If it’s a lovely day and you’ve got time on your hands, there’s only one thing to do. Give yourself the exquisite gift of visiting a winery.
If you’re a wine lover, you already know that not all wineries are created equally. Just because it’s a winery doesn’t always mean the wine is worth tasting. On top of that, the ambiance of a winery is a huge deal whenever you’re going on a pleasure trip to savor the mighty grape. You may already be a proud oenophile or you may be new to wine tasting. Either way, here’s a list of the best wineries in Kansas City to indulge in for your next adventure.
KC Wine Co.
One of the great things about KC Wine Co. is that it’s the type of place you can visit on a whim (no reservations required) and admission is free. It’s a risk-free trip that rewards you with great vintages. The winery’s event calendar is chock full of fantastic entertainment, fun social events, and great food experiences. There are even pet-friendly events for fur parents and their babies to enjoy together.
Choose from a wide variety of red and white wines. The place also offers a nice selection of ciders, both traditional and other types of fruity flavors. This vineyard started as a pumpkin patch before becoming one of the best wineries in the Kansas City area. Make sure you don’t miss it!
Fountain City Winery
This place is where fine wine, entertainment, and other wine lovers converge for brilliant vintages and fun times. Fountain City Winery features live musical performances and plays host to one of the coolest trivia nights in the Kansas City area. Their wine selection includes reds and whites. Pay special attention to their fruit-kissed vintages that patrons adore.
The founding of Fountain City also has a cute and romantic backstory. Make sure to call ahead and make reservations to hear about it!
Belvioir Winery and Inn
This winery gives you all of the wondrous benefits of a superb winery while giving you the option of an overnight stay. Belvoir Winery and Inn rest on the gorgeous, historic grounds of the Old Fellows Home District. Steeped in history and rich in wine, the winery is a popular place for weddings. If you plan to stay the night, make sure to call ahead and grab a spot. If a wedding party books the rooms, you might have to wait a while.
Belvoir hosts both private and public events. One of the more interesting events is a murder mystery party. It’s like a Clue meets merlot situation. Another interesting fact about Belvior is that the building is a frequent subject of paranormal investigations. So, if you’re up for a great wine tour and some spooky fun, this might be the perfect winery for you to explore.
Amigoni Urban Winery
If you really want to stay in the city, but still want to visit an excellent winery, then Amigoni Urban Winery is the place to go. A bustling family-run business since 2006, this place has strived to give its patrons unique varietals and personalized attention. Extending that spirit of family, Amigoni has a wine club where members get many benefits.
Amigoni also offers delivery and on-site pickup. Event space is available to rent, including the entire winery. Tours are by appointment only. So, if you plan to go, make sure to give them a call first.
You don’t have to go to Napa Valley to find great wine. You just have to visit KC Wineworks. This winery takes its local sourcing seriously, taking every chance to give regional grapes and producers a spotlight whenever possible. While KC Wineworks ships to every state, recipients will be sure it comes from a Missouri-proud winery.
You’ll find a variety of whites and reds. KC also has an exquisite rosè in its collection. Delicious ciders and sangrias are also on deck to taste. The huge tasting room is the perfect gathering space for their special wine and cheese nights. Large groups (more than 8) should give them a call to ensure space availability, but reservations are not required.