12:15pm - 4:00pm Location: Stone Fences Tours Address: 3521 Camelot Drive, Lexington, KY 40517 Website
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Wine is not the spirit that comes to mind when you hear the name Kentucky. But at one time Kentucky was the 3rd largest producer of wine in the country. Join us on an “uncommon tour of our commonwealth” to learn about the historical roots of wine-making in the US and how the industry is making a comeback in the Bluegrass state.
We will lead you on an excursion to First Vineyard which sits on the site of America’s first commercial vineyard. Grapes were first grown on this site in 1799. We will enjoy a wine tasting while taking in the history and beauty of the vineyard perched above the Kentucky River. We will then visit Liberty Hall State Historic Site in Frankfort. Liberty Hall was built by Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. While touring the site, we will savor a historic drink and a wine or brandy-infused desert and hear the story of John Brown’s connection to the First Vineyard.
This tour will last approximately 5-6 hours.
Pickup will be at the Lexington Visitors’ Center.
Price $ 60
Includes tours, tastings, appetizers and desert.