Kentucky Proud WineFest


The Kentucky Derby Festival is postponing all events on the 2020 schedule until later in the year in response to concerns about COVID-19. For now, public health and safety needs to be our focus. We appreciate everything that is being done on a state and local level, and we want to support that effort. 

We are working to reschedule events. Please know, the Festival’s schedule may look a little different as we move things into this new timeframe. Our goal is to have Thunder Over Louisville, the miniMarathon, the Pegasus Parade, Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon, and many other events in between.

We are contacting all those involved with the postponed events to alert them of the changes, including all ticket holders. The new dates for the Kentucky Proud Winefest are September 1 and 2, 2020.  We would be happy to issue a refund for your ticket at that time.




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