In 2001, Lovers Leap began producing the variety of wines that has made it famous. The winery has the capacity to produce over 30,000 gallons in steel tanks with an additional 10,000 in oak barrels. The established vineyards with the talents of the new owners promises wines that will become internationally renowned.
Our wine style has developed to fit the character of the fruit grown in this western boundary of the Inner Bluegrass region. Rounded elegance, fruit driven and food friendly, we make wines that have finesse and truly define the complexities of the vineyard.
Logan and Pam Leet have always loved Kentucky. Logan is a native of Lexington and Pam became a teen-age transplant from North Carolina.Together they had owned furniture stores, managed real estate, operated the only 4-Diamond Inn in the state, and developed an award-winning marketing firm. But it wasnt until they moved to Anderson County in 2002 that they found their home. Searching for a weekend retreat, they found the most beautiful escape they had ever seenThe house was on a large piece of property that held a special interest. High on a bluff overlooking the winding Kentucky River stood "Lovers Leap".
This outcropping with its breath-taking view was immortalized in paintings by the famous Kentucky artist, Paul Sawyer. Quickly what had been purchased as a weekend getaway became a permanent residence as the Monday morning returns to the city became more difficult. Right next door to their dream was Kentucky's largest producing vineyard, Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery. Often the discussion of “what if?” led to "wouldnt it be amazing to take the operation over?" and live the true "Soil to the Table" lifestyle they had always dreamed about. So in the Fall of 2008, it happened.
Now Lovers Leap is producing internationally recognized wines on this beautiful rolling acreage once dedicated to growing burley tobacco. A trip to Lovers Leap is finding a piece of Napa Valley in the heart of Bluegrass country.