Kentucky Proud WineFest

Tickets on sale March 3

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM





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 Belvedere at Waterfront Park. Tickets, which cost $45, include a complimentary wine glass, event pin and samplings of some of Kentucky’s finest beverages.

Chrisman Mill

Elk Creek Vineyards

Equus Run Vineyards

Forest Edge Winery

Grimes Mill Winery

Horseshoe Bend Vineyards

Indian Creek Winery

McIntyre’s Winery

Old 502 Winery

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery

Purple Toad Winery

Rising Sons Home Farm Winery

Rose Hill Farm Winery

Smith-Berry Vineyards & Winery

Stonebrook Winery

The Little Kentucky River Winery

Wigh-Meyer Vineyards & Winery

WineFest VIP $85, 150 tickets available each night

This exclusive ticket gets  guests access to a reserved entrance into the venue to avoid lines, sample local cuisine, while enjoying the opportunity to barrel taste local wine. Guest will also receive a goody bag, and access to private restrooms.

The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 wine judging competition. Judges from the American Wine Society gathered to score the 119 different wine samples from 11 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 WineFest in April.


White Native American

Forest Edge (2015)/Bluegrass Blend-Gold

Rising Sons (20140/ Maria’s Dolce Rostao- Gold

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2013) / Diamond – Gold

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2014)/Blush- Bronze

Forest Edge (2014) /Love Spell- Bronze

Wight Meyer (NV)/Kentucky Diamond- Bronze

Wight Meyer (NV)/Dry Diamond-Bronze


Red Native American

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2015)/Catawba & Stubin- Gold

Wight Meyer (NV)/Pink Diamond- Gold

Wight Meyer (NV)/Sassy B- Gold

Old 502 (NV)/ Bach’s Wine- Silver

Rising Sons (2014)/Wild Wilbur’s Hog Heaven – Silver

Huber’s (NV)/Sweet Marcella- Silver

Forest Edge (2015)/Summer Daze- Silver

Forest Edge (2014)/Zoey’s Rose- Silver

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2015)/Holiday Cheer- Bronze

Rose Hill Winery (2014)/Wild Rose Concord- Bronze

Rose Hill Winery (2014)/Rambling Rose- Bronze

Rising Sons (2013)/Catalodo’s Salute- Bronze


White Hybrid

Huber’s (NV) /Starlight White- Gold

Huber’s (2014)/Traminette- Gold

Old 502 (NV)/Kentucky Lady- Gold

Wight Meyer (NV)/Vignoles- Gold

Wight Meyer (NV)/Cab Dore Blend- Gold

Rising Sons (2014)/Bellissimo Blend- Silver

Rising Sons (2014)/Vidal Blanc- Silver

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2013)/ Vidal Blanc- Silver

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2013)/Vignoles- Silver

Stonebrook (NV)/Vidal Blanc- Silver

Huber’s (2014)/Vignoles- Silver

Huber’s (2014)/Chardonel- Bronze

Huber’s (2014)/Seyval Blanc- Bronze

Wight Meyer (NV) /Hilly Billy Rhone- Bronze

StoneBrook (NV)/Estate Reserve- Bronze


Red Hybrid

Wight Meyer (NV)/ Pine Creek Red- Gold

Wight Meyer (NV)/ Norton- Silver

Wight Meyer (2015)/ Zinthiana- Silver

Rising Sons (2013)/Baco Noir- Silver

Rising Sons (2012)/ Cataldo’s Salute-Silver

Huber’s (NV)/ Starlight Red- Silver

Huber’s (NV)/ Harvest Rose – Silver

Huber’s (NV)/ Chambourcin- Silver

Rising Sons (2013)/ Crazy Llama Red- Bronze

Chrisman Mills (2014)/ First Vineyards Reserve- Bronze

Wight Meyer (2015)/ Crimson Cabernet – Bronze

Wight Meyer (NV)/ Kunze Reserve- Bronze

StoneBrook (NV)/ Dry Rose- Bronze

StoneBrook (2014)/ Bodacious Red- Bronze

Rising Sons (2013)/ Chambourcin- Bronze

Chrisman Mills (2014)/ Chambourcin- Bronze

Rose Hill (2014)/ Rose Red Chambourcin- Bronze

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2013)/ Chambroucin- Bronze

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2011)/ Blush- Bronze


White Vinifera

Forest Edge (2013)/ Renedvous- Gold

Forest Edge (2015)/Moscato- Gold

Old 502 (NV)/ Reese-Ling-Silver

Old 502 (NV)/ Shar-Du-Nay- Silver

StoneBrook (2013)/ Chardonnay- Silver

Purple Toad (NV)/ Moscato- Silver

Rising Sons (2014)/ Reisling- Silver

Old 502 (NV)/ White Noise- Bronze

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2014)/ Reisling- Bronze

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2011)/Chardonnay- Bronze

Wight Meyer (NV)/ Riesling- Bronze

Forest edge (2015)/Chardonnay- Bronze


Red Vinifera

Forest Edge (2012)/Cabernet- Gold

StoneBrook (2014)/Cabernet Franc- Gold

Old 502 (NV)/Bourbon Barrel Red- Gold

Old 502 (NV)/Bore Dough- Silver

Old 502(NV)/Run for the Rose- Silver

Huber’s (2013)/Heritage- Silver

Huber’s (2012)/Cabernet Franc- Silver

Huber’s (2013)/Generations- Silver

Huber’s (2012)/Petit Verdot- Silver

Forest Edge (2013)/Merlot- Bronze

Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2009)/Cabernet Sauvignon- Bronze



Huber’s (NV)/Blackberry- Gold

Purple Toad (NV)/Black & Bruised- Gold

Purple Toad (NV)/Black Peach- Gold

Purple Toad (NV)/Sangria- Gold

Wight Meyer (NV)/Amy Apple Pie- Silver

Wight Meyer (NV)/Marion Blackberry- Silver

Forest Edge (2014)/Pomegranate- Silver

Purple Toad (NV)/Lauren’s Blackberry-Silver

Purple Toad (NV)/ Allen’s Blackberry-Silver

Purple Toad (NV)/Killer B’s- Bronze

Purple Toad (NV)/Black Shadow- Bronze



Prodigy Vineyards & Winery (2014)/Blackberry- Gold

Old 502 ((NV)/After Choc- Gold

Huber’s (NV)/Ruby Port- Gold

StoneBrook (NV)/Keylime Wine- Gold

StoneBrook(NV)/Blackberry- Silver

StoneBrook (NV)/Black Knight- Silver

StoneBrook(NV)/Cherry- Silver

StoneBrook(NV)/Elderberry- Silver

StoneBrook(NV)/Pomegranate- Silver

Purple Toad(NV)/Paducah Harbor- Silver

Purple Toad(NV)/Steven’s Strawberry- Silver

StoneBrook(NV)/Apple- Bronze

StoneBrook(NV)/Peach- Bronze

StoneBrook(NV)/Tropical Explosion- Bronze

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