The Best Peach Wines of the Season!

One of the best times of the year in the Midwest is definitely peach season! Whether you’re picking some up from your local farmers market or spending a day picking your own at Eckert’s Family Farms, it’s a great time of the year for all–so it makes sense that peach wine would be so popular here too! 🍑

Here are some of my favorite peach wines made by amazing Midwest wineries!

Fox Creek Winery Peach Wine (Illinois)

Lynfred Winery Peach Wine (Illinois)

Grafton Winery Peach Wine (Illinois)

Hopewell Winery Peach Wine (Illinois)

French Lick Winery Just Peachy Wine (Indiana)

Stone Hill Winery Peach Wine (Missouri)

St. James Winery Peach Wine (Missouri)

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The Double Sided Wine and Cheese Box You Didn’t Know You Needed!

It’s official! Cheez-It and House Wine have teamed up to bring you the perfect summer pairing box all in one!!

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Be sure to hop on the House Wine Website July 25, 2019 (5pm ET) to get yours while supplies lasts!

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More Wine for More Good Times-Cedar Lake Cellars Introduces FOUR New Wines!

Cedar Lake Cellars, a year-round winery and event venue, recently added four new wines to its existing inventory of 50.

 

3 Swans Chardonnay, Napa Valley Reserve (2016) – Buttered citrus, marmalade, and hints of brioche and white flower nuances are apparent in this full-bodied wine.  The name and label refer to the winery’s three swans that grace the property’s three-acre lake.

 

Pomegranate Sparkling Wine – A semi-dry wine with aromas of cherry, blackberry, and strawberry.

 

Cedar Lake Cellars Moscato (2018) – This wine features sweet aromas of peaches, fresh grapes, orange blossoms, and crisp lemons.

 

Cedar Lake Cellars Rosé (2018) – The newest Rosé is a versatile crisp, dry wine with bright acidity and structure.

 

The winery currently sells craft and domestic beer, as well as 16 Cedar Lake Cellars California or Paso Robles wines, 3 Swans handcrafted wines from the West Coast, 25 wines of the world, and signature wine slushies.  A mixed drink menu features a wide assortment of liquors and mixes to choose from.

 

Cedar Lake Cellars is open year-round Fri. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those 21 and older with live music scheduled throughout the weekend. 

 

Cedar Lake Cellars is located at 11008 Schreckengast Rd. in Wright City, Mo.  

For more information, contact Cedar Lake Cellars at (636) 745-9500 or visit www.cedarlakecellars.com.

 

Wine Cotton Candy Deliciousness!

Ever have the hankering for something sweet and sugary, but with the delicious flavors of some of your favorite wines? Chocolate Storybook has got you officially covered with their selection of wine flavored cotton candy!

Chocolate Storybook has all of your favorite boozy flavors in cotton candy form! From Champagne, Rosé, and Merlot–to Mimosa, and even Pina Colada, you will have a hard time picking out your favorite flavors to try!

If you’re looking for something other than wino flavors, you have to check out all of the other crazy flavors the company offers!

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Pick up a few different flavors for your next party! It is definitely a unique treat!

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Music, Wine, and Pin-Ups—Winners Crowned at the First Ever Miss Hidden Lake Winery!

One of my main goals on my wine journey is to take the “snobbery” out of wine, and have fun with it! I’ve always loved everything vintage, and have a love for the pin-up style! That is where the idea to host a pin-up contest at a winery came from!

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When Hidden Lake Winery owner Angela Gorazd contacted me saying she wanted to make some sort of “pin-up” event happen at their winery, we sat down for a brainstorming and wine session. I wanted to host a fun event mashing wine and pin-ups together that everyone could enjoy…that’s when “Miss Hidden Lake Winery” was born! After months of planning and tons of excited interest and support from the community, we soon realized wine and pin-ups go PERFECTLY together, and make for a fantastic time!

Hidden Lake Winery owner Angela Gorazd(Miss Ruby Rosé for the evening) and ME! ready to take on the event!

At 8pm on the dot fifteen beautiful ladies graced the stage competing for the following titles:

“Miss Off Duty” – one of the wineries own wines (3rd place)

“Miss Old Hippie” – also another one of the wineries own wines (2nd place)

“Miss Hidden Lake Winery 2019” (1st place)

Pictured in order: Miss Margo, Miss Swannie, Miss J Marie, Miss Cha Cha Ooh La-La, Miss Loosie Lovegood, Miss Millie Manhattan, Miss Roxie Heart, Winery Owner; Miss Ruby Rosé, Miss Stella Noir, Miss Ruby Steele, Miss Lady Haha Hotwheels, Miss Maria Divine, Miss LuLu Le Papillon, Miss Aurora Borealis, and Miss Kiki Rose

The competition was fierce as all of the ladies brought their best outfits, poses, and unique stage presence to engage the audience! In the end the judges had a hard time narrowing down the winners! After plenty of math checking followed by more math checking just in case…the final scores had been tallied up and the winners were finally selected!

3rd Place- Miss Stella Noir 2nd place- Miss Millie Manhattan and 1st place- Miss Cha Cha Ooh La-La

Our three beautiful winners graced the stage! Miss Stella Noir took home the 3rd place Off Duty title. Miss Millie Manhattan took home the 2nd place Old Hippie title.

Photo by Andrew Dobson

Miss Cha Cha Ooh La-La was crowned Miss Hidden Lake Winery 2019! She graced the stage and won over the judges hearts for the evening! Winning comes with some extra perks too! Miss Cha Cha will get an overnight stay at one of the Hidden Lake Winery Cabins to relax and kick back after all of her pin-up shenanigans! Congratulations Miss Cha Cha Ooh La-La!

All fifteen of the beautiful contestants and the host of the night!

All of these beautiful ladies brought their best and it showed all night long!

After the pin-up competition, the crowd was kept up and on their feet dancing all night long thanks to CHAMPAGNE FIXX who’s musical talents kept us going well past 11pm!

Champagne Fixx rocking out with the crowd!

If you needed a break in between dancing, you could also head back to the Barrel Room for some pin-up style shopping with our hand picked vendors for the night!

Custom made Rosie Wraps by River Rosie

Custom designed dresses by More Me Know!

The winery was packed and it will always be a night remember! We can’t not wait until the next one AND hopefully eventually work this into a Miss Illinois Wine Event at the Illinois State Fair!

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Photos by Andrew Dobson

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL VIDEO RECAP OF THE EVENT!

Missouri Wobbles and Wine!

On October 6, 2018 the annual Missouri Wine Wobble took over Cedar Lake Cellars ! “Will run for wine” is a common phrase in the wine world and with the Missouri Wine Wobble, you really can run(or wobble) and be rewarded with wine! 🙌🍷👟

The Missouri Wine Wobble has a little something for everyone! (Even people like me who can’t stand running🤣) Not up to running an entire 5K? Then sign up for the 1K Taster’s Trot! Feeling like you have some energy to burn? Sign up for both the 5K AND 1K races and get extra wobbly! It really is a blast for everyone!

Once you’ve picked which race is right for you, prepare to “wobble” thru the vineyards stopping every so often for a wine break!

Photography by John Kelly
Photography by John Kelly

Once you’ve finished your race, there is more wine and whiskey (and water) waiting for you to enjoy! Races over? Now it’s time to party! The after party will sure to keep that wobble wobbly!

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©BillAverettePhotography

You don’t want to miss the next Missouri Wine Wobble! You can keep up with their social media and stay up to date with ticket sales, deals, dates, and more!

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