In August of 2007, Jim and Sandy Wight opened Bullitt County’s first commercial winery. Since then they have been greeting visitors and serving their award winning wines seven days of the week. Wines there range from those made with Native American grapes, such as Diamond, Concord and Norton; to those made from vinifera grapes such as Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Jim has been winning awards for his wine making skills for many years, even as an amateur before the winery opened.
The winery is located just a few miles from I-65 at Shepherdsville, but the drive takes you away from the bustle of town to a lovely country setting. The vineyard is beautiful and the winery is charming. In my book, you’ll find a picture of their wine dogs Bear and Henry. They’ve lost Bear, but visitors will probably get to meet Henry who is still watching over the vineyard and winery.