Aubrey Vineyards’ lush rows of grapevines are located in Overland Park, Kansas, near Stilwell, but the winery’s expanded and renovated tasting room and retail store is housed nearby in Downtown Overland Park, inside of Vinyl Renaissance & Audio.

The tasting room is a cozy place to try more than a dozen of Aubrey Vineyards’ wines, including Crimson Cabernet and Cabernet Dore.

In addition to wines like Aubrey’s Traminette and Valvin Muscat, which are made from grapes grown at the vineyard, the winery also sources grapes from Slough Creek Vineyard in Oskaloosa, Kansas, as well as Adobe Creek Vineyards in Lake County, California.

Seasonal highlights in the fall and winter include its semidry Catawba with hints of melon and blood orange, and its decadent tawny port with luscious flavors of raisins, dates and figs.

Aubrey Vineyards Tasting Room, 7932 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas, 913.909.2926, aubreyvineyards.com

Three Must-Try Wines by Aubrey Vineyards

| 1 | Aubrey’s sweet best-selling blend, the 2013 Trail Rider Red is unmistakably made from Concord grapes. It has a familiar jammy aroma and concentrated fruit flavor that isn’t cloying. Its well-balanced grapey flavor inspires nostalgia for PB&J sandwiches.

| 2 | The 2014 Vidal Blanc resembles a semisweet Pinot Grigio. A floral aroma yields to bright citrus flavors, with just enough sweetness to balance its crisp, acidic finish.

| 3 | With a medium-light body, the 2013 Chambourcin is meant for red wine fans who relish spicy, smoky aromas and black cherry notes with a bold, peppery bite. It’s versatile enough to sip while savoring a cigar or with steak au poivre.

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Writer Pete Dulin is the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland, KC Ale Trail, and Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries Across Central Kansas and Missouri.

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