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The Taste of Emporia Q&A – Winebarn Winery & Vineyard

Avatar photo by Casey Woods, Executive Director | April 6, 2015

This is Part 2 in a series of The Taste of Emporia vendor Q&As that will lead up to the event on April 18th!

Celeste Mikijanis is part-owner of Winebarn Winery & Vineyard in Kansas City, KS.

Q: What can you briefly tell us about Winebarn Winery & Vineyard?

A:  We are a family owned winery in Kansas City that has been in business for almost 6 years.  We have taken our hobby and passion and turned it into our livelihood.  We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our story, AND WINES with everyone!  Our process is everything from vine to wine!  We offer wine tastings and events at our Winery & Vineyard.

Q: What has your experience been like at previous Taste of Emporia events?

A:  We always enjoy coming to The Taste!  We enjoy sharing our wines and meeting everyone!  It’s always a great time with music and drinks.  Fun atmosphere!

Q: What do you look forward to most at this year’s Taste of Emporia?

A:  We always like to see what other wineries and breweries join in the fun.  Also, we will be bringing different wines than in previous years, so we are excited for everyone to try them!

Q: What products should this year’s participants expect from you? Anything new?

A:  We will be bringing some of our best sellers from past years, but also some new wines!  We will have something for everyone.

Q: What new products do you have coming available that we should know about?

A:  We are always working on new wines and different blends, but very soon we will be starting our event season and there is always something fun and interesting happening at the winery.  Our website www.winebarnwinery.com will give you all of the exciting details.


Be on the lookout for more Vendor Q&As soon!

About the Author

Casey Woods, Executive Director

Before accepting the director position in March of 2009, Casey worked in both retail and agricultural jobs in the family businesses. A lifelong resident of the Emporia Area, Casey was a ten year volunteer for Emporia Main Street prior to his appointment as director. During that time he served as the board president and chair of the Economic Vitality Committee.

Casey also serves as a partner in PlaceMakers, LLC, a consulting firm that routinely works with both large and small communities, and their businesses, to promote sustainable economic growth through community and economic development practices. Casey consults with businesses, organizations and communities to understand their market capacity and fill vacant spaces. He has been involved in two projects that included crowdfunding as a part of their overall business funding strategies, Radius Brewing and Twin Rivers Winery & Gourmet Shoppe.


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