A few years ago residents and visitors spotted the beginnings of vineyards just outside the town of Rabbit Hash. Wine lovers know that it takes three years for grapes to produce wine. That time has passed, and this summer visitors were able to stop by and enjoy that wine at the Gunpowder Creek Vineyards in downtown Rabbit Hash. In a rustic, homey tasting room on a hill overlooking the General Store and the Ohio River, tastes, glasses, and bottles are available to visitors.
Long-time farmers in Boone County, Gina and Jeff Ogden are the owners and operators of the vineyards and the winery. While caring for the vineyards themselves they brought in a regional winemaker, Alex Sena, to create their wines. From sweet wines to dry wines, they produce a variety of wines to appeal to any wine drinker. Most of the wines are produced from grapes grown in their vineyards, such as Stueben, Catawba, Arandell, and Norton. They also produce a Malbec from Argentinian grapes. For those who enjoy the taste of wines aged in Bourbon barrels, wine lovers can try a Blackberry and and Arandell.
Rabbit Hash attracts many visitors and is a gathering spot for locals. After suffering a devastating fire a few years ago, the General Store was rebuilt and once again charms visitors with its quaint offerings. If you visit this fall, you will be enthralled by the local election. Rabbit Hash has gained notoriety for many years of electing a dog for mayor. The town is covered with posters of the candidates including the poster of Diezel hanging on the door of the Gunpowder Creek Vineyards.
A visit to the well-known river town just across from Rising Sun is a fun way to spend an afternoon.
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