can taint the wine that's still in there.  If you do have to use the cork rather than a wine stopper or preserver, beware which end of the cork you insert back into the bottle.  While the "clean" side may seem easier to fit into the bottle, the stained side has already been exposed to the wine and it tasted fine.  The "clean" side may not be as clean as you think because it has been exposed to elements outside of the bottle.

3. Store it Upright. 


In addition to moving the wine to a smaller bottle, be sure to store your open wine upright. Storing it upright will minimize the surface area of the wine that is exposed to oxygen.  When a bottle is placed on its side, the exposed surface area increases dramatically if there's extra space in the bottle. This type of storage also reduces the potential mess of a leaky seal.

4. Place in the Fridge. 


One of the most important tips to follow when storing an open bottle of wine is to refrigerate it. You may be thinking that some wine is served at room temperature and therefore should not be placed in the fridge.  While that is true, it's easier to get your wine warmed up than it is to chill it. Think about it this way, wine comes from grapes and you wouldn't leave your fresh produce out on the counter would you?  So why would you leave your wine sitting out to spoil?  Instead, store it in the fridge.  If it is one of those wines that should be served at room temperature, take it out before you start prepping dinner.  Go ahead and pour it into the glasses and by the time dinner gets to the table, it will be room temperature.

Wine, depending on the type, can typically last up to 2 weeks after being opened.  As long as you store the wine correctly, the flavor won't change too much.  In addition to the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks, Seven Springs Winery offers other wine products for purchase.  Next time you're in our Lake of the Ozarks Winery, take a look at our wine stoppers to help keep your wine tasting fresh!

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, November 5, 2014

Doe Camp at Seven Springs Winery

Men in the Woods, Women at the Winery! 


Join us at Seven Springs Winery next Saturday, November 15 for some special treatment while the guys are off hunting.  Pamper yourself while you drink some wine, do a little shopping and listen to Sax on the Beach.  With many great vendors, you'll be able to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Grab your girls and come on out to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks from Noon to 4 PM. Men have the day off, so should you!

Vendors for Doe Camp 

  • West Shore Gems
  • Starla and Co. 
  • Glitz and Glamour
  • Blue Water Treasures
  • Scentsy by Tammy Moore
  • Plexus Slim 
  • Leisure Life Styles
  • Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry 
  • Young Living Essential Oils 
  • ...And many more! 

Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills between Camdenton and Osage Beach. The 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. If you're interested in hosting your event at our Lake of the Ozarks winery, contact us at 573-317-0100 today!

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 31, 2014

Frighteningly Good Halloween Wine Ideas

Halloween isn't just for the kids!  Halloween is the 3rd largest party holiday in the US, behind New Year's Even and Super Bowl Sunday.  This spooky holiday is almost as much about stuffing your face with candy and having a drink with friends as it is dressing up in costumes and carving pumpkins. Seven Springs Winery is here to help you get a little creative with your wine this Halloween.  Stop by your favorite winery at the Lake of the Ozarks to pick up some wine and try one of these delicious drinks or pairings!

Halloween Inspired Drinks


Candy Corn Cocktail

1/2 oz. Muscato Sparkling
3/4 oz. Grenadine
1 1/2 oz. Kettle Corn infused Bombay Sapphire Gin - to make add a cup of kettle corn to a 750ml bottle and infuse in an airtight container for at least 24 hours

Blood Letter Trinidad Sour

1 oz. Syrah 
1 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Maple Syrup 
12 dashes Angostura Bitters
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
Burnt Lemon Peel for Garnish

Ghostly White Wine Spritzer

5 oz. Dry Vignoles
Tonic Water Ice Cubes

Infographic from: www.vivino.com
Vampire Blood Punch

2 cups Dry Rougeon 
4 cups Rum 
1 cup Sugar
1 Cup Lemon Juice
4 Cups Water
1 Blood Orange (sliced thinly)
1 Cinnamon Stick
4 Whole Cloves
Freshly Grated Nutmeg 
Peel of 3 Lemons

Candy and Wine Pairings


Pinot Noir
Red Licorice pairs nicely because the Pinot Noir already has some cherry undertones.

Syrah
Hershey's Dark Chocolate's bitterness makes a statement with the powerful Syrah.

Muscato Sparkling
Skittles and Starburst Candy pair well with the tropical fruit flavors found in our Muscato Sparkling.

Chardonel
Butterfinger pairs well with a buttery Chardonel.

Blushing Springs
Nerds and candy corn pair well with sweetness of this sparkling red wine.

Seven Springs Winery has you covered this Halloween and every other holiday.  From dry white wines to sweet reds, our Lake of the Ozark's winery has something for everyone to love!  Consider hosting your holiday party with us this year.  Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards is conveniently located in the Missouri foothills between Camdenton and Osage Beach making it the perfect celebration location!

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 23, 2014

7 Interesting Wine Facts You May Not Know

Although wine originated long ago, it keeps gaining popularity all around the world.  Today we have thousands of wines that can be found all over the world including right here in Missouri.  As you're drinking your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine, do you ever think about how wine became so widely loved or how certain traditions were started?  Here are some interesting facts about wine you may not know!

1. Cheers!


The custom bumping your glasses together and saying cheers came from old Rome where they used this method to ensure one one was trying to poison the others.  Bumping the glasses together made the drink spill from one cup to another.

2. No Wine for Women


In ancient Rome, it was forbidden for the women to drink wine.  If a husband found his wife dirnking wine, the law allowed for him to kill her.

3. Not for Egypt 


Egypt was an ancient civilization that did not like wine.  The old kings avoided wine because they believed that the red alcoholic beverage was actually the blood of men who tried to fight the gods and failed. According to the Egyptians, this is what makes people act irrationally while drinking alchol.

4. Grape Juice Warning


During the prohibition period, grape juice concentrate manufacturers put a warning on their product due to the drinking lust Americans had.  The sticker read, "After you mix the concentrate with water, please do not keep the mix in a barrel for 20 days - as it will turn into wine."

5. Wine Sniffing Champion


In 2003, Richard Juhlin, a sport ed from Sweden, was crowned as the world champion of recognizing wine by smell.  He was able to recognize 43 wines out of 50.  In comparison, the second place winner was only able to recognize 4 of the wines.

6. Oops, We Made Wine


The earliest remnants of wine were discovered in Iran and the oldest evidence of cultivated vines were found in Georgia as early as 7000 B.C.  Supposedly, the drink orginally fermented by mistake when native yeasts accidentally came in contact with grapes stored in containers.  This turned the sugars in the grapes to alcohol.

7. Wine in Moderation


The ancient Greeks designed a wine glass that would ensure moderation when drinking wine.  If wine was poured above a certain level, the cup spilled its entire contents out of the bottom of the glass.

Seven Springs Winery is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine!  Don't worry, we don't have glasses that will spill your wine and women are allowed to drink here.  So grab your spouse or your friends and head on over to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Located in the rolling Missouri foothills, Seven Springs Winery is an ideal place for relazing with a glass of your favorite wine and admiring the beautiful views!

Sources:
https://www.wiine.me/10-amazing-facts-about-wine/
http://interestingthings.info/food-and-beverages/10-interesting-facts-wine-know.html
http://kickassfacts.com/30-kickass-interesting-facts-about-wine/

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 16, 2014

Lake of the Ozarks Wine Trail

The area has seen a renaissance in craft wineries at the Lake of the Ozarks over the last decade. Scenic beauty paired with fine wine and gourmet food make for a memorable experience regardless of the season. Seven Springs Winery invites you to check out this newly formed Missouri wine trail.  What a fun way to spend an afternoon, day or even an entire weekend!

Missouri Wine History


Missouri is known for it’s rich heritage as a wine producing state. The area became known as “Missouri Rhineland” referring to it’s similarities to that region in Germany and the influence of the German immigrants on the industry in the 1800s.  In the mid-1880s, more wine was produced by volume in Missouri than in any other state. Due to prohibition and the growth of the California wine industry, Missouri wineries today tend to be small and more focused on crafting their wine in the old world traditions.

Charity Fundraising Event


The newly formed Lake of the Ozarks Wine Trail will be holding a charity fund raising event November 1st at The Landing on Main Street from 1-5 PM.  All of your favorite local wineries, including Seven Springs Winery will be providing samples of wine paired with your favorite holiday foods.  The cost of the event is $10 which includes a souvenir wine glass plus food and wine samplings from each winery.  A portion of the proceeds will go to Central Missouri Food Bank.  Bring some canned goods and come enjoy live music by Samaria Grace!

The wine throughout the state is among the best in the world and because scarcity, it’s also one of the best kept secrets. Missouri’s wine industry has grown into an attraction in it’s own right and complements an already thriving tourism industry.  Next time you're in the Lake area, be sure to check out Seven Springs Winery and the rest of the Lake of the Ozarks Wine Trail!

For more information on the Lake of the Ozarks Wine Trail, please visit: www.lakeoftheozarkswinetrail.com

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 9, 2014

Wine Terminology: 39 Words Used to Describe Wine Taste

With so many different varieties of Missouri wine, it can be hard to choose one.  How do you choose a bottle of wine anyway?  Some have nice labels, but that's not going to guarantee you're going to like the taste of the wine inside.  Many people rely on wine descriptions to get an idea of the taste. However, if your not familiar with wine terminology, you may have no idea what kind of wine you're actually getting.  The wine terminology below will help you in your search for the perfect wine at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Wine Terms for Taste and Flavor


  • Austere - high acidity and very little fruit flavors
  • Backward - high in alcohol content and tannins
  • Balanced - wine that strikes a balance between acidity, tannic structure and fruit flavors
  • Big - full bodied wines that fill and coat the palate
  • Bright - higher in acidity that makes your mouth water
  • Buttery - aged in oak, rich and flat (less acidity), cream-like texture with a smooth finish
  • Charcoal - gritty, dry and a rustic flavor
  • Cigar Box - hinting toward sweetness and cedar-wood
  • Complex - a positive term describing wine with many different taste and aromatic qualities
  • Creamy - white wines fermented or aged in oak
  • Crisp - refreshing acidity 
  • Dense - bold
  • Dry - not sweet
  • Earthy - flavor and aromatic characteristics reflect that of the terroir in which it was grown
  • Elegant - not big, not fruity, not opulent and not bold, higher acidity
  • Fading - a wine losing its color, body and flavor characteristics
  • Fat - wide, big, massive and opulent
  • Flabby - a negative term describing a lack of acidity
  • Flamboyant - abundance of fruit
  • Fleshy - raw steak sensation 
  • Flinty - wine that denotes flavors aromatic characteristics of metal or steel 
  • Fruity - aromas and flavors suggest fruit; doesn't imply sweetness
  • Heady - high alcohol content and an overwhelmingly alcoholic aroma
  • Jammy - cooked berry sweetness, syrupy 
  • Lean - presenting little or no fruit flavors
  • Masculine - describing big, full-bodied wine
  • Oaky - oak flavors (smoky, toasty) 
  • Opulent - rich, smooth and bold
  • Refined - similar to elegant, not opulent or bold
  • Silky - rich red wines fermented or aged in oak
  • Soft - smooth rather than crisp mouth feel
  • Steely - higher acidity
  • Structured - high tannin and acidity 
  • Supple - a balance of fruit flavors and tannic structure
  • Tannic - firm wine leaving the mouth feeling dry
  • Toasty - wine that's oak-aged, with a slightly burnt caramel finish
  • Unctuous - oily 
  • Unoaked - doesn't have vanilla, cream, butter or baking spices in it, more of a zesty lemon flavor, more tart
  • Velvety - rich in flavors and texture, lush, smooth and silky

Seven Springs Winery offers a wide variety of wine to meet your tastes.  Stop by for one of our daily wine tastings to find your favorite! Our winery at the Lake of the Ozarks sits atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills creating the perfect backdrop for any event or celebration.  The covered porch and patio area are ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and admiring the beautiful views.  Stop by and see us soon! 

Sources: 
http://wine.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Wine_Terminology

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 2, 2014

Featured Wine: Syrah

Our Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks is home to many great varieties of wine, including Syrah! Syrah is one of the world's most popular and widely planted red wine grape varieties.  It is a dark skinned berry that produces deeply colored and concentrated, rich, red wines with the ability to age and evolve for years or even multiple decades.  Typical scents include blackberries, plumbs, black cherries, flowers, spice, earth, chocolate, licorice, blueberry, pepper and truffles.  While it is planted all over the world, more Syrah is planted in France than in any other country!

History of Syrah


Syrah grapes are the offspring of two ancient varietals that individually never gained mass popularity. It was created when Dureza, a dark skinned berry was crossed with Mondeuse Blance, a white skinned grape.  How long Syrah grapes have been in existence is not known, but today Syrah continues to gain popularity.  Today Syrah is ranked as the world's 6th most planted grape!

Food Pairings


Syrah is one of the most versatile wines when it comes to food pairing.  The natural freshness, spice and rich character, coupled with the wide variety of styles Syrah produces, makes it easy to pair. Some of the best dishes to pair it with include:

  • Any roasted, grilled or smoked meat dishes like: duck, beef, veal, sausage and chicken
  • Game
  • Rich braised dishes and stews 
  • Cassoulet
  • Grilled Steaks
  • American Hamburgers
  • A myraid of different hard and soft cheeses

Fore more information on Syrah, please visit: www.thewinecellarinsider.com

Come on by the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks and try a rich glass of Syrah!  Sitting atop 160 acres of rolling Missouri foothills, Seven Springs Winery presents the perfect backdrop for sipping your favorite wine.  We offer wine tastings daily, as well as a light menu consisting of soups, sandwiches, cheese trays and bread with various dipping oils.  Stop by and see us today!

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 23, 2014

Blues, Bays and BBQ this Weekend!

Join us for a full day of competition and fun for the whole family!  Our Lake of the Ozarks winery opens at 11 AM and the festivities begin at Noon.  For just $10 you can participate in all the fun while helping out a wonderful local charity.  Here's what you can expect this Saturday, September 27, at Seven Springs Winery during our Blues, Bays and BBQ event!

Photo from: Missouri Forget Me Not
Horse Rescue Facebook Page

Blues


Kicking off the event is our Blues Competition! The bands will start at 1 PM. The battle of the bands will feature:
  • James Clay and the Creekers
  • Blue Collar Kings
  • Doghouse Daddy's
  • Sax on the Beach  

Bays


All proceeds of the event go to benefit the Forget Me Not Horse Rescue and Sanctuary.  Please visit www.MissouriForgetMeNot.org for more information.

BBQ


Come prepared to taste some delicious BBQ and then vote for your favorite!  BBQ starts serving at 2 PM with the judging to take place at 4 PM. The Amateur BBQ Competition features the following categories:

  • Pork Ribs
  • Pulled Pork
  • Beef Brisket

It's going to be a great day at Seven Springs Winery!  In addition to the Blues and BBQ competitions, there will be a silent auction, pony rides, bounce houses and more!  For more information, please contact Seven Springs Winery at 573-317-0100.  We hope to see you there!

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573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Seven Springs Winery: The Perfect Place for a Wedding!

Congratulations, You're Engaged! 


Now is the time to get excited about planning your wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks!  One of the first decisions you'll need to make is the wedding venue.  Seven Springs Winery is the perfect place for a beautiful indoor or outdoor wedding! Our Lake of the Ozarks winery location is not only beautiful, but also convenient. Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits upon 160 breathtaking acres making a wonderful place for your celebration. The magnificent covered porch and a large patio area are ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and admiring the beautiful view!

Weddings at Seven Springs Winery


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 200 people inside and another 125 outside in our patio area. At night, the patio area lights up providing a remarkable, intimate atmosphere for your special occassion. Our executive chef prepares a distinctive and delicious banquet menu with items ranging from hors d’ oeuvres to gourmet styled meals. These meals can be customized to fit one’s dietary, cultural or personal preferences as needed.

Why Choose Seven Springs Winery? 


Seven Springs Winery is a full service wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks.  We will provide an event coordinator and can supply or recommend all of the extras you need for your wedding to be a success.  You and up to six people can taste your menu choices and view your presentation to ensure the best meal for your wedding.  We do not require a cleaning deposit; we provide a cleaning service for you. We also want you and your wedding party to be safe on your wedding night, which is why we include our shuttle service for Saturday and Sunday weddings for the bridal party to be escorted to your hotel for no additional cost. Lastly, many of the Lake’s finest vendors offer discounts to Seven Spring’s couples simply for getting married with us.

Wedding Services Provided 


  • Event coordinator to help you plan your special day; including referrals for everything from florist to local hotels and transportation.
  • You and up to six people can taste your menu choices and view your presentation to ensure the best meal for your wedding. 
  • Banquet chairs and tables complete with china, glassware, and silverware. (Classic white or black linens are available for rental.) 
  • Sound system for speeches, background music, and also a flat screen television for showing pictures on DVDs during your cocktail reception. 
  • Complete setup and cleanup of tables and chairs by our event staff.
  • Our event coordinator will be present on your day to ensure everything runs according to your wishes...it is your special day after all! 

Seven SpringsWinery schedules events everyday of the week. We also offer flexible setup times on the day of your event.  To reserve a date, a $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required at booking date for the reception hall. There is a non-refundable 50% payment on catering 30 days prior to your event.  For more information about hosting your Lake of the Ozarks wedding at Seven Springs Winery, please visit www.sevenspringswinery.com/lakeozarkweddings.asp

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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