The Future of Kansas Wine
Coming up in Midwest Wine Press, as Kansas tries to revitalize its wine industry, we profile one of the state’s newer winemakers: Middle Creek Winery in Louisburg, owned by Stephen and Kristin Graue.
This year, legislators in Kansas have continued to relax their wine industry regulations. Wineries could already self-distribute but now they can sell wine by the glass. Another modification — hotly
debated by winemakers – reduced the amount of Kansas grown grapes that local wineries must use in their wine from 60% to 30%. The University Daily Kansan reports that some winemakers are concerned this will water down the state’s wine identity.
Watch this space for the Middle Creek Winery profile!