Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wine & BBQ Pairing for the Holiday Weekend

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

BBQ and Wine

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


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


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

BBQ Chicken

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

Portobello Burgers

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

Your Favorite Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks

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

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

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

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


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