Who knew? Kansas produces 100,000 gallons of wine

on 07/10/11 at 12:11 pm

Wine

Kansas grape growers tend nearly 350 acres of vines — it’s hardly France or California — but they did produce more than 100,000 gallons of wine last year, two new surveys show.

The surveys were released this week by the National Agricultural Statistics Service office in Kansas.

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman says the data will help the state better understand how to encourage growth in the grape and wine industries.

Reds account for 53 percent of Kansas-made wines, followed by white wines at 39 percent and rosé wines at 8 percent.

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