Be honest. Did you expect to see a packed list of wineries located in or near the Kansas City metro area? Here at Go Explore KC, we knew all along that KC wineries and vineyards are here to deliver exceptional wine and quaint or vibrant visits, and we’ve scouted out the best ones inside the city and out for you to enjoy! If you’re looking for a winery with a trendy city vibe or a relaxing retreat in the countryside, we’ve got you covered. And with your Go Explore KC Digital Passport, you’ll unlock BOGO tastings, glasses, wine bottles, and more! It’s time to start your vino-venture!
KC Wineworks wins the favorite slogan award since “Drink MO wine” shows so much hometown pride! This urban winery is the first grape-to-glass winery to open in the Crossroads Arts District in KC. Featuring wine tastings, creatively flavored wine slushies, apparel, and more, we’re sure a visit to KC Wineworks will enhance your already awesome Kansas City Crossroads experience. Sweeten the deal with 2-for-1 select wine glasses with your Go Explore KC passport!
This trendy winery calls the historic Stockyard District of the KC West Bottoms home and specializes in dry, handcrafted wines with a focus on European grape varietals grown both locally and in California. Amigoni will make the most of your visit, offering several unique wine experiences for you to choose from. Choose the Cellar Experience for a behind-the-scenes tour, or the Barrel Experience to taste wine from the bottle and the barrel as you learn about the barrel-aging process. Try the Art of the Senses tasting experience for a hand-on, interactive wine-tasting event. Bring your pals for the Blending Experience, featuring a little light competition, when teams compete to create their own wine blend. The top team can cork and take home their champion blend! Enjoy 2-for-1 select wines by the glass with Go Explore KC!
On the Kansas-side
This family-owned winery nestled in the fields of Edgerton takes deep pride in creating flavorful wines with complex character so that their customers can redefine their notion of Kanas wine. Their efforts have yielded award-winning wines that you can enjoy in the quaint and cozy tasting room, or on the deck or patio. Get a BOGO special with your Go Explore KC passport!
KC Wine Co makes palate-pleasing wines and ciders and calls itself home to year-round special events and festivals. This boutique winery in Olathe packs their monthly calendar with fun features like food trucks, live music, mutts and merlot days (a dog-friendly event), and themed trivia nights! Use your Go Explore KC digital passport for $2 off a bottle of wine!
Paola’s Somerset Ridge is owned by the husband and wife team who passionately cultivated their vines after cultivating a love of wine while traveling across North American and Europe. Their vineyard features twelve different grape varieties, and they pride themselves on using sustainable methods and on the avoidance of synthetics or pesticides. Grapes are hand-harvested to deliver exceptional wine quality. Check their website for special events such as live music and food trucks! With Go Explore KC, unlock a BOGO tasting on Wednesdays-Friday!
If you’re looking for a peaceful and classy vineyard experience, look no further than Isinglass Estate! This beautiful retreat, just south of KC in La Cygne, Kansas, showcases 600 acres of vines, forests, lakes, stables, and more! Make it the perfect weekend getaway and stay in the private cottage on site after a day spent wine-tasting and horseback riding around the lake. Eat from the Gastropub Trolley featuring perfect wine pairings and flatbreads. Play a giant game of chess or another lawn game. Visit the winery view room to see where the wine-making magic happens. Most importantly, enjoy a glass of their many custom blend wines, grown from the harvested grapes on the estate. Go Explore KC members can exclusively enjoy a 2-for-1 flight tasting!
Escape to the relaxing countryside at Jefferson Hill Vineyards…with a glass of good wine in hand, of course. Located amidst the rolling hills of McClouth, KS, this peaceful retreat offers wine from estate-grown grapes and features a serene atmosphere complete with a wrap-around veranda, great food in a panoramic dining room, two gazebos, and accommodations for bed and breakfast guests. Perfect for a romantic getaway–and score a 2-for-1 tasting with Go Explore KC!
On the Missouri-side
Find Baltimore Bend Vineyard near Waverly, MO, and enjoy award-winning wines on site. With seven acres of land dedicated to growing a variety of grapes, Baltimore Bend strives to offer exceptional wine to their guests. Enjoy a glass on the wine deck or porch or tasting room. Picnic outside with a wine slushie, play lawn games (kids welcome!), and say hello to the vineyard cat! Buy one tasting, get one free with Go Explore KC!
Owned and operated by two KC siblings, Jowler Creek prides itself on being Missouri’s first green winery. Featuring 3,500 grapevines on a 7-acre sustainable vineyard, Jowler Creek makes 9 award-winning wines ranging in flavor from dry to sweet. Your Go Explore KC membership earns you a BOGO Full Tasting! Stop by on for a Sangria Sunday, or check out the food truck brought in by the winery on Fridays, and Live Music on Saturdays!
Travel about 40 minutes past downtown KC and you’ll find yourself in the rolling hills of Excelsior Springs, MO, the home of Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery. This winery boasts estate-grown grapes, a wine cave to explore, a patio overlooking the vineyards, a Cellar Garden, and much more. Since it’s always breezy in the vineyard, Fence Stiles encourages family-friendly activities such as kite flying, frisbee, and bubbles. Stop by for a Go Explore KC special 2-for-1 tasting, and check their calendar for live music times, cave tours, or candlelit tastings!