Wildside Winery just won a double gold medal for our Cabernet Franc and the Commissioners Cup award for 2018 best red wine in Kentucky (second time we won this award!) We also won a gold medal for our dry red "Quartet" blend, plus Silver medals for: BBR (our bourbon barrel aged Cab., Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and our semi-sweet Traminette white wine.
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Our mission is to make exploring the world of wine a casual, fun, relaxing, and affordable, yet exciting treat.
Here's what makes us different:
We have a huge selection of about 30 wines. Why? Mainly because we love making wine! But also because everyone is different. You may love dry red wines while your friend may love semi-sweet white wines and your spouse may like sweet fruit wines. Or you may like to explore the world of strange and unusual wines; we always have some wild creations!
We are casual and not wine snobs. We believe that the best wine in the world is the one that YOU love the most, not the one the "experts" claim is the most sophisticated. We believe that wine should be a treat that provides you the maximum enjoyment whether that's a complex dry Cabernet or a sweet Peach Mead.
We have a few ways to try our wines:
- Light Flights ($3): choose any four wines and get a one ounce sample of each on a tray.
- Full Flights ($6): Get any eight samples on a tray.
- Thinking of picking up a bottle but want to check it out before committing to it? No need to buy a tasting, we'll let you try it, no charge.
We are affordable! Small local wineries don't have the economy of scale that the big international wine corporations do, but we believe we need to keep competitive pricing. We think we have the best pricing for our wines compared to other local wineries. Remember, a high price doesn't mean quality. We have consistently won wine competitions over wines 2-3 times more expensive. (We just won the 2018 best red wine in Kentucky for our Cab Franc plus numerous other awards!) In fact we make wine for other wineries that are the exact same batch as ours and they charge 3x what we do!
Make time to bring yourself and friends to Wildside Winery to relax and enjoy one of our many wine flights. This is a time for you to explore the many tastes of wine. Wine has an infinite rainbow of flavors. There are over 1000 varieties of wine grapes and over 4000 wineries in the US alone. Each winery is different and makes wine differently. Bring yourself, and family or guests out for a wine tasting!
We were awarded by the commissioner of Agriculture as having the best red wine in Kentucky in two different years. We pride ourselves in have a large variety of great wines that fit all palates. We have about 30 kinds of wine plus cheese, crackers and chocolate to enjoy with the wines.
Another reason to do a wine tasting besides indulging your taste buds, is to try a wine before you buy. If you aren't sure what you like, or are looking for a particular style, you can try them before buying a bottle.
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 tasting room, event room, 2 decks, water feature, pavilion, and gazebo are perfect places to relax with others, escape to your favorite wine, or explore our world of wines.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12-7 PM
Sundays: 1-5 PM
Open means just drop in for a wine tasting, no appointment required!
Located on Troy Pike (Hwy 33) just south of Versailles at: 5500 Eire Lane, Versailles, KY 40383
Closed Mondays, and the following Holidays: Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year's Eve and Day.
Special Shorter Holiday Hours Open 1-5 PM on: Memorial Day and July 4th, except by appointment or reservation.