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Wine enthusiasts took part in a new event Saturday morning at the Riley County Fair.

Officials from Highland Community College in Wamego hosted the inaugural Winemaking Workshop. The college operates the local 456 Wineries. Viticulture and Enology Program Director and 456 Wineries Manager Scott Kohl says he was pleased to talk to a handful of wine enthusiasts.

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Brew Brothers Hops and Sprockets donated a wine kit for Saturday’s workshop.

Enology instructor Nicole Clark says anyone interested in learning more about wine making as a career can take advantage of Highland’s upcoming classes this fall.

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Kohl says Highland’s Introduction to Enology class is convenient for most working adults.

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For more details on the Highland enology and viticulture programs, visit


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