Ad astra per aspera

(To the stars through adversity)

How are Kansas Winemaker’s and Rodney Dangerfield alike? They can’t get any respect.  This is despite the fact that the first wine was made in Kansas in 1724 by Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont from grapes given to him by the local indians.  It wasn’t until the mid-1850s when vineyards were actively being cultivated.
Kansas  Wineries

Kansas Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 26
AVAs: None
Wine Trails: Northeastern Kansas Wine Trail
Year 1st Winery Established 1724
Varietals Cultivated: Aurore, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Concord, Gewürztraminer, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Melody, Niagara, Norton, Seyval Blanc, St. Vincent, Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles
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