Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cozy Recipes to Welcome Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and even though it doesn't feel like it out there, we wanted to share a few delicious recipes to help welcome fall! From spicy sangrias to hearty soups and stews, there are so many reasons to love fall. The flavors, the fun, the cool in the air, and of course, a visit to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks are all just a few things to love. Here are a few fantastic recipes that either feature wine or would pair well with wine to get you in the fall spirit.

Photo Credit: The Wholesome Dish

Caramel Apple Sangria

Looking for something smooth and sweet for your next get together, or evening at home? This caramel apple sangria from The Wholesome Dish is PERFECT!

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle of Seven Spring's Chardonel
1 cup caramel flavored vodka
6 cups apple cider
2 medium apples, cored and chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
Stir the wine, vodka, and apple cider together in a large pitcher.
Add the chopped apples to the pitcher, or to individual glasses.
Serve the sangria over ice.

Photo Credit: The Fitchen

Red Wine Apple Cider Sangria

This recipe is rich, spicy, and absolutely savory. Perfect for a fall football party, an afternoon with the girls, or just an evening sitting on the porch watching the leaves change. This recipe from The Fitchen is delectable.

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle Seven Spring's Spring Red
1/2 cup gold rum
1 cup spiced apple cider
1 apple, preferably a firm variety like Honeycrisp
1 pear
juice of 1/2 lemon ~ 3 Tablespoons
For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim
2 Tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Slice apples and pears and add them to a large pitcher.
Pour in wine, rum, apple cider, and lemon juice.
Stir to combine. Chill for 2-4 hours, then serve – with or without the cinnamon sugar rims!
For the Cinnamon Sugar Rim
In a shallow bowl or dish, stir together cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
Wet the rim of the glasses but running a slice of lemon around each one.
Dip the rims into the mixture and then fill glasses with sangria!

Photo Credit: Honey & Birch

Pumpkin Beef Stew

Are you looking for something hearty and delicious for dinner on some cool fall afternoon? Check out this delicious and savory dinner option from Honey and Birch. If you really want to take this dish to the next level, we recommend pairing it with Seven Spring's Norton.

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds beef (stew meat or chuck roast)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups beef stock or broth
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
3-4 thyme sprigs
additional salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Cut the beef into 1-inch chunks. Dredge the beef in the flour until all of the beef sides are covered.
In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium high-heat. In small quantities, brown the beef on all sides, removing the beef and setting it aside in a large bowl as you go. Once all of the beef is browned, add the onion and the garlic to the pot. Sauté the onion and garlic for one minute, scraping the bottom of the pot as you stir.
Return the browned beef to the pot and add the beef stock, pumpkin puree, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stir well and bring to a boil. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the potatoes, carrots and thyme sprigs to the pot and increase heat to medium. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Salt to taste and serve.SaveSave

Photo Credit: Taste and Tell Blog

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

If anything will make you want to pull out the flannels and sit down with a warm bowl of chili, this recipe From Taste and Tell will! Serve this with our Syrah wine and you'll be all set for fall.

INGREDIENTS
½ pound ground beef
½ medium onion, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 15.25-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
few drops hot sauce
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INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium saute pan, brown the ground beef. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook until the onions are translucent.
In a medium slow cooker, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, pumpkin, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and hot sauce. Stir to combine. Add in the cooked beef and stir. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Serve with your favorite chili toppings, such as cheese, sour cream, or tortilla strips.

Finally, we leave you with this! If you want to really make an impact on your party guests this fall - serve up their favorite fall sangria in a pumpkin! Click the photo for instructions.


Put On Your Flannels and Come Out!

Seven Springs Winery has the most amazing view of the rolling Ozark mountains. Every fall a crisp breeze blows through bringing spicy fragrances, beautiful gold, red, and orange leaves, and even more reasons to come back next weekend. Our winery is open and ready for you. We serve up the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as some incredible menu options for lunch or dinner. Come out and see us this fall at least once, but hopefully more than that!

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 12, 2017

Fall FUN at the Winery

Fall doesn't officially start until September 22nd, but that doesn't mean we aren't getting ready! The Lake of the Ozarks is breathtaking during the fall months, and if you thought our view was amazing before - you'll LOVE it during fall. The rolling hills, the bold orange and red colors, and the crisp air are just a few things we love. Seven Springs Winery ALSO love all of the fun events that are happening at the winery! Mark your calendars because the fun is just getting started.


Grayson Wood

The Lake's original winery LOVES Grayson Wood. He's a hybrid classic of Americana, cowboy songs, country, and southern rock. Entertaining comes easy to this incredible performer, and we can't wait to have him back on Friday, September 29th. He's a Missouri boy at heart, and while his wheels have rolled over most of this great country, we love having him back time and time again. You'll want to get this event on your calendar because we get quite the crowd!


Sax on the Beach

Sax on the Beach is one of our MOST loved performers. They spend the entire summer with us on weekends, and that doesn't change this fall! They will still be performing at the winery on Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 2-6 PM most weekends through October. Bill and Haley would like to invite you out to enjoy an afternoon with them. They'll be featuring old and new favorites alike, but home hungry and plan to enjoy lunch or dinner! the kitchen will close one hour prior to closing.


Doe Camp

While the men are in the woods, the women are at the WINERY! Doe Camp is BACK on November 11th and the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks will be filled with all types of vendors offering everything under the sun. So while the guys get lost in the woods, it's the perfect time to get lost at the winery for some retail therapy. Jewelry, unique clothes, purses, candles, scented items, and MORE. Get this day on your calendar and get some Christmas shopping done at the same time.


Fall & Wine - The BEST Pairing

Nothing pairs better with fall weather than a delicious glass of Missouri wine on our back patio. We also boast of some beautiful hiking trails, incredible food, and the best events at the Lake of the Ozarks. Mark your calendar and make sure to come see us over the next few months for the best events at the Lake - it's all happening at the Lake's original 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
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Book & Wine Pairings

September is a cozy month filled with blankets, books, and wine - but did you know that September is also Read a New Book Month? Because of that, we're going to take a moment to talk about the BEST wine and book genre pairings, because let's face it - wine and books go SO well together. While you can pair any wine with your next novel - there are some that may bring out the story so much better. So, without further adieux, here are the best wine and book pairings to try this month as you dive into a new book!


Muscato Sparkling and Bildungsroman

Have you ever heard of this genre? It is a novel that deals with one person's formative years or spiritual education. Because of this, a Resling would be a perfect pairing because this white wine have a young feel itself. It's inspiring, new, fresh, and ready for tackling an adventure. Try out our Muscato Sparkling with your next novel, the brilliant, light straw, along with tropical fruit and flowery flavors are perfect. Not to mention that sparkling finish!

Chardonel and Sci Fi

Are you into sci fi books? It's not light reading by any means, so you probably want something light to even everything out! Our light to medium straw colored wine has a fun and delicate flavor, but is still a medium-bodied wine with some fruity flavors and a toasted oak finish!

Blushing Springs and Humor

When reading a book filled with humor, you need a wine that will laugh along with you! We're thinking that our sparkling red will fit the bill perfectly. The sweet berry aromas along with the semi sweet finish make this a fun flavor for your next funny novel!

Bold Reds and Classics

Are you digging into some heavy reading? Maybe you're tackling Hemingway or Shakespeare. You'll need a wine to match, and we think that our Norton will be perfect. It's an opaque deep plum colored wine, and just as your favorite authors probably sat down with a pipe of tobacco, this wine has a tobacco and oak flavor that you'll adore. It's full bodied, spicy, and has a smooth persistent finish - sounds like your favorite classic if you ask us!


Spring Red and Magical Realism

Are you into books that take you to another world? Well our can do just that! It's a semi sweet red wine with a hint of black cherry and a velvetty finish. The perfect wine to take you to another world, and then bring you back safely.

Seven's Red Heaven and Romance

Ahhh, the romance novel. If you dream of cuddling up with this type of book during a crisp Autumn afternoon, we recommend a chilled bottle of Seven's Red Heaven. The beautiful deep plum color is refreshing, while the crisp fruit flavors and distinct sweet finish make for a happily ever after!


Cuddle Up This Fall With Your Favorite Wine

While we are huge supporters of cuddling up on the couch, sometimes you just need to get out and enjoy the fall weather. Come out to Seven Springs Winery for the perfect reading spot! The patio at our Lake of the Ozarks winery provides ample inspiration as you can overlook our beautiful grape vines and the spectacular Ozark hills. Not to mention, we'll keep you well supplied with wine, and can even bring you out our menu to peruse and order from. It's time to visit your favorite Missouri Winery, and we want to see you!

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wedding Trends for 2018

At Seven Springs Winery, we specialize in more than just a great glass of wine! We also have an amazing wedding coordinator on staff, and love to help you host a winery wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are a new bride, we would love to invite you to come and tour our Lake of the Ozarks winery and see if it will provide the perfect atmosphere for your big day! Until then, here are a few HOT trends that are hitting the aisle next year so you can jump start your planning!



Rustic Chic

This trend has been around for a little while now, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon! From rustic, romantic shots, to burlap and lace, and wooden accents, the rustic style is here to stay. Add extra special finishing touches by keeping things personal with homemade favors, handmade wreaths, and garland, or handwritten cards.

First Look Photos

The first look photo trend is still an extremely popular and a wonderful tradition to incorporate. While it isn’t the original tradition (it started as waiting to see the bride until the ceremony), with many couples needing to take photos before the ceremony, the first look can be an extremely sentimental way make this moment special. Will you incorporate a first look into your wedding day?

Keep It In One Place

Many wedding experts believe that it’s important to keep the guests in one place, meaning that you don’t have the ceremony and one location and then transport everyone to a new location for the reception. Instead, keep the fun and romantic energy flowing and the party even more lively by transitioning to a new area without having to leave your venue. Seven Springs Winery has many beautiful places to host not only your ceremony but also your reception. From the outdoor patio and gazebo to the indoor reception venue at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can accommodate groups large and small in style.

Dress Up to Show Up!

The end of the 2017 and beginning of the 2018 wedding season are bringing some fun fashions to the runways! Romantic accents, off the shoulder dresses, plunging necklines, and ornate embellishments are just the start! If you’re especially bold, trying wearing a wedding dress in a bright shade! While it may not be traditional, it can be a fun way to add a memorable focal point.

Insta “Save the Dates”

Technology has put a new spin on weddings (and other events for that matter!), and many couples are choosing to send electronic versions of their save the date instead of the snail mail version. Have you sent out a fun photo announcing your upcoming nuptial date? We want to see it! Be sure to comment with your invites!


The Best Wedding Venue at the Lake of the Ozarks

Seven Springs Winery has the best wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks and we want to show it to you. Visit our website to learn more about our affordable wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks and come see for yourself. From quaint themes to fun parties, we can help you host any number of styles!

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, August 24, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Do you feel Christmas in the air? While you may not be quite ready to pull out the Christmas tree and deck the halls it IS time to start getting Christmas events on the calendar. At Seven Springs Winery, we love the holiday season, and the best part is when you come host your events at our Lake of the Ozarks venue. Even if you aren't quite in the Christmas spirit, here are a few reasons you should reserve your date with us.


The Holidays Fill Up Fast

it's no joke that when it starts getting closer and closer to December, the weekends fill up FAST. Not just your calendars, either, but our calendar! From November to January, and Thanksgiving to New Year's, we help host a lot of parties, and we want yours to be one of them. The only way we can guarantee that you get your spot is if you call our winery at 573-317-0100 to place your reservation of a date and get started.


Your Employees Can Mark Their Calendar

Not only is it important to get on our calendar, it's important to get on your employee and team calendar as well. With as fast at the holidays fill up, it would be a shame for your team to miss out on the company Christmas party just because they weren't given enough notice. Find a date that works best for the company, maybe when it's not going to be a busy week, or right before the acutal holiday, and then get the date written down. It doesn't just have to be weekends, either. You could to evenings, or even have a fun afternoon Christmas party depending on your company or organization.

Cure the End of Summer Blues

Finally, one of the best reasons to start thinking about Christmas and getting it on the calendar is to help ease the end of summer blues. Sure, we still get to enjoy fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving (oh, and Labor Day, too!), but that doesn't mean that Christmas doesn't still spark a bit of excitement in the hearts of all. How better to rejuvinate your employees of their end of summer blues than by bringing some Christmas cheer to their inbox when you send out the Christmas Save the Date?


The Best Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Seven Springs Winery, we have worked to cultivate an environment at the Lake where you can kick back and relax while not sacrificing on the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks as well as amazing wine. You come for the wine, but you truly will stay for the view. If you're ready to get started on your holiday planning, give us a call and we'll get your date secured!

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

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

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

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Laugh and Wine at the Winery!

The only thing better than laughing hysterically is laughing hysterically with a glass of wine in your hand! One of our favorite events of the season is here again, and we can't wait to see you at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks! Comedy's Best Kept Secret is hitting the Seven Spring's stage again, and we LOVE when they hang out with us. It's time to come see what happens when three nationally touring comedians embark on a two-month road trip and perform 50 shows in 50 days - especially when one is at Seven Springs Winery!


Comedy's Best Kept Secret

As if laughing and wining wasn't enough, this comedy tour isn't just good for a few laughs. The show also raises money for the Humane Society - meaning that you can laugh for a good cause. With three great comedians coming out to the winery, you'll want to come and join us. Here is a quick introduction to the three funny guys you'll get to listen to:

Dan Frigolette - New York, NY

Dan Frigolette has been seen on Bob and Tom Show, HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Wendy Williams Show, and the Artie Lange Show.

He got his start in Syracuse NY in a now debunked club in the basement of the Hotel Syracuse called Viva Debris. Now a New York City circuit regular, he finds joy in traveling the country and to small towns, to entertain folks.

His stage prose is energetic and high paced, with a wit that stops hecklers in their tracks. You will remember seeing Frigolette in person and love every minute of it. He travels the country with his pitmatian Tess, raising money for Humane Societies and rubbing people's bellies.


Adam Gabel - Brooklyn, NY

Adam hales from Brooklyn and has won many competitions including the Make Me Laugh competition in Albany in 2016. This is his first year touring with Comedy's Best Kept Secret, and he's really bringing down the house. Other than that, he's a bit of a mystery, so you'll just have to see how funny he is for yourself *wink*.




Nathan Orton - St. Louis, MO

Nathan Orton is a St. Louis comedian who first hit the stage in 2013, at the Funny Bone, and has since appeared at all the major St. Louis comedy clubs. He’s also performed in New York, Las Vegas, Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville, KY. He has won both St. Louis' Funniest in July at Helium Comedy Club and St. Louis Funny Bone's Best of St. Louis competition in 2014 - he's also the only one to win both as of yet. He says his style is about trimming the fat from his jokes and including material that comes from a place of honesty. Also, making fun of everything is key.


Join the Fun!

It's all happening at Seven Springs Winery on August 25th at 8 PM. We can't wait to see you! It's going to be a great night with lots of laughs. Better yet, come early and treat yourself to dinner on the patio before kicking back with a glass (or bottle) of the best Missouri wine. It's going to be a night to remember, so get your tickets today on the Comedy's Best Kept Secret website: www.comedysbestkeptsecret.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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Decanters - Do or Don't?

You've probably seen this on television - it's normally operated by the butler of some rich home and not something you find among the general population - the decanter. What is this fancy sounding object, and how does it affect your ability to drink wine? Well, we're going to do a little discussing on this object known as the "decanter" and how you can use it yourself (even without a butler) and up your wine game!


What is Decanting?

Simply put, the decanter is the object that you use for decanting, and it helps infuse the wine with oxygen. You don't need to decant every type of wine, and generally the older the wine, the less it needs to decant. When you decant a wine, you pour the wine from the bottle to the decanter. You can leave the wine in said decanter for sometimes as long as a few hours (generally when a wine is younger), or a short as thirty minutes (for older wines).

Do You Need A Different Decanter for Different Wines?

Unless you are a wine snob, you most likely won't need a different decanter for your different types of wines. However, if you enjoy the hobby and love collecting kitchen tools - there are certain decanters that work better with certain wines. Before you buy one, though, make sure that it will be easy to use and clean - they may be pretty, but some of them can be incredibly difficult to use!

  • Use a decanter with a wide base if you like full-bodied, red wines.
  • Use a medium sized decanter if you like medium-bodied red wines.
  • Serve your wine in a small to medium-sized decanter that's been chilled if you like light-bodied red wines.
  • While decanting isn't necessary for white and rosé wines, you can use a small chilled decanter if you really want to.

How Do You Decant Wine?

It really is quite simple. You just pour the wine from the bottle into the decanter, making sure that the wine hits the sides of the glass. This will help increase the oxygen exposure in the wine. You can let it decant for anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the wine that you are using. After that, you can serve the wine directly from the fancy decanter, or you can put it back in the bottle if you want to show off your amazing Lake of the Ozarks wine in its bottle *wink*.


Becoming a Wine Snob

Are you on a journey to become a wine snob? We would love to join you! Start by coming out to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks. We aren't actually wine snobs, but you will find incredible Missouri wine, a great atmosphere, and a great time when you visit. Our Lake of the Ozarks winery is conveniently located between Camdenton and Osage Beach, MO. We open at 11 AM every day and we would love to see you - come visit!

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, August 3, 2017

A Whole Day Dedicated to White Wine!

August 3rd is White Wine Day - and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by grabbing a whole bottle of your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine! There's nothing better than kicking back with a chilled glass of white wine and a beautiful view (like ours!) after a delicious dinner - and we personally think this is the best way to celebrate a day dedicated to white wine! Another way to celebrate would be to cook up some easy and delicious dishes with your favorite Missouri wine - so here are a few we've chosen to make your day fantastic!



Photo Credit: RecipeTinEats.com

Creamy Chicken in White Wine Sauce (with BACON!)

This creamy chicken recipe is a perfect comfort food, with a classic French-chic flavor. When you want to incorporate white wine into your main dish, this recipe by Recipe Tin Eats can be a perfect choice!

INGREDIENTS
1 tbsp olive oil
2.5lb chicken pieces, bone in thigh & drumsticks are ideal (Note 1)
1 tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion (brown, white, yellow), finely chopped (~1 cup)
5oz bacon, diced
2 cups of Seven Springs Traminette (or a dry white wine)
1 cup chicken broth/stock or water
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried)
¾ cup cream (pouring or heavy cream, but not low fat cream)

Garnish
Finely chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350F.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet (with lid) over high heat. Add chicken skin side down and cook until golden brown, then turn and cook the other side for 1 minute. Remove chicken from skillet. Drain excess fat from skillet (do not wipe).
Reduce heat to medium high. Melt butter then add garlic and onion. Cook for 3 minutes until softened, then add bacon. Cook until golden.
Add wine. Bring to simmer, scraping the bottom of the skillet to mix the brown bits into the liquid. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Add chicken broth, thyme and return chicken to the skillet, skin side up. Cover with lid or foil, then transfer to the oven. Bake for 60 minutes, covered, then remove the lid and bake for a further 15 minutes to re-crisp the skin. The chicken should be very tender.
Remove chicken or move to the side. Stir cream into sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with plenty of parsley. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.

NOTES
1. I used most of 1 chicken, cut into pieces. Bone in thigh fillets and drumsticks are ideal. Breast isn't the best for this because it's so lean and this is a slow cooked dish. Wings are too small and will overcook.

Photo Credit: BestRecipeBox.com

Sautéed Button Mushrooms In White Wine Sauce

This dish will make the perfect side for your chicken with the warm woody flavors of the mushrooms - and of course, the white wine! Check out this delicious recipe by Best Recipe Box.

INGREDIENTS
16 oz (or 1 pound) small button mushrooms
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 cup of Seven Spring's Chardonel (or other white wine)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
kosher or sea salt to taste
fresh cracked black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Brush the mushrooms clean. Keep the mushrooms whole, or if they are large, cut them in half.
Heat large skillet over high heat. Add half of the olive oil (2 tablespoons), then mushrooms. Cook and stir mushrooms until they start to brown and caramelize about 3-5 minutes.
Add remaining olive oil and then add onions and garlic, cook until translucent.
Add wine, lemon juice, and chili flakes. Cook for about 2 minutes or until liquid reduces down a bit.
Add butter and chopped parsley, cook for an additional 1 minute.
Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Photo Credit: ThreeOlivesBranch.com

Zucchini and Tomato Medley with White Wine Butter Sauce

Want to add some fresh veggies and flavor to your white wine dinner? Try this zucchini and tomato medley with a white wine butter sauce! This recipe from Three Olives Branch is a perfect choice for leftover veggies from the garden.

INGREDIENTS
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup white onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1/3 cup Seven Spring's Vignoles White Wine
1 large zucchini chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes, approx 10 oz)
1/2 cup corn
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp fresh basil (or green onions)

INSTRUCTIONS
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
Add the butter to the skillet. When melted, add the onion and garlic. Cook until translucent, approximately 2 minutes.
Add the white wine if using and reduce by half, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Add the zucchini, tomatoes, corn, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook until the tomatoes are just starting to burst, approximately 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on the heat, you may need to turn it down to medium but I found that medium high was perfect for my stove.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with the fresh basil or green onion. Serve warm.

Photo Credit: SouthYourMouth.com

White Wine Cake

Every delicious dinner needs a perfect ending with something sweet! Now we introduce the White Wine Cake! Perfectly spicy, perfectly winey by South Your Mouth.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup Seven Spring's Spring Fling
1/2 cup water
1 box yellow cake mix
1 3.5-oz (4-serving) box instant vanilla pudding mix

Icing
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
Grease a standard-sized bundt pan; set aside.
Combine brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, vegetable oil, wine, and water in a large bowl or stand mixer and beat until well combined. Mix in cake mix and pudding and mix until smooth and creamy. Pour batter into greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Just before cake is done, make the icing. Combine wine and powdered sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil icing for 2 minutes then remove from heat (icing will be thin). When cake is done, remove from oven and pour hot icing over hot cake, leaving the cake in the pan. Cool cake completely in the pan, then invert onto a plate Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Your Favorite Lake of the Ozarks Winery

No matter how you choose to celebrate this day - we hope it involves a LOT of white wine! If you don't feel like fixing dinner, don't forget to come out to Seven Springs Winery for chilled wine, delicious food, and an amazing atmosphere. Our patio is waiting for you!

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

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

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

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