Traveler’s Cellar Winery is a veteran owned and operated winery in the heart of charming Rockfield, KY. My name is Derrick Huff, I am a retired Marine, local Warren Countian, and WKU Graduate. We are located just 5 minutes from the Bowling Green city limits. My wife Deserea and I began growing our vineyard here in 2018 in preparation for providing a small-farm winery in 2019. We are a boutique winery desiring to produce fine and unique wines that are not commonly found in this region of Kentucky. Deserea and I are adventurous travelers who wish to take our experiences and knowledge from different wine-growing regions across the world and use those experiences to influence the wines we make. We are very excited to offer a unique venue and experience in Warren County.
Our winery is the third small-farm winery in Warren County. Our soil is known as Crider series and is the official state soil of Kentucky. This soil sits atop underlying phosphatic limestone bedrock and is well-suited for grape growing. Our vines saw great growth in 2018. In spring of 2019 we planted an additional 210 vines. In the spring of 2020, we will plant 800-1000 more vines of 4 additional cultivars including Baco Noir, Noiret, Valvin Muscat, and Vignoles. Currently, we have the following grapes in the vineyard: (Reds) Norton, Blaufrankisch, and Cabernet Franc. (Whites) Riesling.
While our young vines mature, we have sourced grape juice from New York and this fall we will source grapes grown locally to help support our local community. To date, we have produced 7 different wines: Noiret, Baco Noir, Vignoles, Valvin Muscat, Blackberry, Strawberry, and the wildly popular Sweet Tea. The varietals that we sourced from New York this year are the same as we will be planting in 2020 so there will be relative consistencies in the overall wine types offered. We will be producing a range of wines for any palate from lusciously sweet to bone dry. We hope to offer something for every palate to enjoy.
Our tasting room has great views of the vineyard and property. We also offer locally brewed beer by White Squirrel Brewery and Pepsi products. Come on out and visit us at the tasting room. Complimentary tastings!