Berry Be Mine Petite Cakes

January 18, 2024

Berry Be Mine Petite Cakes are filled with the sweet taste of strawberries and sparkling wine. They are guaranteed to win over your heart.  These wine cakes are the perfect treat for the upcoming holiday.

ingredients for strawberry


For Cake:

1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix

1/3 C Vegetable Oil

3 Large Eggs

1 ¼ C Sparkling Strawberry Wine (we used St. James Winery’s Sparking Strawberry can)

1 Container White Cake Frosting


For shell:

1 Package Chocolate Melt Wafers

(OPTIONAL) Edible Gold Paint

(OPTIONAL) Sprinkles




Rectangular cake pan

Large mixing bowl

Cooking spray

(OPTIONAL) Food-Safe Paint Brush

(OPTIONAL) Silicone mold



For Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs and sparkling wine until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into square cake pan and cook for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Let cake rest and chill.
  6. Crumble cake squares in a bowl and add frosting.
  7. Cover and chill for 2 hours or longer.
  8. Place a sheet of parchment/wax paper on baking tray.
  9. Add 3 tablespoons of the cake mixture and shape it into hearts (we used a silicone mold to shape mixture – be sure to use oil mold).
  10. Place hearts on the tray and chill for 2+ hours.


For Shell:

  1. Microwave or double boil to melt wafers per bag instructions.
  2. Get hearts from fridge and dip into mixture.
  3. Place dipped hearts onto baking tray and allow them to harden.
  4. Use a food-safe paintbrush to paint on your cake. Let your imagination run wild.
berry be mine

So, whether you're celebrating with a significant other or having a Galentine's Day with your besties, these cakes are sure to impress. Give them a try and let us know what you think! Happy Valentine's Day!


Norton Bread

January 18, 2024

National Baking Day is a perfect opportunity for you to experiment with new baking recipes and techniques. If you're a fan of baking bread, why not try making a delicious loaf using Norton wine? It is the perfect opportunity to showcase our official Show-Me State grape. This wine is known for its rich and fruity flavor profile, which makes it a perfect addition to bread. When combined with flour, yeast, and other ingredients, Norton can add a unique depth of flavor to your bread, making it stand out from the rest.Ingredients for bread

PREP TIME: 5 minutes


3 C sifted unbleached bread flour

1 TBSP baking powder

2 TBSP sugar

1 1/3 C Norton wine (*Any dry Missouri wine works too)

1 TBSP melted butter



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to evenly distribute.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients; pour in the wine.
  4. Stir well until the mixture is mostly combined.
  5. Turn the dough and leftover flour mixture onto a flat surface dusted with light layer of flour.
  6. Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes to incorporate the last of the flour mixture and create smooth dough. Shape the dough into an oval shape and place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Brush the loaf with melted butter and cut three ¼ inch deep scores diagonally in the top of the loaf.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until the crust is browned slightly. Let cool for five minutes before cutting and serving.

*Any dry wine works but we recommend using Norton wine as it adds a nice, strong flavor and aroma.


Pair with this fun cinnamon butter.


1 C salted butter, room temperature

1 C powdered sugar

½ C honey

2 TSP cinnamon



  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir together until butter consistency.
  2. Spread on butter, enjoy!


So next time you want to bake a delicious treat, try making a loaf of Norton bread. Happy baking!  
Norton bread with cinnamon butter


Live Music with Jason Riley

Location: Riverwood Winery
Phone: 816.579.9797

Riverwood Winery is pleased to welcome back local artist, Jason Riley. Jason’s unique, personal style highlights an improvisation-based approach utilizing “live” looping and technological effects — all accented by his exceptional stage presence, acclaimed work with acoustic and electric instruments and heartfelt tributes to his many musical influences.

Cost: FREE

Live Music with Erica McKenzie

Location: Riverwood Winery
Phone: 816.579.9797

Come out to Riverwood Winery to hear Erica McKenzie- An eclectic, acoustic mix of soul, country, blues, folk, pop & rock. Liquid Velvet Vocals accompanied by multiple instruments and live looping. This One-Woman-Band from Kansas City will have you smiling for days.

Cost: FREE

Learn more about this event here

Live Music with The Lux Duo!

Location: Riverwood Winery
Phone: 816.579.9797

Join us for live music with the Lux Duo!
They have been playing at Riverwood for several years and are always a treat to listen to! They perform a range of 60's, 70's and 80's hits that make for a wonderful afternoon! Come out and enjoy the day with wine and music!

Cost: FREE

Learn more about this event here

Say Cheese Wine Trail

Location: Hermann Wine Trail
Phone: 573.486.2313

Six wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail will explore the timeless marriage of wine and cheese, two of the oldest foods known to man. Sip and sample wine and cheese-inspired food pairings, from the classic to the creative.

Participating wineries; Adam Puchta Winery, Curling Vine Winery, G. Husmann Wine Company, Hermannhof Winery, Reserve Cellars, and Robller Vineyard.

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