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Monitoring the Coronavirus ( COVID 19)

March 21, 2020:

As of March 21, we are only doing curbside pickup. Call 314-736-6428 to place your order. View the wine list here.

March 18:

We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving outbreak of the COVID 19 (coronavirus) and the impact on the community and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts.

We realize this situation remains very dynamic as information continues to change day-to-day and we are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment. We are increasing our current sanitizing protocol for all common areas. The tasting bar will be sanitized hourly and we’ll be using plastic tasting bar cups. Our hope is that these measures will help our customers feel more at ease while visiting us at Boenker Hill Vineyard and Winery.

At this time our Winery will be open for tastings in small group groups (1-5), bottle purchases and pick up orders. Our goal is to have all orders ready for same day pick up. You may also buy gift certificates to be use at a later date when things settle down. All events in the month of March will be rescheduled if possible.

We will continue to monitor the news for updates from health experts and will keep you posted to any changes that we may have to make until this virus passes.

Boenker Hill Vineyard and Winery


Enjoy the fall weather on our winery patio

Beautiful views, cool breezes, and outdoor spaces to sip and walk through.

Featured Wine: Semi Dry Red

BoenkerHillSemiDryRedWineStep into fall with our versatile semi dry red wine.

Purchase at our location, one of the last Missouri Centennial Farms in St. Louis County. We have the perfect hill top views to sit back and enjoy the views.

Serve at room temperature or chilled with snacks on our patio or your back porch. You can taste it as well on a private wine tour adelaide where you can have a nice time with your family or friends.

Come into the winery to buy or if you are out of state order online!

$14.99 per bottle

From the Winery Owners

MatthewBoenkerPickingJellyGrapesSince our last newsletter Matthew has harvested the grapes and we are making jelly. The tube roses have finished their blooms for the season. Our Zinnias will soon finish and our Gardenias are done till spring.

We are working on our separate back patio and it should be ready come spring for sitting and sipping wine on.

The last few events have been a great success! Thank you to the St. Louis chapter of Links Incorporated (Check out their beautiful food spread below!), numerous birthdays, and family reunions.

Matthew and I would like to say thank you for helping us have a successful summer! We’re thankful for all the wonderful people we have had the pleasure to meet this year and look forward to seeing you again.

- JoLynn and Matthew Boenker



Wine gifts under $20

Visit St. Louis County winery, Boenker Hill, for a variety of gifts under $20. Perfect for all of your secret Santa gifts, birthdays, house warming gifts, and girlfriend getaways.

Our glassware and stainless steel tumblers with lids include funny sayings like “I’m Outdoorsy: I drink wine on the patio” and “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy Wine and that’s kind of the same thing.” :)


These adorable wine pourer’s are a fast way to make it into your wine lover’s heart. We have cat, dog, golf, high-heeled and football pourer’s under $20.


BoenkerHillUnder$20gift_HostFreezePintGlassSay goodbye to lukewarm drinks with the drink FREEZE tumbler! Just pop it in the freezer, pour and enjoy. No need to pre-plan and chill your drinks for hours beforehand. The drink FREEZE is ready when you are and keeps your drink cold for hours. Use with beer, tea, soft drinks and wine that is best served chilled.

BoenkerHillUnder$20gifts_BottleStopperCarCoasterLast but not least, our car coasters and wine bottle lids are perfect for stocking stuffers! Get gifts for your Mizzou fans, football and wine lovers that want to split a bottle over a few nights.


Perfect Pairs: Concord Wine Dessert Sauce

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Our Concord, 2015 Sweet Red Wine, takes center stage in this delicious cinnamon-kissed dessert sauce.

It’s the perfect addition to every dessert: pound cake, baked apples, vanilla ice cream and more desserts that need an extra boost of flavor.

Make it:
•    1 cup concord wine
•    3 tablespoons sugar
•    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine wine, sugar and cinnamon. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture is of a syrup-like consistency and reduced to 1/4 cup, approximately 10 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Buy our Sweet Red wine online or in-store.



It’s Concord Month in Missouri, and we’re celebrating.

DaisiesatBoenkerHillWineryCool off with Concord & enjoy our summer blooms!

Be like the butterflies, enjoying the lovely Zinnias blooming all around our winery.

Our lovely daisies are in full bloom, too: The perfect setting for sipping wine in the summer time.

And for the first time, we’ve captured our favorite visitors on film:

HummingBirdAtBoenkerHillWineryThe hummingbirds are back!

Being in St. Louis county is so dear to us. We love that our space is relaxing and so close to home. Our visitors love escaping to a winery that’s a short drive away – and we love having you!

Butterflies, hummingbirds, fresh air and sunshine – These are the best parts of summertime, made better only by wine! 

Escape to Boenker Hill and enjoy the view.

Review of the month:

“We had my wife’s 60th birthday here this weekend and it was fantastic.

Matthew and his wife Jolynn are some of the nicest people we have ever met. They couldn’t do enough for us. The food was great, wine was fantastic and they are incredibly reasonably priced.

As much as I would love to keep this little gem all for me and my family and friends, I have to highly recommend this top notch winery to anyone looking for good food, great wine and a fantastic time!” - David G.

Read more reviews on Facebook and Trip Advisor.

Beonker Hill Winery Live Music St. Louis, MO

Starboard Nights are back!

Beonker Hill Winery Live Music St. Louis, MOWarm days and cool, starry nights were meant for sitting back, sipping wine and listening to live music.

It’s that time of year again!

Enjoy a relaxing evening of live music on the top of the hill.

Starboard is a nautical term. It refers to the right-hand side, when you’re facing forward on a boat. We want you to have a “right” night, enjoying tunes, hilltop views and of course, the wonderful wines of Missouri.

Diamond Dave kicks off Starboard Nights on June 8th, 4-8pm.

Rosman Johnson joins us on June 29th, 4-8pm.

Bring a friend, a picnic and lawn chairs along with a valid ID. We can’t wait to see you here on the hill. See all Starboard Nights here.

Missouri Wine and Pizza Pairings

Perfect Pairs for Father’s Day

Missouri Wine and Pizza Pairings

Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like pizza and wine!

Compliment Dad’s toppings with the perfect glass.

We like to pair spicy pepperoni with a fuller bodied red like Norton, a wine that can stand up to the strong and loveable taste of pepperoni.

Balance the light and fresh flavors of Margherita pizza with a crisp, dry white like Vidal Blanc. They’ll dance together, neither overpowering the other, and you’ll be experiencing pizza like never before.

Purchase our 2015 Norton and 2015 Vidal Blanc at our winery or Buy online here.






Vignoles white wine Marinated Grilled Fruit Recipe

MissouriVignolesMarinatedPeachRecipeAugust was Missouri Wine’s Vignoles Month and to celebrate, we are sharing a Marinated Grilled Fruit Recipe. Grilled peaches and pears that have been marinated in Boenker Hill’s Vignoles white wine is the perfect end of summer dessert. The recipe and video on how to make it are below.

Vignoles Marinated Grilled Fruit Skewers Recipe

Time: 20 minutes active, 2 hours inactive | Yield: 6-8 servings


4- Peaches

4- Pears

2 cups- Missouri Boenker Hill Vignoles (semi-sweet white wine)

½ cup- Marscarpone

2 oz.- Orange juice

1 tbsp- Honey

Fresh mint (Optional garnish)


Soak 12-15 skewers in warm water for 10-30 minutes. Wash and cut the peaches and pears into large slices. (Tip: Ripe but still slightly firm fruit is best for this recipe as it will soften some when marinated and when cooked.) Assemble the skewers, alternating between the peach and pear slices. Marinate the fruit in Missouri Vignoles for 1-2 hours.

While the fruit marinates, make the sauce by whisking together the marscarpone, orange juice and honey, adding additional orange juice until it reaches the desired consistency.

Grill the fruit skewers for 1-2 minutes on each side. Leave them on the grill just long enough to sear both sides; you don’t want to overcook the fruit. Remove the skewers from the grill, allow to cool slightly, drizzle with the sauce, garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!


Fall at St. Louis winery Boenker Hill

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Ahoy Mates,

August has been a busy month at the winery with special events, birthdays, bridal showers and music.

August 4th the Jazzy Ladies hosted their event – about 150 people enjoyed music and wine. Heavenly Blessed Catering had a launching celebration on the 18th August. Good food, music, and wine were enjoyed by all attending.

September 23 is the First Day of Fall and the Winery will go back to our regular hours 11-6 pm Friday and Saturday and 12-5 pm on Sunday. Winter weather is right around the corner. Please call to make sure we are open, when the weather is bad.

With the chill of the winter nights approaching we’ll bring out the fire pits once again.

The months of September and October are shaping up to be busy as well. The Distinguished Entertainment Group will be hosting their final Summer concert Series on the 22nd from 5-9 at the Winery for 2018.

On the 30th of September a group known as The Saint Louis Chapter Links will be hosting an event with a wine tasting and silent auction from 3-7 pm.

Our Saturdays in October have the sound of music abound. On 6th the 1st Friday music 6-9 pm will bring an end to our live music on Fridays for 2018. Live Music will continue on Saturdays 4-8 pm until the end of October. We look forward to seeing all you at the Winery soon.

Thanks, Jo Lynn Boenker


Summer in St. Louis at Boenker Hill Winery


We’re off to a great start with these warm summer days in St. Louis! Think about joining us for a cool wine slushie or a chilled bottle of wine while enjoying live outdoor music.

The Tube Roses are up and a few ready to bloom. The Zinnias are not far behind and will make a rainbow of color too. We had our first Hummingbird yesterday so make plans to come enjoy the beautiful flowers while watching the butterflies and Hummingbirds.

We were open on the 4th of July this year from 4-10:30 pm and everyone enjoyed watching the fireworks.

In May, The Distinguished Entertainment Group, hosted a fundraiser for men’s prostate cancer and in June they hosted a event to help children with special needs. Check the event calendar for their upcoming event on August 11th from 5-9pm.

- JoLynn Boenker