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AUGUST 2017

Kansas City Eclipse & Sips Festival at Jowler Creek Winery
August 18-21, 2017

A total solar eclipse over dry land is a rare and awe inspiring phenomenon. A total solar eclipse over the United States is even rarer still. So when a total solar eclipse occurs right over Jowler Creek Winery on August 21, 2017, you can bet we plan to celebrate the experience all weekend long! Below is a snapshot of the events we'll have taking place each day. For complete details please visit www.kceclipseandsips.com:

  • Kansas City Eclipse & Sips Festival, Pre-Event Craft Night --
    Thursday, August 17

    Make a Solar Flare Wine Glass; 7:00 p.m.

    Make a Solar Flare Wine GlassThe Total Solar Eclipse is coming...Do you know what you'll be drinking out of? Come visit with friends and, make your very own solar flare wine glass for you to toast the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse in style with to take home. Light appetizers will also be served. Cost: $19/person (or $16.15/person for Creek Club members) which includes a glass of wine and beverage of your choice, and all the supplies you need to make your craft. Reservations and pre-payment are required for this event.
    Reserve your spot here
    or by calling (816) 858-5528.
    Cost: $19/person
  • Kansas City Eclipse & Sips Festival, Day 1 -- Friday, August 18

    Sunset "Grill-Your-Own" Dinner & Social; 5:30-8:30 p.m.

    Grill Your Own Dinner NightStart off the festival weekend with a full belly! Grab your favorite meat, and come out from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and we'll provide the fire, utensils and seasonings for you to grill it to perfection! We'll have an assortment of delicious sides and gourmet S'more packets available for you to purchase, as well as our award-winning wines, beer, special "Solar Sangria" and non-alcoholic beverages available.
    Cost: FREE

    Sippin' & Star Gazing Astronomy Night; 9:00 p.m.
    Sippin' & Star Gazing Astronomy NightExplore the cosmos and enjoy great wine at this fun and educational event lead by Dan Johnson. Guests will explore the galaxies, searching for planets, nebula, exploding stars and orbiting satellites. Event includes a wine tasting of our 8 wines while the sky darkens, followed by an informative presentation and culminating with guests taking turns looking through one of the largest privately-owned telescopes in the Midwest. Cost to attend is $29/person or $50/person if you combine this with Saturday's Sippin' & Solar Gazing Event. Great wine and an amazing program will be enjoyed in any weather -- rain or shine. Space for this experience fills up fast and pre-payment is required, so reserve your seat today here or by calling (816) 858-5528.
    Cost: $29/person or $50/person if combined with Saturday's Sippin' & Solar Gazing

  • Kansas City Eclipse & Sips Festival, Day 2 -- Saturday, August 19

    Sippin' & Solar Gazing Astronomy Afternoon; 2:00 p.m.
    Sippin' and Solar Gazing Astronomy AfternoonCome safely look directly at the sun and enjoy great wine at this fun and educational event lead by Dan Johnson. Guests will be able to take an up-close look at the sun and see prominence's, sun spots and solar flames, just before the sun is fully eclipsed on Monday. Event includes a wine tasting of our 8 wines, followed by an informative presentation and culminating with guests taking turns looking through one of the largest privately-owned telescopes in the Midwest. Cost to attend is $29/person or $50/person if you combine this with Saturday's Sippin' & Star Gazing Event. Great wine and an amazing program will be enjoyed in any weather -- rain or shine. Space for this experience fills up fast and pre-payment is required, so reserve your seat today here or by calling (816) 858-5528.
    Cost: $29/person or $50/person if combined with Saturday's Sippin' & Star Gazing


    Sippin' Singin' Shining!; 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    Sippin' Singin' Shining!Gather your friends, come relax under the evening shade and listen to live rock-n-roll music by the band Mojo Saint. We'll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, as well as $5 glasses of our super-refreshing, limited-edition "Solar Sangria" drink for the weekend. We'll also have our famous picnic pails pre-packed with foods available for purchase!
    Cost: FREE

    Sippin' & Star Gazing Astronomy Night; 9:00 p.m.
    Sippin' & Star Gazing Astronomy NightExplore the cosmos and enjoy great wine at this fun and educational event lead by Dan Johnson. Guests will explore the galaxies, searching for planets, nebula, exploding stars and orbiting satellites. Event includes a wine tasting of our 8 wines while the sky darkens, followed by an informative presentation and culminating with guests taking turns looking through one of the largest privately-owned telescopes in the Midwest. Cost to attend is $29/person or $50/person if you combine this with Saturday's Sippin' & Solar Gazing Event. Great wine and an amazing program will be enjoyed in any weather -- rain or shine. Space for this experience fills up fast and pre-payment is required, so reserve your seat today here or by calling (816) 858-5528.
    Cost: $29/person or $50/person if combined with Saturday's Sippin' & Solar Gazing

  • Kansas City Eclipse & Sips Festival, Day 3 -- Sunday, August 20

    Sun Day Music Live; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    Movie Under the Stars -- Apollo 13;
    At dusk (approx. 9:00 p.m.)

    Sun Day Live MusicGather your friends, come relax in our wine garden and listen to live acoustic music by Jason Riley. Then, once the sun sets, we'll have a special showing of the cosmic-themed movie, Apollo 13 on the big screen in our relaxing wine garden under the stars! We'll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, as well as $5 glasses of our super-refreshing, signature "Solar Sangria" drink for the weekend. We'll also have our famous picnic pails pre-packed with foods available for purchase!
    Cost: FREE

    Sippin' & Solar Gazing Astronomy Afternoon; 2:00 p.m.
    Sippin' and Solar Gazing Astronomy AfternoonCome safely look directly at the sun and enjoy great wine at this fun and educational event lead by Dan Johnson. Guests will be able to take an up-close look at the sun and see prominence's, sun spots and solar flames, just before the sun is fully eclipsed on Monday. Event includes a wine tasting of our 8 wines, followed by an informative presentation and culminating with guests taking turns looking through one of the largest privately-owned telescopes in the Midwest. Cost to attend is $29/person or $50/person if you combine this with Saturday's Sippin' & Star Gazing Event. Great wine and an amazing program will be enjoyed in any weather -- rain or shine. Space for this experience fills up fast and pre-payment is required, so reserve your seat today here or by calling (816) 858-5528.
    Cost: $29/person or $50/person if combined with Saturday's Sippin' & Star Gazing


  • Kansas City Eclipse & Sips Festival, Day 4 -- Moon-day, August 21
    ***SOLD OUT***


    Eclipse & Sips Fest Finale -- Total Solar Eclipse;
    Gates open at 9:00 a.m.

    Eclipse & Sips Fest Finale -- Total Solar EclipseSORRY -- THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! You must already have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the winery property this day -- no additional tickets will be sold at the gate. If you don't have a pre-purchased ticket to this event, we do still have spaces at our other Eclipse-themed events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We hope you can join us for them. If have any questions about this event, please call our tasting room at (816) 858-5528.

Grill Your Own Dinner Night
August 25, 2017; 7:00-9:00 pm

Grill Your Own Dinner NightGrab your favorite meat, and come out from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and we'll provide the fire, utensils and seasonings for you to grill it to perfection! We'll have an assortment of delicious sides and gourmet S'more packets available for you to purchase, as well as our award-winning wines, beer, special "Solar Sangria" and non-alcoholic beverages available. Cost to attend is FREE.

Grape Harvesting Party
August 26, 2017; 8:00 a.m.

Grill Your Own Dinner NightGather your friends and make a trek to the country for some fresh air and grape picking fun! You'll help harvest the white grapes starting at 8:00 a.m. and finish with a yummy lunch and wine as soon as all the grapes are picked. Lots of people mean lots of fun. But spaces for these events are limited so RESERVE your spot today by sending an e-mail to info@jowlercreek.com.

Sippin', Smokin' & Singin' Saturday Night
Live Music with David Knopf
August 26, 2017; 6:00-9:00 pm

Sippin’, Smokin’ & Singin’ Saturday Night -- Live Music with Mojo SaintGather your friends and come watch the sunset from our wine garden as we stay open late this Saturday night with live music (if it's rainy, we'll have the band inside our barrel room)! Listen to David Knopf play rock-n-roll while enjoying cigars made locally by Weston Tobacco around our beautiful fire pit. We'll be selling wine and beer by the glass and bottle, and we'll also have picnic pails pre-packed with foods available for purchase to enjoy alongside your favorite wine. Cost to attend is FREE. No reservations are required to join the fun...just come on out!

Grape Harvesting Party
August 27, 2017; 8:00 a.m.

Grill Your Own Dinner NightGather your friends and make a trek to the country for some fresh air and grape picking fun! You'll help harvest the white grapes starting at 8:00 a.m. and finish with a yummy lunch and wine as soon as all the grapes are picked. Lots of people mean lots of fun. But spaces for these events are limited so RESERVE your spot today by sending an e-mail to info@jowlercreek.com.

Sangria Sunday -- Make Your Own Sangria Bar
August 27, 2017; 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FOOD+WINE: Wine Pairing and Tour Experience with Take Home Wine GlassDidn't have a chance to go on vacation this summer, or looking for a quick escape before summer comes to a close? Take a trip to the winery this Sunday to enjoy our "Make Your Own" Sangria bar! We'll be selling our delicious Sangria by the glass, which you can customize with an assortment of fresh fruits. Then relax in our beautiful wine garden or indoor, air-conditioned barrel room with your delicious drink!

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Jowler Creek Vineyard & Winery
Jason & Colleen Gerke
16905 Jowler Creek Road ~ Platte City, Missouri 64079
(816) 858-5528 ~ info@jowlercreek.com

Tasting Room Open: Wed.–Fri., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Sat., 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
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