There’s good news and bad news for fans of Chrisman Mill Vineyard and Winery. The bad news is that the tasting room at the vineyard is closed for the season. We have to wait for spring to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful views. The good news is that Denise and Chris Nelson have opened a new shop in Nicholasville, called The Vintage Gourmet. Visitors can stop in, taste the wine, buy a bottle, or shop in the uniquely stocked gift shop. Gift items range from gourmet foods, such as pastas and sauces, to wine related objects. I found a wine glass case for my phone there. All my wine lover friends want one too now.
The new shop is easy to get to, but not as easy to find. It is located on Nicholasville Road before the turn into Nicholasville, the number is 2205. If you are traveling south, it is located on the right hand side of the road. For those who like landmark directions, it is next to an Enterprise office.
Wine lovers may miss the vineyard, but hopefully the winter will be short. The new shop is great. You will love it.by admin
No visit to Brown County is complete without a visit to Brown County Winery. Our favorites there are their Old Barrel Port and their Black Raspberry Encore. Both are stronger than wines and are sweeter. They are perfect for sipping with dessert, after dinner, or as a nightcap.
Since our visit last year, there were some additions to the winery. A deck was added that gives visitors a chance to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine outside. Unfortunately, we were there on a rainy, dreary day and didn’t sit outside. We enjoyed a chance to shop in the gift area of the tasting room and catch glimpses of the wine making process.
You can also stop in at the tasting room in downtown Nashville.
We made our annual trip to Nashville, Indiana, and enjoyed ourselves, but the weather was not that good. Much of the time we were there, it was raining. Anyone who has visited that lovely town knows that walking along the streets and visiting shops is one of the reasons for your trip. It was interesting to see all of the visitors scurrying from one shop to another. Everyone did seem to be enjoying themselves. We did.
One of our favorite times was our trip to Oliver Winery just a short trip north of Bloomington. While the day was dreary outside with the beautiful views slightly damp, inside was warm and cozy. The wine was excellent as always. Bill Olivers’s Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorites. It has the flavors of citrus and melon and a crisp finish. Mike’s favorite is the full fruit flavors of the Shiraz. This year, I also enjoyed a new Blackberry cider.
We took a break from the rainy weather, and enjoyed some wine in the barrel room. What better way to spend a wet day!
Mike and I wish you, your families, and your friends a wonderful holiday. We’ll be snuggling in front of a roaring fire, enjoying the tree, and having some excellent Kentucky wine. Pour a glass of your favorite and lift a glass – here’s to a great season with loved ones and peace on earth!