Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Be Healthy in 2016 With Wine!

If you're the type of person who loves to make goals and plan for the year, we think a great resolution is to drink more wine! Don't be fooled by the great taste, and the way wine makes you feel. Wine is a wonderful way to start incorporating healthy choices into your day. Check out these neat ways that you can make your New Year's resolutions more exciting, and why wine is good for you.

Watching Your Weight

One of the most penned resolutions is to lose weight. While many people are trying to drop the pounds, we just want to drink more wine! Do you know how many calories are actually in a glass of wine? Many dry table wines only have 120-130 calories in a 5-ounce glass. While the calories in wine probably aren't your biggest concern when trying to lose weight, make sure that you know exactly how much you're drinking.

Working Out

Many new studies have been released this year to imply that drinking alcohol and working out go hand in hand. Both activities release chemicals in our brains that make us feel good, and each activity also encourages us to do the other. Another study also found that a compound in wine may help you recover from a hard workout. Supplemental resveratrol (try to say that quickly 10 times after few glasses of wine!) is an antioxidant that is shown to help decrease muscle damage caused by strenuous exercise. While you're making plans to exercise more this year, make sure and stop by your favorite winery at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can enjoy a glass when you're done working out!

Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Red wine is commonly associated with a healthy heart, but white wine is making headlines for its health benefits as well. While red wine is polyphenol-rich, and great for cardiovascular benefits, they are also finding that alcohol itself has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. White wine also has the potential to improve arterial health through a polyphenol called caffeic acid, which will help you blood vessels to produce more nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to relax arteries and lower your blood pressure.

Sleep Better

Improving your sleep pattern can increase your mental alertness, lower levels of stress and give your body energy. Yet, any alcohol of any type at the wrong time can interrupt your sleep cycle. While it may seem like alcohol helps you get to sleep faster, the quality of your sleep can be significantly disrupted. Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, since that will be less likely to disturb sleep, 

Keep Your Mind Sharp

Light to moderate wine drinking accompanied by a healthy diet has been found to improve brain function as we age, with hindering memory or motor skills. The polyphenol resveratrol that is in wine has been shown to help with people suffering from mild to moderate signs of Alzheimers and have other possible benefits for mental health.

Drink the Best Wine at the Lake

While you're making your New Year's resolutions, be sure to include the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have delicious red and white wine's that will not only taste amazing but can maybe help you meet some of your other resolutions! Our winery is nestled in the beautiful hills of the Ozarks, and our Missouri Wine is the best. Come for the wine, stay for the atmosphere, remember the view.




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, December 23, 2015

5 Ways to Enjoy WINE for CHRISTMAS

"I'm Dreaming of A WINE Christmas!"

The Christmas season is finally here, and we know just the way to celebrate! Whether it's chilled or warm, wine is can be a perfect holiday beverage to make the season merry and bright. Seven Springs Winery know's all about celebrating the holiday's, and any other day's inbetween with our delicious Missouri wine, and gourmet menu. Here are a few ways you can enjoy our wine in your own home with a fun Christmas flair!

Photo Credit from WineAndGlue.com

Cranberry Orange Mulled Wine

From WineAndGlue.com

Ingredients
750 ml bottle of Seven Spring's Dry Rougeon
1 1/2 cups brandy
2 cinnamon sticks
2 oranges, sliced
1 cup cranberry juice
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 TBSP cloves, jammed into the orange slices
1/3 cup honey

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pot.
Bring to a quick boil, then reduce to a low simmer for 10 minutes. Serve warm in mugs.


Christmas Sangria

Photo Credit from ThenyMelroseFamily.com
Ingredients
2 bottles of Seven Spring's Traminette
1 apple sliced into chunks
½ pomegranate
1 - 2 oranges cut into slices
6 oz cranberries
2 cans of 8oz cranberry lime seltzer
1 cup white grape juice
Sprigs of Rosemary {garnish}

Instructions
Add the apple chunks, pomegranates, orange slices and cranberries to a pitcher.
Pour 2 bottles of Seven Spring's Traminette over the fresh fruit and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4-6 hours. Just before serving add in cranberry lime seltzer and white grape juice.
Garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary and an orange slice.


Photo Credit from ImmaEatThat.com

Red Wine Hot Chocolate


Ingredients
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup Seven's Red Heaven
1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks
Optional: coconut whipped cream

Instructions
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and chocolate chips. Whisking constantly until chocolate is melted into milk and you have a thick and creamy chocolate milk. Pour in red wine and heat until everything is hot. Pour into 2 mugs or 6-8 smaller glasses and top with coconut whipped cream.

Slow Cooker Spiced Wine

Photo Credit From WellPlate.com
From WellPlated.com

Ingredients:
1 (750 ml) Seven Spring's Pinot Noir
1/4 cup honey
1 orange, zested and juiced
2 cups apple cider
5 whole cloves
4 green cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise
1/4 cup brandy
Orange slices, for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish


Directions:
Add wine, cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice to a 3-quart or larger slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and anise. Cook on low until warm, 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your slow cooker. Stir in the brandy.
Ladle into mugs and serve with an orange slice and cinnamon sticks. To keep the wine warm, leave the slow cooker on the "keep warm" setting. If your slow cooker does not have a warm setting, alternate between "low" and off.


Photo Credit from WellPlated.com

White Cranberry Mulled Wine


Ingredients
2 rosemary sprigs, plus additional for serving
1 cup white cranberry juice, divided
1 orange
1 (750 ml) bottle of Seven Spring's Vignoles
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, rinsed, plus additional for serving (do not use dried)
5 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 whole star anise pod
1/4 cup light rum, such as Bacardi
Cinnamon sticks, for serving

Directions
Place the rosemary sprigs in the bottom of a saucepan with 1/2 cup white cranberry juice. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes, then strain into the slow cooker. Discard the rosemary stems.
With a vegetable peeler, gently scrape away the rind of the orange so that you have orange peelings, being careful not to get any of the white pith, which is bitter. Add the peels to the slow cooker.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup white cranberry juice, bottle of white wine, cranberries, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Cook on low for 1 hour, until warm. Stir in the rum. Serve warm garnished with additional rosemary, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks.

Seven Springs Winery

Seven Springs Winery hopes that you have a very Merry Christmas. May it be filled with loving family, fun times, great food, laughter and of course...WINE! After the holiday's we hope you can come out and celebrate the New Year at our New Year's Eve Dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks. It will be a great celebration with excellent food and amazing entertainment. Book your spots today by calling our winery at (573) 317-0100. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the best winery at the 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



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ring In the New Year with Seven Springs Winery

We can hardly believe that 2016 is almost here! This past year has been so fun and full of wine, friends, weddings and delicious food - but we know that next year is going to be even better! To celebrate such an awesome year, and ring in the next, come out and celebrate your last moments of 2015 at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our New Year's Eve Dinner is going to be jam-packed with delicious food, fun music, and of course, LOTS of wine! Check out a few highlights from 2015, and all of the fun details to expect at the best New Year's Eve Dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Highlights From 2015


This year has been full of events, music, wine, parties, weddings, dinners and more. Here are just a FEW of the of the fabulous activities we enjoyed throughout 2015.

  • 6th Annual Silver Cup Chefs Challenge - January 31st, 2015
  • Rotary Beer Dinner - March 21st
  • Our New Reception & Banquet Hall at the Lake of the Ozarks - May 2015
  • First Ever Wine Trail Competition - July 2015
  • Camdenton Rotary Wine Tasting Social - September 2015
  • LO Profile's Holiday Social - November 2015
  • New Year's Even Dinner - December 2015

New Year's Eve Dinner At Seven Springs Winery



Thursday, December 31, 2015

Join us for a delightful New Year's Eve Dinner and Music. Seating will begin at 5:00 pm, but there are only 100 reservations available. Call (573) 317-0100 for your reservation, it will be $109.00 per couple. Advanced reservation is required and you can make your dinner reservations between 5 PM and 8 PM.

Our Menu

  • Hand Tossed Caesar Salad
  • 10 oz aged KC Strip with 6 oz Lobster Tail
  • Asparagus & Baked Potatoe
  • Dinner Roll
  • Cheesecake 


Carl & Melonie Michael - The DuOver

Live Music from 6:00pm-10:30pm


Melonie and Carl "Mikey" Michael met in 2009 when she hired him to play guitar in her
nationally touring casino band. They began writing together while on the road and married
on South Padre Island in Texas 2011. Both from musical backgrounds, their passion for
both the music and each other, only fuels the lyrical diversity and melodic wildfire
that takes you from the country dance halls to the smokey dive bars while never having to leave
the backseat of a 1969 Chevelle. Melonie enjoyed much success and many overseas hits before
joining the casino circuit. She has been singing and playing professionally since age 13. Mikey
has been playing professionally since age 8 when he began playing drums for his dad's country
band. He began playing guitar at age 15 and started writing at 19. This is us, this is two lives, road
tested and bound by sound, this is The DuOver!

Don't forget that you can reserve the Shuttle Bus for $20/person with a 6 person minimum.

From New Year's to weddings, and every other day in between, Seven Springs Winery is who you call when you want a great time. 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. Give us a call today at (573) 317-0100 to reserve your seats for our New Year's Eve Dinner!

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 11, 2015

Top 10 things Guests LOVE About Weddings

While you're in the midst of planning your wedding, one of the tings you'll always want to remember are your guests. Some will be traveling hundreds of miles to attend, while others will be asking for time off work, and trying to pick out the perfect gift for you and your love. Our beautiful venue is a great place for your guests to get comfortable and enjoy your beautiful wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks, but here are a few tips that will make your wedding even better for the people you love.


Guests Love...

A Convenient Date Or Plenty of Notice


When you select a wedding date that is in close to a holiday, you're asking guests to choose between you and their family. If possible, choose a date that doesn't coincide with popular holiday's. If you MUST choose Christmas Eve as your wedding date, give your guests advance notice so that they can make plans to attend.

Informational Invites


Guest love to know exactly what to expect. Use your invitations as a way to give your guests all of the details they need to enjoy your big day. If you have any special clothing requirements this is a good time to share that with your guests. If you're having an outdoor wedding on unlevel ground, you can warn them that they may want to wear flats. Or if you decide to do an outdoor candlelight service so the lights can reflect off the snow, you may want to let them know so they can bring appropriate outerwear.

Free Alchohol


We know that providing free alcohol for your guests can be a large investment, but just like you wouldn't invite someone to your home and make them pay for their drink, you shouldn't do that at your wedding. If you want to keep the budget low, provide your guests with a special signature drink, or, at least, a house wine or beer. This helps to show that you're hospitable, without racking up the bill.

Plenty of Preparation for the Weather


You can't plan for everything, but you can help make a few plans to help ease anything drastic. If you're getting married outside in the summer, you can provide wedding programs shaped like fans to help alleviate the heat. If you're getting married inside in the winter you can arrange for a coat check so your guests can enjoy the evening without having to carry bulky outerwear around. Preparing for these little details will help to make this event amazing for everyone.


Delicious Food


The food you offer at your wedding is one of the details everyone will remember about your special day. You can make the food as extravagant or as simple as you like, but make sure it's delicious. There are many ways to stay within your budget and provide a meal that will leave everyone speechless, so get creative and tell them to come hungry!

Sweet & Simple Toasts


Your family loves you, and your guests know this, but don't be afraid to remind your speakers that they can keep it short and sweet. After a guest has listened to seven different people with twenty minutes each, they'll be ready to leave as soon as the toasts are over,

A Good DJ


Some people like the music loud and exciting, others like it quiet. Find a DJ who can adjust to the situation and keep the music at an appropriate level for everyone. Keep the music low when people are talking and enjoying their meal, but you can still bump up the sound when it's time to hit the dance floor.

When It's Organized


While your day is about you and your husband, it's also about hosting a wonderful event for your guests. Thank them for everything they've done for you by keeping the day organized and on schedule if possible. If you will be taking photos between the ceremony and the reception, plan ahead for your guests and provide entertainment. You can have a "happy hour" and provide appetizers and drinks for them to enjoy while they wait. Or if you're getting married at the best outdoor venue at the Lake of the Ozarks in the summer, you can scatter horseshoes, giant Jenga, or bean bag tosses to entertain them. They'll hardly notice you're gone when you provide them with something fun.

Gracious Hosts


There's nothing more meaningful to your guests than when you take the time to say hello to them and thank them for coming. Even if it's just a quick greeting, it's important to acknowledge their presence. Also, remember to get your thank you's out in a timely manner, as your guests will certainly notice if you forget them.


Host your Wedding at the Best Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks


Seven Springs Winery has many beautiful places for you to say your "I do's" and then party the night away. From our outdoor gazebo that is nestled in our beautiful Missouri Vineyard, or the event center where you can kick off those heels and dance to the music. We have an excellent staff who will work hard to make sure your event is a day to remember. Give us a call today and book your wedding date before someone else does!

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 1, 2015

The BEST Wines to Bring to a Holiday Party

'Tis the season to celebrate the holiday's with friends and family! From company parties to gatherings with friends, there will be many occasions to take a bottle of wine with you throughout the month. Of course, when you find yourself staring at thirteen of the best Missouri Wines, how do you know what would be the best choice? Never fear, Seven Springs Winery is here! We'll help you choose 5 of the best wines that you can gift your hostess at any festivity.

Lighter Reds


You can't go wrong with a red wine, especially at Christmas. The color is festive, the flavor is refreshing, and lighter reds are loved by many. Seven Springs' Dry Rougeon is a light bodied wine, with no tannins and a berry finish. PLUS, this bottle has a recipe for a delicious sangria, so you're giving a gift that keeps on giving!

Dessert Wines


When you don't know what your hostess is serving, you can be sure that a dessert wine will pair well with whatever is served. Seven Spring's Blushing Springs is a delectable, sparkling red wine. The sweet berry aromas combined with the semi-sweet finish means this wine will pair perfectly with chocolate cake, apple strudel, or any other number of  delicious holiday favorites!

Crisp Whites


When all else fails, a white wine is always a good choice. It's not too bold, not too dry, and can pair well with many popular dishes. Come get a bottle of our Spring Fling wine. The light straw color with a lime green rim is light bodied and fruity. With a hint of citrus and lychee! This variety is sure to be a hit when you show up on the doorstep with it.


Sparkling Wines


You will always win when you bring a sparkling wine. With a distinct wine flavor, but enough bubble to compare to champagne - your guests or hostess will love this type of wine. Our Muscato Sparkling is a brilliant, light straw color, and a perfect blend of tropical fruit and flower flavors. The light bodied, fruit forward, the sparkling finish can make a meaningful impact when the glass has been enjoyed thoroughly.


A Best Seller


If you have no clue what type of wine to bring to your next holiday event, just ask our team! You can't go wrong with a customer favorite. Seven's Red Heaven is a beautiful deep plum color, with refreshing crisp fruit flavors and a distinct sweet finish. The tannins help it to pair well with a delicious meal while the sweetness compliments a delectable desert. Make a good choice, and choose the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Make Christmas GRAND with Delicious Wine


You can take the perfect wine to the party, or you can bring the perfect party to the wine! We still have a few dates open for you to host the perfect Christmas party at the Lake of the Ozarks. From delicious food, a spacious and festive venue, and of course, amazing wine at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call today and secure your date, it's not too late!

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, November 24, 2015

5 Ways to Use Wine in your Thanksgiving Feast!

We're thankful for a wine that pairs well with turkey...and difficult relatives! We're also thankful for another great year serving up the best Missouri Wines, and thankful for all of our wonderful customers to have made this year so much fun. Thanksgiving dinner can be a melting pot of flavors, textures, and spices, so finding a wine to pair with all of that can be challenging.

Here are a few wine's that will go splendidly with your Thanksgiving feast, as well as some fun ways to incorporate wine into your meal, in more ways than just drinking it!

Thanksgiving Wine


You can't go wrong with these two Seven Springs wines with when looking for a delicious pairing with your dinner.

Pinot Noir

This medium plum wine has a beautiful garnet color that will really set off the look of your Thanksgiving feast. The berry and spice flavor will help to compliment the variety of flavors at your table, without being too powerful. This wine is medium bodied and has delectable velvety tannins with a long finish. It will make a wonderful selection for your Thanksgiving meal.

Chardonel

Red wine is generally the choice at Thanksgiving dinner, but when you want a white wine, you can't go wrong with our Chardonel. The light to medium straw color will pair well with the decor on the table, adding a sophisticated elegance only found with white wines. With its medium body and fruity toasted oak flavor, you'll find the combination ideal with your Thanksgiving dinner. 


Incorporating Wine Into Your Thanksgiving Menu


Oh, you mean the whole point of Thanksgiving isn't about celebrating wine? There are so many reasons to be thankful for wine, it tastes good by itself, it tastes good with food, and it tastes good IN food! Here are a few recipes that we dug out where you can incorporate your love for wine, and maybe introduce some new family favorites!

White Wine Turkey Brine 
Photo from Bobby's Kozy Kitchen

From: Bobby's Kozy Kitchen

Ingredients
1-quart vegetable stock
1 1/2 cups kosher salt
6 bay leaves
2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 bottle of Seven Springs' Chardonel
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
8 garlic cloves, crushed but left in the skins
1 bunch (a good handful) fresh thyme
2 lemons, sliced
Cold water (enough to cover turkey)
16-pound turkey (giblet package and neck removed)

Instructions
  1. Bring the vegetable stock, salt, bay leaves, peppercorns, and mustard seeds to a boil. Stir until salt is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Pour the brine into a 5-gallon stock pot or container. Pour in the bottle of wine, then add the shallots, garlic, thyme, and lemons. Slowly lower in the turkey.
  3. Pour enough cool water into the pot to cover the turkey. Place lid on the pot and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
  4. For a crispier crust - Remove the turkey from the brine the night before, pat it dry, and place on a baking sheet in the refrigerator uncovered overnight.

Wild Mushroom Gravy with Red Wine
Photo From The Clean Dish


Ingredients

2 tablespoon oil
1 cup chopped white onion
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced or chopped (I used Porcini, Shiitake, Oyster Mushrooms)
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
¼ cup Seven Springs' Dry Rougeon**
2 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons organic soy sauce
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
salt, to taste

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until they release their liquid and become tender. Stir in garlic, rosemary and thyme and continue to cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add wine and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth and bring to a simmer.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and tapioca flour to form a thick paste. Add mixture to the skillet, whisking constantly to make sure paste dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add pepper and serve gravy hot.
**Since you only need a 1/4 cup...I suppose you'll just have to drink the rest!

Photo From GirlieChef.com

Spiced Red Wine Cranberry Sauce


Ingredients
3/4 cup of Seven Springs' Pinot Noir
3/4 cup granulated or raw sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 whole star anise
12 ounces whole, raw cranberries

Instructions
  1. Combine the wine, sugar, cinnamon stick, and star anise in a medium-sized pot over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and the wine just comes to a boil, ~3 minutes.
  2. Add the cranberries to the pot, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring from time to time until the cranberries just begin to pop, ~5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to sit until cooled to room temperature. At this point, you can transfer it to a bowl or container with a lid and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
  4. Remove cinnamon stick and star anise before transferring to a serving dish. Serve warm or cold

Tzimmes

Photo From Imperial Sugar

Ingredients
1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup fresh orange juice, plus the zest from 1 orange
1/2 cup of Seven Springs' Traminette
1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, plus more for greasing pan

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 11x7 inch baking pan and place carrots, sweet potatoes, dried cherries and dried apricots in a pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together orange juice, zest, white wine, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over the vegetable mixture and bake for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, if the liquid is completely reduced, add a touch of water. Dot with butter and bake for 30 more minutes until vegetables are tender and liquid has become a glaze.

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles
Photo From Imperial Sugar


Ingredients
• 8 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 4 tablespoons of  Seven Springs' Seven's Red Heaven
• 2 teaspoons Imperial Sugar Powdered Sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder
• Cocoa powder, for dusting

Instructions
  1. Place chopped chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-high, just until it boils. Pour hot cream directly into the bowl with chocolate, then add wine, powdered sugar, vanilla, and espresso powder. Gently whisk the mixture together until chocolate is smooth and melted. (If chocolate does not melt completely, place it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until it melts completely.) Cover bowl, and place it in the refrigerator to set, 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and dust cocoa powder into a wide plate or pie dish. With a small scoop, melon baller, or spoon, scoop chocolate and form it into a ball, then roll it in cocoa powder. Place on baking sheet, then repeat with remaining chocolate.
  3. Refrigerate truffles for 30 minutes to set. Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature.


Find the Best Wine at the Lake of the Ozarks

From the first course to the last, your Thanksgiving feast can have many delicious hints of your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Wine. Don't forget to stop by and pick up several bottles of the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks before the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from Seven Springs winery, have a wonderful time with family and friends!

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, November 20, 2015

The 7 S's of Wine Tasting

A Wine tasting is your chance to test out many different wines, without having to purchase the bottle. At Seven Springs Winery, we have a tasting area set up where you can enjoy all of our different varieties and flavors. For some, a wine tasting is a cultivated art, full of rituals that must be accomplished before the glass even touches their lips, while for others it's merely a chance to see what flavors they will enjoy the most. No matter what your wine tasting style, here are seven things you can keep in mind while at your next wine tasting!


See

As a general rule, color saturations tends to give you a hint about flavor intensity. You can hold the glass up to a white background and examine the colors and clarity.

Swirl

Before you even get a chance to taste the wine, swirling it can help you decipher a few more details about this wine. Heavy wines are generally more intense on the nose and have a deeper color. Sweeter wines will be denser, and will leave viscous streaks down the sides of the glass as you swirl it.

Smell

The "nose" of the wine is a large way of determining anything about the wine. Since a wine's quality can be judged by bouquet, and taste, your nose, and mouth will be key players in a wine tasting. The bouquet of a wine can tell you many hints as to what you will find when you take the first sip. From the smell, you can also learn of any fault in the wine, such as cork taint, oxidation or yeast contamination.

Sip

Fill your mouth with the first flavors of this delicious glass that you're holding! Let the flavors coat your mouth, and enjoy every little hint and flavor combination that you experience. This is a key moment in wine tasting, and so very delicious!

Swish

By swishing the wine around your mouth, you allow the flavors to coat your taste buds. Just as your nose keys in on specific scents, by swirling the wine around your taste buds you are allowing each taste bud to get a mouthful of flavor. There are over 10,000 taste buds in your mouth, and they will help you define the sweet, salty, bitter or sour flavors that you try.

Swallow

Unless you're limiting your alcohol content (in which case you'll spit here), swallow your wine. Allow the last hints of flavor to drift past your tastebuds and make their way down.

Savor

Savor every last drop of this beautiful beverage. From the moment you looked at it to the second it left your mouth, it was an enjoyable experience, we're sure. The best part is that we have the best wine tasting at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you can try three of our wines for free! If you want to try ALL of our wines, you can try every single one of them for a small fee - and get a souvenir glass too!

Lake of the Ozarks Wine Tasting

Our beautiful facility is set up in such a way that you can enjoy your wine. From the tasting bar to the outdoor patio that overlooks the beautiful Ozark hills, you'll find beauty in every corner of our winery. We offer a delicious menu of custom prepared items that compliment the wines we have available, and we can also help with any wine pairing decisions! Come out and spend a relaxing afternoon at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks before your holiday schedule sets in.

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, November 13, 2015

Men in the Woods, Women at the Winery!

This weekend is the opening of deer hunting (with firearms), and many of the men will be heading out to the woods. Don't stay home and miss out on some fun of your own! While your men head out in their camo and orange, grab your purse and come out to the winery for a fun day of pampering! We have some great vendors, delicious food, and the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks!



Doe Camp 2015, Seven Springs Winery

Come join us on Saturday, November 14th from 12 PM to 5 PM at the winery. We will have many great vendors with fun items. From hand crafted jewelry, belts, clothes, purses, gems, massages and mini manis! If men have the day off, so should you! Grab your girls, have some wine, lunch, shop and pamper yourselves.

2015 Doe Camp Vendors


Corner Boutique


The Corner Boutique is located behind the square in Camdenton. The items in the store have been personally selected by Debby and range from clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, candles and more, with selections you won’t find anywhere else!

Glitz and Glamour


This vendor features beautiful, jeweled designs. From blinged shirts with cute sayings and images to sparkling hats. They also have jackets, pet apparel, gifts and more!

West Shore Gems


We will be in the dining room along the front wall by the wine sampling bar.
Anyone booking a Younique Internet Makeup party with Linda prior to the end of Saturday's show will receive a free pair of Tibetan Earrings and will be entered into a drawing for a necklace & earring set from West Shore Gems!

Blue Water Treasures


Blue Water Treasures was established in 2009. They sell the latest trends in fashion accessories and fashion watches. Be sure to stop by their table at Doe Camp! You can find some great Christmas gifts!

Flip Back


FlipBack is a family run contemporary consignment shop owned and operated by husband and wife team Shelly and John Flippo. It is our intent to provide outstanding value for both our buyers and sellers while maintaining the highest level of quality, selection and service. You will find trendy, unique, one-of-a-kind new and like-new clothing and accessories at affordable prices.

Scentsy with Tammy Moore


For years I have used the basic candle. I guess you can call me the “candle junky”. However, the constant battle with the black soot and trying to light the candle when the wick was too short drove me crazy – but I still kept using them. Then for my birthday, my husband introduced me to Scentsy. We went to a fair and he bought me a warmer and bar. I had a hard time deciding which wonderful scent I couldn’t live without ...and the warmers were SO cute! Stop by my table and stock up on great scents for the season, and don't forget CHRISTMAS PRESENTS!


Best Events at the Lake of the Ozarks


Seven Springs Winery is perfect for any event! We have wine, food, a nice open layout, and friendly staff, you couldn't ask for anything better! Our wine tasting bar is a great place to gather with friends and try many fabulous Missouri Wines. From bold reds to sparkling whites, we have a great selection of wine's made from grapes we grow. You can try three for free, or you can try ALL of our wines for $8.00 and get a souvenir glass. Come out tomorrow from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and enjoy a great experience full of friends, wine and shopping!




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, November 6, 2015

5 Tips for your Winter Wedding at Our Winery

Winter weddings have a touch of whimsy that can't be found in any other season. You can make use of the beautiful winter decor, scents and flavors, while cuddling up under warm blankets, and accessorize with cute mittens and earmuffs. Your beautiful, Lake of the Ozarks wedding will be perfect at Seven Springs Winery, even in the winter. There are a few things you need to know as you plan for your fun winter wonderland celebration.



Be Bold in Color Choices

You don't have to use cliche colors when planning a winter wedding. White, red and green are pretty, but don't be afraid to stand out. Deep, majestic colors like royal, charcoal, dark burgundy, or hues of brown can make a cold-weather wedding feel warm and inviting. You can also incorporate beautiful wine related colors, since you'll be at the best winery in the Lake of the Ozarks! Beautiful, sparkling purples, reds and champagnes will accent the sparkling snow and wonder, as well as accent our venue!

Coat Check

To keep the wedding a reception more enjoyable for your guests, you can consider having a FREE coat check available. This will keep them from having to carry their big, possibly wet coats around, but it will also keep your romantic wedding vibe free of those bulky outer garments.

The Sun Sets When?!

Remember that the sun sets earlier in the winter. If you have dreams of your guests arriving during a beautiful sunset; and your "I Do" being said with the last seconds of light fading through the windows - you'll need to have your wedding earlier. Also, since the sun will set earlier, you will need to decide when you want the photos taken. Unless you're having a morning wedding, where the photos are taken afterwords, you'll want to plan a time before the wedding to be dressed up and ready to smile.

Beware the Wet Floor

From snow, ice and wet dress shoes, the potential for wet, and dangerous, floors is a possibility. Make sure to take proper precautions, and prepare the event staff to keep the floors as dry as possible. You don't want someone to literally "break a leg".

Dress for the Weather

One of the nicest things you can do for your guests and your wedding party is prepare them for the weather. Be sure to tell guests exactly how you would like them to dress for your winter wedding in the invite. If you are having a casual wedding, let them know what the expectations are. If you are having a formal wedding outside, let them know! Your guests won't read your mind, but if you give them a friendly reminder about how you want them to dress, it will make the day 100% more enjoyable. In addition, dress your bridesmaids warmly. Use this season to incorporate warm cardigans, scarfs, matching mittens, or beautiful coats. Dress the wedding party warmly and they will love you forever.

Have Your Wedding at the Best Venue at the Lake of the Ozarks

Winter is such a prime time to have your wedding, you don't have to compete with other brides for your date, and you can generally have which ever vendor you want! Our winery is a beautiful and cozy place to celebrate your winter nuptials. We are nestled in the Ozark hills, and overlook a beautiful, rolling landscape. Our winery is complete with food, wine and a great dance floor - so you can celebrate all night long. Give us a call at 573-317-0100, and reserve your winter wedding date 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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Common Wine Terms Explained

Have you ever visited the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks, and heard people uttering a slew of words that all sounded like Greek? Well, it's not Greek, just fancy terms that winos use to describe their favorite beverage. Once you know these super simple terminologies, you can join in the conversation and sound like a wine connoisseur in no time!


Wine Terminology


Acidity

This term will describe how tart a wine is (or isn't). You may also hear other similar words such as crisp and bright or flabby.

Vintage

Just because a wine is described as vintage doesn't mean that it's old. It can also mean that the wine was made from grapes that were all (or mostly) harvested in a single year. A non-vintage wine is, obviously, grapes that were harvested over two or more years. 

Body

This word describes how heavy or full wine feels in your mouth. The body of a wine can be light, medium or full-bodied.

Jammy

This term is used to describe red wines with a cooked fruit flavor



Tannins

There are bitter compounds in the skin and seeds of grapes that give red wine structure. (White wines have little to no tannins as they're typically not fermented on the skins.) You will typically desire some tannins in the flavor of the wine, but generally overly tannic wines can cause a drying sensation in your mouth.

Terrior

Terrior refers to how a growing region affects the wine's flavor. It's mostly used to describe wine, but it can also apply to cheese, coffee beans and other foods.

Now you can discuss wine with the best of them! Hopefully these terms can also help you appreciate wine as well. The flavors and textures of wine are intriguing and distinct. If you don't have a good feel for wine flavors and types - you're in luck! We offer wonderful wine tasting at the Lake of the Ozarks! For just a few dollars you can come in and try ALL of our wines, and get a souvenir glass! If you just want to try a few wines to wet your palate you can try three free. Come out for dinner and wine tasting this weekend - and try using some of your new vocabulary words!

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 23, 2015

Dreaming of a White...or RED Christmas Party!

It's hard to believe, but the Holiday season is just around the corner! As you all know, the early bird gets the worm. As much as we want to wait and think about Christmas later, now is the time to book your Christmas parties at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are a few ways to make your Christmas party the best yet.



Host Your Party at the Best Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks


Seven Springs Winery is the perfect event venue at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether it's for a family Christmas party, a work party or just a fun with friends party! We have a beautiful, spacious event room that can hold up to 300 people. Our venue is complete with wine tasting, full bars, and more, so you're sure to be in the Christmas spirit in no time! We're located between Camdenton and Osage Beach, which is less than a 10 minute drive from either location. When you have family or friends who need to travel, we're just minutes away from the finest resorts in the area and you won't lack for comfort.

Provide LOTS of Wine


Obviously this is a necessity for a perfect party. Our wines are homegrown, and the best Missouri wine you'll find. We have 13 varieties that will tempt your pallet and have your party enjoying the good time.

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...but if the white runs out, I'll drink the RED!"


Have Delicious Food


We have an amazing menu at Seven Springs Winery! When you host your Holiday party at the Lake of the Ozarks with us, we can even create a custom menu to fit your need. The food is what makes the party all the more fun, and you'll find that we have the perfect food. From appetizers to dessert your guests will love everything about this party food.



Christmas Party Venue at the Lake of the Ozarks


Seven Springs Winery is a warm, cozy place - perfect for your Holiday Party! We have a wonderful staff who will work to make your party fantastic and memorable. We also have a spectacular location, nestled in the Ozark hills. Even in the winter it is beautiful, and you may even get to see some of Missouri's wildlife. The dates are filling up fast, though. If you want to host your party with us, you'll have to call us at 573-317-0100 now. It's time to have a wine-y Christmas!

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