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The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest is Back

Posted by Tyler Madison on February 22, 2017  /   Posted in News

Picture it:  It’s the 2nd Saturday in May, and you and your friends are sipping and savoring your way through the booths of over a dozen Kentucky wineries, including Jean Farris Winery, Talon Winery, and Elk Creek Vineyards –-all at the 2017 Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest.  The festival, held in historic downtown Nicholasville (home of First Vineyard, the

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Winners Revealed at Kentucky Wine Competition

Posted by Tyler Madison on November 16, 2016  /   Posted in News

201 wines entered in fourth annual competition LOUISVILLE (November 16, 2016) — Five Kentucky wineries took home the coveted Commissioner’s Cup honors in the fourth annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition last month at Sullivan University. “Congratulations to all the winners and their outstanding wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Our wineries continue to produce

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The Kentucky Wineries Association’s 5th Annual Wine Fest

Posted by Tyler Madison on August 29, 2016  /   Posted in News

Join the Kentucky Wineries Association for some fall fun! Enjoy tasting exclusively Kentucky Wines, eat delicious local food , and browse wonderful arts & crafts! $25 entry fee, which includes a festival wine glass, 12 tasting tickets and a program! No pets allowed please. When: Friday, September 9th from 4 pm – 10 pm &

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Black Barn Winery: A taste of Bordeaux in the Bluegrass

Posted by Tyler Madison on August 16, 2016  /   Posted in News

Black Barn Winery in Lexington concentrates on making a single wine each year- a top quality red Bordeaux blend, hand crafted by Collin Boyd on a quintessential Central Kentucky horse farm. TOPS TV – Black Barn Winery from TopsInLex.com on Vimeo.

Paducah Winery Shines Bright in INDY

Posted by Tyler Madison on August 09, 2016  /   Posted in News

Purple Toad Winery took home a coveted Best of Class award in Berry Fruit Wine for their Black Currant at the 2016 INDY International Wine Competition. “This truly is an international event,” remarked Tyler Madison, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Grape & Wine Marketing Program Manager.  “The quality of the entries submitted this year from

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