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Louisville, Kentucky typically pops up in a discussion about the Kentucky Derby or Louisville Sluggers baseball bats. Also known for its place on the bourbon trail, Louisville, Kentucky offers so much more than horses, baseball, and Jim Beam. If the distilled spirits aren’t your thing and you’re ready for wine, here are 8 wine destinations to visit in Louisville, KY!
Priding themselves on their funky wines using local Kentucky grapes, Old 502 Winery is Lousiville’s only urban winery. Since 2012, they’ve been crafting wines with creative titles and unique flavor profiles. From red wines aged in bourbon barrels to a chocolate-flavored wine, this Louisville winery is delivering a great product at a fantastic price. Most bottles are $15 or less making their wine great for our budgets, too! There’s no vineyard on-site, but definitely stop by for a tasting!
When in Louisville, you really should try the bourbon as well. Luckily at Taste, you can try both on the same visit! Try wines from Spain, France, New Zealand, Chile, as well as small batches from US wineries. Bourbons are aplenty with over 175 in stock – so obviously, there’s something for everyone to try while they’re in the shop! Come try wines and bourbons based on what you like, not just based on the price tag.
Tucked away in a little strip mall, this hidden gem is full of great food options and a strong wine list. Burgers, steaks, small plates, and salads are available on their nightly menu. It’s a great destination for girl’s night, a group outing, date night, or really just any night. Happy hour specials on beer & wine, not to mention frequent half-price bottle specials. Need we say more? Oh, and the desserts are to die for – don’t forget to save some room!
It really is all about the beverage here! Offering a light food menu to accompany your libations, you’ll find a variety of wines, beer, and cocktails on the menu at Nouvelle. You’ll also find yourself surrounded in crisp, gorgeous decor while you’re sipping your wine. Or, if the weather is nice, take a seat outside to enjoy your beverages and live entertainment.
If you know a lot or only a little about wine, this is worth checking out. Perfect for wine and a quick snack or full dining experience. Join Cuvee for wine and food events that often include classes and seminars by wine experts. Sometimes, they even have private wine tasting and pairing dinners, so be sure you’re following their social media to keep up with their latest offerings. Plus, they have a happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm every single day, you don’t want to miss it!
Feeling bubbly? Perfect! This is the place to go for all things sparkling wine. A wine bar with bubbles and bites? Yes, that’s exactly what this place is. You can also enjoy other wines or beverages from their full bar. This modern storefront in a historic neighborhood is decorated with sleek metal highlights all around the bar and seating areas. You’ll also find a grand piano in their seating area, so you know it’s perfect for a fancy occasion. Celebrate some good times here when you’re in Louisville!
Just five miles south of the metro Louisville area, you’ll find this little “winery up the hill.” With a unique variety of wine offerings, there’s a bottle for every price point and every palate. Check it out during the summer and enjoy live music, they even have a covered space if the weather is bad. They often have Groupons running for tasting deals, so you can save a few bucks!
Venture about 25 minutes south of the city and check out Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery! It is Bullitt County’s first commercial vineyard and offers award-winning wines for purchase and tasting. For $5, you can sample six of their wines and keep the glass. Worth noting, this is in more of a rural area of Kentucky and you can bring your dog! Beautiful sights and some space for your doggo to enjoy while you’re sampling the wine! It’s a win-win!
Don’t get distracted by the mint juleps and bourbon that will surround you in Louisville. There are so many food and wine options for you to try! As you enjoy a day of Louisville fun, make sure to squeeze in a little time at one of these wine destinations for great ambiance, snacks, and obviously great wine! Tell us what you thought of these 8 wine destinations to visit in Louisville! Have you visited any?