Welcome to Wildside Winery your winery near Lexington Kentucky, the airport, and Keeneland racetrack!___________________________________________________________________
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Members: your spring wine selections were ready for you to pick up on April 16th so you can come in now to pick up or when ever is convenient.
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 seven dry red wines from medium mellow to big and dry.
We have dry white wines including Riesling and Seyval Blanc and a sparkling, "hard" pear-apple cider on tap. We are making a Viognier white wine. We also have a Petit Sirah for the big tannin lovers coming out in the summer of 2013. Finally, we are making a Champagne from our Cabernet Franc, pressed immediately to make a white wine that we are bottle fermenting.
Wildside Winery is also known exceptional berry wines such as blackberry, strawberry 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. We don't just add juice or flavoring to a cheap grape wine, we make it from 100% pure fruit.
We also have a semi-sweet wine called "Sonata". It is our Riesling style wine - very fruity, smooth and a little sweet. We have two sweeter wines the fruity Niagara and the smooth and sweet Wild Rose, which is our rose' and is called for when a customer is looking for a white zinfandel or white Merlot.
Recent Headline News:
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) previously known as Bourbon Barrel Red wine made with Cabernet, our peach mead, fresh strawberry, hard cider, black walnut wine aged in Maker's Mark barrels and blueberry in a Makers barrel too. Other special wines include our Port wine aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels, Pawpaw wine, dry Champagne (Blanc de Noir) from Cab Franc, and a sweet red wine that we call Dangerous.
Currently Fermenting: 2012 Blackberry wine, 2012 Cranberry wine, and 2012 Black Walnut 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, Tristan, Jim, Karen, Sonya, Rafael, Mary, and Beth 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).
Kenny's Farmhouse 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.