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Kentucky Wine Trails



By Marla Nicole Shivers

The Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail, the first Kentucky wine trail, is home to these  unique wineries:
  • Atwood Hill Winery and Vineyard, located in Morning View, is a sixth-generation family farm established in 1918 that grew tobacco then “turned a new leaf” with planting of vines in 2005; they offer dry, semi-sweet and fruit wines.
  • Seven Wells Winery and Vineyard, California, 5-acre family vineyard started in 2004 produces a dozen handcrafted wines from seven grape varieties; recent wines are Southern Gentleman, Wish You Well and Sweet Will Yum.
  •  Camp Springs Winery & Vineyard, Camp Springs in Campbell Co, family-owned small farm, taste all (11-12) wines for $5 or 5 wines for $3 – whites, reds and fruit wines that range from sweet and semi-sweet to dry and semi-dry. 
  • StoneBrook Winery and Vineyard, Melbourne, 5th generation 100-acre farm, first handcrafted estate wine (Vidal Blanc) is light and fruity with a hint of citrus and pear; 11 fruit wines, honey mead, port, blush and more.
  • Baker-Bird Winery and Vineyard, Augusta, listed on the National Historic Registry and the oldest (1797) commercial estate winery on its original land.
  • Redman's Farm Winery, is nestled in the valley of southern Kenton County bordering the LIcking River. Redman's is the 5th generation working farm with farm animals, a seasonal roadside produce stand and a tasting room offering country charm and a friendly atmosphere. Redman's Farm and Winery invites you to bring your friends and family to come visit ans share your one of a kind experience down on the farm.
Pick up a Back Roads VIP Passport at your first stop on this Kentucky wine trail and remember to get a validation stamp at each winery. At the final winery visit, present your stamped passport for a complimentary coaster.

There are also two combination bourbon and wine trails and numerous festivals. The Wine & Spirits Circle Tour of the Bluegrass offers a firsthand experience of wine and bourbon history in the central Kentucky region. The Wine and Bourbon Trail of Bullitt County is a self-guided tour and tasting just a few miles outside of Louisville, which includes visits to Four Roses Bourbon, Jim Beam Distillery and four award-winning wineries: Brooks Hill, Forest Edge, MillaNova and Wight-Meyer.

Kentucky Wine and Bourbon Tours offers three bluegrass wine experiences with tours of four to five wineries located in the east, west and north bluegrass regions of central Kentucky. All-inclusive tours include lunch and tasting fees. Under 21-year-olds may take the tour but wine is only served to those 21 and older.

View this interactive map of Kentucky wineries and vineyards to plan your trip! For more information about each winery and vineyard in Kentucky, check out the Kentucky Wineries and Breweries page.  Download the Kentucky Wine Trails App and enjoy your own personal guide to navigating the Commonwealth’s spectacular wine country from your smart phone or tablet. Explore Kentucky’s wineries by name or location, chart trips with interactive maps and fill up the virtual Passport book to complete your own unique wine trail.” The app is available on Android and iOS platforms.

updated 3/3/2016