See, swirl, sniff, sip and savor – the five s’s of wine tasting. Carefully follow each step or skip them all entirely. We’re not here to judge. We are here to provide guidance on some of the best places for wine-lovers to experience KC|OP. So grab a glass and join us!
Louie’s Wine Dive
Locals love to eat and drink at Louie’s Wine Dive. There’s so much focus on the seasonally-focused, chef-driven menu, many forget this is a wine bar with a carefully crafted wine list hand-selected by Louie’s sommelier. The wine list is extensive, but we love the whiteboard – it’s constantly changing to feature the hard-to-find, unique wines available by the glass. (Most fancy-pants restaurants make you buy the whole bottle!) Can’t pick just one? Louie’s flight options are perfect when feeling indecisive.
Stone Pillar Winery
Two words: wine slushy. Stone Pillar has perfected the wine + slush combination in a handful of delectable flavors. Or grab a traditional wine flight, starting at just $5. The tasting room is open year-round Wednesday-Sunday. In the warm months, Stone Pillar will host events such as Yoga in the Vines, Food Truck Truckin’ Tuesdays, Friday Night Concerts, Sunday Acoustic Sets and more.
Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery
For a Kansas wine experience, head to Holy-Field. You can taste wine every day until 6pm in their tasting room. When the sun sets, events like murder mystery dinners and live shows keep the locals coming back. Bonus: their award-winning local wines make a great souvenir for anyone back home, just sayin’.
In the heart of Downtown Overland Park, you’ll find Aubrey Vineyards nestled inside Vinyl Renaissance & Audio. Aubrey creates Napa-Style wines right here in the Midwest with grapes grown in southern Overland Park! Skeptical? Don’t take my word for it. Try the wine for yourself with a free tasting. Stop by for a sample as you hit up the eclectic mx of boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants in OP’s downtown district. Did I mention the tastings are FREE?
KC Wine Co.
Staking its claim as Kansas City’s boutique winery, KC Wine Co. makes high quality, small batch wine. Any given Friday, Saturday or Sunday they are hosting an event (over wine, of course). From Girl Scout Cookie pairings to Harry Potter trivia night, you’ll find an experience like no other at KC Wine Co.
Amigoni Urban Winery
Located in the Stockyards District just west of downtown KC, Amigoni caters to groups of all sizes. Stop in and taste five wines for $7 Tuesday-Sunday. If your group has four or more, we recommend opting for the Barrel Experience that takes you behind the scenes to see the full wine making experience.