EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY AT THESE LOCAL HIDDEN GEMS
Rock House Brewing
119 Luigart Court, Lexington 859-368-7064 | rockhousebrewing.com
Co-owners Billy Hacker and Kevin Richey gave us the scoop on what's hot at their brewery:
What’s on tap at Rock House?
There is something for everybody at our house. We have our Wildcat Groupie, a smooth-drinking blueberry cream ale; Roadie, a full-bodied American pale ale; Shannon the Dude Brew, a Kentucky Common style beer with a pop of vanilla, rotating IPA varieties for all the hops-lovers and much more.
What makes your brewery a can’t miss destination?
We have a great atmosphere with a small, cozy tap room that is an ideal place to unwind. We also have a spacious warehouse for games, activities and events where you can even get a peek at our brewing operation.
Any exciting events coming up?
Our three-year anniversary is December 13-14 and we plan to celebrate with special beer releases and live music.
Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery
1180 Lanes Mill Road, Lawrenceburg 502-839-1299 | loversleapwine.com
The guys at Lovers Leap gave us the rundown on what makes the company so special.
Tell us about Lovers Leap.
We focus our product lines on traditional dry wines with a sizeable selection of higher-end reserve wines that are not available in stores. Our expansive vineyards come right up to the entrance gate of our property and up to the front door of the tasting room, providing close proximity to the vines.
What makes a tour of your facility special?
Tours are given by people who are directly involved in vineyard management and wine production, therefore offering a passionate, firsthand look into the details of the vineyards and winery. Even the winemaker is often available for tours.
What are some of your products? What makes them unique?
Lovers Leap Winery produces unique single varietal wines and blends made from the highest quality fruit from our vineyards. From dry to semi-sweet and sweet, we can please the most seasoned wine lovers to the first time beginners.
What else can people do at your facility?
Lovers Leap offers a cozy and relaxing tasting room bar and lounge where our guests can relax with friends and share a bottle of wine. The space can comfortably accommodate larger groups and provides panoramic views from the wrap-around deck.
The 5,000 square foot, climate-controlled pavilion is set up for weddings, catered dinners and events of 200+ guests offers a caterers' room, bathrooms and dressing rooms for both wedding parties. Luxurious details throughout the pavilion and
built-in, full bar are designed with elegance and functionality in mind. Guests can enjoy picnic areas and a gazebo over-looking a tranquil farm setting.
What else would you like readers to know about your winery?
We are family-owned and operated and conveniently located on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Our winery is within 10 minutes of Four Roses Distillery and is a quick ten-minute drive off of highway 127.