What’s better than a fine glass of wine? Well, nothing really, but McGonigle’s is all about shopping local, which is why we are so excited to feature one of our local wineries, Aubrey Vineyards! Check out their background story and stop by McGonigle’s Market to try some of their finest wines we have in store.
Serving Up Fine Wine in Overland Park Since 2010
Aubrey Vineyards acquired 200 acres of land in southern Overland Park, Kansas, in 2010. They have been working to serve the Kansas City area local fine wine ever since. Initially, they planted only five acres worth of grapes, but since then they have grown to eleven acres! It takes about 3 years for the vines to start producing the high-quality grapes that are needed to make wine. The fall of 2015 marked their first harvest.
Their location is ideal for growing grapes with its gentle slopes of “fertile, loamy soil that’s low in clay content.” This high location also provides beautiful breezes which help to ward off vine diseases and keep the soil well-drained.
Aubrey Vineyards Wine Tasting & Future Event Space
Aubrey Vineyards has a tasting room in downtown Overland Park, which is open seven days a week! Aubrey’s trained tasting staff will take your palate on a tasting journey like no other in town. Even if you are a novice wine drinker, stop by and let yourself experience the world of wine – from right here in Overland Park!
While the beautiful vineyard isn’t booking events at this time, they plan to offer this pristine rural landscape and urban proximity as a venue for hosting events in the future. Excited about what’s to come at the vineyard? Sign up online and they’ll notify you when it’s time for their grand opening announcement as well as when they’ll start booking reservations!
Aubrey Vineyards Wines Sold at McGonigle’s Market
McGonigle’s is proud to sell two delicious wines from Aubrey Vineyard. We offer both their delicious Vignoles Blush and Apple Wine. Here are a few tasting notes from the experts themselves at the vineyard:
Aubrey Vineyards 2015 Vignoles Blush
“Vignoles grapes are pressed and aged in stainless steel before adding a touch of other grape varieties to enhance the flavor and produce a soft tourmaline color. Fruit forward and refreshing, the Vignoles Blush weaves wild strawberries, hibiscus, and blackberries into a dazzlingly tart palate.”
Aubrey Vineyards 2013 Apple Wine
“Freshly pressed, local apple juice was slowly fermented at low temperatures in order to retain clean and crisp aromas and flavors of pure, fresh apples. Enjoy chilled as a perfect refreshment on a hot summer day or warm, with a cinnamon stick by the fireplace in the winter time.”
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