Missouri Eats: KC Wineworks

On April 1, urban winery KC Wineworks opened its 5,500-square-foot tasting room, event space and production facility in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. The tasting room’s gear-shaped cherry-wood bar was custom-built to allow people to congregate around it without feeling crowded. Here, you can try five 1-ounce wine pours for $7, or purchase anything by the glass or bottle to enjoy at the tasting room or at home. Charcuterie plates from The Sundry are also available to pair with your wine.

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KC Wineworks’ current lineup includes Chardonel, Traminette, Valvin Muscat, Chambourcin, Norton and Maréchal Foch, a French hybrid grape, as well as red and white blends and a hard cider made from locally sourced Jonathan apples. Owners James and Lindsay Lowery, winemaker and marketing and tasting room manager, respectively, planted grapes on 4 acres of family land in Macon, Missouri, back in 2002. Those vines now supply KC Wineworks, along with grapes sourced from other Missouri vineyards as needed, for the 1,100 cases of wine bottled in its 2014 vintage. Look out for a sparkling rosé and a blanc de blancs, which the Lowerys hope to release in early 2017.

Written by Jenny Vergara. Photography by Christopher Smith. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.

KC Wineworks, 1829 McGee St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.256.4608, kcwineworks.com

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