What’s not to love about sipping a delicious glass of wine on a warm summer day? It sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? And when that glass of wine is found in the beautiful state of Kentucky, nothing can beat it. Though it seems impossible to believe, there are only a few weeks left of this glorious summer to enjoy. Book a last-minute getaway at any one of our member Bed and Breakfasts, and that delicious glass of wine in your hand can turn from a dream into reality. Go ahead, plan that summer getaway to Kentucky today. You’re just a few clicks away from visiting beautiful Kentucky wineries. Find your favorite Bed and Breakfast from our member directory, and book your room today!
Kentucky Wineries: A Vacation Destination
When it comes to visiting wineries, Kentucky may not be the first, or even second, destination to jump to mind. That’s fair. Regions like California’s Napa Valley or Oregon’s Willamette Valley have been dominant when it comes to U.S. wine production. That’s changing though, and Kentucky is one state that’s coming out ahead of the pack. Actually, Kentucky was home to the first commercial winery in the country, and has been producing delicious wines since the 1800’s. Today, the wine industry is flourishing, and Kentucky is now home to over 60 wineries. All of them are dedicated to producing wine from three categories of grapes: European (vinifera), French-American hybrids, and American/Native varietals.
If you’re planning to visit Kentucky wineries this summer, you’ll want to download the new app, Drink Ky. It was a joint venture by the Kentucky Grape & Wine Council and the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, and provides an excellent guide to the state’s 60 wineries (and 20+ craft breweries). Most wineries are concentrated in the North/Central region of Kentucky, especially in the picturesque surroundings of Louisville, but there are wineries accessible from just about any region of the state. Kentucky’s Department of Tourism has put together some wine trail information, and is a comprehensive resource as you begin planning your adventure through Kentucky wineries.
One of the easiest and best ways to enjoy the wineries of Kentucky is via tours. Kentucky Wine & Bourbon Tours offers plenty of options through the Bluegrass regions of Kentucky. There are also several private tours offered by local companies, such as Night Shift Limousine Service’s North Kentucky Wine Trail Tour or Thoroughbred Limousine Tours.
To end your visit to Kentucky on a perfect note, sink into the relaxing accommodations and warm hospitality found at each of our member Bed and Breakfasts. We work hard for you, so you can focus on your amazing getaway in Kentucky. Your Kentucky wine adventure is only a few clicks away; find your favorite Inn and book your stay today!