When Mike and I travel we always look for locally owned businesses to support. We both have a passion for Agritourism and typically look for stops along our road trip that include wineries and farms. On our recent road trip to Wichita, Kansas we were pleasantly surprised by our stop at Grace Hill Winery.
Just a short drive north of Wichita we spent the afternoon wine tasting at Grace Hill Winery. The winery does encourage guests to pre-register for tastings online but they were kind enough to squeeze us in when we showed up. We cooled off in their tasting room and opted for their $10 small-batch flight.
The Grace Hill Winery small-batch flight selection included:
- 2020 Vignolies – 100% Grace Hill Vineyard grapes with robust apricot and pineapple flavors (this was my favorite and we bought four bottles before we left!)
- 2020 Valvin Muscat – lime zest and peach flavors dominate mid-palate before a crisp, acidic finish
- 2019 Rosé – a blend of Noiret and Chambourcin gives a melon and grapefruit light finish
- 2018 Second Son Chambourcin – state grape with a cherry and pomegranate through this medium-bodied wine
- Whiskey Into Wine Vol. 5 – red blend with dark fruit flavors aged in Bookers, Basil Hayden, and KC Rye whiskey barrels
- R*mbunctious – a white blend aged in used Rum barrel, coconut, and florality jump out with a touch of acidity
At the end of our tasting, we purchased a glass of the 2020 Vignolies and took in the views from their observation deck that overlooked their beautiful vineyard. We quickly snapped photos and retreated back towards the tasting room where we found shade and a relaxing spot on their porch. The overall experience at Grace Hill Winery was fun and very enjoyable, the staff was friendly and made us feel welcome.