By Mary Anne McNeish-Sharp of About.com
Your Guide to Kansas City, MO
Guide Rating - ***** (Five Stars)
The Bottom Line
Wines by Jennifer® is a “Global Wine Boutique” located in lovely and historic Parkville, Missouri. A 15 minute jaunt to the Northland from downtown brings you to one of the most exceptional wine tasting experiences you’ll ever have. Owner Jennifer Havens hand selects quality wines from some of the finest boutique wineries across the globe. Situated in a c.1910 restored house, each room has been uniquely decorated to represent the major wine regions from around the world.
- Knowledgeable and friendly staff knows everything about wine.
- Great wine selection from around the world.
- Weekly wine tasting theme guarantees you'll never have same tasting twice.
- Offers cheese and other foods to complement your tasting.
- Small tasting room, but you can always taste on other floors.
- Location: 405 Main St., Parkville, MO 64152, 816.505.WINE
- Hours: Tues-Fri., 12pm-8pm and Sat., 12pm-9pm
- Tasting Prices: $8 for a 7 flight tasting, $10 includes a souvenir glass
Guide Review - Wines by Jennifer®
Wines by Jennifer® not only offers all-day wine tastings, but sells wines both by the glass and by the bottle. Wines are also available for consumption at the shop or to be purchased and enjoyed in your own home. The boutique also features specialty foods such as cheeses (tomato herb and cheese curds are a house fave), local breads, olive oils, fresh fruit, and chocolates, as well as a host of other food items that greatly complement the wine and enhance your wine-tasting experience. The store also has unique wine accessories (like wine racks and bottle openers) and boasts an art gallery that features local artists in the basement.
Wines by Jennifer® is also a great place for special occasions and private events. In the summer, Jennifer opens up her outdoor decks and wine garden which are perfect for receptions, showers or get special get togethers. The special monthly events like the famed summer grape stomping and the wine and food pairing classes are not to be missed.
Be sure to take a trip to Wines by Jennifer®, every wine lover from aficionado to appreciator will enjoy their time spent here.