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.
July is Missouri Wine’s Concord Month and to celebrate, we are sharing two wine popsicle recipes!
At Boenker Hill, our Sweet Red Wine is made from Concord, which is a native American grape varietal. Even though Concord is a red wine, it’s usually served chilled. It’s light, sweet and very refreshing on a hot summer day and make’s the perfect popsicle to cool off. Stop in today to purchase your Sweet Red wine or buy it online.
Fruity Red Wine Popsicle recipe:
Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 3-4 hours
3 cups of fresh fruit of your choices (strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries)
3 cups Boenker Hill Sweet Red Wine
Pour into a blender. Mix and then pour into a popsicle mold or ice cube tray, freeze for 3-4 hours, and enjoy! If your wine ice pop doesn’t want to come out of its mold, run it under cool water for a few seconds and try again.
Peanut Butter and Sweet Red Wine Ice Pops Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 3-4 hours
1/3 cup Creamy peanut butter
1 cup Vanilla yogurt 1 ½ cups
Boenker Hill Sweet Red wine
In a medium-sized bowl mix the peanut butter and yogurt until smooth. Spoon or pipe the peanut butter mixture into ice pop molds until 1/3-1/2 full. Fill the rest of the molds with Missouri Boenker Hill Sweet Red wine. Freeze for 3-4 hours until solid. Run the molds under cool water for a few seconds to loosen the pops from the mold. Remove the pop from the mold and enjoy!
Our new private event space, Hangar Bay, is now open for bridal showers, birthdays and small events. We can comfortably fit 40 people in our new space. We have a chalkboard you can write on, plus the other rustic chic spaces for your decorations. Have your next small party at the only winery in St. Louis. Call 314-736-6428 to reserve the space.
This BBQ sauce is rich (thanks to the wine), slightly sweet, and nicely thick with just a hint of a spicy kick. It is ideal for beef, lamb, and Portobello mushrooms, but could work with much more. This recipe makes about 4 ½ cups, enough for a group or to save. It keeps well for months.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together all ingredients and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Simmer longer if you like your BBQ sauce extra thick.
When the sauce has simmered for about 10 minutes, taste test it to see if you want to turn up the heat. If it needs more kick, add a tad more cayenne pepper. Continue simmering for at least 5 minutes.
Let the sauce cool and pour into a bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid. It’s delicious right away, but it’s even better the next day. Consider making it ahead of when you’ll be cooking out. The sauce will keep for months in the refrigerator and freezes well.
*Pro-tip: Keep some in a squeeze bottle for later use.
This month we are featuring our Missouri Norton. This full bodied red wine showcases the unique characteristics of the Norton grape: spicy earth tones and rich fruit flavors with a light tannin finish.
What does Norton pair with?
Nortons pairs with red meat like, steak, barbecue and lamb. It also complements dark chocolates, strong cheeses such as blue and Cheddar, and spicy seafood. We also regularly pair this with pasta, red sauce based dishes and sipping it around fire pits.
Join us for our first ever “Show Me Boo Who Wines” Halloween party! This family friendly event will include costume contest for both adults and children, plus all tickets include 1 plated lunch and punch.
October 28th from 4-8 pm
Family Friendly event
Costume contest for adults and children
If you bring 3 cans of food, you will receive one free drink ticket.
Advance Tickets: Family of 4-5: $20.00, Adults:$10.00 per person and Children: $5.00 per person
At Door: Family of 4-5: $25, Adults $15 each, and Children $5 each