Wineries Near Louisville KY

The Best Wineries near Louisville and Cincinnati
Group of friends enjoying a wine tasting at a winery

Welcome To The I-71 Kentucky Winery Trail

The KY Winery Trail of I-71 Begins In Oldham County, KY

You don’t want to miss this unique Kentucky Winery Trail on I-71 that starts right here in Crestwood (Exit 14). Located 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, each winery and vineyard on our Winery Trail offers their own unique theme, tranquil setting, and the best Kentucky wines in the state. All 9 wineries on our winery trail are an hour-or-less drive from Oldham County KY, so make a weekend of it by booking your stay at one of our fabulous bed and breakfasts, our hotels, or take advantage of our vacation home rentals for your entire group. You’ll find many hidden treasures along I-71, so just relax and take your time getting to know the small communities where these little gems are tucked! Our winery trail listings also include other things to do nearby.

 

Be sure to check with each winery before you visit to be certain of their COVID-19 hours and guidelines. As of October 2020 in Kentucky, masks are still 100% mandated in all public places by the governor’s office. Click HERE for our COVID information. Travel safely!

The I-71 Winery Trail Connecting Louisville to Cincinnati

Hive & Barrel Meadery (Exit 14)

Hive & Barrel Meadery (Exit 14)   Open Wed. – Sat. 4pm – 10pm

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Nearby Attractions:  Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Open Range Sports, 3rd Turn Brewing (same property), The Inn at Spring Run Farm B&B

Sharing the same 8.6 acres of Oldham Gardens as 3rd Turn Brewing and The Backside Grill, Hive & Barrel Meadery serves up locally made honey wine produced at their on-site facility. Honey wine (or mead) is the oldest alcoholic beverage produced and shares many similar characteristics as normal wine, except that it is made with honey instead of grape. If you enjoy dry, sweet, red, or white wines – they’ll have something that should appeal to you! Plus, it is gluten free! The Mead Bar typically has 6 meads on tap and 2+ house-crafted mead cocktails available.

Smith-Berry Winery (Exit 28)

Smith-Berry Winery (Exit 28)

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Nearby Attractions: Our Best Restaurant, Lake Jericho Fishing & Camping

The town of New Castle is the proud home of Smith-Berry Winery. They carry books and fun wine-related gift shop items in their tasting room. Enjoy Kentucky made cheese under the pergola or on the grounds of Smith-Berry Winery. You are also welcome to bring a picnic, they have many wines to complement food, sold by the bottle or the glass. Known for their live entertainment and buffets in the field. Outdoor covered event space is also available.

River Valley Winery (Exit 43)

River Valley Winery (Exit 43)

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Nearby Attractions: Things to do in Carroll County

River Valley Winery prides themselves on providing a warm and friendly environment where you will feel right at home. You can have a glass of wine, sit under the arbor, and enjoy the beautiful view, the garden, flowers and llamas!

Elk Creek Winery (Exit 57)

Elk Creek Winery (Exit 57)

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Nearby Attractions: Elk Creek Hunt Club,

At exit 57 you’ll find Elk Creek Winery nestled in the rolling hills of Owenton in the heart of the Golden Triangle just 1 hour from Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Elk Creek opened in 2006 and their tasting room offers a wide selection of wines from a semi sweet Riesling in their Kentucky Blue signature bottle to their Kentucky Barrel Cabernet Merlot blend plus an array of fruit wines to please a sweet pallet. Their winery is a spectacular place for wine tastings, winemaking tours, and special events. Enjoy a glass of wine and savor items from their cafe. Relax next to their three-story stone hearth and enjoy true Southern hospitality.

Schoolyard Winery (Exit 72)

Schoolyard Winery (Exit 72)

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Nearby Attractions: Verona Vineyard, Brianza Gardens & Winery, the Ark Encounter. Lake Williamstown & Willamstown Marina, Dry Ridge Antique Mall, Dry Ridge Outlet Center. Other things to do in Grant County

Schoolyard Winery is tucked back about two miles off I-71 Exit 72, in Verona – 20 minutes from Cincinnati, OH. Offering three reds, two whites, and a unique rose wine, Schoolyard Winery is a historic schoolhouse built in 1914. The winery is veteran-owned and operated.

Verona Vineyards (Exit 72)

Verona Vineyards (Exit 72)

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Nearby Attractions:  Schoolyard Winery, Brianza Gardens & Winery, the Ark Encounter. Lake Williamstown & Willamstown Marina, Dry Ridge Antique Mall, Dry Ridge Outlet Center. Other things to do in Grant County

We at Verona Vineyards have worked hard to create a place where people can slow down, unwind, and enjoy the farm, tasting room, and surrounding scenery. The property is home to the George-Vest house, built in 1842 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn has been converted into a great wine facility and tasting room so our guests can see firsthand how we make our wines.

Brianza Gardens & Winery (Exit 72)

Brianza Gardens & Winery (Exit 72)

14611 Salem Creek Rd, Crittenden, KY 41030 • (Directions)

Nearby Attractions:  Schoolyard Winery, Verona Vineyards, The Ark Encounter, Lake Williamstown & Willamstown Marina, Dry Ridge Antique Mall, Dry Ridge Outlet Center. Other things to do in Grant County

Brianza Gardens owner Tony Parnigoni has rich family roots that originate generations back to the little Province in northern Italy, called Brianza. This farm has been handed down thru many generations of farming families dating well back into the 1800’s. A magnificent 225-year-old shellbark hickory tree on the grounds stand guard over the heritage of the land.  Brianza Gardens and Winery has over 3800 grape vines, along with plantings of blackberry, black currant, and apple and pear tree. Take a walk on the grounds and also enjoy the various perennial gardens with over 60 varietals.