The Midwest isn’t known just for its corn and cows. Some of the finest wines are produced in Middle America at these highly rated wineries listed below.
Miletta Vista Winery (Nebraska)
Saint Paul is home to the Miletta Vista Winery, which boasts a remarkable 4.5-star rating on Trip Advisor and plenty of comments from happy visitors. The winery was established in 2007 and has won various awards for its wines, including the Edelweiss dessert wine with apple tones. Another award-winning selection at Miletta Vista is the Dry Brianna, which has crisp tropical tones. The winery is not only home to a tasting room, but also to a restaurant serving up lunch, dinner and desserts that pair well with the wines offered. To learn more about this winery and plan your visit, go to http://milettavistawinery.com.
Prairie Fire Winery (Kansas)
The Flint Hills of Paxico feature beautiful scenery and the Prairie Fire Winery. Since opening in 2008, this location has created all types of wines, from whites to reds and everything else you can think of. There are more than 17 different wines to choose from, including the Storm Chaser white, which features a perfect mix of sweet and dry flavors. The Prairie Punch rosé offers distinctive aromas while maintaining a light body, and is perfect to enjoy with a small dessert. Founder Bob DesRuisseaux has been studying and teaching about wine for over 25 years and is passionate about providing the best wines for his customers. If you’d like to learn more about this winery, check out http://prairiefirewinery.com.
James Arthur Vineyard (Nebraska)
Head just north of Lincoln and you’ll find the James Arthur Vineyard in Raymond, which was established in 1996. This popular location has over 50 reviews on Trip Advisor with a total 4.5-star rating, making it a must-visit winery in Nebraska. Some of the award-winning wines include the 2014 Nebraska White, 2013 Edelweiss and the 2014 Sweet Charlotte. Not only is this location home of over 30 wines, but the winery also offers a rental room for parties and events. No reservations are required at this winery and the tastings come with a menu of savory food items to choose from. Visit the website at http://jamesarthurvineyards.com to learn more.
Grace Hill Winery (Kansas)
Just outside of Wichita is the small town of Whitewater, where you’ll find Grace Hill Winery. This location is currently home to more than 15 different selections of wine, including the Beach Day Rosé and the El Gato Moscato. Aside from their rhyming names, Grace Hill Winery also hosts events including holiday-themed dinners with five course meals. Weddings can be booked on the beautiful estate, as well as any other private events. For more information on this winery, go to http://gracehillwinery.com.
Silver Hills Winery (Nebraska)
Silver Hills Winery in Tekamah is a family-owned winery with a quaint atmosphere and a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor. This location offers a variety of red and white wines, including the popular Butt Sisters Blend, which is a sweet red wine with strawberry notes. White wine fans will enjoy the pineapple flavors of the Brianna semi-sweet. Silver Hills Winery is a part of the Nebraska Winery Passport program, so wine enthusiasts can get their passports stamped during a visit. The owners of Silver Hills have also hosted dinners featuring live music and introductions to the winemakers. For more details on this winery, visit http://silverhillswinery.com.
As you can see, Nebraska and Kansas have plenty to offer in terms of fine wines and beautiful scenery. Visit any of these locations for a variety of flavors, atmosphere and fun.
This article is presented by Olathe Ford Lincoln in Olathe, Kansas.