Whether you’re simply looking for a relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine on your day off, or a beautiful vineyard as a venue for your wedding ceremony, these nine amazing wineries are a must-visit for anyone in Louisville! You’ll be shocked that so many gorgeous wineries exist so close to the city. I encourage you to visit each incredible location and see for yourself which winery tops them all!
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1. Smith-Berry Winery
Smith-Berry winery is located on a beautiful former tobacco farm about forty-five minutes from Louisville. The property is so lovely that the barn is often booked for weddings, such as the one pictured above.
This winery also hosts concerts on the weekend so that you can listen to music as you sip an amazing glass of Smith-Berry wine.
Smith-Berry Winery is located at 855 Drennon Rd., New Castle, KY 40050.
2. McIntyre’s Winery & Berries
When you visit McIntyre's winery, the owner and vintner Tommy will make you feel right at home. The winery itself is in a house right next to his own home, so the experience is very cozy and personal.
He'll tell you about the winemaking process and show you around the beautiful property after your tasting of his blackberry, blueberry, cherry, elderberry, peach, pear, or strawberry wines. These flavors are made as dry, semi-sweet, and sweet wine varieties to accommodate most tastes. Even if you're not a wine-lover, you'll be glad you took the tour of this amazing beautiful winery. It's located in Bardstown, Kentucky about an hour away from Louisville.
McIntyre's Winery & Berries is located at 531 McIntyre Ln., Bardstown, KY 40004.
3. Talon Winery
The Talon Winery property is wonderful and overlooks a small lake, and there are often concerts hosted at the winery to enjoy. Wine tastings are $5 for 6 wines.
The tasting room has a warm and beautiful interior, but you'll want to arrive somewhat early, as the room is often packed.
This winery is located thirty minutes away from Louisville in Shelbyville, and the address is 400 Gordon Ln., Shelbyville, KY 40065.
4. Millanova Winery
Millanova Winery is also located about a half-hour away from Louisville in Mount Washington. The price for a wine tasting here is $6 for 5 wines and includes a special glass that you can keep! They have an extensive list of sweet wines, including a wine inspired by the Mint Julep.
Millanova Winery is located at 744 Gentry Ln., Mount Washington, KY 40047.
5. Brooks Hill Winery
Brooks Hill Winery is located just over 20 minutes away from Louisville, in Brooks, KY. The winery has an even mix of sweet and dry wines, as well as an amazing outdoor sitting area that hosts live music on weekend evenings. Brooks Hill is a wonderful winery to visit near the city on any occasion.
Brooks Hill Winery is located at 2746 Brooks Hill Rd., Brooks, KY 40109.
6. Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery
This winery offers delicious Kentucky-made cheese trays to accompany the wine, and the pairings are simply perfect. Visiting this small family-owned winery is fun, inexpensive, and is located only 30 minute south of Louisville. It's very close to Bernheim forest, so you could definitely make plans to spend the entire day enjoying wine and the beautiful outdoors in the area.
Wight-Meyer Vineyards is located at 340 Meyer Dr., Shepherdsville, KY 40165.
7. Broad Run Winery
Visit Broad Run Winery if you're looking to learn about the wine you're tasting in depth. The owners of this winery are passionate about their products and love giving a full explanation of each wine, which may take a little extra time.
This winery is an amazing experience if you come prepared to learn about wines and expand your tastes. While the location is gorgeous, the tasting room is located in a warehouse. This winery offers more dry varieties than most.
Broad Run Winery is located at 10601 Broad Run Rd., Louisville, KY 40299.
8. Elk Creek Vineyards
Elk Creek Vineyards is located on a beautiful property about an hour from Louisville.
8. Elk Creek Vineyards
Rather than just being a small, family-owned winery, Elk Creek Vineyards offers a restaurant, various lodging accommodations for extended stays, massage packages, and live entertainment. The only downside is that this vineyard can become crowded as it's such a popular destination!
Elk Creek Vineyards is located at 150 Hwy. 330, Owenton, KY 40359.
9. Old 502 Winery
The Old 502 Winery is a hidden gem in the city. They offer amazing wines, but as the location is so small, it's best to book a reservation when you plan to visit. The winery also features a "Wine Down Wednesday" event that provides a yoga class and a glass of wine for only $15!
The Old 502 Winery is located at 116 S 10th St., Louisville, KY 40202.
Have you visited any of these amazing wineries? Share your experiences in the comments below!