Wine lovers who can’t wait for a taste of the new vintages of their favorite wines have the chance to taste those wines at the wineries, on March 30th. Seventeen of Central Kentucky’s wineries will welcome visitors for a barrel tasting at the 6th annual event to benefit McConnell Springs, from 11 AM to 5 PM.
McConnel Springs is the site where William McConnell and other explorers, in 1775, camped near a spring in the Kentucky territory of Virginia. After hearing about the recently fought first battle in the American Revolution, their settlement was named Lexington. The location was home to many businesses until the 1990s, when a group of citizens decided to raise money to develop the historical site for future Kentuckians.
For a $20 per person admission, visitors can travel on their own to any or all of the participating wineries and have a one ounce taste of wine before it’s in the bottle: Springhill Winery & Plantation, Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery, Horseshoe Bend Vineyard & Winery, Wildside Winery & Vineyard, Chrisman Mill Vineyards, Talon Winery & Vineyards, Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Black Barn Winery, Equus Run Vineyards, Acres of Land Winery, Harkness Edwards Vineyards, Prodigy Vineyards & Winery, Elk Creek Vineyards, Chuckleberry Farm & Winery, McIntyre’s Winery & Berries, Grimes Mill Winery, and First Vineyard Winery.
The day offers something for wine lovers wanting to experience wine from the barrel, for someone wanting an opportunity to tour some of Kentucky’s lovely vineyards, or for friends of McConnell Springs who want to help. It will be a great way to spend a spring afternoon in Kentucky.
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