Winery Category: Western
Windy Wine Company started many years ago. Kraig Keesaman was enjoying the art of home brewing. His wife, Becky Keesaman, asked Kraig to make a wine for her to enjoy. He agreed and made a Burgandy style wine. After many compliments and encouragement to make more wines, Kraig delved into an adventure in brewing of another kind: winemaking.
Kraig worked a number of years at a local winery, assisting with vinology, vineyard maintenance, management of the sales floor, and many other aspects. Becky also worked assisting on the sales floor. Kraig also studied at the University of Missouri, taking courses in vinology. Kraig has also attended other courses offered by wine professionals.
Since the Burgandy wine kit, Kraig and Becky have planted nearly six acres of grapevines on their Missouri Century Farm. With Vignoles, Delaware, Concord, and Chambourcin to start, they plan on adding more varieties in the future.