Basketball season is in full swing and once again we are in the Lexington area on game days. We were able to take some time after a late afternoon ballgame to visit Prodigy’s Tasting Room just off I-64, in Frankfort.
Prodigy Vineyard and Winery is becoming known for some of Kentucky’s best wines. I’ve written before about the excellent red wines at Prodigy, especially the Lemberger. This weekend I enjoyed a white that is exceptional. Chad Peach is making a dry Traminette, with a spicy, fruity taste and aromas of oranges and grapefruit.
As a white wine drinker, I am quite choosy about the wines I enjoy. One of my favorites has always been a dry Gewurztraminer, but that grape has been difficult to grow in climates similar to Kentucky’s. Vintners are finding that a hybrid called Traminette does grow well here. The grape produces a wine similar in aromas and flavors to its famous parent – Gewurztraminer. Most Traminettes are off-dry or even semi-sweet. Prodigy has an off-dry Traminette that has been quite popular with most visitors, but I have to say this new addition of a dry Traminette to the wine list is likely to become a favorite for me.
Our visit was, as always, enjoyable. Christmas gifts are being replaced with a wide variety of lovely items in the gift shop following Lenée’s recent buying trip. A visit to Prodigy is a great way to finish an enjoyable afternoon at the ballgame.
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