Vineyard to Table Cooking with Kentucky Wine will be released in August. My first local book signing will be at Brianza Gardens and Winery in Boone County on August 21, from 2 to 4 PM. If you’ve ever thought about cooking with wine and would like to give it a try, this might be the book for you. It would be great to meet and discuss my book with you. Hope to see you there!
Join me at Brianza, one of the top wineries in the State of Kentucky. Wine lovers will find an excellent wine there that will make you smile, no matter what wines your love.
While staying in Kentucky, we wanted to get away for a couple of days to celebrate our anniversary. As wine lovers we decided to visit a winery and looked for a place to go. Their website says eat, taste, and stay. and Farmer and Frenchman Winery lives up to that billing. We spent two nights in a cabin at Farmer and Frenchman Winery, had a pizza from room service one evening and an exceptional meal at the restaurant the other evening as well as an appetizer and glass of wine on our arrival.
This is a relatively new winery in the state, but is a really good addition to our state’s wineries. While everything was nice, the best part of the trip was the excellent and friendly service. Everyone there went out of the way to make our visit a good one. Just outside of Henderson, Farmer and Frenchman is a great place to visit.
A couple of weeks ago, on a Saturday evening, we saw Rucca performing at Brianza Gardens and Winery. Their performances are always a lot of fun, but the outdoor venue at Brianza adds an extra enjoyment to their concert. Brianza provides an excellent outdoor stage. There’s music every weekend.
Elizabethtown offers a lovely site for a lunch with a little bit of wine. At Water’s Edge Winery and Bistro, enjoy a tasting of some wines made there from juice from a variety of places and have an exceptional bistro style lunch.
Water’s Edge Wineries are located in a number of states. They are a franchise that offers visitors the chance to try wines from many sources. Try a dry red or white or a fruit wine made there from imported juices while enjoying an excellent lunch.
Huber’s Orchard and Winery is an excellent place to visit. They offer restaurants, a cheese shop, an ice cream shop, a farmer’s market, a bakery, a winery, a distillery, and a you-pick farm. We love stopping there anytime, but especially at the end of May. This is the time for fresh strawberries. You can pick your own or buy them at the farmer’s market.
Strawberries are also to be found in the tasting room, with tastes of strawberry wine or strawberry infusion. Both are excellent. Tastes are also available of their wines and spirits.
There is definitely something for everyone. They even have a Family Farm Park so there’s fun for your kids as well. Located just north of Louisville in southern Indiana, Huber’s is a great day trip.by admin
Kentucky, like other states, is experiencing a wake-up from a long, long winter. This year it isn’t just from the weather. Vaccinations are allowing people to feel freer and get back to enjoying their lives. Getting out, going places, and seeing their family and friends. At the same time wineries are welcoming more and more visitors, the vineyards are providing a show with those tiny buds that will grow into grapes as the season progresses.
In our case May has taken us to outdoor concerts at Brianza Gardens and Winery, and an afternoon of wine tasting at Forest Edge Winery and Brooks Hill Winery. We are making plans to visit some new wineries. The future is looking up.
May Day and the Kentucky Derby; it was a beautiful spring day. We spent the evening enjoying some of our favorite wine and some of our favorite music at one of our favorite places.
Brianza Gardens and Winery is a perfect venue for an outdoor concert. Today was no exception. We enjoyed the music of Jeff Blackburn Band and great wine from Brianza.
A bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and songs from Jeff, Steve, and Britt was a perfect way to spend the evening!
A couple of weeks ago, we visited Grimes Mill Winery in Lexington. This was our first visit for over a year. It was a rainy day so we were inside but with social distancing we were still able to enjoy the visit relaxing with a glass of wine. With a wine list that includes Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, and some fruit wines, there’s something for every taste. Our favorite, though, was a Brunello, a medium bodied red wine made with an Italian grape. With a beautiful tasting room, it is a nice place to visit and enjoy some Italian style wines.by admin
Visitors to the Bourbon Trail in Bullitt County are often surprised by the number of wineries. Bullitt County is home to Brooks Hill Winery, MillaNova Winery, Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery, and Forest Edge Winery. Visitors will find good wine and will enjoy a good time while visiting.
Last month, we stopped at two of these wineries. When you enter Bullitt County from the north, the first of the wineries you will discover is Brooks Hill. They make one of our favorite wines, their Estate Reserve. It is a full-bodied red blend of Lemberger and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a unique wine as it is difficult to find Lemberger wines. They are also making a Tempranillo. If you haven’t tried it, I recommend it. Both of these reds are excellent examples of Kentucky’s dry reds.
In the southern end of the county, you will find Forest Edge. It is located near Kentucky’s Bernheim Forest. Forest Edge Winery has a wine list that includes a variety of wines both sweet and dry. From Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon, they made some of our favorite wines. Visitors can relax and enjoy a great wine.by admin
After a long year of the pandemic, finally fully vaccinated, we had our first night out enjoying a safe evening of wine and music at Brianza Gardens and Winery for a St. Patrick’s Day Party.
The Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent, as usual and the music provided by Rucca was great.
With original songs, as well as covers, such as Tyler Childers’ White House Road, Waylon’s Can’t You See, and Adele’s Rollin the Deep, they have an eclectic playlist with something for everyone. They also did one of our personal favorites, Pistol Annie’s Hell on Heels. Of course, one of the best was a tribute to the late, great John Prine with Angel from Montgomery. Solo sets were also special, like Lauren’s version of Wayfaring Stranger and Ashley’s cover of Blue Bayou.
We had a fun night out!