Last weekend, over 3000 people enjoyed the 2nd Annual Wine Festival at Jane’s Saddlebag. From noon to six, visitors spent time strolling through the grounds, exploring the vendors’ booths, and tasting the wine. Many bought glasses or bottles and found a cozy place in the shade to while away the afternoon listening to the music. Even though the weather was hot, the festival was a success.
As a vendor, I spent most of the weekend greeting many old friends and interested wine lovers who stopped by to chat or to look at my book. Luckily, my tent was next to Lovers Leap so I was able to enjoy wine during the festival.
Sunday, I did take a little time to explore and taste a few of the wines. I tried a Seyval Blanc at Rose Hill Farm Winery. Though it was too sweet for my taste, it is very good and I recommend it for those who like off dry whites. At Smith Berry Vineyard and Winery, I tried the new vintage of their Burley which is always a good choice for those who like full-bodied reds. I tried Traminette, another off-dry white, at Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery and again I recommend it to those who like a sweeter wine. My last stop before returning to my table was Verona Vineyards, where I tasted one of my favorite Kentucky wines, their Dornfelder. It was as good as usual.
At the end of the festival, Jane’s Saddlebag was already looking ahead at ways to improve next year’s festival and wine lovers are already looking forward to their 3rd Annual Wine Festival.This entry was posted in Festivals by admin