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Wine of the Month: Vignoles!

Pick up Boenker Hill’s Vignoles for your next BBQ!

August is Missouri Wine’s Vignoles Month! This fresh white wine delivers a hint of sweetness with a crisp subtle finish. Perfect for a hot summer day. Stop in today to purchase your Boenker Hill wine or buy it online.

Looking for a simple dessert recipe to amp up your dinner plans? This raspberry wine sorbet is sure to please. You can prepare this dish in advance using only five simple ingredients with your favorite Boenker Hill Vignoles white wine!


  • 3 cups Raspberries (Fresh or frozen)
  • ⅓ cup Dry Boenker Hill Vignoles
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Almond extract


Place the raspberries in a food processor. If using frozen berries, they may need to be slightly defrosted first. Once the berries are pureed, add white wine, sugar, salt and almond extract to the mixture. Combine with the food processor until the ingredients are well mixed.

Pour the liquid mixture into a freezer safe container with a lid. Place the container in the freezer overnight or until thoroughly chilled.


Q&A about COVID-19 at Boenker Hill Winery

We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe! We wanted to update you on the current safety precautions at Boenker Hill Winery.

What type of seating is available?

All of our seating is outside and all 20 of our tables are 6 – 8 feet apart. Four chairs per table and we ask that you do not move tables.

How many people can be at your winery at once?

We can currently have 50 or fewer seated outside at a time. If you have a large group, please call 314-736-6428 before you arrive.

What safety measures are you doing at Boenker Hill Winery?

All of our staff are required to wear masks. When you enter the tasting room to order, please wear a mask.

The tasting bar is sanitized hourly and we switched to plastic tasting bar cups for your wine tastings.

How many people can fit in your tasting room?

We have very limited space in our tasting room: Only two customers at a time inside to order or taste wine.

What are your hours?

Hours at Boenker Hill Winery are 12-6pm Friday and Saturday. 12-5pm on Sunday. The only time hours change are if we have life music scheduled. Check here for live music.

What type of food do you serve?

We have a limited menu. You can find the menu here. Please note some items may not be available or sold out. Feel free to call 314-736-6428 and ask.

What type of wine do you serve?

At Boenker Hill Winery, we sell a range of wines from sweet to dry. You can find our full wine list here.

Can we place pick up orders?

Yes, you can also call in wine orders for pickup if you wish at (314)-736-6428.


COVID-19 Update

In light of the Coronavirus increasing impact on our community, we at Boenker Hill Vineyard and Winery would like our customers and employees to know what we are implementing as a Safety Measure.

We will be 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 for your tastings.

We have very limited space in our tasting room: Only two customers at a time inside to order or taste wine.

All of our seating is outside and all tables are 6 – 8 feet apart and are not allowed to be moved.

Our hope is that these efforts will help our customers feel comfortable while visiting us at the Winery.

You can also call in wine orders for pickup if you wish at (314)-736-6428.


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

ConcordWineDessertSauceConcord Wine Dessert Sauce

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.