Topping up barrels to pay the Angel’s Share (or Angel’s Tariff.) The Angel’s charge this Tariff for allowing the wine to age. Up to 2-5% of the total volume can be lost to evaporation in a year, depending on the humidity. One down, forty-two more to go. Those Angel’s are sure thirsty!
Category: Flint Hills
Here in Kansas harvest usually begins around the middle of August each year, but when does it officially end? Is it when the last grapes are picked at the end of September? Hardly. While white wine grapes are pressed immediately upon harvest from their skins, red wine grapes are fermented on the skins, and punched…
Walked out of the winery after filling oak barrels all day and was greeted by this amazing sky over the vineyard. Raise a glass! Cheers!
While possibly mistaken for a certain insurance company representative, this is actually a collared lizard. We love seeing all the creatures on Bacchus Ranch, no matter their size. Little creatures such as this are are huge reason we practice sustainable methods and do not utilize insecticides in our vineyard. Chemically reducing the number of insects…
We are truly blessed to have such awesome people surrounding us here every day. We had an amazing Vignoles harvest Yesterday. Thanks to everyone that came out to help, Rougeon and Chambourcin are coming up! Cheers!
We had an amazing Marquette harvest Saturday. We more than doubled our harvest of last year. Thanks to everyone that came out to help, You all picked your grapes off! Cheers!
Our Marquette & Vignoles Harvests are here! Come experience the best day to be in a vineyard… Harvest! Become a part of the making of Authentic Kansas Grown wine. We will begin harvesting at 8:45 AM. Following will be a harvest lunch and sangria made by our own Chef Julie. Many hands make light work,…
We love our Ornate box turtles here at the winery. Their hinged shells which give them protection from predators are a work of art. Did you know the patterns on their underside are different and act as an identifier much like a fingerprint? Cheers to the Kansas state reptile!
Our storms can be wild, but the aftermath is often gorgeous!
The 2017 vintage is looking delicious already! This is our Marquette, our first harvest of the year. Shortly, it will enter veraison, during which time the grapes will rapidly accumulate sugar and these grapes will slowly turn from green to red. Harvest is coming!