We here at Artistic Imagery LOVE helping out small, local businesses. So when we had an opportunity to help out a couple local wineries before their big Oktoberfest shindigs and wine stomping parties geared up, we jumped at the opportunity. It was not only fun to roam the vineyards and take photographs of the grapes and wineries, it was also neat to learn about the history of these places. Kansas isn't exactly known for wine-- we've been told that while Missouri has an entire department of their DoA just for winery promotion, Kansas has no such thing. So, we headed out to Stone Pillar Winery in Olathe and Blue Jacket Crossing out in Eudora for a fun day full of history and viticulture. We can't wait until the Harvest weekends when we'll get some great video and photography of the actual harvest and crushing of the grapes!