Monday, April 15, 2013
Wyldewood Cellars produces over 45 types of Kansas wine. What began in 1994 as a small elderberry winery has blossomed into an internationally recognized and awarded winery. We’ve won over 500 international awards for our elderberry wines and grape wines, as well as our other Kansas fruit wines.
As Wyldewood Cellars climbed the ladder of recognition, our winemaker and owner Dr. John Brewer was asked to become a judge at international wine competitions. For many years he was the only international wine judge from the area.
The 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah served our Spiced Elderberry Wine, which was named Best Non-Grape Wine in North and Latin America, and has won many other gold medals. Made from a sweet elderberry wine, cinnamon and cloves, it makes a delicious treat warmed on a cold night or as the perfect holiday wine for entertaining and gift giving.
As a family owned and operated business, we at Wyldewood Cellars are very proud of our accomplishments. With every bottle of Kansas wine we produce, we hope that the pride we take in creating our wine shines through to you, our most valued customers.
“We make wines that tastes good!” That’s our motto. Wine is a food, and should be delicious.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Linganore Winecellars is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard nestled on 230 acres of picturesque rolling countryside. The farm was established by Jack and Lucille Aellen in 1971, and the winery opened in 1976. Jack and Lucille used a hand crank crusher and press from Lucille’s father to process six tons of grapes in the first year. By the early ‘80s, Jack and Lucille’s son, Anthony, had taken over the winemaking responsibilities and in 1990, Anthony’s younger brother, Eric, took over the vineyard management. Now, the third generation of Aellens is already hard at work around the winery and getting ready to lead us into the future.
Melding Jack’s German-Swiss winemaking heritage with Lucille’s Italian winemaking roots and ever conscious of our customers tastes, Anthony has created a splendid variety of wines, which have won over 200 medals in national and international competitions.
Producing over 30 wines ranging from stylish white and red dinner wines to elegant semi-sweet grape, fruit, and honey wines, our winery enjoys a reputation as a fun place to visit and a relaxed place to sample wines in a casual setting. We welcome visitors 361 days a year to experience a fun-filled afternoon in the country, where winemaking really is a family affair.