Big Turnout For Kansas Wine Conference

By: Greg Palmer
By: Greg Palmer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ More than 150 people attended the 28th annual Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association conference this weekend in Topeka.

Bob DesRuisseaux, owner of Prairie Fire Winery in Paxico and one of the conference organizers, told The Topeka Capital-Journal business is booming for Kansas wineries. He says this year's conference was sold out and featured workshops on various topics ranging from drought recovery to improving wine quality.

DesRuisseaux says winemaking is becoming a leading source of agritourism in Kansas. Kansas has 33 farm wineries.

Annarose Hart, of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, says winemaking is becoming an increasingly important part of the Kansas tourism mix, noting the development of the Somerset Wine Trail in Miami County. She says a marketing plan is being developed at present to promote Kansas wine.


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