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!

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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
salt and pepper, to tasteSaveSave

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
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052