The Oldest Winery In America Is Right Here In Kentucky And It’s A Must-Visit

Kentucky has many historic destinations that are perfect for interesting day or road trips. Although our state is mostly known for bourbon, we also have an impressive selection of vineyards that also make great excursions. If you combine history and wine together, then you have this Kentucky destination that has so much to offer. Baker-Bird Winery in Augusta is the oldest commercial estate winery in America and it’s definitely a must-visit in the Bluegrass State.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Baker-Bird Winery is a serene and historic property along the Ohio River that is ideal for a day trip. You can learn even more about its history and offerings from this lovely video:


Baker-Bird Winery is located at 4465 Augusta Chatham Rd., Augusta, KY 41002. For more information, follow along with them on Facebook here and visit their website here.

Have you visited Baker-Bird Winery? What other wineries in Kentucky do you love? Share with us in the comments and tag someone with whom you’d love to share this experience!

If you want to explore Augusta beyond Baker-Bird Winery, you’ll find plenty of ideas for things to do in our feature article about this picturesque river town, and if you love wine as much as we do, here are a few other Kentucky wineries to add to your must-visit list.