White Wine Ravioli with Tomatoes & Spinach


It is hard to top a delicious helping of ravioli. This buttery white wine sauce adds a unique finish to your favorite cheese ravioli. The tomatoes and spinach create a pop of color and burst of garden flavor that pairs perfectly with the fresh notes found in Vidal Blanc. With just a few basic ingredients and 4 simple steps, this mouth-watering ravioli recipe will be served.













  • 18 oz cheese ravioli
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pt (2 cups) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 c fresh spinach
  • 1 c dry white wine (we used Augusta Vidal Blanc)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Cook ravioli per the package instructions and return to pot.
  2. Heat oil in a medium to large skillet over medium heat. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, wine, half-teaspoon salt and pepper. Simmer until the tomatoes begin to soften (around 5 minutes).
  3. Melt butter into the sauce and add to pot with cooked ravioli.
  4. Gently toss together, serve and enjoy!

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Behind the Label: Weston Wine Company’s Rulebender

Behind the Label: Weston Wine Company’s RulebenderWeston Wine Company sits nestled in the historic town of Weston, Missouri, less than an hour from Kansas City. Picturesque and quaint, the town of less than 2,000 residents resembles a simpler time, with streets rivaling the fictional Mayberry. Yet, Weston Wine Company’s wines are anything but simple, historic and traditional. Owner Hannah Magee bucks tradition as she creates her wines, instead opting for approachable yet memorable sips to serve her patrons. Rather than pairing each bottle with a fine cheese or chocolate, Magee simply pairs each wine with an experience.

“At Weston Wine Company, we believe that good wine is a wine you like to sip, and bad wine is a wine you don’t like,” she says. “We aren’t wine snobs. We enjoy creating memorable experiences for each of our guests, and we believe that experiences are made better with good wine.”

This near irreverence toward tasting room tradition isn’t born out of malice but originated from Magee’s fond memories of Missouri wines. Although she drinks and appreciates fine wines and the art behind them, Magee laughs when she recalls some of her most memorable bottles.

“The best wines I have ever had are wines that I had with really good friends,” Magee says. “Sometimes they’re the wines we snuck into our purses to go see Magic Mike at the movie theater.”

This joyous yet slightly rebellious spirit inspired Rulebender. Described as sweet and sassy, Rulebender’s grapey Concord profile shrugs the tradition of dry, aged red wines for a sweet red blend that is easy to sip and oh-so-fun. True to Weston Wine Company culture, the label suggests pairing the bottle with games of Truth or Dare, celebrations and midnight movie marathons.

“When we created Rulebender, we were bending the rules of wine,” Magee says. “We were saying that it’s okay to sip what you like. It doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be aged for 18 months, and you don’t have to care about what type of oak was used.” 

The Rulebender label, created by Magee’s friend and artist Jonelle Jones, also skirts tradition. Jones helped rebrand Weston Wine Company’s battery of bottles in 2018, and Rulebender was included in this rebranding. Lacking in the stately serif fonts, estate and vineyard images or bold and swirling crests, Jones opted for a bold brush stroke squiggled down the label paired with crisp, clean san-serif fonts. The artwork perfectly matches the easy, breezy and carefree attitude of a sweet red wine that can be best paired with midnight movie marathons.

“Rulebender is designed to be the type of wine that you could break out on any occasion, and it will make it just a little bit better because you’re enjoying it in great company,” Magee says. “You already have a great experience and by pouring a glass of Rulebender, you’re making it just a tiny bit better.”

A closer look at the Rulebender label tells the story of Weston Wine Company’s mission to make Missouri wines approachable, fun and memorable for everyone who steps into their tasting room — regardless of if they’re there to sip on a wine flight, have a Tarot reading or join in one of their murder mysteries.

The sweet red Rulebender and its bottle are a reminder that wine doesn’t always have to be so serious. It can simply be enjoyed, and it’s even better when it is enjoyed with friends.

“Weston Wine Company creates wines that are meant to be shared as experiences,” Magee says. “We want you to remember who you opened that bottle with, what card game you were playing and the incredible conversation you had more than we want you to remember the wine. So, we’ve created delicious wines that are easy to sip so that you can craft those experiences with your friends.”

Mix up these lucky winetails on St. Patrick’s Day

Great Missouri wines aren’t made by luck alone. Irish or not, all can find an award-winning gold wine to enjoy.  To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we created two unique wine cocktails to enjoy.

Green Sangria (Sangria Verde)

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 20 minutes


1 cucumber

2 green apples

1 bunch of green grapes

4 oz Cointreau

1 bottle of Vidal Blanc white wine (we used Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery’s

Vidal Blanc)


  1. Slice cucumbers and grapes and cube green apples. Add to a large 64oz mason jar.
  2. Add 3 oz of Cointreau and fill the rest of the jar with Vidal Blanc.
  3. Store sangria in the fridge overnight. Serve in 4-5 oz portions chilled or over ice.


Port Irish Coffee Martini

Serves: 2

Prep time: 15 minutes


4 oz Port-style wine (we used Stone Hill Winery’s 2017 Port)

4 oz Cold brew coffee

3 oz Irish Cream liquor


  1. Add portions of the cold brew coffee, Port-style wine and Irish cream liquor to a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Shake vigorously until mixed (frothy on top) and strain into a martini glass. If not frothy, use handheld frothing mixer to achieve a foamy top layer.
  3. Garnish with coffee beans as desired.

Cheers! (or should we say Slainté!) to the quality wines, gold and beyond and those who enjoy them!  

Walnut Creek Winery

Walnut Creek is a local winery dedicated to crafting premium vinifera and hybrid wines. In a true farm-to-table fashion, their vines are family-and-friend grown on small farms throughout Missouri. Every bottle of wine will be a culinary adventure brought to you by your local community. 


Waves Cider Company

 Cider Co. is an award winning winery in Mid-Missouri. Our focus is on heritage style cider as well as approachable cider with lower sugar content than what you typically see on store shelves.  We're proud to have nearly five hundred trees in the ground with over fifty varieties in our new orchard and looking forward to planting more next spring.  Currently the tasting room is only open to the public on Saturdays, but we also host special events every day of the week. 


Reserve Cellars of Hermann

The Reserve Cellars tasting room is located in the former press house and cellars of George Husmann “Father of the Missouri Grape Industry” on the historic Hermann Farm in Hermann, MO. This two-story press house and wine cellar was built at the same time as the main 1847 house.


Sippin’ on the Square - Carrollton, Missouri

We are excited to announce our 7th annual Wine Walk Saturday, September 16th. We typically have 300-400 attendees at our wine walk. Last year was the largest turn out, nearly 800! A wine walk ticket gets the attendees a bag with local coupons, it includes tastings and a souvenir wine glass. The event lasts from 4pm-10pm. A DJ and a band will be featured. There’s lots of shops open on the town square, as well as food trucks.

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