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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


What’s New at Boenker Hill Winery: May 2018


We just added a new outdoor lawn game, Cornhole, to the winery. Come enjoy the beautiful weather and play a game or two.

Live Music

Live music will be the 1st and last Friday of the month from 6-9pm and on Saturday’s from 4pm-8pm (except for days we have special events). Please check the Events page for bands, times and dates.

Remember for our live music nights:

  • Event Fee $5.00 per person; children 12 and under free
  • NO PETS Allowed
  • Food, Wine & Beer available for purchase
  • You may bring lawn chairs


Starting May 12th, 2018, the hours will be:

  • Saturday and Sunday 11-8pm
  • Sunday hours 12-5 pm


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Holiday Hours

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Holiday hours:

Open: Dec 22 & 23: 3-6 pm
Closed: December 24-28

Open: Dec 29 & 30: 2-6 pm
Closed: Dec 31 – Jan 4

If in doubt of our hours, please feel free to call us at 314-736-6428.

Shop at Boenker Hill:

Remember to stop by for those last minute gifts, gift cards and BEST of all delicious wines.

Our sale continues in December on Semi-Dry Red, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles and Rosé: Buy One Bottle, get one 1/2 price. 


Holiday St. Louis Wine Special: Semi-Dry Red, Vidal Blanc, and Vignoles

BoenkerHillSemiDryRedWineThis month we have the perfect wines to warm up those cold fall St. Louis nights.

During November our Semi-Dry Red wine, Vidal Blanc and Vignoles wine are all Buy one bottle and get one ½ off! Stop in to purchase at the winery today.

Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or getting a head start on your holiday shopping. One bottle for you, and one for your friend ;)







Missouri Norton Wine BBQ Sauce

Missouri Norton Barbecue sauce

Missouri Norton Wine BBQ Sauce

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.


  • 2 – 5.5 oz (156ml) cans tomato paste
  • 1 cup (240ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup (240ml) honey
  • 1 cup (240ml) red wine vinegar (Ever tried making your own?)
  • 1 cup (240ml) Boenker Hill Vineyard Norton, a full-bodied, rich red wine
  • ¼ cup (60ml) dark molasses
  • 1 Tbs. smoked paprika (We used mild)
  • 1 Tbs. dry mustard powder
  • 2 Tbs. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. fine sea salt
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (or more to taste)


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.

Recipe from Missouri Wines.




Norton and Food pairing Missouri wine

Boenker Hill Winery Norton wine pairings

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.

Don’t have time to stop by our winery to purchase Norton? You can now purchase wine on our website.

Norton and Food pairing Missouri wine