Beer may be the hot quaff of the moment in Kansas City and there’s no arguing brew goes great with ‘cue. But don’t forget Kansas City’s impact on the wine industry.
Wine, you say?
Meet a crop of formerKansas Citians who wound up in the Pacific Northwest’s wine country
These vintners have sunk roots deep into their new land, and they take their work seriously but seem never to take themselves too seriously. Maybe that’s simply how people in the wine business approach the great challenge of grape growing and winemaking.
Or maybe it has something to do with attitudes inculcated from years spent in the Midwest, an area that knows not to act too high and mighty.
At the very least, these six winemakers have strong ties to the Kansas City area, a place they once called home.
Let us introduce you to Chris Berg ofRoots Wine Co., Jeff Ferrell of Owen Roe winery, Spencer Sievers of El Corazon Winery, Boyd Teegarden of Natalie’s Estate Winery, Jon Meuret of Maison Bleue Winery and Brad and Kathleen McLeroy of Ayres Vineyard.