Grab Your Girlfriends and Head to Paola for Glassfuls of Memories

Who knew that the state of Kansas grew more grapes than California before Prohibition? That is a little-known fact around our parts, but you will soon discover there are still grapes being grown by wineries in nearby Paola, Kansas. Miami County Trolley LLC owner Brian Roberts is on call to transport you and your besties from one to another.

The trolley takes you to three wineries—Nighthawk Vineyard & Winery, Middle Creek Winery at New Lancaster General Store and Isinglass Estate—from any destination, bed-and-breakfast or hotel in Miami County along its route. The trolley wine tour costs a mere $20 a person, and wine connoisseurs can spend one hour and 10 minutes savoring each location. Each tour lasts approximately five hours.

Winery 1:

New Lancaster General Store, Graue Vineyards/Middle Creek Winery LLC

Middle Creek Winery’s tasting room at the historic New Lancaster General Store is an exciting trip back in time. Have fun enjoying award-winning wine, famous slushies and shopping everything local: art, antiques and fun gifts. Picnics are welcome!  NewLancasterGeneralStore.com

Winery 2:

Isinglass Estate

Isinglass Estate features the largest vineyard in Kansas with gentrified style! The estate’s contemporary tasting room operates on weekends to showcase its premier local wines. Guided horseback rides, a GastroPub Trolley and tours to the private lake complete your incredible experience. IsinglassEstate.com

Winery 3:

NightHawk Vineyard & Winery 

Visit NightHawk Winery and discover why it is referred to as a magical place. Enjoy handcrafted wines, live original music and farm-to-table-inspired meals in a lovely country setting. Relax, connect with friends and experience the unexpected. NightHawkWine.com

Stay, Relax and Eat

Casa Somerset Bed and Breakfast with chef Michael Hursey  

Casa Somerset Bed & Breakfast, a beautiful Italian villa on 10 acres overlooking a small lake, features four guest rooms and a large veranda to relax. A full country breakfast is served in the morning. Enjoy wine, local food and great Italian ambiance! They offer delicious seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced meals for guests. CasaSomerset.com