Jayhawks and wine: a great pair

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Alumni News and News

No one could have asked for better weather at this year’s East Kansas Chapter Wine Festival.

Unseasonably cool temperatures greeted nearly 100 Jayhawks as they lounged outside the Somerset Vineyard and Winery, sampling local wine and wood fired pizza. Somerset Ridge is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Paola that has more than 8,000 grapevines and produces more than 5,000 cases of wine each year.

Alumni members received a commemorative KU Alumni Association wine glass for attending the event.  Jayhawk fans were also treated to an appearance by Baby Jay, the world’s most photogenic baby bird.

A big thank you to hosts and sponsors Dennis, c’81, l’84, and Cindy Campbell Reynolds, j’82, of Leawood and fellow sponsors John, j’83, and Becky VanWyhe Thomas, e’86, of Baldwin City. Becky, who plays a big part in organizing the wine festival each year, also serves as the president of the East Kansas Chapter and is a past member of the KU Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.

Click here to see pictures from this year’s event, or watch the slideshow below.

Make sure your alumni profile information is up to date so you don’t miss out on fun events like this! Register online at www.kualumni.org/register. Registration is free for all alumni.

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