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Making Great Wine In The Great Plains

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Holy-Field includes about 17 acres of wine grapes, co-owner Michelle Meyer tells Steve Kraske. "Most of the vineyards in Missouri and Kansas are growing French hybrids because [of] their cold hardiness and they're conducive to our climate."

It's Friday and we're celebrating the end of the work week with a nice glass of wine and a live broadcast from Holy-Field Winery in Basehor, Kansas. Today, we speak with master sommelier Doug Frost and three vintners from Missouri and Kansas about what it takes to grow great grapes and make marvelous wine in the Midwest. It's not as easy as you might think!

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3

The wine we sampled during the broadcast includes:

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.