from the Heart of the Midwest
2010 marked the acquisition of approximately 200 acres in southern Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas. Much of the land was and still is being used by crop and livestock farmers. On the way back from a trip to Napa, we realized the land could also be used to grow grapes, make wine, and host events.
The area where the grapes are planted, just south of River Ridge, is one the highest elevations in this area and has gentle slopes of fertile, loamy soil that is low in clay content. This is perfect for grape vines. The high location affords breezes on most days which ward off vine diseases, and the slopes and porous loam keep the soil well-drained.
Pictured: Year old vines in the morning sun. June 2013.