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Sip and savor the day at these wine bars and wineries around Lexington

a field with some small trees and a pink and purple sunset.

Picture-perfect sunset at Talon Winery | Photo provided by Talon Winery

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Craving a quality glass of vino sans the $500 plane ticket to Napa? Us too.

Fortunately, Lexington is home to several wineries + wine bars where you can enjoy a fresh glass (and even take home a bottle). We’re sharing with you seven wineries so you can kick back, relax, and unwine-d.

Pro tip: Check out this map so you can raise a glass to a sweet Kentucky springtime.

Wineries

Equus Run, 1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway

  • Sip + stroll on a self-guided tour or savor the flavors with a private catered picnic that’s nestled among the horse farms of Midway. Pro tip: Keep an eye out for the friendly vineyard cat, Tuxedo..

Talon Winery, 7086 Tates Creek Rd.

  • Cheers to 20 years, Talon. Celebrate by sipping and swaying to the live music it hosts every Friday and Saturday night. It also has a wine club + membership with perks that include a free in-store tasting for two.

Wildside Winery, 5500 Troy Pk., Versailles

  • Open every day, this Woodford County winery has multiple award-winning wines including its Cabernet Franc + dry red “Quartet” blend. Stop by for fun events such as “Murder Mystery” game nights and Sangria Sundays.

Harkness Edwards Vineyard, 5199 Combs Ferry Rd., Winchester

  • There’s no shortage of things to do or wine to sip at The Peach House. Pack your own picnic for a breezy afternoon in the garden or check the events page for happenings like Frozé Fest or Mother’s Day Brunch.

Jean Farris Winery, 6825 Old Richmond Rd.

  • Go for the wine, stay for the food. The Jean Farris Bistro offers delicious dishes — seared salmon, spaghetti squash ramen, and fresh salads — that pair perfectly with the vineyard’s robust libations menu.

Chrisman Mill Winery, 2385 Chrisman Mill Rd., Nicholasville

  • The vineyard reopens for the season in May offering visitors more than just local wine. Set among the rolling hills of Jessamine County, Chrisman Mill is also home to organic eats from Fuego Grill + a selection of handcrafted brandies and rums from sister company Hummingbird Ridge Distillery.

1922 House Vineyard, 3155 Keene Rd., Nicholasville

  • Located next to a true 1922-built home in horse country, this vineyard crafts small-batch artisanal wine. It’s only open on Saturdays serving its award-winning, Kentucky Proud bottles.

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Rd.

Wine bars

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar, 107 Summit At Fritz Farm #120
Darling Wine Bar, Inside Greyline Station, 101 W. Loudon Ave.
Wine + Market, 486 W. 2nd St.

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