LOUISVILLE, KY – Wine
lovers will have two days worth of sampling opportunities when the Kentucky
Proud Kentucky Derby Festival WineFest uncorks on Tuesday, April 29, and
Wednesday, April 30, on the Belvedere. The event, which is open from 5-9 p.m.
on both days, will feature 19 wineries from Kentucky and Indiana.
WineFest is a great showcase for some of our fine Kentucky Proud wines,"
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. "Kentucky wines are
recognized nationwide for their quality. Come to the WineFest and discover the
outstanding wines that are being produced in our region."
are $40 and still available. They can be purchased by calling (502) 584-FEST or
can be purchased the nights of the event, while they last. Tickets include a
souvenir etched wine glass, a WineFest pin and unlimited admission to the
year's event will feature cooking demonstrations courtesy of Kentucky Proud and
Kroger. Old 502 Winery, KDF's Official Wine Partner, will have demonstrations
on pairing certain foods with individual wines. Wine 101 educational
classes will be offered at various times throughout the event.
wine-tasting guide, featuring information on the participating wineries and
their products, will be distributed to patrons. The guide will include a ballot
for attendees to vote on their favorite wine in each of several categories.
Bottles of wine will be available for purchase from the wineries.
for 2014, Tuesday night will feature the WineFest Farm to Table Dinner
Presented by Kentucky Proud from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include
admission to that night's wine tasting. A set menu featuring a four-course meal
with regionally inspired cuisine will be prepared by Harvest Restaurant,
contributing sponsor of the new dinner. The meal will be paired with Old
502 wine, and dessert will be provided by Jackknife Café. A portion of
the proceeds will benefit the Lincoln Foundation.
Vineyards - Elizabeth, IN
Run Vineyards - Louisville, KY
Mill - Nicholasville, KY
Creek Vineyards - Owenton, KY
Edge Winery - Shepherdsville, KY
Bend Vineyards - Willisburg, KY
Creek - Georgetown, IN
Little Kentucky River Winery - Bedford, KY
Winery - Bardstown, KY
Winery - Mt. Washington, KY
502 Winery - Louisville, KY
Vineyards and Winery - Frankfort, KY
Toad Winery - Paducah, KY
Sons Winery - Lawrenceburg, KY
Hill Farm Winery - Erlanger, KY
Vineyard and Winery - New Castle, KY
Winery- Melbourne, KY
Winery, LLC- Lebanon, KY
Vineyards & Winery - Shepherdsville, KY
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