By Jenny Vergara
In Kansas City, we enjoy a rich grape growing and winemaking history. In fact, by the 1870’s, Missouri and Kansas together constituted the second-largest grape growing and winemaking region in the U.S.
Although Prohibition almost completely wiped out wine production in the Midwest in the early part of the 19th century, within the last five years both Missouri and Kansas have returned their pre-prohibition winery numbers, which means today we have far more than 100 local wineries open and producing wines on both sides of the state line. They are listed from oldest to newest.
Ready to swirl, smell and sip some of our local terroir? Here are some local wineries on both sides of the state line to help get you started.