Talon Winery was established in 1999 as Fayette County's first winery. In 1998, current owner Harriet Allen and her late husband purchased the land in hopes to create an agricultural experience not yet found in Lexington. With experience in law, real estate development, entertainment and family business, Harriet Allen introduced Talon Winery. In 2009, Talon Winery expanded, making it the first winery in Shelby County. Talon Winery is currently owned by Harriet Allen and her 4 generation family.
Talon Winery sits on 300 acres of historic Kentucky farmland, Fair View Farm. The original farm house was built in 1790 when Kentucky was not yet a state (1792). It was also the year of George Washington's first term as President of the United States. The house, though rehabilitated when it was purchased in 1998, still shows most of its original structure. Guests can see the original floors, windows, walls, brick and more while browsing the gift shop and tasting Kentucky's finest wines.
The farm was originally a cattle and tobacco farm until its purchase. Talon's well-known "Ca"Barn"et Barrel Barn was converted from a working tobacco barn to an elegant and classy wedding and event venue that hosts over 80 weddings and events throughout the year.