Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Ring In the New Year At the Winery

We can't believe it's already that time of year, but in just a few short days 2016 will be over! A lot has happened over this last year here at the Winery, and we look forward to all of the great things that are to come in 2017. As a way to celebrate the year, we're hosting our annual New Year's Eve Party and we would love for you to join us. Here are all of the details, as well as a few fun things that happened here during 2016.



Seven Springs Winery New Year's Eve Party

Where:
At the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks, of course!

When:
Saturday, December 31st
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Why:
Because we LOVE a good reason to celebrate!

What's for Dinner?
We're glad you asked, it's going to be absolutely mouthwatering and you won't want to miss it!

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


Who Will Be Playing?
Carl & Melonie Michael from The DuOver will be bringing the tunes from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

What Else Do I Need to Know?
Seating will begin at 5:00 PM and there are ONLY 80 reservations available. They are being reserved quickly, so if you want to guarantee your spot, call 573-317-0100 TODAY! Advanced reservation is required, and it's only $119.00 per couple.

You can also reserve the shuttle bus for only $25 per person with an eight person minimum.

Seven Springs Winery in 2016


Photo Credit: Wicked Wine Run

We had a great year filled with exciting events at the Lake of the Ozarks hosted at our very own Seven Springs Winery. From cool nights with the smooth tunes or lots of laughs at our comedy night, we've had a ball this year! Here are just a few of the ways we enjoyed 2016.

Fun Events

You can always count on a good time at Seven Springs Winery. This year we had some amazing events like special dinners, getaways, and even a wine run! We celebrated our eighth year of having the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with an anniversary party and enjoyed a fun Beer Pairing Dinner to support a great cause. Don't forget our Murder Mystery Dinner and Comedy's Best Kept Secret! Those events were a great success and we wonder if 2017 will bring them back around? Which events did you make it to this year? We would love to hear your fond memories.

Great Music

This year we featured many amazing musicians, some new and some were old favorites! Sax on the Beach is always a fan favorite, and we were so glad to have them grace our stage once again this summer. We also featured Grayson Wood at a fun Boot Stomping Revival! Everyone loved him so much we've had him back many times throughout the fall.

Wonderful Weddings

One of our favorite events to host here at the winery are Lake of the Ozarks weddings. From beautiful and quaint to fun and rustic with everything in between - we love to see the creativity. Plus, nothing is more romantic than seeing to lovebirds say I Do amongst the grapevines.

Sijae & Jordan from Dave Keiser on Vimeo.

Fun Photos From Our Fans

We LOVE to see our winery through your lens! Fun photos, funny photos, and even really cool shots are all welcome! Feel free to post your own shots and tag us in them - sometimes we even feature them ;).


Our Renovation!

Finally, one of the coolest things that happened this year is the completion of our landscaping project! We now have beautiful patios and "pods," as well as breathtaking water features. The winery has always been a beautiful place to kick back and enjoy a glass of your favorite Missouri wine, and now it's even better!

Happy New Year From Seven Springs Winery!

From our family to yours - Happy New Year. We hope that 2016 has been filled with fun memories and exciting stories to be shared over a glass of wine. We also hope that you have a fun expectancy for 2017, and plan to spend plenty of time at the best winery around!

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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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Successfully Planning Your Wedding Registry

As any newly engaged couple is quickly learning, there is a lot involved in planning your upcoming wedding day. From choosing the right wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks to finding a wedding dress and gathering decorations. Of course, one time-consuming project can be the wedding registry, but it doesn't have to be! Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your registry and decide what you really need.



What Type of Registry?

For many modern couples, they have already established their home by the time they meet and marry. Because of this, planning out the registry can seem challenging because you don't really know what you should ask for. Thankfully, for those couples, there are ways to get creative. You can start a honeymoon registry, where instead of buying gifts, your guests can donate to your honeymoon. Other couples even start a fund for their first home! Your unique needs as a couple can determine the route you should take. If you do need to put a registry together, we're going to outline a few items through you home that you won't want to leave out.

For Your Registry

Sleep In Peace

Depending on what you already have, this will vary for every couple, but there are a few things you'll definitely want to have in order to set up your bedroom. Check out this list to give you an idea of where to start.

2 Sheet Sets
Comforter Set
Mattress Pad
Lamps
Pillows
Duvet and Cover
Hangers
Extra Blankets
Air Mattress 

Cooking Up a Storm



No home is complete without a functioning kitchen - if you like to cook or bake that is. Whether you're a budding chef, or just want to have enough supplies to make a decent meal - these are a few items you'll want to add to your registry.


Cookware Set
Slowcooker
Dutch Oven
Food Processor
Stand Mixer
Knife Set
Cutting Boards
Mixing Bowls
Oven Mits
Thermometer
Spice Rack
Coffee Maker
Tea Kettle
Toaster
Blender
Bakeware Set
Measuring Cup Set
Baking Dishes
Pie Dish
Round Cake Pan
Cooling Racks
Rolling Pin

A Perfect Table Setting

If you look forward to hosting dinners and parties in your new home? You'll need a few items to successfully pull it off. Your wedding is a great time to ask for these items because people are looking for gifts to give.

Dinnerware
Flatware
Drinkware
Tableware
Tablecloth
Placemats
Steak Knives
Napkins
Serverware
Pitcher
Wine Glasses (Obviously! Unless you drink the best Missouri Wine just out of the bottle!)
Bar Tool Set

Be Techy


Now is a great time to think about the technology you've been wanting to get, but have been putting off. Sometimes guests will even go in together to get you bigger items.

Bluetooth Speaker
Smart Thermostat
Soundbar
Laptop
DIY Security System
Television
Printer

Deck the Halls

Every home needs a little TLC, and decorations for your home are a great way to do this. If you get photo frames, you can use them for your wedding photos, too!

Frames
Wall Shelves
Throws
Accent Rug
Decorative Pillows
Wall Art
Candle Holders

Scrub a Dub Dub

Whether you have one bathroom or two, you'll need some items to keep it complete.

4 Towels
Washcloths
Hand Towels
Shower Curtain
Shower Curtain Rod
Shower Curtain Hooks
Bath Mat
Shower Caddy


Extras

There will always be those random items that you need, tools, supplies, the things that keep a home running smoothly.

Tool Box
Electric Drill with Bits
Suitcases
Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Basket
Ironing Board

Planning Your Winery Wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Seven Springs Winery, we host many events at our Lake of the Ozarks Winery, but there is something special about weddings. Seven Springs Winery and Vineyards sits upon a 160 breathtaking acres making a wonderful place for your celebration. The winery is less than a 10-minute drive from Camdenton and Osage Beach. Our facility also has a magnificent covered porch and a large patio area ideal for enjoying a glass of wine and admiring the beautiful view. Visit our website to learn more about our beautiful facility!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052






Monday, December 12, 2016

4 Drinks for Your Winter Party with WINE!

Tis the season to get together with friends and family. Gather together, eat amazing food, catch up and talk about old times, and obviously, drink delicious wine. Your party won't be complete without your favorite red and white beverages, so we're here to make it easy on you. Here are a few delicious recipes that you can add to your holiday menu featuring our amazing Missouri wine. You can thank us later!


Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
Photo Credit: www.GrowingUpGabel.com

Recipe Credit: Growing Up Gabel

Ingredients
3 cups of Seven Spring's Norton
4 cups apple cider
1 orange, sliced
2 sticks cinnamon
6 whole cloves
2-star anise

Instructions
Add all ingredients to a crock pot. Cook on low for 2 hours.
Strain out the spices and orange chunks.
Serve warm!
Optional: Add a shot of brandy to your glass!



Photo Credit: www.BakeEatRepeat.ca

Christmas Sangria

Recipe Credit: Bake. Eat. Repeat.

Ingredients
2 750 ml bottles your favorite white wine, our Vignoles
1 pomegranate
2 oranges, sliced thin
6 ounces cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups ginger ale or club soda for a less sweet version



Instructions
In a large pitcher, combine the white wine, pomegranate arils, orange slices, cranberries and pomegranate juice.
Chill for at least one hour.
Stir in the ginger ale and serve.

Photo Credit: www.HouseVegan.com

Gingerbread White Wine Cocktail

Recipe Credit: House Vegan

Ingredients
1 750ml bottle of Chardonel
1/4 cup vanilla coffee syrup
12 ounces ginger ale
3 2 inch cinnamon sticks
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch nutmeg

Instructions
1. Pour all of the ingredients into a large pitcher, and stir them to combine. Allow the drink to chill in the fridge for at least one hour.
2. Serve chilled.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Photo Credit: www.Wholefully.com
Recipe Credit: Wholefully

Ingredients
⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips
⅔ cup of Seven Spring's Syrah
½ cup milk
½ cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar, optional (see notes)
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
Combine the chocolate chips, wine, milk, half, and half and sugar (if using), in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring constantly until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour into mugs and serve

Notes
If you'll need to use the sugar or not will depend on the sweetness of your wine. If you're using a very dry wine, you'll want to add in the sugar. It's best to take a sip without the sugar, and then add it in if need be. For a sweeter, fruitier vibe, swap out the dry wine for a fruit wine—make sure you omit the sugar. Zest on a little bit of orange or clementine peel just before serving to really take this drink over the top!

There's No Party Like a Wine Party!

We all know the best way to get the party started is with a glass of your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine. Whether you try a new recipe or enjoy the wine in its original state, we're sure you're going to like it. Come out to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks and grab a few bottles of your favorite wine to enjoy during the holiday season!

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 7, 2016

How to Choose Seasonal Wedding Flowers

If there is one thing that can bring your whole wedding together, it's the flowers and floral arrangments. There's something beautiful about the fresh blooms that fill in empty spaces and create a whimsical vision for your wedding. Of course, if you've ever looked at the price tag on some of these "whimsical visions" they can seem pretty scary. One of the ways you can save money on your floral arrangments is by buying in season. Check out these beautiful blooms, and see which would match well with your wedding!

Spring

Hydrangea
Large, bushy flower are beautiful additions to your bridal bouquet with intense colors and the bold size. A few stems of these flowers will be perfect. They are a scentless shrub and come in a variety of colors like white, green, pink, burgundy, purple and blue.

Meaning: Devotion and remembrance.

Orchid
Orchids are an exquisite flower for any wedding arrangement, especially because there are thousands of species that are cultivated worldwide. A full spray of orchids can be used in bouquets, arrangements or even boutonnieres.

Meaning: Luxury and nobility.

Peony
This flower is not shy or obscure - it's showy, lush and bold, creating a perfect addition to your elaborate affair. Amidst the bold and bright personality, this flower is known for it's meaning of bashfulness. You can get it in colors like white, cream, peach, pink, and burgundy.

Meaning: Beauty, welcome and bashfulness.

Tulip
This is one flower that just screams "spring." The versatility that you find in the wide range of colors makes it ideal for weddings. There are several different types of tulips as well, so you aren't without options. The colors range from white, yellow, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red and purple.

Summer

Sunflower
Did you know that the head of a sunflower follows the sun as it moves across the sky? That's probably why it stands for adoration and loyalty. What a symbolic flower to have at your Lake of the Ozarks wedding.

Meaning: Loyalty, adoration, and pride.

Freesia
The fresh and fruity scent of freesia is what makes this flower so popular. Just a few blossoms are filled with fragrance, and the beautiful blooms are just as beautiful as they are fragrant.

Meaning: Innocence.

Iris
This flower was the inspiration for the French fleur-de-lis symbol, and it is considered famous from the Ancient Greeks to the famous painters like Money and Van Gogh. The three main varieties are the Dutch Iris, the Siberian Iris, and the large "bearded" iris. They are all available in various shades of white, yellow and purple.

Meaning: Message, eloquence, my compliments, and promise.

Phlox
This flower is beautiful and dainty. It's beautiful in large clusters and is perfect for featuring in a bouquet or arrangement. With the colors ranging from white, orange, pink,red or purple, you are sure to find a way to tie them into your wedding. They are also perfect for hairstyles since they are a tiny flower.

Meaning: Our souls are united, proposal of love, sweet dreams, unanimity.


Fall

Dahlia
Bold, bushy, and oh so dramatic, these are a great way to make a statement in your flowers. Conquistadors found this dahlia in the gardens of the Aztecs and when they brought them back to Europe - they caused a sensation! White, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple are the colors available for this flower.

Meaning: Gratitude, dignity, forever thine

Mums (Chrysanthemum)
Did you know that there are about a thousand varieties of this long-lasting flower? You can add single blossoms or whole sprays of this beautiful bloom. Not to mention, they are common around the fall season and would make a beautiful addition to your fall wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Meaning: Cheerfulness, optimism, long life, joy.

Rose
This flower is one of the most popular for weddings and is really available all year around. You can get roses in many colors, from white, cream, yellow, apricot, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red, burgundy, and lavender. There are also many hybrids like the tea rose, spray rose and garden rose.

Meaning: Love, beauty, grace, joy, unity (the meaning changes depending on the color.)


Winter

Star of Bethlehem
This flower is most popular for it's ability to open in the morning and close in the evening, which you'll want to keep in mind for your wedding. You can add it to your bouquet or let it fill your centerpieces.

Meaning: Purity.

Gardenia
The dark green, waxy leaves make a perfect contrast to the pure white of the petals. The gardenia is an exquisite flower and boasts of a sultry and heavy scent, some even call it intoxicating.

Meaning: Transport of joy, ecstasy, I love you in secret, purity, peace.

Amaryllis
Are you looking for a flower with a flair for the dramatic? This impressive bloom features two to five large blossoms that are sure to catch the eye. You can get them in white, pale yellow, pale green, pink, salmon, and red colors. They are also rare and expensive, but only a few blooms can add quite a lot of drama.

Meaning: Splendid beauty and pride.

Stephanotis
Stephanotis means "marital happiness," making it an obvious choice for your wedding. The beautiful white flowers are perfect for bouquets or boutonnieres, they just need to be wired or placed onto a special holder.

Meaning: "Will you accompany me?"

Your Dream Wedding

As you're planning your wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks, don't do it alone! When you host your wedding at Seven Springs Winery, we provide an event coordinator who will work closely with you in order to ensure your needs are met. Our facility holds up to 300 people inside and another 125 outside in the patio area. Allow us to help you host the wedding of your dreams and live happily ever after!



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 30, 2016

Happy New Year from Seven Springs Winery!

We can hardly believe that it's already time to make plans for the New Year - but here we are! 2017 is right around the corner and Seven Springs Winery knows exactly how you should celebrate. Ring in the new year with a glass of wine in your hand and great company by your side. Join us for a delightful New Year's Eve dinner, complete with live music! Here are the important details, as well as a few fun facts about New Years.


What are the Most Popular New Year's Resolutions?

For many, the new year represents a new start, and because of that, New Year's resolutions are born. Have you ever wondered what the most popular resolutions are? While we would expect certain ones like losing weight or saving money, there are some unique ones, too! Here are the top ten New Years resolutions.
  • Lose Weight
  • Getting Organized
  • Spend Less, Save More
  • Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  • Staying Fit and Healthy
  • Learn Something Exciting
  • Quit Smoking
  • Help Other in Their Dreams
  • Fall in Love
  • Spend More Time with Family
  • Drink More Wine ... Just kidding, we added that one ;).


How Successful are Resolutions?

How many times have you made a new resolution and then failed to keep it up through the year? How many times have you been able to keep them all through the year? Studies show that 45% of Americans make New Year's resolutions, while 38% NEVER make resolutions. Unfortunately, only 8% of people are successful in making resolutions. If you're looking for a resolution that won't be hard to keep - we suggest drinking the best Missouri wine. It should actually be hard to NOT keep that resolution!


New Year's at Seven Springs Winery

If you've never enjoyed a fun-filled New Year's evening with us before, make THAT your resolution! The evening will be filled with fantastic food, live music, great company, and the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Menu

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

Advanced reservation is required, and they are taken between 5 PM and 8 PM. For just $119 per couple, you can enjoy a great evening with us. There are only 80 reservations available, though, so call 573-317-0100 TODAY!

Entertainment

The DuOver with Carl & Melonie Michael will be entertaining you from 6 PM to 10:30 PM. They are known for their country, rock, and blues styles - and they also play music of their own!


Join The Fun!

You won't want to miss this celebration at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks! In fact, you should make a resolution to come out the winery on a regular basis. With our beautiful venue nestled in the rolling Ozark hills and our amazing Lake of the Ozarks wine, your mood is sure to benefit! Don't forget to make your reservations - they'll fill before you know it and we don't want you to miss out. Call 573-317-0100 and reserve your seats for the best New Years Celebration 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






Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Choosing a Wine For Your Thanksgiving Feast

The time of year has come where we pull out our stretchy pants, spend time with friends and family, and toast to all of the things we're thankful for. Obviously, we're thankful for good wine, and lots of it! As you're finalizing your Thanksgiving menu don't forget to give some thought to the type of wine you'll be serving. At Seven Springs Winery, we provide you with amazing Missouri wine, so when you're looking for the perfect vino, we can help.



Turkey is a perfect match for wine because it's light enough to pair with white, but flavorful enough to enjoy with a light red - and of course the dark meat is delectable with a dark red. It can be challenging, however, to find the perfect wine for your Thanksgiving dinner because of the smorgas board of foods you may be enjoying. Here are a few ways you can narrow it down and select the best wine for your Thanksgiving meal!

Add Some Sparkle

You can't go wrong with a sparkling wine for your Thanksgiving dinner! It pairs well with turkey and cranberry sauce, and there's just something festive about a chilled, sparkling beverage. At Seven Springs Winery we have two crisp, sparkling wines that would pair wonderful with your feast.

Muscato Sparkling
Brilliant, light straw, tropical fruit & flowers. Light bodied, fruit forward sparkling finish.

Blushing Springs
Sparkling red wine, sweet berry aromas with a semi sweet finish.

Change It Up

You could use the same wine throughout the entire meal, OR, you could serve a different wine with every course. This is obviously a good option, because you don't have to choose just one wine, and you can sample several different ones! Don't know where to start? Our wine menu on our website lists all of our wines, with short descriptions of each one. You can get a good idea of what would taste best with which part of your meal and wow your guests with your variety!

Guests Choice

What do you do if your mom likes bold reds, your uncle likes white, and your sister only drinks sweet? Buy ALL the wine! You think we're kidding? One of the best ways to make sure everyone has what they want at dinner is by providing the wine that your guests like, and letting them pair it with their meal. This is an easy way to pair wine, and certainly the most successful.

End With Dessert

Obviously you'll end your meal with dessert, but why don't you choose a dessert wine to seal the deal. A fresh, sweet wine is a great way to leave a perfect taste in your guests mouth as they finish savoring your impeccable meal. If you don't know where to start, we have two reds that would make a delectable combination with your desserts.

Spring Red
Semi sweet red with hint of black cherry and a velvet finish.

Seven’s Red Heaven
Beautiful deep plum color with refreshing, Crisp fruit flavors & a distinct sweet finish.

Be Thankful For Wine

While there are many things to be thankful for, like your family, friends, good food, and a great place to celebrate - we think good wine should make the list! Come out to the winery, grab several bottles of the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks and celebrate! All of the staff at Seven Springs Winery hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we'll see you when you get back!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052



Monday, November 14, 2016

5 Ways to Become a Wine Connoisseur - For Beginners

For beginners, the world of wine can be an intimidating place sometimes. It's filled with individuals who wear the right clothing, sip their wine the correct way, and then come back with a thousand flavors they found in that one swish. While it may seem complicated, there are a few things you can do to make the pomp and circumstance become a lot less difficult, and a whole lot more enjoyable for a new wine connoisseur. At Seven Springs Winery, we feature a variety of Missouri wines, and we would love to share them with you - you don't even have to hold your pinky out when you sip ;).

Here are a few things you can do while tasting a wine that actually do make a difference in the flavor, and can help you learn to pick flavors out. Of course, this may take some practice, so you'll have to grab a few friends and head down to the winery!


Look

This step should really take no more than five seconds, so you don't have to stare into your glass for too long. You're looking at the color and opacity of the wine, is it red or white? Does it have a dark appearance, or can you see through it? Finally, you'll observe the "legs" or viscosity of the wine. Many of the details are things you'll find quite obvious, maybe even on the bottle, but it can be fun to observe the glass before enjoying it.

Smell

When you're smelling a wine, you don't have to think of it in tiny terms. You don't have to be able to pick out every single little detail about the wine, but instead, take a long whiff and catch the bold broad flavors. Do you smell citrus or orchard fragrances? Breaking the scent down slowly from the larger aspects keeps you from getting frustrated. You can divide the fragrances into these categories:

Primary

Do you smell fruit, herb, or floral? These are the first elements you'll search for when smelling the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Secondary

These scents will come from the winemaking process, most likely the yeast, and will possibly remind you of cheese rind, nut husk (almond, peanut), or stale beer.

Tertiary

Finally, this comes from the aging process. Sometimes it's from the bottle, others from a barrel, and they will mimic these flavors: roasted nuts, baking spice, vanilla, autumn leaves, old tobacco, cured leather, or mushroom.

Taste

Now comes the fun part! This is how you can get the full taste of the wine, and even after you swallow you'll find that the flavors change because you're enjoying them with an entirely different area of your palette. Do you taste anything salty, sweet, sour, or bitter? These are things that you can only appreciate from your taste buds.

Can you "touch" the wine? This is caused by the alcohol content and the tannins. If you notice that wine is thicker than water, that is what causes this. Tannins are in all wines, and they are what give you the dry feeling that people mention about wine.

Enjoy!

Now that you've analyzed the wine, think about it! Did you enjoy the flavor combination? Was something off balance? Or was everything perfect and as it should be? Once you've found a wine that sits well with your palette, it's time to kick back and enjoy a bottle of it at our beautiful Lake of the Ozarks winery!

Spoil Your Senses at Seven Springs Winery

From flavor to beauty, you'll find many different aspects of our winery that appeal to all of your senses! Our selection of wine is varied and created to appeal to many different style and palettes, while our winery has beautiful views and great places to sit back and enjoy the freedom of a night spent enjoying wine. Come out and visit us sometime, we're certain you'll never want to leave!

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052


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Monday, November 7, 2016

How to Choose a Signature Wedding Wine

As you plan your wedding, there are several decisions to be made. From the colors in your theme to the types of food you serve. There is, undoubtedly, one decision that trumps them all - your signature wine. Maybe we're biased because we have the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks and wine always comes first, but we believe this decision is quite important. Today we're going to discuss a few things you need to know about your signature wine, and which of our varieties you will LOVE!

This Is Not A Seasonal Decision

While many people believe that wine is a seasonal choice, with red wine being most popular in the fall and winter, and the white wine being more popular in spring and summer. This can be an easy way to decide what you serve, though it really doesn't matter what time of year it is, and has more to do with what you are serving.

Think About Your Menu

Trust your menu, and choose a signature wine that pairs well with your main course! At Seven Springs Winery, we have many varieties of Missouri Wine that will pair beautifully with your meal, but you'll need to know which wines pair the best with your delicacies.

Chicken - If you're serving chicken at your wedding, you'll want a red wine or a white that is on the medium to light end.

Fish - You can't go wrong with a light white wine! They go very well with seafood dishes, and we're sure you will love the combination.

Beef - Strong reds pair well with a strong beefy flavor. We have several varieties that will pair well with your menu selection.

Pork - Bold white is the way to go when you choose pork for your menu.

K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple Silly! 

While it can be easy to get wrapped up in the decisions of which wine to choose, and you may have the opinion of your wine connoisseur guest in mind - keep it simple. One basic white, one basic red, and a bubbly finish should be all you need. Your white wine should be light and refreshing, not complicated. A great choice at Seven Springs Winery would be our Spring Fling - with a light straw color and a lime green rim. Light bodied with fruity, citrus & lychee. For your red wine, choose something a little crisp and a little fruity, like our Spring Red- it's semi sweet red with hint of black cherry and a velvet finish. Do you want to end the night with a sparkling finish? Try one of our two sparkling wines!

Blushing Springs - Sparkling red wine, sweet berry aromas with a semi sweet finish.

Moscato Sparkling - Brilliant, light straw, tropical fruit & flowers. Light bodied, fruit forward sparkling finish.


How Many Bottles?

If you're not sure how many bottles you'll need for your wedding, a good rule of thumb is a bottle per person. So long as you're not having the bottles opened ahead of time, you can return them or keep them for plenty of celebrating afterwords.

If you're doing a toast, you should be about to get about 8 servings from a bottle when done right.

Choose the Right Wine for Your Wedding

If you're still not sure which wine would be the best as your wedding, it sounds like you need to do a wine tasting! At Seven Springs Winery, we have a beautiful facility with a wine tasting bar where you can taste three free wines. If you want to taste more than that, for a small fee you can taste all of them and get a complimentary Seven Spring's wine glass. If you're not stumped on the wine, but you still don't have a wedding venue - we can help with that too! Our wedding packages start at just $2,000, and we would be delighted to show you around our beautiful Lake of the Ozarks wedding venue. Visit our website to learn more!

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