Compliments to the planners of 2019’s Kentucky Wine and Vine Festival. The festival was the best we’ve attended for several years and by far the best Wine and Vine Festival ever. Part of the reason was its new location at the R. J. Corman property. The grounds are gorgeous and the part of the property devoted to the tents and festival goers was perfect. Mother Nature cooperated and the weather was good.
As we arrived at the property, there were people directing parking. With so many visitors, we were a bit far away but were immediately picked by a cart that took us to the entrance. There was an inviting walkway through a tunnel to the festival itself. After paying admission and getting our glasses and tickets for tasting, we began our walk through the booths. There was a large number of vendors with a variety of wares. A few of the notable booths were hot sauces, olive oils and balsamic vinegars, cork gifts, handmade jewelry, hand painted signs, and of course wineries. Food trucks provided food choices throughout the day and musicians entertained providing a musical background for the day. We were just there for a few hours, so we missed the evening festivities, but really enjoyed the day.
We enjoyed the wineries that we visited with, touching base with Rose Hill Farm Winery, meeting the people from Bluegrass Vineyards and having a glass of old vine Zinfandel from Chrisman Mill Vineyards and Winery. There were other wineries from around the state as well. My only suggestion to improve the festival in the future would be to have more wineries and a wider variety of wines to taste.
With the change of venue, the larger number of vendors, the food choices, and the entertainment, the festival was a good one. Looking forward to next year!
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