Kentucky wineries have a long and storied history that goes all the way back to the late 1700s when the first vineyards were planted for wine making on the Kentucky River. By the end of the 1800s Kentucky had become the third largest producer of wine in the country. Prohibition caused planters to turn their attention to other crops and the wine industry ceased to exist during this time.
In 1976, Kentucky farmers began exploring the use of grapes and wine making on their land. Today there are nearly fifty wineries in the state and five hundred acres of land produces the grapes used in the winemaking. Tourism to the area has exploded with serious wine lovers coming to sample the wines produced by Kentucky wineries. The wineries have responded to this interest in their product by making the time at their wineries an event to remember. The wineries offer dinners, wine tastings and even concerts.
Kentucky wineries offer wine lovers a chance to sample the best that Kentucky has to offer while spending time in this beautiful part of the country. There are multiple varieties of wine for the beginning wine lover or someone who has spent a lifetime enjoying fine wines. Each winery offers a different experience and visitors can visit the website of each winery to plan special events.
Jean Farris Winery and Bistro
6825 Old Richmond Rd
Lexington, KY 40515