Welcome to Wildside Winery your winery near Lexington Kentucky, the airport, and Keeneland racetrack!
1) Petite Sirah has been released. It is now our driest wine with the best tannin structure.
2) Raspberry Delight has been released. It is our sweetest now with a touch of chocolate.
3) Our addition to our event room has just been completed.
Members: A few of you still have to pick up your fall wine club selections.
Bring yourself, and family or guests out for a wine tasting! We have 22 kinds of wine and cheese and cracker to enjoy with the wines. Come join us for a glass of fine wine. Let us prove to you that Kentucky can compete in wine quality. Located just south of historic Versailles, Kentucky and just minutes from Lexington, Kentucky our comfortable and charming space is the perfect to relax with others to or just escape to enjoy a glass of your favorite wine.
Wildside Winery has a great selection of wine styles. We have five dry red wines from medium mellow to big and dry.
We have dry white wines including Seyval Blanc and a world class hand made Champagne made from Cabernet Franc grapes pressed immediately into a white wine. We have a sparkling, "hard" pear-apple cider on tap. We have a buttery Viognier white wine. We also have a Petit Sirah for the big tannin lovers.
Wildside Winery is also known exceptional berry wines such as blackberry, and blueberry all made from 100% fresh Kentucky fruit. Our style is to have serious, undiluted, pure fruit wines, so you'll find that they have more flavor, color and body than others from 100% pure fruit.
We have two sweeter wines the fruity Niagara and the smooth and sweet Wild Thing, which is our rose' and is called for when a customer is looking for a white zinfandel or white Merlot.
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Neil Vasilakes is the wine maker at Wildside Winery and he loves making wine. He makes a large selection of traditional dry wines and is especially proud of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. He also loves to explore unusual and interesting kinds of wine. These unusual wines are often tricky to make and time consuming. They are often made in small quantities and are usually from fresh local fruit. A short list of the more unusual and interesting wines are our Black Barrel Reserve (BBR) made with Cabernet, our peach mead, fresh strawberry, hard cider, black walnut wine and blueberry wine aged in Maker's Mark barrels. Other special wines include our Old Tawny style late harvest wine aged in Woodford Reserve barrels, Pawpaw wine, dry sparkling (Blanc de Noir) from Cab Franc, and a sweet red wine that we call Dangerous.
2012 Blackberry wine, 2012 Cranberry wine are done and have been released - check them out!
New wines Black Walnut wine and raspberry-chocolate wine.
Wildside Winery is very close to Keenland race track in Lexington, Kentucky. It is convenient to stop in to the winery after Keenland for a wine tasting.
- We just one a bronze medal for our Norton at the Indy International wine competition.
- We won a lot of medals at the Kentucky State Fair Commercial Wine Contest last year:
Silver Medals: Seyval Blanc; Wild Rose; Cabernet Franc
Bronze Medals: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chambourcin Reserve, Norton, Dangerous, Blackberry wine.
Neil, Rachel, Julie, Jim, Karen, Sonya, Beth and Sarah are here to make your visit an enjoyable and memorable one. We look forward to providing a wide range of exciting wines for you to explore in a comfortable, friendly environment. Lets talk about wine, winemaking, vine growing and your preferences in wine.
Come taste both serious and fun wines at Wildside Winery
5500 Troy Pike
Versailles, Kentucky 40383
Winery phone: 859-879-3982 (leave message if not during open hours - we'll get back to you)
We are open on:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1-7 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm
Stop out for a wine tasting no appointment required! (Or call Neil's cell 859-321-5046 for a wine tasting any other time or for groups or parties by appointment).
A large variety of Cheese selections and crackers also available.
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Our goal is to make you a wine that you'll consider a special treat.