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Moments with Jenny Dawn Cellars

Sweet Wines for October Celebrations

October is a month full of sweet celebrations from national dessert day to Halloween. To celebrate, we want to spend some time focusing on two of our sweet wines. Both our Riesling and our Sweet Red Blend can be enjoyed alone or better yet paired with your dessert favorites.

Our 2015 Riesling is a late season wine. The grapes were grown in the cool climate of Lake County, North Coast. The grapes had a long ripening on the vine which allowed them to dimple and become high in sugar. Once picked, the grapes were basket pressed with a lot of pressure and fermented in stainless steel creating a wine with a light to medium body with fair amounts of sweetness but not overpowering. The Riesling’s pronounced flavors of apricot, honeysuckle, nectarine and spiced pears with acidity in perfect balance, making it a perfect match for delicate desserts like almond cookies, crème brulée and poached pears.

If chocolate is your sweet preference, our 2017 Sweet Red Blend could be the perfect pairing. This wine displays the aromas and flavors of sweet oak, espresso, red fruits, and black pepper. It has a finesse of dried plum and savory sage with an opaque deep purple color. At the finish, soft tannins linger with caramel, fudge and vanilla flavors. The complexity and richness of the wine stands up beautifully to chocolate and other rich desserts.

Find both of our sweet wines in our shop, along with all our award winning wines.

We wish you a sweet October!

Labor Day Wine Pairings


Labor Day is a celebration of all of America’s workforce and the advancements that have made our jobs safer and a more balanced part of our lives. In many ways, it has come to be a celebration of the end of summer. A long weekend to enjoy the outdoors and cookouts with family and friends. Wine can be amazing addition to these cookouts, but many people feel uncomfortable pairing wines with informal meals. Jenny Dawn Cellars is here to help! This blog contains our top three suggested wine pairings for your Labor Day cookouts.

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Celebrating Junteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.

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The Art of Living Through Wine

Robert Mondavi once said, “Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of the heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.” At Jenny Dawn Cellars, we have mastered the art of living through our award-winning wines.

It is hard to believe that we are entering our 2nd year as a full production winery in downtown Wichita located in the historic Union Station building. Our winery is still new but our business, our brand and our winemaking is not. Continue reading “The Art of Living Through Wine”

Valentine Chocolate and Wine

When we think of Valentine’s day our thoughts go directly to “chocolates”. What can make this even a little sweeter? Wine and chocolate.

Invite your Valentine or Galentine to our urban winery for a special Cocoa Dolce Chocolate and Jenny Dawn Cellars wine pairing Saturday, February 13th at 3:30PM or 5:30PM.

For $20, guests get to enjoy 3 Jenny Dawn Cellars wines paired with 3 amazing chocolates from Cocoa Dolce. Continue reading “Valentine Chocolate and Wine”

Wine Education at Jenny Dawn Cellars

At Jenny Dawn Cellars our motto is let your moment begin! We believe that magical moments are created when you combine award winning wine, delicious food and people. The more you know about wine the more there is to enjoy. For 2021, we have curated 5 unique opportunities for wine education: wine flights, sommelier led wine tastings, wineucation, virtual wine tastings, and private wine tastings. Most of these experiences can be booked directly from our website under the reservations menu by clicking HERE. Contact us via phone at 316-633-3022 or send us an email at for more details. Continue reading “Wine Education at Jenny Dawn Cellars”

Join us for Wineucation: Wines of France

Jenny Dawn Cellars is excited to finish our 3rd year of Wineucation with Wines of France on December 15th at 6:30PM! Wineucation is a fun and informative wine tasting class, hosted by award-winning Winemaker and Somm, Jennifer McDonald.

Wineucation is for individuals who have an interest in learning more about wines from across the globe. Participants will taste 6 different wines with 3 food pairings each session as well as network with other wine enthusiasts. The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30PM – 8:00PM. Anyone who is 21 years of age or older is welcome to participate. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing we only have 15 spots available for this session. Continue reading “Join us for Wineucation: Wines of France”