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Tasting in the Tallgrass

This year marks Konza Prairie's 40th Anniversary. To celebrate KPBS is hosting Tasting in the Tallgrass, a wine and beer tasting celebration honoring 40 years of research on Konza Prairie. Tasting in the Tallgrass will feature wines from grasslands around the world, including South Africa, Argentina, Australia and Kansas, as well as complementary food pairings and beer made in the Kansas Flint Hills.

When: Friday, September 30, 2011, 6pm-8pm

Where: Konza Prairie Biological Station, Meeting Hall. (Travel 6.3 miles south of K-177 on McDowell Creek Road along the east side of the Kansas River. The area can also be reached from I-70 by taking Exit 307 and traveling north 4.9 miles on McDowell Creek Road/Riley Co 901.)

Cost: Tickets are $100 each and space is limited. All proceeds will enhance graduate research at Konza Prairie.

Register: To ensure your spot at Tasting in the Tallgrass, register online at www.found.ksu.edu/prairie

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Jacques at 785-532-0101 or sjacques@ksu.edu

More information:The event will feature wines from grasslands around the world, including South Africa, Argentina, Australia and Kansas, donated by Nespor’s Wine and Spirits in Manhattan and the Oz Winery in Wamego. For those non-wine drinkers, Tallgrass Brewing Company, located outside Manhattan, will be providing a firkin, a signature brew for the event, as well as select Tallgrass favorites.  Complementary food pairings for both the wine and the beer will be provided by Rays Apple Market.  The event will take place at the Konza Prairie Biological Station in the historic limestone and cottonwood Dewey Ranch barn, renovated into a meeting hall in 2008 from funds donated from the Cortelyou family.  The barn is nestled in the valley of Konza Prairie headquarters and surrounded by more than 8,600 acres of tallgrass prairie. A framed and matted print of the Konza Prairie, “Forgotten Windmill,” has been donated by Chod Hedinger and will be raffled off at the tasting for a dollar per entry.  Each guest will also receive a souvenir Konza Prairie wine glass and weather permitting, guests may have the rare opportunity to view the majestic fall colors of Konza’s tallgrass prairie during the event. 

We would like to thank our Tasting in the Tallgrass sponsors:


 

Russell Clay Harvey, MD

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