Kentucky Proud WineFest


Over the past several weeks, the Kentucky Derby Festival has been planning and rescheduling our events for later in the year.  However, as we’ve closely monitored the developments surrounding COVID-19, it’s with an abundance of caution that we’ve determined many of our large-scale and in-person events cannot be held in 2020, including WineFest.

We are contacting all those involved with the postponed events to alert them of the changes, including ticket holders for this event. If you are a ticket holder for this event, please check your email for more information about your options and next steps.




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. Find out more about the Kentucky Winery Association HERE.

WineFest will be held on the Belvedere at Waterfront Park.


General Admission Tickets: $50

VIP Experience Tickets: $85

Designated Driver Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door for $10 each. Ticket includes access to the venue and a 2020 event pin.


General Admission includes:

  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking demonstrations and paired sampling
  • Etched souvenir wine glass
  • WineFest event pin


VIP Admission includes the above, plus:

  • Reserved entrance
  • VIP Private tent
  • Local cuisine sampling including Board and You experience, 80/20 at Kaelin’s, ZEGGZ and more.
  • Opportunity to Barrel taste local wine
  • Goody Bag
  • Private restrooms