Kentucky Proud WineFest

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, April 29
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Dinner at the Belvedere

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Tickets: $85 – Includes ticket to WineFest for that evening, with sampling tickets, event pin and souvenir glass.

This VIP ticket will allow you to dine under the stars from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a special menu customized by local chef, Ivor Chodkowski of Harvest Restaurant. This regionally inspired meal will be 80% sourced locally from farms within a 100-mile radius. Wine pairings will be courtesy of Old 502 Winery. Your ticket includes access to the WineFest venue for samplings and shopping, before and after dinner. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Lincoln Foundation.

Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery- New Castle, KY
Rose Hill Farm Winery- Erlanger, KY
Best Vineyards-Elizabeth, IN
Purple Toad Winery- Paducah, KY
Old 502 winery- Louisville, KYRising Sons Winery- Lawrenceburg, KY
Horseshoe Bend Vineyards- Willisburg, KY
Indian Creek- Georgetown, IN
Forest Edge Winery- Shepherdsville, KY
McIntyre’s Winery- Bardstown, KY
Millanova Winery- Mt. Washington, KY
Chrisman Mill- Nicholasville, KY
WhiteMoon Winery, LLC- Lebanon, KY
Prodigy Vineyards and Winery- Frankfort, KY
Broad Run Vineyards- Louisville, KY
StoneBrook Winery- Melbourne, KY
The Little Kentucky River Winery- Bedford, KY
Wight-Meyer Vineyards & Winery-Shepherdsville, KY
Elk Creek Vineyards- Owenton, KY

Did you know that there are over 66 wineries located here in Kentucky and nearly 30 in Indiana? The Kentucky Derby Festival WineFest event is your chance to learn more about them, and sample some great wines at a comfortable venue.

WineFest will be held on the East Belvedere at Waterfront Park. Tickets, which cost $40, include a complimentary wine glass, event pin and samplings of some of Kentucky’s finest beverages.


Guide to Vino!
Indiana Wineries
Kentucky Wineries

Tickets: $40 each, includes event pin and an event wine glass for tasting.

The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the wine judging competition held Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Judges from the American Wine Society gathered to score the 167 different wine samples from 20 Kentucky and Indiana wineries that entered into the competition.

The wines were competing to be the best in the region and were scored on appearance, bouquet, taste/texture, aftertaste, and overall impression. The judging is part Kentucky Proud Derby Festival WineFest in April.

Gold Award Winners

Best Vineyards Chardonel
Best Vineyards Mango
Best Vineyards Chardonel & Peach
Broad Run Vineyards Chambourcin
Broad Run Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Chrisman Mills Norton Reserve
Elk Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvign
Forest Edge Winery Concord
Forest Edge Winery Muscato
Forest Edge Winery Riesling
Forest Edge Winery Merlot
Forest Edge Winery Black Cherry   Pomegranate
Huber’s Lakeside White
Huber’s Seyval Blanc
Huber’s Traminette
Huber’s Vignoles
Huber’s Blend – Cabernet   Saugvin Heritage
Huber’s Cabernet Franc
Huber’s Cabernet Sauvign
Huber’s Tannat
Millanova Winery Pinot Grigio
Millanova Winery Maddie Bear   Blackberry
Millanova Winery Mint Julia
Prodigy Vineyards Barrel Fermented   Chardonel
Prodigy Vineyards Dry Traminette
Prodigy Vineyards Diamond
PurpleToad Black & Blue
PurpleToad Black Peach
PurpleToad Paducah Peach
Rose Hill Farm Traminette
Stone Brook Winery Blackberry
Stone Brook Winery Blueberry
Stone Brook Winery Cherry
Talon Winery Traminette
Talon Winery Blackberry
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Diamond/Concord
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Moores Diamond
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Petite Sirah/ Cab   Franc/Cab Sauv 3 Reds by Wright

Silver Award Winners

Best Vineyards Catawba
Best Vineyards Concord
Best Vineyards Chambourcin Nouveau
Best Vineyards Chambourcin   Strawberry Flame
Chrisman Mills Chambourcin First   Vineyard Reserve
Elk Creek Vineyards Pinot Grigio
Forest Edge Winery Riesling Rendevous
Forest Edge Winery Cab Sav/ Merlot
Generation Hill Chambourcin Kentucky   Can-Can
Huber’s Sparkling Muscato
Huber’s Chambourcin Starlight   Red
Huber’s Chambourcin
Huber’s Blend
Huber’s Blackberry
Huber’s Raspberry Infuse
Indian Creek Blueberry Wildcat   Blue
McIntyre’s Winery Blackberry
Millanova Winery Cabernet Sauvign
Millanova Winery Red Zinfandel Sinful   Leah
Old 502 Chambourcin Bach’s   Wine
Old 502 Chardonnay   Shar-duh-nay
Prodigy Vienyards Cab Franc
Prodigy Vienyards Cab Franc, Cab Sauv.   Lemberger Blend
Prodigy Vienyards Lemberger
Prodigy Vienyards Sweet Traminette
Purple Toad Cabernet Sauvign
Purple Toad Blackberry/Concord   Blueberry Killer B’s
Purple Toad Steven’s Strawberry
Rising Sons Baco Noir
Rising Sons Blackberry
Rose Hill Farm Winery Rose Red Chambourcin
Stone Brook Winery Chambourcin Dry Rose
Talon Winery Chardonnay
White Moon Winery Mooned Red
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Diamond/Concord
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Traminette Pine Creek   Summer
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Raspberry

Bronze Award Winners

Best Vineyards Cabernet Franc Country Red
Chrisman Mills Honey Mead
Elk Creek Vineyards Blackberry
Forest Edge Winery Concord/Niagara Zoey Rose
Forest Edge Winery Chardonnay
Forest Edge Winery Blackberry Berryliscious
Forest Edge Winery Honey Bear
Generation Hill Chambourcin
Generation Hill Chambourcin Smooch
Huber’s Catawba
Huber’s Concord Sweet Marcella
Huber’s Starlight White
Indian Creek chambourcin Hoosier Red
Indian Creek White Chambourcin Rose
Millanova Winery Cayuga, Diamond, Concord Alyssa’s   Blush
Millanova Winery Dry Riesling
Millanova Winery Semi-Sweet Riesling
Millanova Winery Mafia Merlot
Old 502 White Noise
Old 502 Chambourcin Bourbon Barrel Red
Old 502 Riesling  Reese-ling
Old 502 Run for the Rose
Old 502 Winery Chambourcin After Choc
Prodigy Vineyards Concord
Prodigy Vineyards Vidal Blanc
Prodigy Vineyards Blush/Rose
Prodigy Vineyards Cab Sauvign Legacy
Prodigy Vineyards Chambourcin
Purple Toad PeachBerry
Purple Toad Moscato
Purple Toad Cabernet Franc
Purple Toad Merlot
Purple Toad Lauren’s Blackberry
Purple Toad Merlot/Blackberry   Black Shadow
Purple Toad Sangria
Purple Toad Blackberry Paducah   Harbor
Purple Toad Chardonay &   Riesling  Paducah White
Rising Sons Cayuga White   Bellissimo Bianco
Rising Sons Raspberry
Rose Hill Farm Winery Blackberry
Stone Brook Winery Cabernet Franc
Stone Brook Winery Peach
Stone Brook Winery Pomegrante
Talon Winery Equestrian Series III
Talon Winery Cabernet Sauvign
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Pine creek White
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Vignoles
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Chambourcin
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Norton
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Sauvinon   Blanc/Concord Cherry Cordial
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Blueberry
Wight-Meyer Vineyards Blackbeerry
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