2013 in review

Over 14,000 visitors to this site in 2013.



Ladoga Ridge Winery Upcoming Events


Wrap It Up Wednesday

Wednesday, Dec. 18 2013

Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 Worried about getting your presents wrapped at home? Bring them to the winery along with your paper, tape, bows, etc. and get the job done here. We’ll provide the tables and space in our heated barn. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sip a glass of wine and purchase a cup of soup with bread. Bring a friend! Please RSVP 816-866-4077.

Event: ‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas

Friday and Saturday December 20th and 21st 2013

Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

 We will be open from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. December 20 and 21 to allow you time to unwind before or after shopping – and/or stock up on your favorite wines. We will offer soup and bread at a reasonable price and glass of wine discounts from 6 to 8 p.m. both evenings.

Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery Upcoming Events


Santa’s Sipping Workshop #3
Make Your Own Cork Trivet
December 11, 2013; 7:00-9:00 p.m.
COST: $29/person
Make a unique, handcrafted holiday gift for that special someone while relaxing and sipping on some wine with friends. At this hands-on workshop, you’ll make and leave with your very own cork trivet while sampling a taste of each of Jowler Creek’s wines. Reservations and pre-payment are required for this event. Reserve your spot no later than December 10th by calling (816) 858-5528.

Limited Edition Nort Miniature Stemless
Glass Release
December 14, 2013
Have you been collecting our set of limited-edition stemless glasses? This month we’ll be releasing a “bonus” glass in the series…a the miniature Nort sipper (half the size of a normal stemless wine glass) and will only be available in the tasting room until December 31st. It’s the perfect glass to leave just a splash of Nort out for Santa by the fireplace. Glasses cost $2.99 with any bottle purchase.

Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail Holiday Festival — Christmas Cookie and Wine Pairing at Jowler Creek
December 14-15, 2013
The Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail is going to be making spirits bright this holiday season with our 1st Holiday Fest! Join the wineries along the trail all day Saturday, December 14th as we celebrate the holiday season. Each winery will be offering its own unique version of mulled wine and will have complimentary holiday treats available throughout the day. At Jowler Creek we’ll also be offering an assortment of holiday cookies to pair with your wine tasting for just $5/person (the $5 tasting cost will be donated to The Farmers House). No reservations are required for this event — just come on out between 11-5 both days to enjoy!

Kansas City Metro Vineyard & Winery Received the State’s Most Prestigious Wine Award

Congratulations to Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery

Press Release

(Lee’s Summit, Mo.)…A locally-produced wine has been chosen as the best wine in Missouri. Stonehaus Farms Vineyard & Winery in Lee’s Summit won the 2012 Missouri Governor’s Cup (the state of Missouri’s most prestigious wine award) for its Strother Ridge Vignoles Semi Sweet. Judges in the 2012 Missouri Wine Competition chose the Vignoles from almost 300 wines.

The presentation of the Governor’s Cup culminated the 2012 Missouri Wine Competition, a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines. The Governor’s Cup recognizes the best wine in the state, determined by a panel of eight national judges and one industry judge from across the U.S.  who conduct blind tastings. Throughout the course of the competition, judges passed out 47 gold medals, 87 silver medals and 82 bronze medals. 38 Missouri wineries participated in this year’s competition.
“This competition truly showcases the top wines in Missouri,” said Jim Anderson, Executive Director of the Missouri Wine and Grape Board. “This year, more wines were entered and more medals were awarded than ever before, which is a direct reflection of the quality of wines Missouri is producing.”


Brett Euritt is the owner at Stonehaus Farms. His parents opened the winery in 1996. Euritt says, “This is the first time the Missouri Governor’s Cup has gone to a wine produced west of Hermann, Missouri. I am grateful for this recognition and hope it helps puts wineries on the west side of Missouri on the map.”


Stonehaus Farms produces dry, semi sweet, fruit and dessert wines…all of which are produced from grapes grown in Missouri, and all of which can be sampled in the winery’s tasting room. The property also has two event facilities and can host weddings, parties or other special events for up to 225 guests. More information is available at www.stonehausfarms.com.

Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery

Winery of the Week!

Located just west of Kansas City in Basehor, Kansas


Open on Monday and Tuesdays! Great staff and Cooper!

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, a “growing” legend for producing award winning fine wines from the fertile soils of eastern Kansas. The bounty of the vines springs forth on fourteen beautiful acres tended under the personal touch of owners Les and Michelle Meyer. Holy-Field’s ten grape varieties ripen to produce fifteen distinct wines.

   Holy-Field wines are the recipients of numerous domestic and international awards & medals and our Cynthiana wine won the prestigious Jefferson Cup Award in 2004. Our winery has been featured in The Wine Report, numerous magazine & newspaper articles and on several television stories.

   In addition to producing fine wines, Holy-Field Winery hosts a variety of entertainment events throughout the year including Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre shows, Mayfest, Summertime Music Series and Oktoberfest. Our vineyard, banquet hall and gazebo may be reserved for weddings, receptions and group events of all types.

The Gift Shop is filled with a lot of fun and interesting products.

Check out Cooper!

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday:  10 am – 6 pm

Saturday:  9:30 am – 6 pm

Sunday:  Noon – 6 pm

Address: 18807 158th Street Basehor, Kansas 66007

Phone: (913)-724-WINE (9463)

Website: http://holyfieldwinery.com/

Facebook Page : http://www.facebook.com/holyfieldwinery

Special Out of Town Winery


Located just 2 hours south of Kansas City, down interstate 71 in Carthage, Missouri is the White Rose Winery and Bed & Breakfast. Well worth stopping by if you are every in the area.  Jim and Jane O’ Haro will make you feel like you are part of their family.

A family owned and operated farmstead. The home was built in 1900 on a 2000 acre Hereford cattle ranch.  In the 1920’s the property was downsized to 1000 acres and converted to a Dairy farm.  It was originally called Overlook Farm because from the front porch one could see all the way to the Spring River, alongside which ran the river road where you could see the horse-drawn carriages entering Carthage.

While the Irish Estate is only 10 acres now, it has still retained all of its former beauty.  When you enter the drive it may feel as though time slows or perhaps reverses, such is the tranquility of the land.  As you continue forward on your journey you will see to your left the expansive lawn stretched out before the house, and on your right the rows and rows of luscious grapes growing in the 4 acre vineyard.  Your first view of the house will reveal the elaborate porch and decorative columns of the building all constructed with white limestone, reminiscent of the “penny walls” in Ireland.

Website: http://www.whiterosewinery.com/index.html


Ladoga Ridge Winery – Smithville, Missouri

The Kansas City Area’s Newest Winery

Nestled in the countryside just a stone’s throw north of Kansas City, Missouri is one of Northwest Missouri’s greatest treasures. Ladoga Ridge Winery, which opened in September 2011, is a labor of love for owners Galen and Leinda Haddock.  It began with the dream, then the plan. After many months of hard work, finally – Ladoga Ridge Winery is a reality. 

In this Missouri winery, the Haddocks have established a quaint haven where visitors can escape from the rush of the workaday world. Whether you join them for a relaxing glass of wine with friends, a tour of the winery and vineyards, one of their wine tastings, a wedding or other family gathering –  you are sure to be glad you visited.

Their first wine, a cab/merlot, was named “Yankee Smith” in honor of Smithville’s first settler, Humphrey “Yankee” Smith.  The Haddocks cellared, blended and refined “Yankee,” and Ladoga Ridge Winery bottled their first wine on August 5, 2011.

Ladoga Ridge offers enjoyable wine tastings and tours. Visit the gift shop, which showcases items from local businesses as well as our wines and beautifully-etched wine glasses. Enjoy the indoor seating inside the Winery, or you can soak up some sun in the outdoor seating, surrounded by four acres of vineyards.

Congratulations Ladoga Ridge on the Double Gold, 2 Golds and a Silver.  I am sure there will be many more to come.

Galen in his vineyard

Have you ever had a Strawberry Rhubarb Slushy.  I was able to sample one last night – SPECTACULAR.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday:   1 to 5 p.m.

Monday – Tuesday:  Closed

Wednesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open later most Fridays and Saturdays – please call first

Address: 100 E. Pope Lane, Smithville, Missouri 64089

Phone: (816)-866-4077

Website: http://www.ladogaridgewinery.com/