Jayhawks enjoy wine and KU spirit at East Kansas Wine Festival

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 in Alumni News and News

The East Kansas Chapter of the KU Alumni Association hosts a popular wine festival each year at Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery, located in the rolling hills of Miami County in eastern Kansas.

Guests had a special treat at this year’s event: former KU basketball coach Ted Owens, who led two teams to the Final Four and won a record 206 games in Allen Fieldhouse, shared stories from his time at KU and offered his thoughts on this year’s team.

The 90 Jayhawks who attended also enjoyed a tasting of Somerset Ridge wines while bidding on unique KU items in the silent auction.

Somerset Ridge is a family-owned vineyard operated by proud Jayhawks Cindy, j’82, and Dennis Reynolds, c’81, l’84. Thanks to chapter volunteer Steve Rottinghaus, j’90, for sharing his photos from the event with us—watch the slideshow below, or see them on Flickr.

East Kansas Wine Festival 2014

'Hawk Days | www.kualumni.orgThis event is part of the ‘Hawk Days of Summer, the KU Alumni Association’s annual summer sojourn across the country and around the world. The 90-day series of events resulted from a determination to make the most of the summer months. The 2014 tour kicked off on Saturday, May 17, and includes picnics, receptions, baseball games and more. Visit our online calendar to find upcoming events near you.

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