Enjoy the bounty of this boutique, Midwest winery — tucked into the rich farmlands of Paola. Try the hand-produced, artisan wines served in Nighthawk Vineyard and Winery’s tasting room, or bring a picnic and relax by the quiet pond tucked into the native prairie grass. Lots of events here — including live music on weekends.
Stephen and Kristin Graue opened Middle Creek Winery and Graue Vineyards in 2010, and now produce all of the dry whites and sweet reds in their converted horse barn. Their Cayuga White won a bronze medal in the Mid-American Wine Competition. Every wine is handcrafted from 100 percent Kansas grapes, honey and fruit.
Red Crow Brewing Company recently opened in Spring Hill and focuses on creating finely crafted beer. Head brewer and co-owner Chris Roberts has been brewing since 2008 and has won several awards for his Belgian Blonde and Rye Porter at national festivals and competitions.
A family-owned vineyard and winery since 2001, Somerset Ridge now has more than 8,000 grapevines and produces 5,000 cases of wine annually. Owned by Dennis and Cindy Reynolds, this was the first winery to open in Miami County since statewide prohibition was implemented in Kansas in 1881. A complete selection of robust reds, crisp dry whites, semi-sweet and dessert wines.
The trolley provides tours throughout Miami County to the wineries, farmsteads and restaurants in comfort, safety and style. Miami County Trolley will pick you up by reservation at your hotel, bed & breakfast or any other designated place along its route.
Don’t forget to visit other local favorites in the area like the Louisburg Cider Mill, Casa Somerset, Alpacas ‘R Diamonds or Prothe’s Pecans!