2017 Jefferson Cup Press Release

November 29, 2017 Bob No comments exist


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November 29, 2017                                                                            Prairie Fire Winery, 785-636-5533




Prairie Fire Winery received a Gold medal, 2 Silver medals, and 2 Bronze medals in the 17th Annual Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition held in Kansas City, MO.


The invitation only competition was held November 17th and included wines from across the nation. Wine experts and judges from throughout the United States awarded a Gold medal to Prairie Fire Winery’s 2016 Grüner Veltliner Estate, Silver medals to its 2015 Chambourcin Estate Barrel Reserve and the 2016 Traminette Dry, and Bronze medals to both the 2016 Vignoles Estate Dry and the 2016 Horseplay Rosé.


“We were honored to have been invited to enter, and even more honored for our Kansas grown and made wines to receive the recognition they did,” said Winemaker Bob DesRuisseaux.  “I am especially proud of our Grüner Veltliner Estate. Having fallen in love with the grape in Austria, I had a feeling it would grow well in the Flint Hills. As the only one grown and produced in the Midwest, it is pleasing to see it being received so well.”
Prairie Fire Winery continues to grow and expand its Flint Hills vineyards each year, and assist in the startup of several other area vineyards annually. The vineyard is open to guests daily and easily accessible on the South side of I70. “The soil and slopes of The Flint Hills are exceptional for wine grapes, says DesRuisseaux.” “We are honored to introduce our customers daily to our Kansas grown and made wines. In each glass you are tasting the weather and the soil of that vintage. You can truly Taste The Flint Hills.


About Prairie Fire Winery

Prairie Fire Winery grows 13 varieties of wine grapes and produces award-winning Kansas wines at its vineyard on the South side of I70 in the beautiful Flint Hills of Wabaunsee County. Every wine is produced with 100% Kansas grown grapes. We also produce the first and only Methode Champenoise (Traditional Method) sparkling wine in Kansas history. Offering over 30 wines from dry to sweet, we have something for everyone. Learn more at: www.prairiefirewinery.com

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