From genuine family farms, to wineries themed by the “Wizard of Oz,” Kansas’ winery landscape is a lot lusher than you might’ve known. The state’s wines are award-winning, and made from grapes grown all over the globe. Vintners in the Sunflower State use precise methods to capture the essence of outstanding wine. Bottom line: Nothing beats a good glass of wine, and Kansas is here to help you out with these 10 excellent wineries in the state.
The Crooked Post Winery is located by scenic Lake Perry, right off Kansas 92 Highway, near Ozawkie. The buildings are Italian inspired and the wines are made from harvested French-American hybrid grapes. Crooked Post Winery offers 17 wine choices, all uniquely different, and is open year-round.
Liquid Art Winery is located east of Manhattan on Wildcat Road. One man’s dream that through the years has turned into a couple’s journey. Offering seven different wines—cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, Grenache, Muscato, red blend, rosé, and Seyval Blanc. Also on tap in the tasting room at this winery are gluten free hard ciders, produced onsite and served cold.
Tucked away in northwest Kansas, the Shiloh Vineyard & Winery is located 12 miles southwest of the city of WaKeeney. This family-operated winery is set on an authentic western Kansas family farm, and the owners have been offering premium wine for almost 10 years. Come for the wine—whites, reds, dry, semi-sweet and dessert wines—and stay for the views.
Rowe Ridge Winery grows its own grapes and fruit, which are blended into eight wines—reds, whites and fruit wines. A family owned and operated winery which is located one mile west of I-435 on Leavenworth Road. Visitors are invited to the winery Tasting Room, Thursday through Sunday afternoons, or set up an appointment for any special occasion.
Come and experience an enchanting winery located northeast of Wichita, Kansas. The winery’s tasting room offers visitors 15 different wines—reds, whites and fruit wines, all made from Chardonel, Chambourcin, Norton, and Concord grapes. Visitor are welcome to tour the vineyard, the winery and the wine cellar, but linger longer on the patio or observation deck and enjoy the spectacular views.
Middle Creek Winery opened to the public in October 2010. A charming winery, originally a horse barn that has been transformed into a unique winery. Visitors are invited to taste handcrafted wines from Kansas grapes, honeys and fruits. Located south of Kansas City, this winery offers a great day-trip complete with delicious wines.
Taking their inspiration from L. Frank Baum’s, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the Oz Winery in Wamego offers a diverse selection of handcrafted wines. Including complex and enjoyable wines—red, white, blush, dessert, sparkling and limited edition—made by skilled vintners. Adding to the excitement of this winery are the wine names, “Lion’s Courage,” “Dorothy’s Dream,” “Oil Can,” “Flying Monkey,” and a limited addition wine named “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” This awesome winery offers 37 wines.
White Tail Run Winery in Edgerton is a family affair and an award-winning winery located a short drive southwest of Kansas City. It’s countryside location and acres of grapevines, offer visitors crafted wines and superior views. Wine options include the Chambourcin red wines and the Seyval white wines, both offered in dry, semi-sweet and sweet, La Crosse, and Vignoles and Noiret all add to the winery’s unique selections.
Rosewood Ranch Winery is in the heart of Kansas and is one of the most heartwarming wineries you might ever visit. The vintners in this winery are special in many ways which contributes to the special crafting of each blend. Offering over 30 wines, each bottle is perfected to celebrate this winery’s awesome wines thanks to these special wine makers.
The Glaciers Edge Winery in Wakarusa is located east of Topeka, Kansas, and minutes away from your next great glass of wine. Celebrated wines that are made from established vineyards, using premier viticulture methods, by seasoned vintners. Wine selections suitable for everyone’s distinctive tastes and enjoyed by everyone.