Last weekend, we had a delightful visit with Jim and Sandy Wight, at the Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery, in Shepherdsville. As always, we were able to taste one of Kentucky’s best Nortons and one of our favorites.
During the visit, we were also offered a taste of one of this winery’s future releases. Jim has created a Meritage blend of 50% Petit Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, to be released in 2014. The wine already demonstrates superior taste, color, and aromas. With two years aging, this could easily be one of Kentucky’s finest wines ever produced. The only downside of this wine is that there are only two barrels, one is already sold and the other is reserved for wine club members. Interested wine lovers should consider becoming wine club members.
The vineyard is showing the welcoming signs of spring. The winery is open seven days a week and is located just over five miles from I-65. Their award-winning wines are also available at shop.wightmeyervineyards.com. Visitors love their wines, including sweeter selections, such as Amy’s Apple Pie and Barrel Age Blackberry. I recommend a visit to the winery or to their website.
Nicholasville will once again be hosting the official state wine festival on May 18th. I recommend making plans to attend.
From noon until 7 PM, wineries, Kentucky proud foods, arts, and crafts will be available to visitors. I will be at a booth discussing and signing my book with visitors.
Mark your calendars now, I will be sharing more details about the event in early May.by admin
Kentucky’s 2013 wine map and guide is available. The map gives the location of the wineries across the state. Addresses, phone numbers, websites, and available facilities are given for 66 wineries and vineyards. There are 51 places that visitors can taste wines around the state (Talon Vineyard and Winery and Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery offers tastings at two locations).
Kentucky has vineyards in dry counties and those wineries that don’t offer tastings at their vineyards, such as Rose Hill Farm Winery, can be found at festivals during the year pouring tastes of their wines.
Getting a copy of the new map, along with the warm weather, has made me excited about visiting wineries.by admin
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is being held on April 20, at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. I will be discussing my book on a panel with other authors with books about Kentucky, as well as signing books from 9 AM to 3 PM.
I would love to see you there.
Spring is here and thoughts turn to getting outside to enjoy the weather. Kentucky wineries are hosting events.
Horseshoe Bend is welcoming visitors for a wildflower walk and a pre-Derby party.
Springhill Plantation and Winery is hosting a Spring Dinner.
Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery has scheduled tastings around the state.
Prodigy Vineyards and Winery is welcoming visitors to the farm on Sunday afternoons.
Attend a Fundraiser on April 27, or a Derby Eve Wine Festival at Talon Vineyard and Winery.
Visit the websites for each of the wineries to get specifics on the events.by admin
People came in buses, in limousines, in cars and on motorcycles. Crowds of visitors took advantage of the beautiful spring day to visit Central Kentucky’s wineries and taste their wines. Whether they were tasting a new vintage of their favorite wine or trying out a new wine, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The Barrel Tasting provided McConnell Springs with a successful fundraising event.
I look forward to next year.by admin