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Annual Conference

2017 Heartland Wine Conference, Sponsored by Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association

Overland Park, Kansas - January 21, 2017

5801 West 135th Street, Overland Park, Kansas

The Museum at PrairieFire

Download Hyat Place brochure here.

For more information or questions, please contact Pam Rowe, or Mike Steinert.

Conference Registration

The conference is at maximum capacity and we regretfully must discontinue registration.

Thank you for your interest in the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference.

Notice that this is a single day conference

A social Meet and Greet event will be held on Friday Jan 20.

Conference Schedule

You can view and download the conference agenda here.

Kansas Amateur Wine Making Competition


The competition is open to any non-commercial, Kansas resident winemaker 21 years old or older. The wine must be homemade by the entrant. No purchased wine or substitutes.


Wines must be bottled in standard 750 ml wine bottles (preferably colorless). The bottle closure may be by cork or screw cap. All entries in the same class by a winemaker must be different. Different vintages of the same type of wine are allowed. All bottles shall be fee of labels, capsules or other distinguishing marks. It is the responsibility of the entrant to correctly test the wine, complete the registration form, attach the entry form to the bottle with a rubber band and ship/deliver to the addresses listed.

Consider dry wine to have 2.0% (S.G. 1.002) or less residual sugar. Sweet wines have more than 2.0% (S.G. 1.002) residual sugar.

Wines entered as a grape varietal shall contain at least 75% of that variety. Wine made from concentrate or non-grape (Category 6, 7 or 8) is acceptable. Grape type may be vinifera, hybrid or native. Classes 1 through 5 are for grapes only. Category 6 and 7 are for any fruit excluding grape.

The categories are:

  1. Dry Red Grape
  2. Dry Whie Grape
  3. Sweet Red Grape
  4. Sweet Non-Grape
  5. Dry Rose/Blush Grape
  6. Swee non-Grape
  7. Dry Non-Grape
  8. Mead (Honey)
  9. Port

Entry Fee:

An entry fee of $5.00 / bottle will be assessed for bottles 1 through 5 submitted for judging. There shall be no fees collected for any quantity over 5 bottles to be judged.

Payment shall be via check made out to the KGGWA and shipped or delivered along with the wine to: Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association c/o Pam Rowe 11255 Leavenworth Rd. Kansas City, KS 66109.

Download contest rules here.

Download Entry Form

Download Judging Form

Conference Exhibitors and Vendors

Vendor registration form will be active at a later time

Download vendor registration form here.


Last Updated 4-24-17

2017 Amateur Wine Competition application

2017 KGGWA Vendor Application


KGGWA Sponsors

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