Combine first 7 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; let stand 10 minutes.
Brown beef on all sides in butter in a large Dutch oven. Add wine mixture to beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour. Add onion and carrots; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Prepare dumplings. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into simmering meat mixture, allowing room for dumplings to expand during cooking process. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes. Cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Spoon into individual serving bowls, and serve immediately.