Love Kansas Wine

What do you call a weekend packed full of learning, personal connections, and exploring delicious Kansas wine? If it’s January 5-6, 2018 you call it the Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association Annual Conference!

Presenters spoke about growing grapes in Kansas and making wine

Presenters spoke about growing grapes in Kansas and making wine

We had such a fantastic time at the DoubleTree in Lawrence, Kansas, with over 110 dedicated wine lovers and professionals in attendance. Conference sessions included pertinent topics such as:

  • Sustainable practices
  • Finishing wine with high-end results
  • Producing dry reds in the Midwest
  • Minimizing the effects of cold weather on grapes
  • Port production
  • Rapport in the tasting room
Wine enthusiasts pay attention during class!

Wine enthusiasts pay attention during class!

We shared a lot and learned a lot while having fun and enjoying wine… does that sound familiar? We're all family and it felt good to be around other Midwestern wine geeks.

On Saturday, the public came out to the conference for a Taste of Kansas. We all mixed and mingled for some yummy appetizers while sampling vino from all over our Sunflower State. (There may or may not have also been some moves on the dance floor. You’ll never know if you weren’t there!)

Cathy (center) is happy to be around other wine aficionados

Cathy (center) is happy to be around other wine aficionados

Educating others and expanding and improving the craft of winemaking in Kansas is important to us – we can’t wait to grow more interest in Kansas wine. And most of all, we can’t wait for you to taste our results. We’re open Saturdays in January from 11 AM – 5 PM so come on out and get cozy with some NightHawk wine!