From my own last name, I knew "heim" meant "home", but I had no idea how to translate "hof"."It means yard or vineyard", the owner responded. Okay, so Heimhof is the "Home Vineyard", the perfect description for a producer of white wines crafted in the German tradition. Interestingly, the owner was from Louisiana and still spoke with a strong accent.
We took the back roads to arrive at this winery. From Tonganoxie (just northeast of Lawrence), we followed County Road Five as it curved through the farmland. I was surprised at the amount of development. Large sections of land had been subdivided into five to ten acre lots, ideal for someone who just wanted a "bit of property". The comu...Read More